Custom EQing headphones for your ears Audio DesignLine Blog 1/30/2013 4 comments Finding out the perceived frequency response of your combined headphone/ear 'system' and compensating for it using parametric equalization can offer some eye-opening benefits. But finding an EQ solution isn't always easy.
Wafer-scale CMOS X-ray imaging for medical apps Design How-To 8/10/2012 Post a comment There is a growing interest in the use of solid-state based X-ray medical imaging and detection systems in the replacement of conventional diagnostic imaging techniques. One of these technologies is wafer-scale CMOS sensor-based imaging, which can bring advantages in terms of performance such as high resolution, high dynamic range and low noise capabilities.
IC supplier, customer cooperation methodologies drive up electronics system quality Design How-To 7/13/2012 1 comment Although IC manufacturers have been extremely successful in reducing defects, on the other hand a significant part of the quality drive for printed-circuit-board module makers is stemming from reducing electrical over-stress (EOS), electrostatic discharge (ESD), and cases of no-trouble-found (NTF). Solution of these problems requires the involvement of the PCB module maker and the automotive manufacturer as well.
Advanced capacitors ensure long-term control-circuit stability Design How-To 7/2/2012 Post a comment Tantalum and niobium-oxide technology meet industry needs for rugged capacitors that maintain high-performance standards under electrical and mechanical stresses. Technical improvements have been made that strengthen the structure of the capacitor and give it more robust performance in a variety of uses. And application guidelines aid design engineers.
How to select power line polarity protection diodes Design How-To 6/30/2012 1 comment Diode rectifiers are ideal solutions for automotive electronic power line protection and have several important parameters for these applications, including: Forward current, repetitive reverse voltage, forward surge current, and fusing rate.
Back to Basics: Wireless charging Design How-To 5/31/2012 6 comments The concept of wirelessly charging devices has been around for a while, but is now rapidly gaining interest to make it more flexible and useable. But what are the different techniques available, and what are the design challenges an engineer needs to deal with?
TDK CGJ series of extended life capacitors Product News 5/3/2012 1 comment These multilayer ceramic capacitors provide extended life performance and meet electrical, mechanical, and environmental standards from multiple industry specifications, including automotive and higher grades.
Automotive-electronics documentation and service software tools cut cost—and improve brand image Design How-To 4/26/2012 1 comment Compared against the development of visionary new automotive electronic systems, such as intelligent highways and driverless cars, documenting designs and repairing faulty vehicles seems unglamorous. But in fact, documentation of vehicle electrical systems is a slow, costly and error-prone task; and speeding fault rectification saves money, reduces commercial vehicle downtime, and enhances brand image in the eyes of the customer.
High-voltage surge stoppers ensure reliability during power spikes Design How-To 3/29/2012 6 comments In automotive, industrial, and avionic applications, high-voltage power supply spikes are commonly encountered. The electronics within these systems must not only survive surges, but in many cases also operate reliably throughout the event—and devices charged via automobile power points (lighters) must also be protected.
Blog That A-Ha Moment Larry Desjardin 12 comments Have you ever had an a-ha moment? Sure, you have. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as "a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or ...