Real-time image processing is a resource-intensive task that often requires specialized hardware. With that in mind, let's explore processors that are designed specifically for photo and video applications.
20 hours ago by Robert Keim
Learn another way to characterize RF noise components using noise temperature and how this concept clears up how noise figure measurement instruments actually work.
5 days ago by Dr. Steve Arar
In this article, we’ll use SPICE simulations to explore the theory and behavior of negative voltages.
May 26, 2023 by Robert Keim
Learn more about dithering, namely improving the spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) of an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that exhibits differential nonlinearity (DNL) errors.
May 21, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn about the RF noise figure (NF), its power gain, lossy components, and cascaded systems.
May 15, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn about using LTspice simulations to provide important insight into the performance of a switched-capacitor voltage-inverting power supply.
May 14, 2023 by Robert Keim
Get a high-level understanding of designing electronics to prevent the threat of side-channel attacks (SCAs), namely power- and EM- (electromagnetic) based attacks.
May 12, 2023 by Jake Hertz
Take a closer look at the definition of the RF noise figure and discuss some subtleties to help avoid erroneous interpretations of this specification.
May 07, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn about impedance matching using a single stub, transmission lines, and immittance Smith chart examples.
May 05, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
Design a wideband analog multimeter to measure AC voltages and currents from 20 Hz to 1 MHz with a selectable sensitivity from 1 mV to 100 V, while the ammeter has a selectable current sensitivity of 10 mA to 10 A.
May 03, 2023 by John Woodgate
Learn about two nonlinearity sources, spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR), and SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) in analog-to-digital converters (ADCs).
April 30, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn about debugging embedded systems using a simple 3-step method called DDT (design documentation and testing) and the general challenges facing embedded code debugging.
April 28, 2023 by Nthatisi Hlapisi
Learn about an impedance-matching technique using transmission line elements.
April 23, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn about impedance matching stub tuning using a Smith chart, as well as single and double stub tuning, impedance contour, and the "forbidden region" of a Smith chart.
April 21, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn about slot antennas, namely their history, characteristics, and electromagnetic (EM) behavior for low-voltage, small-form-factor electronic devices.
April 16, 2023 by Robert Keim
Learn about l-type impedance matching equations through the quality factor (Q factor) of RC and RL circuits and the series-parallel conversion of these circuits.l-
April 14, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn more about L-sections and impedance matching by designing T and Pi matching networks using a Smith chart.
April 12, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
In this project, learn to create a digitally-controlled oscillator or DCO-based audio synthesizer with an Arduino Nano or an Arduino Uno.
April 09, 2023 by Darby Hewitt
Learn about two-element networks (L-sections or L-networks), how they transform one impedance to another, their frequency response, estimating their bandwidth, and their limitations leading to T networks.
April 07, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
In addition to explaining the nature of a negative voltage, this article briefly discusses how negative voltages are generated and why they are useful in circuit design.
April 02, 2023 by Robert Keim
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