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Understanding Intel's Ivy Bridge Random Number Generator

  • Dec 8, 2015

    LDO or DC/DC ... That's the question

    In the past the selection between an LDO and DC/DC converter centered on solution size and generated noise. If these were the only considerations, the LDO would usually win "hands down". However, with the advent of the new Nano Module™ DC/DC converters from Texas Instruments, the designer now has greater flexibility when deciding on the best power system solution....More
  • Dec 10, 2015

    Supporting PAM-4 Optical Link Development

    Next generation optical links for data centers such as 400G Ethernet, 64G and 256G Fibre Channel will use PAM-4 modulation in both the electrical chip-to-module as well as the optical link itself. While the development of the electrical links is well under way, work on the optical side has just begun....More
  • Dec 16, 2015

    Characterizing Differential CAN /CAN FD Bus Arbitration using Oscilloscopes

    Easily finding CAN/CAN FD anomalies and debugging the serial bus system in automotive, industrial, and medical applications can be a challenge. Viewing and correlating the protocol layer with the physical layer is key to efficient debug, as well as verifying the arbitration behavior of the system under test....More
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Nov 16, 2015

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic-Circuit Prototypes, Part 2 4

Part 2 gives step-by-step instructions on how to turn a Black & Decker TO1675B convection countertop oven into a temperature-controlled reflow oven....More
Oct 7, 2015

Building Home or Very Small Office Electronic-Circuit Prototypes, Part 1 9

This first part in a series goes through the steps of creating a preliminary design for a small and inexpensive hobbyist/limited-technology-prototype build-and-test capability....More
Sep 16, 2015

What is All This Nanogenerator Stuff, Anyway?

Nanogenerators, which harvest energy from the environment, could be the next big thing in renewable energy....More

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