2021-08-02 - Majeed Ahmad

Configurable analog IP supplier joins the RISC-V fray

RISC-V International has accepted Agile Analog as a strategic member and that underscores critical role of analog building blocks in…

2021-07-19 - Majeed Ahmad

Is analog IC fab renaissance in the works?

Growing availability of fab capacity seems to complement the boost in analog chip sales.

2021-07-14 - Kedar Patankar

Common silicon issues in analog IP integration

Even novel process enhancements are coming up short in the face of massive gate counts placed side by side with…

2021-06-15 - John Dunn

Can LED bulbs survive long-term storage?

Light bulbs that have been in storage for many years pose no problem, but LED light bulbs would not likely…

2021-06-09 - Michael A. Shustov

Circuit solves independent frequency and fill factor adjustment problems

Here are two new solutions to the problem of independent frequency and fill factor adjustment in RC rectangular pulse generators.

- Keith Szolusha and Brandon Nghe, Analog Devices Inc.

How to use LTspice to produce bode plots for LED drivers

Proper control loop phase and gain measurements should be made by factory experts possessing (expensive) equipment and commensurate experience. For…

2021-06-01 - John Dunn

Nature exploits prime numbers to ensure cicada survival

Nature exploits prime numbers to ensure the survival of two closely-related species and the magnitude of acoustic stress that gets…

2021-05-26 - Victor Wollesen and Eldrich Rebello

SDR enables mechanisms for tuning various frequencies

This tutorial on software-defined radio discusses how it enables specific mechanisms for tuning various frequencies including direct sampling and mixing.

2021-05-20 - John Dunn

Use a Smith chart for component characterizations

Applicability of the Smith chart also applies to component characterizations, sometimes with intuitively surprising results.

2021-05-19 - Chang Fei Yee

Essential considerations for effective power rail noise filtering with ferrite beads

This article highlights the essential considerations for effective power rail noise filtering on PCB assembly with ferrite beads.