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 introduces an important specification for light-sensitive devices and explains its connection to the performance of digital cameras.
June 01, 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
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 discusses the characteristics and applications of a serial communication protocol intended specifically for audio systems.
March 04, 2020 by Robert Keim
In Part 5 of this series on composite amplifiers, we'll discuss how to achieve higher DC precision.
February 25, 2020 by Dr. Sergio Franco
Learn how to get faster composite op-amp dynamics by raising the slew rate.
February 24, 2020 by Dr. Sergio Franco
This is Part 3 of the series of articles about composite amplifiers. In this section, we are going to show how to achieve faster op-amp dynamics by expanding the frequency bandwidth.
February 23, 2020 by Dr. Sergio Franco
Learn how simulating a voltage buffer can help you implement it more effectively to boost the output current drive of an op-amp.
February 21, 2020 by Dr. Sergio Franco
In the first part of this series on composite amplifiers, we'll investigate one method of boosting an op-amp’s output current drive capability.
February 20, 2020 by Dr. Sergio Franco
In this article, we will see how we can determine the SFDR for an ADC used in a radio receiver. Also, we’ll examine the ADC SNR requirement for this application.
December 22, 2019 by Dr. Steve Arar
This article will discuss the basic idea behind the synchronous demodulation technique.
December 11, 2019 by Dr. Steve Arar
In this article, learn about INICnet and how it helps to solve the question of how designers can create a safe and effective connectivity method for vehicles.
December 03, 2019 by Carmelo De Mola, Microchip
In this article, we’ll look at the spurious free dynamic range (SFDR) which is a popular specification for quantifying the linearity of a circuit.
December 01, 2019 by Dr. Steve Arar
This is Part 3 of a series of articles about the Moog ladder filter. In this article, we'll define the characteristics of the Moog filter, including its properties.
October 23, 2019 by Sam Gallagher
This article explores the Butterworth low-pass filter, also known as the maximally flat filter, from the perspective of its pole-zero diagram.
September 23, 2019 by Robert Keim
Learn more about these two classic oscillator network topologies, including their simulations.
September 03, 2019 by John Fattaruso
In this first part of a series of articles, we investigate the role of the op-amp’s gain-bandwidth product (GBP).
August 28, 2019 by Dr. Sergio Franco
We are analyzing the behavior of the Moog ladder filter. In this section, we will analyze the heart of the topology and express the small-signal open-loop transfer function of the filter as a whole.
August 02, 2019 by Sam Gallagher
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