Analog Design Journal

Power and signal chain technical insight written by engineers for engineers.


Celebrating 20 years of quarterly publication, our Analog Design Journal offers powerful technical insight written by engineers for engineers. These exclusive, carefully selected articles help novice and seasoned engineers sharpen their knowledge of emerging applications and analog circuits.

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New Q3 2020 Analog Design Journal articles?

Designing high-performance PWM DACs for field transmitters

By Ahmed Noeman System Engineer, Factory Automation and Control

Pulse-width modulation (PWM) is a common design method for representing voltage in control electronics because controlling timing accuracy in integrated circuits is easier than controlling voltage accuracy.?

Selecting capacitors to minimize distortion in audio applications

By Zak Kaye, Applications Engineer, Precision Analog-to-Digital Converters

The use of capacitors in an audio signal chain is often fraught with mysticism and little quantitative analysis to justify capacitor selection.?This article offers a brief overview of capacitor technology and compares the use of various capacitors in a realworld audio application.?

Design considerations for AC adapters with USB Type-C? and USB PD ports

By Jim Broiles, BSR-WV, Santa Clara

Despite nearly ubiquitous wireless connectivity options, consumers are still tethered to a wire that delivers energy from an AC charging adapter to the batteries of wireless

Breaking down accuracy errors in a precision high-speed ADC signal chain

By Rob Reeder,?Applications Engineer, High-Speed Data Converters

This article examines error-producing conditions in the signal chain where the fully differential amplifier (FDA) meets the high-speed analog-to-digital (ADC) converter in a receiver system.

Comparing two-wire microphone circuits for automotive applications

By Peter Semig, Applications Manager
Sanjeev Manandhar, Systems Engineer

This article describes the basics of common automotive twoand three-wire microphone systems and compares the performance and size of discrete microphone circuits to operational amplifier (op amp)-based circuits.

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Robert Taylor

I enjoy extending my knowledge and teaching newer engineers by removing design obstacles in their path.

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Collin Wells

[While enrolled at University of Texas at Dallas] I was involved in robotics and tutoring. My hobbies include gardening, fishing and fixing small and large engine machinery.

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