Learn another way to characterize RF noise components using noise temperature and how this concept clears up how noise figure measurement instruments actually work.
one day ago by Dr. Steve Arar
In this article, we’ll use SPICE simulations to explore the theory and behavior of negative voltages.
3 days ago 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
Learn about slot antennas, namely their history, characteristics, and electromagnetic (EM) behavior for low-voltage, small-form-factor electronic devices.
April 16, 2023 by Robert Keim
Learn about l-type impedance matching equations through the quality factor (Q factor) of RC and RL circuits and the series-parallel conversion of these circuits.l-
April 14, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn more about L-sections and impedance matching by designing T and Pi matching networks using a Smith chart.
April 12, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
In this project, learn to create a digitally-controlled oscillator or DCO-based audio synthesizer with an Arduino Nano or an Arduino Uno.
April 09, 2023 by Darby Hewitt
Learn about the admittance Smith chart to analyze a parallel connection of resistors, capacitors, and inductors, and see the circuit's behavior over the swept frequency range.
March 24, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
Go from chaos to clarity by learning how to design programs for embedded systems leveraging the Warnier-Orr diagrams.
March 10, 2023 by Nthatisi Hlapisi
Learn about the history and ins/outs of the Smith chart, as well as how it relates to the reflection coefficient and makes calculating impedance easier.
March 03, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn about the effect of mismatch loss on a lossy line, a method to reduce the mismatch loss through fixed attenuators, and the statistical models of this error.
February 26, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn about the Bluetooth low energy (BLE) wireless communication protocol, namely its features, protocol stack, and how it communicates with devices.
February 19, 2023 by Nthatisi Hlapisi
Using the mismatch loss equations, learn about the effect of mismatch loss on RF power measurement and the gain of cascaded amplifiers.
February 15, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn how to derive the wave equations for a lossless transmission line and look at its infinite bandwidth and phase constant.
January 27, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
MEMS silicon microphones are in everything from cellphones, hearing aids, smart speakers, computers, and vehicles. Learn the basics of how they work, their use, and what’s available.
November 25, 2022 by Harry Trietley
As embedded systems continue to evolve, you might wonder: should I learn assembly language for embedded software development? Learn the answer in this article.
November 06, 2022 by Darby Hewitt
Learn about the aging behavior of resistors and amplifiers using temperature calculations and the Arrhenius equation to understand resistor drift, resistor stability, and op-amp drift.
August 28, 2022 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn about the Seebeck effect and how the Seebeck voltage and Seebeck coefficient come into play within the scope of thermocouples and temperature measurement.
August 14, 2022 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn about temperature drift in electronic circuits, namely in resistors and amplifiers. We'll also cover how the effect of flicker noise comes into play and how drift limits the effectiveness of signal averaging.
July 15, 2022 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn about non-overlapping and overlapping Allan variance and how the Allan variance curve can be used to identify different types of random errors present in a signal.
July 08, 2022 by Dr. Steve Arar
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