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Impedance Measurements Stabilize Op-Amp Buffers
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10/16/2014   Post a comment
In-circuit measurements on an op-amp's impedance reveal how to select compensating resistors and capacitors.
Oscilloscope Mistakes, Part 4
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9/26/2013   2 comments
Avoiding common pitfalls will get you better data with minimum effort. Steve Sandler takes a look at four common scope mistakes and shows how to avoid them. This part considers the time scale.
Oscilloscope Mistakes, Part 3
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9/23/2013   3 comments
Avoiding common pitfalls will get you better data with minimum effort. Steve Sandler takes a look at four common scope mistakes and shows how to avoid them. This part considers scope analytics.
Oscilloscope Mistakes, Part 2
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9/16/2013   3 comments
Avoiding common pitfalls will get you better data with minimum effort. Steve Sandler takes a look at four common scope mistakes and shows how to avoid them. This part looks at problems with probes.
Oscilloscope Mistakes, Part 1
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9/12/2013   4 comments
Avoiding these common pitfalls will get you better data with minimum effort. Steve Sandler takes a look at four common scope mistakes and gives details on how to avoid them. This particular mistake focuses on bandwidth and sample rates.
How to Solve 8 of 10 Design Issues
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8/27/2013   9 comments
Steve Sandler finds that eight out of 10 design issues are due to a single problem that is easy to solve.
Comment: Re: Um... - Steve.Picotest - 8/15/2013
Why a Little Ringing in Step Load Isnít Such a Little Problem
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8/14/2013   2 comments
When the step load occurs at the ringing frequency, the resulting output voltage response is much larger than in the natural damped response. These levels can further exacerbate the noise, and in some cases the ringing can become large enough to cause circuit stress.


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The Other Tesla
David Blaza
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I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...