This article presents an algorithm intended for humans to calibrate the internal oscillator of an MCU, with the help of an oscilloscope and a spreadsheet. An example experiment with numbers is also shown.
December 13, 2019 by Eduardo Corpeño
This article describes the internal RC oscillator calibration mechanism available in low-end microcontroller units. A basic calibration procedure and considerations on automated calibration are presented.
December 12, 2019 by Eduardo Corpeño
Learn how to build a setup that will help you predict a battery's performance as it ages using a Trinket M0 and software algorithms.
December 09, 2019 by Aaron Hanson
This application note series explores the measurement of the dynamic resistance of an LED and how to create a usable SPICE model from the data.
October 28, 2019 by Steve Sandler
This article will discuss design practices that ensure better thermal management, including some common methods for removing excess heat from a PCB.
October 06, 2019 by Amos Kingatua
This article describes a simple procedure that helps you to introduce a wide variety of signals and mathematical functions into your microcontroller projects.
September 19, 2019 by Robert Keim
This article is an intuitive introduction to the statistical nature of noise and the basic calculations required to combine noise sources in a circuit.
July 14, 2019 by Stephen Colley
This article explains how to generate and refine a Nyquist plot in LTspice and how to incorporate this plot into your AC analysis.
July 10, 2019 by Robert Keim
In this article, we’ll see that a Nyquist plot provides a straightforward means of determining if an amplifier will oscillate.
July 05, 2019 by Robert Keim
Learn how to measure noise using LTspice for op-amp circuits with handy examples.
June 30, 2019 by Stephen Colley
This article introduces the Nyquist plot and explains how to interpret this alternative method of visually evaluating a system’s frequency response.
June 28, 2019 by Robert Keim
Learn multiple ways to simulate noise sources—for both transient and noise analysis—in LTspice.
May 23, 2019 by Stephen Colley
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
Learn what solder bridges are and how to avoid them.
May 09, 2019 by Matthew Cook
How do time of flight sensors determine distances? Learn more about ToF cameras using an example 3D camera.
May 08, 2019 by Mark Hughes
Where can EEs use Python in their day to day? Here's a look at the applications where Python excels.
May 05, 2019 by Christopher Wang
Working with IMUs can maddening for a variety of reasons, but what scares people the most is usually the math.
April 23, 2019 by Mark Hughes
This article discusses the Weibull distribution and how it is used in the field of reliability engineering.
April 18, 2019 by Mark Hughes
This article examines the quantization error of an analog-to-digital converter.
April 17, 2019 by Steve Arar
Reliability engineering estimates device lifetimes and failure rates to determine what will fail and when.
March 29, 2019 by Mark Hughes
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