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.

Loud and clear

Integrating the Advanced Audio Distribution profile into Bluetooth enabled devices. By Almansor Kerroum.

Beating time

A session at this year’s ISSCC took a look at the future of frequency control. By Graham Pitcher.

Screen test

Can handheld video quality meet the expectations of discerning users? By Dr Thomas Wirschem.

Slick transfer

What’s the correct buffer amplifier for a high speed a/d converter? By Joe Dipilato, Dan Terlep and Tanja Hofner.

Pursuing perfection

How the combination of low power, small size and high precision is moving op amp technology nearer to an ideal device. By Brian Black.

Size counts

How reduced component size avoids an attack of the jitters – if you catch my drift. By Mike Richardson.

Drawing on digital

Digital design may be pushing the ‘bleeding edge’ of silicon technology, but analogue designs are not far behind. By Graham Pitcher.

Analogue outdoes digital

Digital may get much of the attention but, for certain signal processing tasks, analogue has virtues that are unmatched. Speed, compact layouts and extreme low power can all be achieved on an analogue design implemented in a deep sub micron process.

Under pressure

Video amplifiers are being put under pressure by the latest high definition consumer requirements. By Brian Black.

Feel the heat

A/D converter requirements for temperature measurement systems. By Mary Mc Carthy and Eamonn Dillon.

Deserving of the limelight?

One minute, analogue signal processing is feted, the next it gets the cold shoulder. Does it deserve a place in the limelight? By Vanessa Knivett.

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