2016-05-25 - John Dunn

Understanding wet and dry switching

In this article, we provide clarifications on two terms often encountered when using relays for switching.

2016-05-24 - Stephan Roche

Add stepper-motor motion controller into CPLD/FPGA

Find out how a CPLD or FPGA can be a home for a stepper-motor motion controller and driver.

2016-05-23 - Eric Bogatin

Rule of thumb: Aspect ratio for 50Ω stripline

In this article, we explore what this ratio is for a specific value of Dk and conductor thickness using a…

- Gustavo Castro

Grasping small signal in an analogue system

In this article, we discuss what constitutes a small signal in an analogue system and the implications for some design…

2016-05-17 - EDN

Nonvolatile digital potentiometer gates logic signal

Here is a simple alternative to a nonvolatile gating function you typically implement using programmable-array logic, gate-array logic, or a…

- Altera

Design tool eases IP integration, hardware verification

Enhancements of the Quartus Prime Pro software from Altera include faster compile time and versatile design entry methods to improve…

- Wolfspeed

62mm all-SiC power module enables faster switching speed

The latest devices from Wolfspeed promise exceptional efficiency and power density for high current power electronics such as: converters/inverters, motor…

2016-05-16 - Rafael Camarota

CPLD’s internal oscillator does autocalibration

Read about an autocalibration sequence that synchronises a CPLD's internal oscillator with an external crystal oscillator, enabling ±0.3% accuracy.

- Parrot Automotive

Parrot brings automotive infotainment to the next level

The Octopus 3+ embeds an ARM Cortex-A5 processor with a fully-featured Linux system, as well as Parrot connectivity middleware for…

- Jui-I Tsai

Relays get rid of high-voltage noise

Here is a practical approach to reducing high-voltage-induced noise. A simple relay circuit cancels noise in the actuator stage of…