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
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? 1
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
May 1, 2015
blog

Transition from the Academe to the Industry Unraveled (Part 2) 2

Some few months ago, I wrote an article contrasting academe and work life as well as the adjustments and precautions that had to be made by a typical fresh graduate......More
Mar 6, 2015
blog

Programming Efficiency: Part 2 2

A number of years ago I did some work on a PABX. The device was electromechanical and far from state of the art, but the owner had been talked into spending a bunch of money expanding it and couldn’t justify scrapping it....More
Jan 21, 2015
Commentary

How To Dumb Down Smart Electronics 9

In our generation of microcontroller-enhanced everything, it has been frustrating at best to see how often the capability of smart hardware has been foiled by the design of poorly purposed software....More

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