Bootstrapping is a technique that can be applied to most boost converters and enables the converter to run down to a lower voltage while still driving heavy loads. Many portable designs require a … [Read more...] about More Bang for Your Boost: Driving Heavier Loads with Lower Battery Voltages
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In this article a quad output, triple monolithic buck converter and boost controller reference design is presented that applies to automotive electronics such as a telematics box. The reference design … [Read more...] about Quad Output Power Reference Design with Input Fault Protection for Automotive Applications
Industrial analog I/O modules are used to transmit and receive precise, low-level voltage and current signals to and from sensors and actuators situated on the factory floor. Like all electronic … [Read more...] about Software-Configurable Analog I/O Heralds More Compact and Convenient Calibrators
A well-constructed mechanical enclosure design for a MEMS accelerometer will ensure that high quality vibration data for CbM is extracted from the monitored asset. The mechanical enclosure used to … [Read more...] about How to Design a Good Vibration Sensor Enclosure Using Modal Analysis
Part 1, “How to Choose the Best MEMS Sensor for a Wireless Condition-Based Monitoring System—Part 1,” of this article series introduced the Voyager wireless CbM module as well as some key features to … [Read more...] about How to Choose the Best MEMS Sensor for a Wireless Condition-Based Monitoring System—Part 2: How to Detect Mechanical Faults
This article will first introduce the common-mode transient immunity (CMTI) specification and its importance in a system. We will discuss a new isolated sigma-delta modulator family, its performance, … [Read more...] about How Next-Generation Isolated Sigma-Delta Modulators Improve Your System-Level Current Measurement
A major headache for designers of clinical-grade wearables is how to make optical PPG measurements of HR and SpO2 without placing a significant drain on the battery life of the device. In this design … [Read more...] about Need Clinical-Grade PPG from Your Wearable? Sometimes It Pays NOT to Shine a Light on a Problem
This article explores Internet of Things (IoT) battery technology. It describes some of the problems that designers face with power sourcing and provides solutions from Analog Devices. These solutions … [Read more...] about What Are the Best Applications for IoT in the New World of IC Power Management?
This article discusses the options a circuit designer has to turn on and off supply lines in electronic systems. While the task sounds trivial, there are many things to consider for a successful … [Read more...] about Step by Step Methodology and Solutions for Connecting and Disconnecting a Supply Voltage Line
This article discusses the ADRV9001, Analog Devices’ newest generation software-defined radio (SDR) transceiver monolithic integrated circuit (IC) designed to provide scalable power and performance … [Read more...] about Transceiver with Scalable Power and Performance: A Solution to Mission Critical Communications