This article is a general guideline on the main aspects of commercially-available amplifiers.
June 16, 2020 by Ignacio de Mendizábal
In this article, we briefly review how the Laplace transform can help us solve circuits involving damped and steady-state sinusoidal signals.
June 05, 2020 by Robert Keim
This article discusses the theory fundamentals of lock-in amplifiers.
June 04, 2020 by Ignacio de Mendizábal
The concept of dynamic range appears frequently in engineering discussions. But what exactly does this term mean? And how does it apply to electronic circuits and systems?
June 03, 2020 by Robert Keim
This article explains how CCD construction, operating parameters, and external signal-processing circuitry contribute to the maximum variation in luminance that CCD imaging hardware can capture.
May 29, 2020 by Robert Keim
Learn the basic concepts of EMI shieldings, including types of shielding options and the calculation for determining shielding effectiveness.
May 26, 2020 by Ignacio de Mendizábal
In this article, we’ll draw upon our knowledge of noise sources and combine it with some new information to create a comprehensive model for CCD noise performance.
May 25, 2020 by Robert Keim
In this article, we’ll take a look at electrical and optical conditions that contribute to reduced image quality in CCD camera systems.
May 22, 2020 by Robert Keim
This article introduces the concept of image noise and discusses one noise source that plays a prominent role in the design of CCD systems.
May 21, 2020 by Robert Keim
This article examines an important aspect of the Nyquist–Shannon sampling theorem and explains its connection to the need for anti-aliasing filters in analog-to-digital conversion.
May 20, 2020 by Robert Keim
This article continues our series on sampling theory by explaining the importance of oversampling in real-life mixed-signal systems.
May 18, 2020 by Robert Keim
This article continues our discussion of sampling theory and introduces the concept of aliasing.
May 07, 2020 by Robert Keim
The Nyquist sampling theorem, or more accurately the Nyquist-Shannon theorem, is a fundamental theoretical principle that governs the design of mixed-signal electronic systems.
May 06, 2020 by Robert Keim
This article explains a technique that allows us to incorporate flexibility into the operational parameters of a CCD imaging system.
April 20, 2020 by Robert Keim
In this article, we’ll see that the amount of noise in image data from a CCD sensor can be greatly reduced by a technique known as correlated double sampling.
April 09, 2020 by Robert Keim
This article discusses charge-amplification techniques and explains the characteristics of the voltage waveform that contains a CCD’s pixel data.
April 08, 2020 by Robert Keim
This article covers the advantages and disadvantages of several common driver circuit design techniques for piezo transducer buzzers.
April 07, 2020 by Ryan Smoot, CUI Devices
This article looks ahead to what needs to be next for SiC, where it might be applied, and how it could become the dominant force in power.
March 31, 2020 by Anup Bhalla, UnitedSiC
In this article, we’ll examine two important specifications of a digital oscilloscope: analog bandwidth and sampling rate.
March 24, 2020 by Steve Arar
This article, the first in a series, discusses light-sensitive electronic devices called photodiodes and compares CCD and CMOS sensors.
March 23, 2020 by Robert Keim
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