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Crosstalk in Multi-Channel High-Speed ADCs

August 13, 2009 10:13 am | by Chuck Sanna, Product Marketing Engineer, Texas Instruments | Comments

In the push to increase bandwidth, range and sensitivity in wide bandwidth systems, multi-antenna and multi-sensor arrays are becoming increasingly popular. With each antenna or sensor requiring its own signal chain, many analog-to-digital converter (ADC) suppliers are integrating multiple high-speed ADCs into a single IC design.

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Filter Design Tools and Wizards

August 13, 2009 9:53 am | by Hank Zumbahlen, Sr. Staff Applications Eng., Analog Devices | Comments

Filters are common in electronic equipment. From antialiasing filters used before A to D converters, to reconstruction filters after D to A converters, to intermediate frequency (IF) strips applications for filters are everywhere. The common thread is the desire to pass some frequencies, while blocking others. An ideal filter will have an amplitude response that is unity (or at a fixed gain) for the frequencies of interest

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Design Talk - Circuits

August 12, 2009 6:00 am | Comments

When designing at the board level, there are always new things to consider. Here are some essays on design to help you in your work.

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Thermal Management Strategies for Extreme 3U cPCI Embedded System Applications

August 5, 2009 6:47 am | by Barbara Schmitz, MEN Mikro Elektronik | Comments

As the cooling challenges of 3U CompactPCI (cPCI) embedded system applications multiply due to increased processing power, reduced package sizes and more hostile environments, new thermal management options and industry standards continue to evolve. Chip and board manufacturers have already done a vast amount of work to mitigate thermal management concerns.

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Modules Simplify RF Designs

August 4, 2009 10:01 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Comments

Ready-to-use wireless modules provide a way to quickly get a design "on the air" when engineers find RF circuits and communication protocols fall outside their areas of expertise. Even when engineers have RF experience, a module still might make sense from the perspective of saved time and money.

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Government intervention may stifle tech industry

August 4, 2009 7:18 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Comments

On October 20, 2005 Congress passed the Digital Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005. The act mandated the cessation of analog broadcasting by February 18, 2009, and the subsequent reign of digital. The program floundered, leaving the public woefully unprepared for the February deadline. This example illustrates how badly the government can mangle an enterprise.

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Brainstorm: Alternative Fuels Part 2

August 3, 2009 12:59 pm | Comments

What’s the best way to advance alternative energy research? With government grants, free market solutions, or something else?

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Brainstorm: Alternative Fuels

July 31, 2009 4:52 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg | Comments

What’s the best way to advance alternative energy research? With government grants, free market solutions, or something else?

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Failed at Physics, Successful in Publishing?

July 30, 2009 8:05 am | by Allie Bochicchio, Editorial Intern | Comments

While a student at Susquehanna University for the past 3 years I have often had reservations regarding my decision to major in creative writing.  The inevitable question ‘What am I going to do with my degree?’ has been on my mind more intensely as I approach my senior year.

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Nanofilms to the Rescue

July 28, 2009 12:12 pm | by Alfred Poor | Comments

A company called Uni-Pixel Displays has developed a novel display technology that they call “Time Multiplexed Optical Shutter” or TMOS. This uses a light guide with a special film suspended above its surface. An electrical charge draws the film down into contact with the light guide...

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Who owns your books?

July 27, 2009 6:29 am | by Alix Paultre, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

“Do you own your books?” sounds like a stupid question, doesn’t it? It’s like asking “do you own your socks?”  Yet the recent actions by Amazon to reclaim books literally from their owner’s hands have demonstrated that in the digital economy, it isn’t a stupid question at all. We are giving up our ownership of information for temporary ethereal possession, and are at the mercy of those who “rent” that content to us.

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Nickel-Zinc: Recharging Battery Performance and OEM Design Opportunities

July 23, 2009 10:02 am | by Joseph Carcone, Vice President, Business Development, PowerGenix | Comments

Technology is driven by many factors, and the reinvention of existing technology products to new higher levels of performance requires innovations in materials and science. Critical components in the design of portable electronics, batteries, in the eyes of many, have not kept pace with innovations in their electronic counterparts. Is it time for the reinvention of one of electrochemistry’s oldest technologies to fulfill the needs of a new power market

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Internet-Based Data Acquisition with Web-Enabled Sensors

July 23, 2009 8:23 am | by Ramiro Garcia, Automation Products Group | Comments

Recent years have seen what can only be described as a wave of hyper-development in web technology.  Concurrently, the ubiquitous Internet is quickly becoming the backbone of our communications infrastructure. Enter the web-enabled sensor.  The marriage of common sensing technologies with the power of the Internet offers dramatic benefits for companies looking to remotely monitor levels or other parameters.

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Two Current Sense Amps Solve Single Amp Limitations

July 23, 2009 7:51 am | by Greg Zimmer, Linear Technology Corporation | Comments

Each new generation of automotive and industrial designs have been faced with an increasing demand for precision control and diagnostic capabilities, as well as for reliability and safety features. Achieving these new features often requires precision current sensing, and as result, the demand for precision high-side current sense amplifiers has steadily increased in recent years. The applications for high-side current sense amplifiers

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Data Acquisition Bridges the Analog and Digital Worlds

July 23, 2009 7:19 am | by Doug Trujillo, BSEE Colorado State University | Comments

In our solid state society today, daily advances in technology have set the standard in many applications to that of excellence when compared to only a few years ago. This new standard of living has benefited today’s consumer in many ways that were only dreamt of years ago. Whether it is driver assistance controls that provide increased safety and convenience for your drive to work

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