Technical Features

September 2011
Effective USB 3.1 Filtering and Protection

Click image to enlarge

Figure 1: USB-C dongle used to demonstrate USB 3.1 filtering and protection

The USB connector and standard are one of the most widely implemented and successful interfaces ever used. The applications are commercial and industrial, and both have been pushing the standard to be faster. The USB standard has been updated to version 3.1. This standard increases data transfer speeds to 5
. . . Read More
Date:
07/23/2019
Solar Inverter Reliability

Click image to enlarge

Figure 1: Single-Stage, Single-Phase Inverter Block Diagram

The modern power grid will feature photovoltaic (PV) power systems that offer a sustainable alternative to fossil-fueled power plants. PV power systems consist of multiple components such
. . . Read More
Date:
09/28/2011
Selecting a Precision Op Amp

Click image to enlarge

Figure 1 - ISL28134: 0.1Hz to 10Hz Peak-to-Peak Noise Voltage

Choosing an op amp for high end sensor input projects can be especially challenging if the sensors or their design environments require ultra low-power, low-noise, zero-drift, rail-to-rail input
. . . Read More
Date:
09/28/2011
PCB Layout

Click image to enlarge

Figure 1: Switching frequency vs. switching transitions

Switch mode power supplies convert one voltage to another. Such supplies are generally very efficient and thus replace linear regulators in many applications. Switching frequency versus
. . . Read More
Date:
09/28/2011

Notebook DC-DC Converter Design
In the competitive world of notebook computers, the key performance attributes are battery life, weight, and size (particularly height) for a given level of performance. Recent advances
. . . Read More
Date:
09/28/2011
Video Security Benefits

Click image to enlarge

Figure 1: Traditional Approach of Remote Voltage Sensing

Even before the heightened awareness brought on by threats of terrorism, many public and private institutions had already began to incorporate video security into critical infrastructure. Video
. . . Read More
Date:
09/27/2011
Smart Components for Smart Grids

Click image to enlarge

Smart Grids need to modern passive components

Energy efficiency with advanced magnetic alloys - the quality of smart grids starts with the quality of their materials The famous English social reformer John Ruskin (1849 - 1900) was
. . . Read More
Date:
09/22/2011
PV Selection

Click image to enlarge

Typical high quality rooftop installation

When looking into either adding solar installation to your business, or want to know how to get the best deals, there are several factors to consider. Reliability is key; investigate the
. . . Read More
Date:
09/13/2011
Auto Foundry Demands

Click image to enlarge

Figure 1: Automotive Electronics Forecast and Semiconductor Content per Vehicle (Source: Gartner - March 2011)

Automotive electronics has emerged as one of the most important applications for integrated circuits. The expanded use of automotive electronics and concomitant semiconductor content per vehicle
. . . Read More
Date:
09/06/2011