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Implementing finite state machines in embedded systems
08.05.2017 · Articles
A finite state machine is one of the most popular design patterns in embedded systems. Many applications from simple home appliances to complex communication systems implement event based state machines...
Buffered 18-Bit Octal ADC with Picoamp Inputs Shrinks Solution Size
08.05.2017 · News
Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LTC2358-18, an 18-bit, 8-channel simultaneous sampling successive approximation register ADC featuring integrated picoamp input buffers...
Using ESD Diodes as Voltage Clamps
05.05.2017 · Articles
When external overvoltage conditions are applied to an amplifier, ESD diodes are the last line of defense between your amplifier and electrical over stress. With proper understanding of how an ESD cell is implemented in a device, a designer can greatly extend the survival range of an amplifier with the appropriate circuit design...
SII Semiconductor Corporation Introduces the S-85S1A and S-85S1P Series with the World's Lowest Current Consumption, High Efficiency Step-Down Switching Regulators for Wearable and IoT Devices
05.05.2017 · News
SII Semiconductor Corporation, a subsidiary of Seiko Instruments Inc., introduces the S-85S1P Series, followed by the introduction of the S-85S1A Series. These series of step-down switching regulators feature ultra-high efficiency for low power consumption in wearable and IoT devices – with the World’s Lowest Current Consumption of 260 nA...
Simple, Fast Pulse Source Outpaces Expensive Lab Equipment
04.05.2017 · Circuits
A source of fast pulse edges, simulating a step function, is often useful in making lab measurements of one kind or another. For example, it is possible to evaluate the rise time of RG-58/U or other coaxial cables using lengths of only 10 to 20 feet if an edge rate on the order of 1 ns–2 ns is available...
50V MOSFET Gate-Driver ICs from Diodes Incorporated Address Demand for Driving Battery-Powered BLDC Motors
04.05.2017 · News
Diodes Incorporated introduced the DGD0506 and DGD0507. These high-frequency gate-driver ICs are designed for driving two external N-channel MOSFETs in a half-bridge configuration. A 50 V rating suits a wide range of motor driving requirements, especially brushless DC motors...
How to make your own electronic clock in retro style
Some time ago I was poking in my box of old components. I was searching something else, but I stopped when a few of nixies came up into my hand. Once upon a time (a long, long time ago) I have mined them from an old calculator...
NXP Announces New 65 V LDMOS Technology that Speeds RF Power Design
03.05.2017 · News
NXP Semiconductors announced a new laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor technology for RF power transistors designed for operation up to 65 volts. This extra-high voltage LDMOS process will give rise to a new generation of products: the MRFX series...
Low-cost audio filter suppresses noise and hum
02.05.2017 · Circuits
The low-cost composite passive filter in this Design Idea requires no dc power and can enhance the performance of audio equipment and instrumentation by rejecting power-supply hum and spurious pickup from AM, FM, and low-band VHF transmissions. The composite filter comprises a cascade of three simple filters...
Ultra Low Power MCU Enables 10 Times System-Level Power Savings and Floating-Point Operation in IoT Applications
Analog Devices announced an ultra low power microcontroller unit that addresses the rapidly growing need for embedding advanced algorithms while consuming the lowest system power at Internet of Things edge nodes. The ADuCM4050 MCU includes an ARM® Cortex®-M4 core with floating-point unit, expanded SRAM...