2020-08-06 - Chris Tapp

Compilers in the alien world of functional safety

Across sectors, the world of functional safety puts new requirements on developers. Functionally safe code must include defensive code to…

2020-07-22 - Kendall Castor-Perry

Why DAC and ADC responses droop

Have you ever experienced unexpected droop when you’ve plotted out the frequency response of a signal processing system when you…

2020-07-14 - Frederik Dostal

What to consider in regard to switching frequency

Switch-mode power supplies switch with a frequency that is either fixed, adjustable, or synchronized to an external clock. The value…

2020-06-11 - Frederik Dostal

Upper end limitations of a duty cycle

The duty cycle of a switching regulator depends on the respective switching regulator topology...

2020-06-04 - Bill Schweber

Can your camera capture trillions of frames per second?

This complicated, sophisticated electro-optical system is a super-fast camera which can take a series of 1000 images at a multi-trillion…

2020-06-02 - Kendall Castor-Perry

Synthesize your FIR filters using high-school algebra

This follow-up piece of "FIR Fundamentals" turns the process on its head and builds up complete FIR filters from small,…

2020-05-27 - Hesam Moshiri

DIY hand sanitizer/alcohol dispenser, without an Arduino or MCU

In this article, we will build an automatic hand sanitizer dispenser that uses IR sensors to detect the presence of…

2020-05-26 - Kendall Castor-Perry

Five things to know about prediction and negative-delay filters

How the heck can you build a filter that ‘predicts’ something? Well, it all depends on how high you set…

2020-05-19 - Frederik Dostal

A Critical Short Pulse

While there are maximum limitations of a duty cycle, which will be discussed separately, this power management tip focuses specifically…

2020-05-18 - Brian Dipert

Teardown: What makes the Amazon Fire TV Stick tick?

Cracking open the Apple Fire TV Stick is easy, but identifying all the components is a different story...