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 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 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
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
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
Learn more about vibration energy harvesting as a source of power for electronic systems.
August 19, 2019 by Francesco Orfei
If you're looking to get a better handle on how to read schematics, this helpful guide will give you a head start.
July 22, 2019 by Matthew Cook
Learn about phase shift and how this fundamental electrical phenomenon is related to different circuit configurations.
May 03, 2019 by Sam Gallagher
This two-article series provides an overview of circuit symbols, along with some information on the components that they represent.
October 31, 2018 by Robert Keim
In this article we’ll explore a circuit that produces an output voltage proportional to the charge generated by a piezoelectric transducer.
October 22, 2018 by Robert Keim
This article explains some theory behind piezoelectric sensors and presents an equivalent circuit that you can use when you’re designing sensor systems.
October 15, 2018 by Robert Keim
This article discusses some details—efficiency, noise, etc.—that influence the choice of operational frequencies for switch-mode power supplies.
June 13, 2018 by Robert Keim
This article discusses the good and the bad regarding Schmitt Trigger RC oscillators. These oscillators are especially important because they are present in the internal oscillator in many popular MCUs.
May 24, 2018 by Eduardo Corpeño
This article presents and discusses a schematic design for a ±5 V inductorless power supply.
May 16, 2018 by Robert Keim
This article explains some theory behind an extremely common electronic component.
March 02, 2018 by Robert Keim
In this article, we discuss power hold-up and some energy storage management devices in the context of SSDs.
November 22, 2017 by Nick Davis
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