Passives en An Amateur’s View on the P2 (Part 2): Slew Rate and the Oscillator <div class="node-body blog-body">Justin Mamaradlo takes a further look into the P2 op amp and how it functions, analyzing the oscillation and slew-rate characteristics of the venerable component.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guest Blogger Analog Components op-amps Passives Test & Measurement Guest blogs Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:07:00 +0000 911161 at Understanding an Instrument Amplifier’s Linear Operating Range <div class="node-body article-body">This article explores how an instrumentation amp's linear operating range is defined by the common-mode input voltage and the output-voltage plot.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Analog Passives Power Test & Measurement Texas Instruments Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000 907971 at What’s All This 555 Timer Stuff, Anyway? <div class="node-body article-body">When it comes to the venerable 555 timer, Paul Rako agrees with Bob Pease—avoid using it if your application demands any kind of precision. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Analog Components Passives Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:54:00 +0000 908861 at An Amateur’s View on the P2 (Part 1) <div class="node-body blog-body">Justin Mamaradlo performed LTSpice simulations on the venerable P2 op amp, prompted by a recent Electronic Design article on an updated varactor input amplifier design.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Analog Components Passives Test & Measurement Guest blogs Mon, 12 Dec 2016 21:15:00 +0000 903491 at Retro ICs that Will Never Die <div class="node-body blog-body">From the 555 timer to the LM317 regulator, many old-time components still can be had from suppliers to help engineers, hobbyists, or even college students complete their projects.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Components op-amps Passives Communiqué Tue, 06 Dec 2016 19:09:00 +0000 902231 at Passive Components Get Active <div class="node-body article-body">Often called the "fourth passive component," memristors are paving the way to exciting new applications that could bring computing power rivaling the human brain.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Analog Components Memory Passives Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:06:00 +0000 901831 at New Materials Tamp Down Battery and Computer Heat <div class="node-body article-body">DuPont recently unveiled new products for dampening heat generated by computers, car batteries, and electric motors.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Products Medical Boards Components Passives Power Mon, 07 Nov 2016 21:00:00 +0000 896251 at Adhesive Preform Options: Ensuring Seals in Design Match Seals in Production <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Multi-Seals </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Adhesive preforms ensure that seals in design match seals in production by eliminating the drips, inconsistencies, and waste typical of liquid dispensing. While pre-shaping the sealant eliminates variations associated with operator technique and manufacturing location, determining the right adhesive for an application is as important as determining the preform geometry. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boards White Paper Electromechanical Interconnects Passives Power Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:44:00 +0000 894191 at Reinforce Design Reliability with Reed Relays <div class="node-body article-body">This article will help you maximize the reliability of your design when using reed relays, paying particular attention to contact abuse and “hot” versus “cold” switching.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Defense Medical Engineering Essentials Components Electromechanical Passives Test & Measurement Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:48:00 +0000 888021 at Attaining Phase Coherency for Multiple Data-Converter Systems <div class="node-body article-body">This article discusses various methods and techniques for providing both deterministic latency as well as phase coherency in large-scale RF systems.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Defense ADC Analog Mobile Communications DACs Contributing Technical Experts Passives Texas Instruments Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:04:00 +0000 885591 at