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  • Industrial system designers working with applications that have exposure to high voltages are required to comply with system-level IEC standards to ensure their end equipment has adequate insulation. These standards, such as IEC 61800-5-1 for adjustable...
  • Welcome back to the Get Connected blog series on Analog Wire ! In the previous post, Interfacing between LVPECL, VML, CML, LVDS, and Sub-LVDS Levels , we took a closer look at how to convert between LVPECL, VML, CML, LVDS and Sub-LVDS interfaces using...
  • Although it can be hard for some people to do two things at once, for electronic communications, it’s just part of the job. In fact, simultaneous two-way communication, referred to as full-duplex transmission, is nothing new. Just as your phone...
  • Are you trying to use an inductive sensor but you have an interfering conductor nearby? This problem can be resolved by inserting a sheet of ferrite material between the interfering metal and the sensor coil. Inductive sensing technology measures proximity...
  • If you’ve ever sat down and designed (from scratch) a discrete 4-20 mA control loop, you may have found it a bit more challenging than it appeared. First, current loop communication (both analog and digital) have been around for many, many years...
  • In a broad sense, “haptics” refers to the feeling of touch. It could be a simple vibration feedback from any human-machine interface, like a smartphone, to recreating surfaces and textures on a tablet screen. Haptics is used to deliver...
  • If you’ve been following my JESD204B series , you have a basic understanding of the protocol and signaling required to establish a link between a JESD204B transmitter and receiver. We can now move on to how to configure the JESD204B link with the...
  • If you strip enough layers off of your optical networking system, you will get to the physical layer― the nuts and bolts of the backbone of communication. The receive optical sub assembly (ROSA) and a transmit optical sub assembly (TOSA) are the keys...
  • Yar Mateys! I’ve been told today is “Pirate Appreciation Day,” or as you land lubbers call it, “Talk Like a Pirate Day.” A day where all those who sail the seven seas stop and raise a mug of grog and appreciate all the hard...
  • Did you know you can design a PCB coil for inductive sensing in five minutes with WEBENCH®? If you are considering using an inductance-to-digital converter , like the LDC1000 , but are concerned about the time it takes to design a sensor coil,...