Ideas for Design http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25765/more en LED-String Driver Operates from Single Cell http://electronicdesign.com/leds/led-string-driver-operates-single-cell <div class="field-byline"> Luca Bruno </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This basic low-power driver, based on a few standard discrete components, can supply a variety of LED types and loads.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/leds/led-string-driver-operates-single-cell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/leds/led-string-driver-operates-single-cell#comments Analog Ideas for Design LEDs Power Thu, 15 Dec 2016 20:10:00 +0000 904321 at http://electronicdesign.com Image courtesy of Thinkstock High-Voltage Amplifier Extends Coulomb-Counter Range to ±270 V http://electronicdesign.com/power/high-voltage-amplifier-extends-coulomb-counter-range-270-v <div class="field-byline"> Kris Lokere </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Low-range current (coulomb counting) measurement is a challenge when the associated voltage is relatively high, but a configuration of standard ICs meets the requirements.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/high-voltage-amplifier-extends-coulomb-counter-range-270-v" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/high-voltage-amplifier-extends-coulomb-counter-range-270-v#comments Analog Ideas for Design Power Test & Measurement Linear Technology Tue, 22 Nov 2016 19:43:00 +0000 899481 at http://electronicdesign.com Flip-Flop Design Provides Frame Sync for Received Satellite Telemetry http://electronicdesign.com/analog/flip-flop-design-provides-frame-sync-received-satellite-telemetry <div class="field-byline"> Nithin Kumar K, Chirag R , and V. Sambasiva Rao </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A string of D-flip flops configured as a counter can be used to establish the initial frame synchronization needed to decode satellite-telemetry data, which has been received and demodulated.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/flip-flop-design-provides-frame-sync-received-satellite-telemetry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/flip-flop-design-provides-frame-sync-received-satellite-telemetry#comments Analog Communications Ideas for Design Tue, 15 Nov 2016 17:32:00 +0000 897921 at http://electronicdesign.com Diode's Analytical Model Bridges Solid-State Reality and Physics Theory http://electronicdesign.com/power/diodes-analytical-model-bridges-solid-state-reality-and-physics-theory <div class="node-body article-body">This model yields accurate analysis of silicon diodes, avoiding the complex iterative calculations for determining voltage drop across a diode.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/diodes-analytical-model-bridges-solid-state-reality-and-physics-theory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/diodes-analytical-model-bridges-solid-state-reality-and-physics-theory#comments Components Ideas for Design Power Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:28:00 +0000 894361 at http://electronicdesign.com Period-to-RPM Converter Measures Very Low Frequencies http://electronicdesign.com/analog/period-rpm-converter-measures-very-low-frequencies <div class="field-byline"> Ricardo Jiménez, Fernando D. Pacheco, and Blanca L. Rodríguez </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Measuring long-period signals and translating them to low-frequency RPM is challenging, but a circuit built of medium-scale ICs will do so—without a microcontroller or firmware.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/period-rpm-converter-measures-very-low-frequencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/period-rpm-converter-measures-very-low-frequencies#comments Automotive Analog Medical Ideas for Design Power Mon, 03 Oct 2016 19:32:00 +0000 888381 at http://electronicdesign.com "Cap-Drop" Approach Implements Offline Power Supply for Light Loads http://electronicdesign.com/power/cap-drop-approach-implements-offline-power-supply-light-loads <div class="node-body article-body">A transformerless ac-dc supply can provide dc power for light loads using a capacitor's reactions as a current-limiting element.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/cap-drop-approach-implements-offline-power-supply-light-loads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/cap-drop-approach-implements-offline-power-supply-light-loads#comments Analog Ideas for Design Power Power Sources Texas Instruments Mon, 12 Sep 2016 13:05:00 +0000 884301 at http://electronicdesign.com Added ADC Improves Analog Square-Root Extraction Accuracy http://electronicdesign.com/analog/added-adc-improves-analog-square-root-extraction-accuracy <div class="node-body article-body">A standard circuit for extracting the square root of an analog signal has accuracy limitations, but adding some basic circuitry in a feedback topology can increase performance at low cost.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/added-adc-improves-analog-square-root-extraction-accuracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/added-adc-improves-analog-square-root-extraction-accuracy#comments ADC Analog Ideas for Design Fri, 09 Sep 2016 12:53:00 +0000 883621 at http://electronicdesign.com Simple Change Enhances Safety, Integrity of Isolated Shunt-Regulator DC-DC Converter http://electronicdesign.com/analog/simple-change-enhances-safety-integrity-isolated-shunt-regulator-dc-dc-converter <div class="node-body article-body">This Idea for Design rearranges the schematic and physical layout of an isolated dc-dc converter using a shunt regulator to overcome susceptibility to ESD and electrical overstress.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/simple-change-enhances-safety-integrity-isolated-shunt-regulator-dc-dc-converter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/simple-change-enhances-safety-integrity-isolated-shunt-regulator-dc-dc-converter#comments Analog Ideas for Design dc/dc converters Power Texas Instruments Thu, 08 Sep 2016 14:23:00 +0000 883371 at http://electronicdesign.com Hybrid Switching/Linear Method Yields LED-Current Controller with Wide Dimming Ratio http://electronicdesign.com/analog/hybrid-switchinglinear-method-yields-led-current-controller-wide-dimming-ratio <div class="node-body article-body">By using two basic power-supply topologies in conjunction, this circuit provides an easily controlled current source that is well-suited for dimming LEDs.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/hybrid-switchinglinear-method-yields-led-current-controller-wide-dimming-ratio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/hybrid-switchinglinear-method-yields-led-current-controller-wide-dimming-ratio#comments Analog Ideas for Design Power Linear Technology Tue, 09 Aug 2016 16:18:00 +0000 879011 at http://electronicdesign.com Circuit Enhancement Enables Digital Setting of Voltage Reference http://electronicdesign.com/analog/circuit-enhancement-enables-digital-setting-voltage-reference <div class="field-byline"> Christopher Dean, Texas Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">By adding a digital potentiometer and ratiometric division to a voltage-reference IC's feedback loop, you can set the reference's output voltage using a digital code.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/circuit-enhancement-enables-digital-setting-voltage-reference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/circuit-enhancement-enables-digital-setting-voltage-reference#comments Analog Ideas for Design Digital ICs Power Texas Instruments Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:00:00 +0000 878651 at http://electronicdesign.com