2022-01-18 - Leonid Ridiko

Redirecting dynamic indication segment to a separate LED

This Design Idea shows how you can redirect any number of unused segments to external LEDs.

2022-01-05 - Arthur Pini

Measuring exponential time constant using an oscilloscope

Digital oscilloscopes have a great deal of flexibility built in so derived measurements, like time constant, can be made with…

2022-01-03 - Christian Merz

Impedance matching for NFC applications: Part 2

This article, the second part in a two-part series, focuses on the application of impedance matching to an NFC output…

2021-12-28 - Florian Mueller

How to achieve low standby power for an isolated power supply

Here is how power system designers can achieve well-regulated output voltages while still achieving low standby power in power supplies.

2021-12-27 - Martina Mincica and Alice O'Keeffe

How to successfully calibrate an open-loop DAC signal chain

This article outlined some of the main causes of error in a DAC signal chain, and two methods of calibration…

2021-12-22 - Jeff Radtke and William Ferris

Current transformer as inexpensive, non-invasive timing trigger

Build an inductively coupled trigger with respectable time response using a current sense transformer.

2021-12-09 - Bill Schweber

Cable self-heating: The other side of IR drop

Although often overlooked, the thermal consequences of power dissipation in cables can be a major design issue.

- Deekshith Krishnegowda

How to solve setup and hold time violations in digital logic

Here are the tips and tricks that IC design engineers can use in the back-end flow and solve the setup…

2021-12-02 - Jacob Freet

Two methods for SPICE-based amplifier stability analysis

This article will outline the pros and cons of the two most common locations where engineers break the feedback network.

- Chirag Swarnkar

Deploying board resource depot for IC firms with global operations

Board resource depot is a cluster arrangement of servers intended to be a shared remotely for the development groups scattered…