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  • Welcome to the first blog in our new Timing is Everything series! In this series, you will find all your clock questions and needs addressed by our TI clock experts. I will be kicking off this new series by helping you learn how to correctly measure the...
  • Welcome back to the Get Connected blog series here on Analog Wire ! In the previous Get Connected blog post, SerDes Interfaces , we examined the OSI model and the different layers that make up the internal data path of a SerDes. In this post, we will...
  • This is a guest post written by Matt Burns, who’s on the technical marketing team at Avnet Electronics. It’s the first in a new multi-author Haptics series we’ll be running here on Analog Wire. Haptic Feedback: How big is your LRA...
  • In my last blog post, Inductive Sensing: Linear position sensing (Part 1) , I demonstrated how to implement a linear position sensor using a triangular target and a spiral coil. While good resolution can be achieved with this approach, it requires that...
  • Most people think inductive sensing is a method for measuring the distance between a coil and a conductive target, but there are many other use cases for the technology. For example, did you know that you can use a spiral PCB coil and a piece of copper...
  • Summer is here, and with it comes some inevitable things… like baseball and the occasional summer thunderstorm. Who doesn’t love to take in a ball game and see the pitcher strike out a powerful hitter? Strikes can be good in baseball, but...
  • Our world is becoming automated. We see a strong initiative for more automation in our everyday lives, from smarter homes (AC, lighting and white goods) to easier and better travel in automobiles. This requires a lot of processors and logic devices! But...
  • Today, on the third anniversary of Bob Pease’s passing, I am recalling the many things that he was famous for. He was known and respected as a guru on band-gap voltage references and a magician with numerous analog applications tricks. He was a...
  • Welcome back to the Get Connected blog series here on Analog Wire ! In the previous Get Connected blog post SerDes Demystified we examined the serializing and de-serializing of parallel data through devices known as SerDes. In this post, we will discuss...
  • As many of you that work with high-speed signals may know… physics is not your friend – especially if you’re trying to design on lower-cost board materials, such as FR-4. When moving data at 10 Gbps and above, all kinds of phenomenon...