Tamara Schmitz

Tamara
Schmitz

Tamara Schmitz is the applications manager for light sensors at Intersil Corp. She has a BSEE, MSEE, and PhD in RF CMOS design from Stanford University.

Articles
Know Your Tradeoffs Before Placing Your Sensors 2
Cost drives many of the decisions that go into the components and composition of consumer products. The latest question posed to sensor companies is if they can operate from the main printed-circuit board (PCB) instead of from the typical flex PCB (FPCB).
Potential Sensor Applications Know No Limits 1
Intersil's Tamara Schmitz anticipates what functions the next generation of electronic sensors willenable and what algorithms they may invoke.
Pico Projectors Liberate Images From Tiny Displays
Intersil's Tamaara Schmitz explains the technology behind Pico Projector displays for handheld devices.
Choose Your Voltage Reference: Bandgap Or FGA? 3
Intersil's Tamara Schmitz compares bandgap and floating-grid-array voltage references for ADC measurements in terms temperature coefficient, noise, and drift.
Don’t Bypass Your Capacitor! 2
Intersil's Tamara Schmitz offers advice about sizing, choosing and using bypass capacitors in electronic circuits.
Don’t Let Ground’s Non-Ideal Nature Get In The Way Of Your Design
How to track down ground problems in electronic circuits.
Where Do Reference Designs Come From? 1
Intersil's Tamara Schmitz illuminates the genesis of reference designs that electronic designers use to accelerate product design.
The Integration And De-Integration Of The Signal Chain
To integrate or de-integrate? That is the question that Tamara Schmitz addresses for mixed signal solutions.
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Dec 15, 2014
blog

Who Are You? (I Really Want to Know!) 3

Borrowing a stanza from The Who’s hit song seemed like a good way to bring attention to a critical topic often ignored by engineers. When finding information on a company that has an interesting product, what do we do? Of course, we look at its Web page to learn more....More
Dec 15, 2014
blog

Bridging Technical Communication Barriers Between Cultures

Understanding technical concepts in different languages can sometimes prove to be difficult, particularly when you have to communicate it. In this article, I discuss the challenges and possible courses of action....More
Dec 1, 2014
blog

Programming Efficiency 7

When I started college, the Intel 4004 was being designed. The C programming language and UNIX operating system were being developed (unbeknownst to me). I did most of my programming in BASIC on an HP 2100 series mini-computer....More
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