Avoiding the hidden costs of isolation design
Electric content is on the rise, that is a fact. And with that fact, or trend as some likes to put it, comes a need for isolation among electrical components and systems; but how does one manage project risk with next-gen solutions?
Why pay more for less? The classic discrete difference amplifier design is quite simple. What can be complicated about an op amp and a four resistor network?
Moving up the stack challenges for measurement engineering at ADI Moving up the stack has been an implicit part of ADI’s strategy for many years—but recently, through a focus on delivery of more solutions, this strategy has become explicit. If you consider our roots, there was a time when we supplied only discrete components with data sheets.
MEMS Sensors for Smart Infrastructures Tablets, smartphones, video game consoles, camcorders, and cameras have revolutionized the world of sensors. This includes MEMS accelerometers and gyroscopes.
Robust Wireless Communications for Industry 4.0 Industry 4.0, or smart industry, is heralded as a new industrial revolution in which existing systems are networked together to create cyber-physical systems.
Sponsored content by Mek (Marantz Electronics)3D AOI connectivity is exceptionally important, but what about inspection quality? 3D automated optical inspection (AOI) systems have become a critical component of production lines in electronics manufacturing Smart Factories as the hubs for quality control, giving valuable feedback to the production machines. But Smart Factories with AOI can only work if the AOI results are reliable…
Part 3: Modbus TCP and PROFINET Ethernet in the Automation Industry Part 3: Modbus TCP and PROFINET - In the first part of this series, we examined Ethernet’s numerous advantages over fieldbuses within industrial automation and control.
Part 2: EtherNet/IP in Plantwide Automation Ethernet in the Automation Industry Part 2: EtherNet/IP in Plantwide Automation - We delved into Ethernet’s prominence in the automation industry in the first part of this series,1 covering many of its advantages over legacy fieldbuses.
Part1: The Why and How of Industrial Ethernet Solutions Ethernet in the Automation Industry, Part 1: The Why and How of Industrial Ethernet Solutions - Manufacturing plants around the world now depend on Ethernet solutions for the real-time performance and ruggedness required by industrial applications.
The many uses of a 200 mA precision voltage reference The LT6658 is not a run-of-the-mill reference or regulator, as it performs both functions equally well. Moreover, due to its unique architectural arrangement, it does much more than simply supply a precise voltage with plenty of current.
Technological solutions to overcoming hurdles in UAVs and Systems market Over the last decade, unmanned aerial vehicles and systems (UAVs/UASes)—also referred to as drones—have become widely popular and gained significant interest in commercial, consumer, and government markets.
What is the difference between Ethernet and Industrial Ethernet? Industrial Ethernet systems must be more robust than office Ethernet.
Q&A on Wireless Charging The primary goal in any wireless power design is to guarantee delivery of the required power under worst-case power transfer conditions. However, it is equally important to avoid thermal and electrical overstress in the receiver during best-case conditions.
IoT can use WPT The term “Internet of Things” (IoT) refers to the ongoing trend to connect not only people and computers, but all sorts of “things” to the Internet and each other.
Sponsored content by Nordson ASYMTEKConformal Coating Results — When You Need Better Than Just "Good Enough" Conformal coating contributes to product quality and reliability, but it is typically viewed as a process that tolerates sufficient results, or "good enough." That view is changing as more advanced and diverse electronic products enter the consumer marketplace, from the Internet of Things to self-driving vehicles.
What’s in your portable product? We are all familiar with batteries these days; they are virtually ubiquitous in a myriad of products and applications.
Switching & Protecting Electronics in Battery-Powered Systems Battery-powered electronics poses multiple challenges to the power system engineer. At a theoretical level, the battery related circuitry (before DC/DC conversion) may be divided into four functions: power selection, charging (for rechargeable batteries), monitoring and protection.
Switching & Monitoring High Voltage DC Power Supplies up to 1000V DC power supplies in the hundreds of volts are not as uncommon as one might think. An application that may first come to mind is electric vehicles where Li-Ion battery stack voltages range up to 400V.
Design considerations for military systems & how to mitigate component supply issues Military equipment is expected to have a service life of decades so designing new systems requires the use of state-of-the-art Integrated Circuit technology to really maximize system performance and capabilities, yet this work sits sometimes uncomfortably alongside efforts to support and maintain legacy systems that are up to 30 years old.
Sponsored content by congatec AGThe Edge of the Future: Modular Edge Computing Industrial edge servers should be advanced enough to be able to successfully handle a broad array of tasks. In the 21rst century, virtual machines are being relied on more and more for consolidating different kinds of Industry 4.0 workloads. Moreover, because Computer-on-Modules offer the flexibility needed to scale the computing power of each application, users always end with the best of both worlds: a fair price and optimal performance.
A short history of hybrid & module technology Why it continues as a packaging technology of choice for high reliability applications.
ICs offer enhanced protection & improved safety features for high reliability power supplies The design of high reliability systems encompasses the use of fault tolerant design techniques, the selection of suitable components to meet the anticipated environmental conditions and compliance to standards.
Aerospace & Defense Evolution: Inside the Future From the perspective of a semiconductor supplier specialized in high-performance analog components, the aerospace and defense sector has always been a long-term investment. Product design-in takes at least five years to generate a return, but that business can continue for 10 years or more once in production.
Sum Current of both supplies is required to support the load The LTC4370 is a 2-supply current sharing, diode-ORing controller that uses MOSFETs to form ideal diodes. In this way, the LTC4370 can actively balance the output currents of two supplies, even those with unequal output voltages.
Designing with Op Amps for low noise The realities of physics prevent us from attaining the ideal op amp with perfect precision, zero noise, infinite open-loop gain, slew rate, and gain-bandwidth product. But we expect successive generations of amplifiers to be better than the previous. What then to make of low 1/f noise op amps?
Active bridge rectifiers reduce heat dissipation within PoE security cameras Power over Ethernet (PoE) has been embraced by the video surveillance industry as a solution to an age-old problem: complicated cabling.
Automotive Electronics market trends The automotive market continues to be a focus end market for Linear Technology. This market has grown to approximately 20% of total sales in the last fiscal year, consistently growing faster than the overall growth of the company.Load more news
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