Electronic Design Magazine November 2013

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FEATURES

Consumer Electronics Take User Interfaces Beyond Your Fingertips
You don’t need keyboards and mice to interact with your devices anymore. Now you can use haptics, 3D imaging, and more.

ADC Makers Challenge Conventional Wisdom About SAR Speed And Resolution
Texas Instruments, Analog Devices, Maxim Integrated, and Linear Technology have launched 18-bit and even 20-bit resolution SARs at sampling rates of 500 to 5000 ksamples/s.

Understanding Intermodulation Distortion Measurements
Intermodulation distortion is an important metric of linearity for a wide range of RF and microwave components. Fundamentally, it describes the ratio (in dB) between the power of fundamental tones and third-order distortion products.

Understanding Error Vector Magnitude
Learn the meaning and importance of error vector magnitude measurements

Plan Ahead For A Successful SoC-Based PCB Design
Addressing the key factors that can affect the ability to manufacture SoC-based PCBs efficiently early in the design process will ensure that fabrication, assembly, and testing will proceed with few problems and high yield.

Don’t Let Tin Whiskers Destroy Your Design
Restrictions on lead products have benefitted health and the environment, but substitute technologies that use tin present their own host of issues.

Maintain Signal Integrity From Bus To Scope At 30 GHz And Beyond
As output voltages shrink, serial signal margins are getting smaller, creating a need to boost the measurement system’s performance and reduce noise.

DESIGN IDEAS

Specialized Circuit Drives 150-V Piezoelectric Motor Using Low-Voltage Op Amp
Use a basic op amp and discrete components to drive a piezoelectric motor and provide circuit protection.

Model Diacs And Triacs For AC-Line Control
Diacs and triacs are often used for control of ac lines and are seeing increasing use in Internet-enabled line switches. However, the traditional approach of modeling them using bipolar transistors and diodes, and table-based models, can be confusing and offers limited success. This article explores functional models based on the LTspice simulator for improved results.

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Electronic Design serves the technical information needs of electronic engineers and engineering managers responsible for the design and development of EOEM products and systems. Readers are kept abreast of the rapid advances in technology and their applications at the chip, board and systems levels.

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