Dive further into switched capacitor circuits by learning about charge pump circuits, what they are, how they work, their pros and cons, and their applications.
May 01, 2022 by Jake Hertz
Learn how to use non-linear models in LTspice to simulate the characteristics of transformers, a crucial part of SMPS (switched-mode power supply) design.
August 20, 2021 by Ignacio de Mendizábal
In this article, we’ll discuss why a discrete implementation cannot provide a high accuracy in resistive current sensing.
August 15, 2021 by Dr. Steve Arar
This article discusses how we can examine the oscillator circuit to make sure that it has sufficient “negative resistance” or “oscillation allowance”.
June 18, 2021 by Dr. Steve Arar
In this series of articles, we’ll discuss one of the fundamental building blocks of analog IC design: the switched-capacitor circuit.
April 21, 2021 by Jake Hertz
Learn how to reduce second harmonic distortion by following some guidelines for placing decoupling capacitors in your PCB layout.
February 12, 2021 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn the high-level basics of what role battery management systems (BMSs) play in power design and what components are necessary for their basic functions.
February 08, 2021 by Enrico Sanino
This article presents a circuit model that helps us to analyze the electrical behavior of a photodiode.
December 23, 2020 by Robert Keim
This article explains the theory and the construction of the circuit of a 10W practice guitar amplifier.
November 29, 2020 by Teja Sai Marellapudi
This article discusses how to model inductors using LTspice circuit simulation software.
November 04, 2020 by Ignacio de Mendizábal
In this article, we will review the different types of noise that are present in a circuit. We will also discuss how to perform an accurate simulation of an EMC filter with LTspice.
October 19, 2020 by Ignacio de Mendizábal
This article compares the noise performance of two different amplifiers and optimizes noise performance through the use of passive filtering.
September 29, 2020 by Daniel Miller, Texas Instruments
How exactly does polarity factor into the voltage drops across the three basic elements of electrical circuits—resistors, capacitors, and inductors?
July 20, 2020 by Robert Keim
This teardown looks at the inner workings of the Hitachi SJ P1 Variable Frequency Drive, an inverter for industrial applications.
April 13, 2020 by Nilo Mitra
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 shows you how to calculate currents flowing through parallel resistance and explains the concept of equivalent resistance.
March 20, 2020 by Robert Keim
This article gives you the information you need to identify parallel resistors and understand their behavior in electric circuits.
March 12, 2020 by Robert Keim
Learn a method of attaining convergence when simulating very high Q crystal oscillators using Cadence’s Virtuoso Periodic Steady State (PSS) analysis.
October 30, 2019 by Kevin Aylward
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
Learn the characteristics of aluminum electrolytic capacitors and tips on how to properly select one for use in electrical designs.
October 15, 2019 by Norton Brissac, TDK Electronics
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