Design Solutions http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/26981/more en How to Write Windows Drivers http://electronicdesign.com/windows/how-write-windows-drivers <div class="node-body article-body">This article covers the basics of software drivers for Windows as well as the best course of action to take on their development.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/windows/how-write-windows-drivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/windows/how-write-windows-drivers#comments Design Solutions Dev Tools Windows Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:24:00 +0000 899241 at http://electronicdesign.com Magnetic Angle Position Sensors Elicit Efficient, Energy-Saving Motor Control http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/magnetic-angle-position-sensors-elicit-efficient-energy-saving-motor-control <div class="node-body article-body">Motor manufacturers are on an endless quest for higher performance and improved system cost efficiencies. One growing trend to meet these needs is to make a switch to Hall-effect magnetic angle position sensors.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/magnetic-angle-position-sensors-elicit-efficient-energy-saving-motor-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/magnetic-angle-position-sensors-elicit-efficient-energy-saving-motor-control#comments Automotive Design Solutions Embedded Power Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:32:00 +0000 884451 at http://electronicdesign.com Boost Reverse-Battery Protection for Automotive Electronic Control Units http://electronicdesign.com/analog/boost-reverse-battery-protection-automotive-electronic-control-units <div class="node-body article-body">When compared to a conventional Schottky diode, the Super Barrier Rectifier (SBR) can better protect automotive electronic control units (ECUs) against the damage from reverse-battery connection.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/boost-reverse-battery-protection-automotive-electronic-control-units" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/boost-reverse-battery-protection-automotive-electronic-control-units#comments Automotive Analog Design Solutions Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:04:00 +0000 876851 at http://electronicdesign.com Calculating Accuracy in High-Side Current-Sense Amplifiers http://electronicdesign.com/analog/calculating-accuracy-high-side-current-sense-amplifiers <div class="field-deck"> When designing with current-sense amplifiers, it’s important to understand the application tradeoffs to minimize the overall measurement error. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When designing with current-sense amplifiers, it’s important to understand the application tradeoffs to minimize the overall measurement error. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/calculating-accuracy-high-side-current-sense-amplifiers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/calculating-accuracy-high-side-current-sense-amplifiers#comments Analog Design Solutions Components Passives Power Maxim Fri, 18 Mar 2016 13:02:00 +0000 871761 at http://electronicdesign.com Boost Analog Design Model Accuracy http://electronicdesign.com/analog/boost-analog-design-model-accuracy <div class="node-body article-body">This article describes a methodology to increase the accuracy of behavioral models representing analog designs and presents a solution developed collaboratively between Microsoft and Synopsys.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/boost-analog-design-model-accuracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/boost-analog-design-model-accuracy#comments Analog Design Solutions Dev Tools Thu, 03 Mar 2016 19:43:00 +0000 870781 at http://electronicdesign.com Guarded Limiters Improve High-Impedance Sensor Dynamic Range http://electronicdesign.com/power/guarded-limiters-improve-high-impedance-sensor-dynamic-range <div class="field-deck"> Protect circuits, enhance performance, and lower cost when measuring signals from high-impedance sensors. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rather than opt for specialty diodes, lower costs by creating a high-performance feedback limiter using ESD diodes of an electrometer amplifier with a guard buffer output.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/guarded-limiters-improve-high-impedance-sensor-dynamic-range" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/guarded-limiters-improve-high-impedance-sensor-dynamic-range#comments Analog Design Solutions Components Power Analog Devices Tue, 12 Jan 2016 16:41:00 +0000 865221 at http://electronicdesign.com Signal Conditioning with Force-Sensing Resistors http://electronicdesign.com/analog/signal-conditioning-force-sensing-resistors <div class="field-byline"> Steven P. Hendrix </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For an application that requires force sensing with a moderately high dynamic range, this circuit combines a little bit of firmware with simple hardware to create a precision measuring system with a large dynamic range.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/signal-conditioning-force-sensing-resistors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/signal-conditioning-force-sensing-resistors#comments Analog Design Solutions Components Test & Measurement Mon, 04 Jan 2016 20:36:00 +0000 864521 at http://electronicdesign.com How to Choose Power FETs for ORing MOSFET Controllers http://electronicdesign.com/power/how-choose-power-fets-oring-mosfet-controllers <div class="node-body article-body">Moving away from the use of standard ORing power diodes to an ORing controller that drives a power FET can minimize power loss and maintain redundant system reliability. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/how-choose-power-fets-oring-mosfet-controllers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/how-choose-power-fets-oring-mosfet-controllers#comments Analog Design Solutions dc/dc converters Power Intersil Tue, 22 Sep 2015 15:55:00 +0000 858371 at http://electronicdesign.com 10T SRAM Circuitry Clocks at 3.1 GHz http://electronicdesign.com/memory/10t-sram-circuitry-clocks-31-ghz <div class="field-byline"> Xu Jianming and Peng Xuhong, Shaoyang University </div> <div class="field-deck"> By taking advantage of the fine dimensions and fast operating speeds of a 65-nm silicon CMOS process technology, this 10T SRAM design significantly improves static noise margin versus 8T SRAM. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">By taking advantage of the fine dimensions and fast operating speeds of a 65-nm silicon CMOS process technology, this 10T SRAM design significantly improves static noise margin versus 8T SRAM.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/memory/10t-sram-circuitry-clocks-31-ghz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/memory/10t-sram-circuitry-clocks-31-ghz#comments Design Solutions Digital ICs Memory Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:14:00 +0000 844951 at http://electronicdesign.com Limit Inrush Current in AC-DC Power Supplies and Rectifiers http://electronicdesign.com/power/limit-inrush-current-ac-dc-power-supplies-and-rectifiers <div class="field-byline"> Anatoliy Tsyrganovich, Leonid Neyman, and Abdus Sattar, IXYS Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bulk capacitors typically require a large amount of current to charge up, resulting in a large inrush current. However, thanks to a unique control algorithm, an innovative inrush-current control device helps mitigate the ensuing problems. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/limit-inrush-current-ac-dc-power-supplies-and-rectifiers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/limit-inrush-current-ac-dc-power-supplies-and-rectifiers#comments Design Solutions Components PMICS Power Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18:46:00 +0000 841431 at http://electronicdesign.com