Learn about Bluetooth LE's security features and tools, how to use them, and understand how they keep connections secure.
June 23, 2023 by Nthatisi Hlapisi
In this article, we’ll use LTspice simulations to more thoroughly understand output-voltage ripple and consider techniques for mitigating it within a charge pump circuit.
June 21, 2023 by Robert Keim
Continuing our in-depth look at a simple SPICE circuit that can generate a negative supply voltage, we’ll consider the effect of oscillator frequency on the system’s performance parameters.
June 18, 2023 by Robert Keim
Explore the seven states of the Bluetooth LE radio, how the link layer state machine manages the LE radio, and the roles of these states in wireless communication.
June 16, 2023 by Nthatisi Hlapisi
Indispensable for modern electrical engineering, application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) form a diverse group of integrated circuits (ICs) that help designers to optimize sophisticated electronic devices.
June 14, 2023 by Robert Keim
Learn about measuring the noise figure (NF) using the Y factor method. We'll dive into using this to find the noise factor, how to calibrate for noise temperature, and much more.
June 11, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn about the different Bluetooth low energy (LE) PHY radio modes, their unique characteristics, and how they influence power consumption and range in wireless LE devices.
June 09, 2023 by Nthatisi Hlapisi
In this project, learn how to use a potentiometer's reading on the M5Stack core to control a servo motor.
June 04, 2023 by Don Wilcher
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.
June 02, 2023 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.
May 28, 2023 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
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