Analog/Mixed Signal

2022-10-04 -

How to Design and Certify Functionally Safe Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) Systems

How to Design and Certify Functionally Safe Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) SystemsAccurate and reliable temperature detection is an integral component of any functionally safe system. This article shows how produce a IEC 61508 certifiably functionally safe RTD system (RTD, signal chain, ADC, etc.) using non-certified components. Both Route 1S (documented from concept/design through test) and […]

2022-10-04 -

High IF Sampling Puts Wideband Software-Defined Radio Within Reach

High IF Sampling Puts Wideband Software-Defined Radio Within ReachWe’ll explain the technology advancements enabling this age of wideband software-defined radio expected to transform EW and multiband radar architectures. The discussion follows a series of frequency planning figures that show the progression of improved wideband spectral scanning methods enabled by advancing data converter technology. In the […]

2022-10-04 -

Industry’s First Dual 70A SilentMOS™ and Single 140 A Smart Power Stage (Design Note)

Industry’s First Dual 70A SilentMOS™ and Single 140 A Smart Power Stage (Design Note)This article introduces the Analog Devices LTC7050 SilentMOS™ family. This new high current point of load converters satisfies the growing need for high efficiency, high density, and reliable power stage for system designs. The admin of this site has disabled the download […]

2022-10-04 -

How to Achieve Ultrafast Power Supply Transient Response for RF Applications

How to Achieve Ultrafast Power Supply Transient Response for RF ApplicationsThis article presents practical methods for achieving an ultrafast power supply transient response in wireless and, especially, RF applications. It aims to resolve the system designer’s challenge of low signal processing efficiency caused by the power supply transient blanking period. Example solutions are presented for […]

2022-10-04 -

Accelerate Your Test Capability and System Productivity with New MEMS Switches

Accelerate Your Test Capability and System Productivity with New MEMS SwitchesAdvanced digital processor ICs require separate DC parametric and high speed digital automatic test equipment (ATE) passes for quality assurance. This creates significant cost and logistical challenges. This article explains how the ADGM1001 SPDT MEMS switch facilitates a one pass single insertion test for both […]

2021-11-24 -

Aprisa place-and-route for low-power SoCs

Aprisa place-and-route for low-power SoCsThe Aprisa digital design software helps designers address the many challenges of low-power designs. Aprisa is the most flexible IC place-and-route tool on the market—it accepts all industry-standard power formats, has excellent correlation to third-party signoff tools, and is easy to install, set up, and use. With effective technology and impressive […]