Analog // White paper

  • Sensors
     → November 2014
    White Paper: Analog Signal Conditioning for Accurate Measurements

    White Paper: Analog Signal Conditioning for Accurate Measurements

    Staff (Sealevel Systems, Inc.)
    Q: Should I put some sort of circuit between my sensor and an analog-to-digital converter? A: Yes. You probably need some signal conditioning. The explanation in this paper goes on for a bit, but stay with it and you'll understand what you need and why you need it.

    A/D converters
     → December 2015
    White Paper: Critical Techniques for High-Speed A/D Converters in Real-Time Systems

    White Paper: Critical Techniques for High-Speed A/D Converters in Real-Time Systems

    Rodger Hosking (Pentek, Inc.)
    An A/D (Analog-to-Digital) converter, frequently abbreviated as ADC, accepts an analog voltage at the input and produces a digital representation of that voltage at the output that's called a "sample". The two primary characteristics of A/Ds are the rate of conversion or sampling rate, expressed in ... [read more]

    Analog design
     → September 2010
    White Paper: Accelerating Analog IC Design using High Performance Device Generation

    White Paper: Accelerating Analog IC Design using High Performance Device Generation

    John Zuk (Tanner EDA)
    New approach to accelerating analog layout surpasses full custom and traditional automation methodologies

    Oscilloscopes
     → April 2016
    White Paper: High-Resolution Measurements with R&S Oscilloscopes

    White Paper: High-Resolution Measurements with R&S Oscilloscopes

    Staff (Rohde & Schwarz GmbH)
    With the RTO-K17/RTE-K17 High Definition Option the user will see more signal details with up to 16 bit vertical resolution. In combination with the superior analog front end of the RTO and RTE, the user has a versatile instrument in his hands to analyze a wide range of applications. From Switch Mo... [read more]

    FMC+
     → November 2016
    White Paper: WFMC+ Mezzanine Card Evolution for Low Latency and High Bandwidth Solutions

    White Paper: WFMC+ Mezzanine Card Evolution for Low Latency and High Bandwidth Solutions

    Staff (Annapolis Micro Systems, Inc.)
    FMC+ is the next generation of FMC specification (VITA 57.4) that addresses the growing need for high speed wideband analog I/O.

    Radar
     → January 2011
    White Paper: High-performance Element Processing Architecture for Open Standards Radar Systems

    White Paper: High-performance Element Processing Architecture for Open Standards Radar Systems

    William Pilaud, Continuum HPEC Manager (Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions)
    High-performance Element Processing Architecture can now be employed as a basis for large array radar systems, enabling system designers to increase levels of digitization by using open standards based hardware. The advent of OpenVPX and its flexible and scalable architecture now makes it possible ... [read more]

    Electronic test instruments
     → October 2013
    White Paper: Troubleshooting EMI in Embedded Designs

    White Paper: Troubleshooting EMI in Embedded Designs

    Staff (Rohde & Schwarz GmbH)
    Increased competition, more dense designs and integration of different technologies in a small space combined with market regulatory pressures are creating new challenges for original equipment manufacturers. As a result, implementing the necessary transient immunity protections to prevent applicati... [read more]

    Software-Defined Radio (SDR)
     → January 2013
    White Paper: Software Defined Radio Handbook (Ninth Edition)

    White Paper: Software Defined Radio Handbook (Ninth Edition)

    Rodger Hosking (Pentek, Inc.)
    The folks at Pentek, who wrote the book on Software Radio, are pleased to announce their recently released and expanded Software Radio Handbook. Downloaded thousands of times, the handbook has proved to be a useful technical reference for engineers.

    Software Defined Radio (SDR)
     → December 2015
    White Paper: Software Defined Radio Handbook (11th Edition)

    White Paper: Software Defined Radio Handbook (11th Edition)

    Rodger Hosking (Pentek, Inc.)
    SDR (Software-Defined Radio) has revolutionized electronic systems for a variety of applications including communications, data acquisition and signal processing. This handbook shows how DDCs (Digital Downconverters) and DUCs (Digital Upconverters), the fundamental building blocks of SDR, can replac... [read more]

    Automotive applications
     → December 2011
    White Paper: Addressing the Challenges of Functional Safety in the Automotive and Industrial Markets

    White Paper: Addressing the Challenges of Functional Safety in the Automotive and Industrial Markets

    Freescale Semiconductor (Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.)
    The focus on safety-critical applications in both the automotive and industrial markets is significantly growing, bringing new and added pressures to systems engineers as they work to solve safety challenges.

    Software-Defined Radio (SDR)
     → March 2014
    White Paper: Software Defined Radio Handbook -- 10th Edition

    White Paper: Software Defined Radio Handbook -- 10th Edition

    Roger H. Hosking (Pentek, Inc.)
    New! Software Defined Radio Handbook The folks at Pentek, who wrote the book on software radio, are pleased to announce their recently released and expanded Software Radio Handbook. Downloaded thousands of times, the handbook has proved to be a useful technical reference for engineers. It's yours ... [read more]

    Serial switched fabrics
     → May 2013
    White Paper: High-Speed Switched Serial Fabrics Improve System Design -- Sixth Edition

    White Paper: High-Speed Switched Serial Fabrics Improve System Design -- Sixth Edition

    Rodger Hosking (Pentek, Inc.)
    As evolutionary enhancements to the venerable VMEbus, both VXS and VPX deliver significant improvements in data bandwidth, connectivity power distribution, and cooling.

    Manufacturing
     → March 2017
    White Paper: Put the Power of Industry 4.0 in Your Pocket: Meet the Pocket IO

    White Paper: Put the Power of Industry 4.0 in Your Pocket: Meet the Pocket IO

    Staff (Maxim Integrated)
    Maxim's Pocket IO PLC Development Platform provides designers and industrial engineers the flexibility to experiment, to find the best solution for reduced power dissipation and small form factors in PLC designs.

    Power
     → February 2017
    White Paper: Powering IoT Infrastructure Systems with Digital Multiphase

    White Paper: Powering IoT Infrastructure Systems with Digital Multiphase

    Staff (Intersil Corporation)
    IoT growth is pushing infrastructure equipment to the limit in terms of processing power and bandwidth. For power designers, the main challenge is how to efficiently power and cool this equipment, while ensuring minimal electricity usage.

    Medical applications
     → November 2015
    White Paper: Medical Applications User Guide

    White Paper: Medical Applications User Guide

    David Niewolny, Healthcare Segment Manager (Freescale Semiconductor)
    134 pages of inspiration for your next design. When you're ready to begin your next medical device design project, start with our Medical Applications User Guide. It's filled with ideas and resources to help you on the way to developing the next breakthrough medical product.

    analog
     → October 2014
    White Paper: Determining an Effective Analog Sampling Rate

    White Paper: Determining an Effective Analog Sampling Rate

    Jon Titus (Sealevel Systems, Inc.)
    Q: How often should my equipment make measurements? A: This question often arises when people draft plans to automatically measure a physical quantity such as temperature, pressure, acidity, liquid level, and so on. You can approach this problem in several ways, from an educated guess to a mat... [read more]

    Algorithms
     → February 2010
    White Paper: Synthesizing Algorithms from MATLAB and Model-based Descriptions

    White Paper: Synthesizing Algorithms from MATLAB and Model-based Descriptions

    Chris Eddington (Synopsys, Inc.)
    Algorithm design is one of the most significant factors in the increasing complexity of IC design and verification. Algorithm, signal processing, and system engineers have increasingly been using MATLAB and Simulink for very concise modeling and design of their algorithms. This paper introduces Syno... [read more]

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