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
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
Learn how the updated serial standard, JESD204C, addresses lane speed as well as inefficient 8B/10B coding and the impact those changes have when working on high-speed data converter board designs.
June 02, 2020 by Richard Zarr, Texas Instruments
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 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
In this article, we’ll examine two important specifications of a digital oscilloscope: analog bandwidth and sampling rate.
March 24, 2020 by Dr. Steve Arar
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
In this article, we’ll first review the basic architecture of a SAR ADC and then take a look at one of its common applications.
October 24, 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
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
Working with a low noise voltage reference? Learn more about noise specifications and relevant voltage reference ICs.
July 01, 2019 by Dr. Steve Arar
How does temperature affect the output of a voltage reference? What is a temperature coefficient specification?
June 06, 2019 by Dr. Steve Arar
This article continues our discussion of s-domain transfer functions and their role in the design and analysis of analog filters.
May 24, 2019 by Robert Keim
Learn how to simulate noise using LTspice and use this great tool to learn more about low-noise design.
May 22, 2019 by Stephen Colley
This article provides some insight into the relationship between an s-domain transfer function and the behavior of a first-order low-pass filter.
May 17, 2019 by Robert Keim
What is filtering? Learn what resistor-capacitor (RC) low-pass filters are and where you can use them.
May 12, 2019 by Robert Keim
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