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posted in November 2012
DIY laser mic, visualizing sound waves, iPhone 5 DAC
Audio DesignLine Blog  
11/28/2012   Post a comment
Some recent audio-related items that caught my eye include a DIY laser microphone "spy" system, a video showing how to make sound waves visible, and a close-up look at the DAC inside the iPhone 5.
Low self noise: The first step to high-performance MEMS microphone applications
Design How-To  
11/28/2012   2 comments
MEMS microphones offer plenty of advantages, but their audio specifications have not been sufficient for certain designs. Now high-performance MEMS mics are changing what is possible, and many acoustics experts would say self noise is the first specification to consider.
5x5x2mm audio transducer delivers 80dBA of sound pressure level
Product News  
11/28/2012   Post a comment
Model TRSTE-5025 from Transducer USA is a surface mount audio transducer producing a very high sound pressure level of 80dBA minimum in a miniscule 5x5x2mm package.
Fuel injection, ECUs and the pressure of NASCAR racing
Design How-To  
11/20/2012   1 comment
A new design gets its first big road test before millions of spectators and viewers. No pressure at all.
Slideshow: Making sense of connected sensors
Design How-To  
11/19/2012   8 comments
A host of sensors demonstrated at Japan's Embedded Technology show are showing up everywhere - from shoes and cars to rice fields.
Enhancing the efficiency of photovoltaic systems
Design How-To  
11/15/2012   3 comments
The overall design of PV systems is addressed along with new semiconductor advances that provide designers with the best tools for developing PV inverters.
Programmable linear Hall sensor for efficient position management
Product News  
11/9/2012   1 comment
The HAL 24xy family is based on Micronas' semiconductor technology with new digital architecture and further enhanced Hall elements.


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