2020-05-20 - John Dunn

How hot is too hot to touch?

If you are designing anything with a heat sink whose surfaces are open to human contact, it’s good to know…

2020-05-12 - John Dunn

Understand the damaging effects of phase dispersion

A study of AM signals is a convenient tool for showing a damaging effect arising from phase dispersion.

2020-05-08 - Bob Witte

Common op-amp circuits

These common op-amp circuits are useful for amplifying various analog signals. The ideal op amp model helps us understand how…

2020-05-07 - Krunal Maniar and Ryan Andrews

Mitigate clock intermodulation effects in characterization setups

Mitigate the effects of clock intermodulation and improve the reliability and measurement accuracy of mixed-signal systems.

2020-05-06 - Bill Schweber

Is Optical Computing in Our Future?

Forget digital electronics: the long-discussed dream of optical computing may have taken another small step forward with the recent development…

2020-05-05 - John Dunn

Design vs. manufacturing: A failed directional coupler

How would you react if a sample of your design came back with a major change?

2020-05-04 - Bill Schweber

E-fuses: warming up to higher-current applications

In many design situations, it makes sense to give serious consideration to an e-fuse in place of the classic thermal…

2020-04-28 - John Dorosa

Power Tips #97: Shape an LLC-SRC gain curve to meet battery charger needs

The LLC-SRC provides a higher-power alternative to traditional battery chargers that use flyback converters.

2020-04-23 - Bill Schweber

How long has the power been out?

Simple questions can have correspondingly simple low-tech answers, as long as you are not asking for too much.

2020-04-22 - Bill Schweber

Just give me a decent data sheet, please

How could vendors of AC power strips not call out the critical outlet-spacing dimension, especially when they tout their strip’s…