Learn about two nonlinearity sources, spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR), and SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) in analog-to-digital converters (ADCs).
April 30, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn how dithering can suppress both harmonic and non-harmonic spurs and two different types of dithering systems: subtractive and non-subtractive topologies.
February 24, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
Learn about digital square wave generators using a ring oscillator, a 555 timer-based oscillator, and an Arduino-generated square wave oscillator.
December 11, 2022 by Nicholas St. John
Learn why the drive level of your quartz crystal oscillator is important and several methods for how to measure it.
June 21, 2021 by Dr. Steve Arar
For some of us, at-home work may be an extended reality beyond 2020. You’ll need the proper tools to accomplish your goals.
February 07, 2021 by Mark Hughes
Learn about some of the most important fundamentals for understanding how interface technologies have evolved.
January 07, 2021 by Steve Taranovich
This article is the second in a two-part series that reviews the basics of electromagnetic compatibility tests. We'll now turn our attention to radiated EMC tests.
October 13, 2020 by Ignacio de Mendizábal
This article is the first in a two-part series that reviews the basics of electromagnetic compatibility tests. First, we'll focus on a main category of EMC tests—conducted EMC—and the relevant test setup.
October 07, 2020 by Ignacio de Mendizábal
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
Learn how to measure noise using LTspice for op-amp circuits with handy examples.
June 30, 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
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
In this article, we’ll use Scilab to generate numerical signals that can be converted into analog waveforms by a computer’s audio hardware.
October 08, 2018 by Robert Keim
This article looks at the technology and the sample kits that Powercast provides users who want to learn more about the technology.
August 03, 2018 by Mark Hughes
This project demonstrates and discusses the performance and functionality of an inductorless ±5 V power-supply circuit.
June 18, 2018 by Robert Keim
Use a Honeywell particle sensor to measure 2.5 µm PM and 10.0 µm PM concentrations in your environment.
March 28, 2018 by Raymond Genovese
Tired of using your PC or mobile phone as a signal generator? It’s time to upgrade to a standalone one by making it yourself.
January 17, 2018 by Cezar Chirila
In this article, we’ll evaluate different firmware strategies in our pursuit of maximum-frequency analog signal generation.
December 08, 2017 by Robert Keim
In this article, we’ll develop firmware that will serve as the basis for high-precision, high-speed signal generation.
December 01, 2017 by Robert Keim
How accurate is your humidity sensor? Find out with this project.
November 29, 2017 by Raymond Genovese
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