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Amplify, Then Convert: A New High-Speed ADC Driver from Linear Tech
Good analog-to-digital conversion starts with good pre-ADC signal conditioning. Specialized devices such as the LTC6432-15 can help in this effort.
May 17, 2017
An Introduction to Audio Electronics: Sound, Microphones, Speakers, and Amplifiers
Learn about the basics of audio electronics, which convert sound signals into electrical signals, process these electrical signals, and convert them back into sound....
May 03, 2017
Comparing Voltages in (Very) Tight Spaces: A New Comparator from Maxim
Components that use wafer-level packaging (WLP), such as the MAX4000x series, are valuable options when size reduction is a critical design goal....
April 24, 2017
Addressing Harmonic Distortion in Audio Amplifiers
Harmonic distortion can be introduced to audio amplifiers from many sources but reduced to levels below the threshold of human hearing.
April 19, 2017
Exploring UC Berkeley’s Wearable Sweat Sensor for Monitoring Dehydration
Researchers develop a wearable sensor for detecting important analytes in sweat for monitoring dehydration.
April 17, 2017
Isolated Analog-to-Digital Conversion: A New Sigma-Delta Modulator from Broadcom
Isolation components, such as the ACPL-C799, allow you to transfer data without establishing a direct electrical connection between two parts of a system....
April 14, 2017
Harmonics and THD in Audio Systems: Are You a Subjectivist or a Rationalist?
THD of an audio system can be easily measured, but because the ultimate output of an audio system is a sound for humans to hear, human perception plays a role in determining what to do about...
April 12, 2017
Basic Operations in Signal Processing: Multiplication, Differentiation, Integration
Here we discuss some elementary operations performed on the dependent variable representing the signal(s) and the examples in which they are applied....
March 27, 2017
Finding Maximums in Noisy Data
In this article, we'll first study types of noise and then try to eliminate them by filtering the data. Finally, we'll try to find peaks in that data....
March 23, 2017
Mohammad Amin Karami
Basic Operations in Signal Processing: An Overview
Here we discuss some elementary operations that are important in signal processing and the practical scenarios for their applications.
March 03, 2017
Understanding, Calculating, and Measuring Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
Total harmonic distortion (THD) is a measurement that tells you how much of the distortion of a voltage or current is due to harmonics in the signal....
February 20, 2017
Improving on the Electret: An Introduction to MEMS Microphones
This technical brief explains the physical characteristics and the benefits of microphones based on MEMS technology.
February 14, 2017
Why Source Shifting Is Important and How to Use It
This article explains the rules associated with the technique of source shifting.
January 27, 2017
Understanding Current-Voltage Curves of Non-Linear Devices
This article discusses the I-V curves of passive non-linear devices such as diodes, transistors, and thyristors.
January 09, 2017
This article provides insight into the practical aspects of correlation.
January 04, 2017
Understanding Current-Voltage Curves
This article discusses I-V curves for passive components, voltage sources, and current sources.
December 27, 2016
Understanding Automatic Gain Control
How do designers cope with a system that has highly variable input amplitude yet requires fairly constant output amplitude? Let’s take a look....
November 22, 2016
The Importance of Complex Conjugates
This article provides insight into the importance of complex conjugates in electrical engineering.
November 17, 2016
Focusing on Phase: The All-Pass Filter
How do you design a filter that (ideally) has the same gain for all frequencies? And, furthermore, why would you want to do this?
November 08, 2016
Analyzing Circuits via Source Transformation
This article uses examples to explain the technique of source transformation.
November 01, 2016
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