2020-09-04 - Kevin Meredith, Samtec, Inc.

Aligning multiple connector sets between PCBs

Miniaturization has made it more difficult to align multiple connectors, but design best practices can help ensure PCB design success.

2020-08-20 - Susan Nordyk

MCU offers improved reliability for IoT applications

Maxim’s MAX32670 Arm Cortex-M4F MCU protects all of its embedded SRAM and flash memory with ECC for improved reliability.

2020-08-04 - Peter Demchenko

Measure dielectric absorption to estimate a capacitor’s quality

Estimate a capacitor's quality or recognize its type of dielectric by measuring its dielectric absorption.

2020-06-24 - Anthony Smith

Create a versatile voltage-controlled voltage regulator based on the LP2951

With the addition of just a single component, this idea transforms a conventional circuit into a much more versatile and…

2020-06-18 - Chris Murphy

Choosing the most suitable predictive maintenance sensor

The best PdM strategy is one that efficiently utilizes as many techniques and sensors as possible to detect faults early…

2020-06-10 - John Dunn

Questioning a converter’s intended operating frequency

No converter can operate at or above its LC resonant frequency.

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…

2020-05-05 - 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…

2020-04-10 - Rajan Bedi

Does your spacecraft flash? Part 2: Introducing the RT PolarFire FPGA

RT PolarFire offers huge potential to advance re-configurable on-board digital processing for the space industry.