2022-09-29 - Lluis Beltran Gil

How to quickly evaluate data converters

This article explains how to record a macro and how to use it within Python and MATLAB environments to automate…

2022-09-07 - Bill Schweber

Debugging: Skill, persistence, luck, and discipline

Although skill at debugging is hard to come by, there are sensible "best practices" that can accelerate the troubleshooting process.

2022-08-30 - Majeed Ahmad

Analog IP reuse supplier opens a design shop in Israel

Thalia, a supplier of analog and mixed-signal IP reuse solutions, is opening a design shop in Israel.

2022-08-24 - Jean-Jaques (JJ) DeLisle

Operational transconductance amplifier (OTA): An overview

OTA, commonly used in analog circuits, is a direct-coupled differential voltage-controlled current source (DVCCS) with high output impedance.

2022-08-19 - Bill Schweber

Piezo audio devices go micro, revitalize output in a big way

The paper-thin, very flexible loudspeaker can turn any surface into an active audio source, giving new meaning to the phrase…

2022-07-28 - David Kuo

Rediscovering analog computing for achieving effective edge AI performance

AI needs a 100-1000X performance improvement over current digital approaches, and analog compute-in-memory systems provide the only viable path forward.

2022-06-13 - JJ DeLisle

The truth about the analog and sensor chips shortage

While we have all been hearing about the chip shortage, here is a closer look at the analog chip shortage…

2022-06-08 - John Dunn

Where to stimulate when you simulate

If you want to model the gain/phase of some circuit using a Bode plotter in SPICE, you need to provide…

2022-05-24 - Bill Schweber

How to enable advanced instrumentation

Design advances and merging of disparate technologies are leading to new, effective ways of remotely sensing important real-world conditions.

2022-05-11 - Majeed Ahmad

New fabs being built for analog, power semiconductors

Analog, power, and RF semiconductors ship in high volumes and are good enough to keep a 300-mm fab busy at…