Op amp DC error characteristics and the effect on high-precision applications
This article discusses the DC limitations of operational amplifiers and their effects, including input bias currents, input offset voltage, CMRR, PSRR, and input impedance. The article will provide a reader with a better understanding of how these limitations can create accuracy issues in high-preci...
A novel partitioning strategy for analog routes for hierarchical designs
In this paper we propose a partitioning approach that helps take care of the complexities that come into picture while integrating these blocks in SOC.
A method of demonstrating transmission-line behavior on a dual-channel oscilloscope
In the past, demonstrations of standing-wave phenomena could be done using an actual, physical transmission-line setup called "Lecher Lines."
More about understanding the distortion mechanism of high-K MLCCs
In a previous article I demonstrated the additional distortion produced when using High-K ceramic capacitors in a system's signal path
Low-Power wireless sensor networks for the Internet of Things
The Internet of Things revolution is upon us, and by the year 2020, there will be over 30 billion connected things in the world. With the world's population increasing and resources becoming more precious, this interconnection promises to supply real-world data to drive higher efficiencies and to st...
Synchronizing handshaking between data converters and high speed digital data acquisition systems Part three
Part one of this three part article described data converter characterization, the conversion process, data acquisition systems and the HSDIO card and logic analyzer. Part two went into real time data capture and jitter. And now on to the final Part three.
Differential I/O low-power instrumentation amp
In-amps have differential inputs of course, but this one has a differential output too, along with controllable Vcm.
Managing noise in the signal chain, Part 3: Select the best data converter for your noise budget
This is the last of a three-part series on noise in the signal chain. Now we will help readers choose the most appropriate data converter for their noise budget.
The future of home automation - ZigBee or Z-Wave?
There has been an ongoing debate between which technology is the best overall solution for Home Automation: ZigBee or Z-Wave? Obviously one will win but can we predict which one?