Mixed Signal & Analogue

While digital electronics tends to get more than its fair share of coverage, analogue electronics remains the technology that makes things happen. It’s the interface between the real world and the 1s and 0s of the digital domain.

The range of technologies falling into the analogue domain is wide; everything from data conversion to amplification to switches. Like electronics in general, analogue products are getting more complex as device developers look to integrate more functionality. Recognising this, manufacturers have started to develop more capable design tools to support engineers.

Because analogue design is so important, New Electronics covers all aspects of the technology regularly.

Express delivery

FedEx is the world’s largest express transportation company, but the range of goods which FedEx ships can expose its planes to danger - therefore designing a fire suppression system required reliable prototyping tools.

In good health

Despite the dominance of digital, analogue components are holding their own – notably, within the medical sector. So could analogue technology be giving digital a taste of its own medicine?

Chain reaction

Putting a data converter and an amplifier in the same package is helping to keep pace with increasing performance and time to market demands.

Every which way

The latest techniques in data conversion are leading designers to a whole new world of opportunity. By Mike Richardson.

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