My Articles on AAC (Page I)

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Linear Variable Differential Transformer (LVDT)

Hall Effect Sensors

Resistive Current Sensing

Pressure Sensors

MEMS Accelerometers
  1. Accelerometer Specifications: Measurement Range, Sensitivity, and Noise Performance

Piezoelectric Accelerometers
  1. Understanding Piezoelectric Accelerometer Basics
  2. Processing a Piezoelectric Accelerometer Output Using a Charge Amplifier
  3. Understanding Charge Amplifier Errors—Time Constant and Drift
  4. Piezoelectric Accelerometers With Integrated Electronics (IEPE)
  5. Piezoelectric Accelerometers: IEPE Sensors vs. Charge Output Sensors
  6. Accelerometer Mounting Methods: Types, Effects, and Solutions

MEMS Gyroscopes
  1. An Introduction to MEMS Vibratory Gyroscopes

  1. Thermocouple Principles—the Seebeck Effect and Seebeck Coefficient
  2. Thermocouple Basics—Using the Seebeck Effect for Temperature Measurement
  3. What is Cold Junction Compensation in Thermocouples?
  4. Thermocouple Cold Junction Compensation Using Analog Temperature Sensors
  5. Unraveling the Thermocouple Approximation Error Using the Least Squares Method
  6. Exploring Monolithic Thermocouple Signal Conditioning Using AD849x and LT1025
  7. Thermocouple Signal Conditioners and Signal Conditioning Near the Cold Junction

Resistance Temperature Detectors
  1. RTD Basics—An Introduction to Resistance Temperature Detectors
  2. Modeling RTD Resistance-temperature Characteristics

Test and Measurement

Electronic Components' Stability (Drift With Time and Temperature)

  1. Introduction to Allan Variance—Non-overlapping and Overlapping Allan Variance
  2. Temperature Drift in Resistors and Op-amps—Flicker Noise and Signal Averaging
  3. High-temperature Aging Method to Evaluate Electronic Component Aging and Stability
  4. Using the Arrhenius Equation to Predict Electronic Component Aging
  5. Electronic Component Aging—the Aging Effects of Resistors and Op-amps
  6. Electronic Component Aging—Long Term Drift (LTD) in a Voltage Reference

Data Converters

A/D Converters

D/A Converters

Voltage References

Operational Amplifiers And Comparators

Quartz Crystals

  1. Characterizing Frequency Deviations of Quartz Crystals: Frequency Tolerance, Frequency Stability, and Aging
  2. Understanding the Operation of Quartz Crystal Oscillators
  3. Assessing the Effect of Load Capacitance on the Frequency of a Quartz Crystal
  4. Examining the Negative Resistance of a Quartz Crystal Oscillator
  5. How to Measure the Drive Level of a Quartz Crystal

Thermal Design

  1. How Junction-to-Ambient Thermal Resistance of an IC Package Affects Thermal Performance
  2. Theta JA (θJA) Test Conditions for Assessing IC Package Thermal Design
  3. Junction-to-Case Thermal Resistance in Thermal Design
  4. Designing with a Heat Sink for Junction-to-Case Thermal Resistance
  5. Introduction to Thermal Characterization Parameters

Understanding Noise

Memory Technologies

Embedded C Programming

PCB Design and High-Speed Digital Circuit Considerations

RF and Wireless Communication Technologies
  1. New Reference Design Highlights the Inner Workings of Beacon-Based, Social-Distancing Tech [News]



Mechanical Ventilation

Power Management


USB Type-C and Power Delivery

VHDL Basics

Verilog Basics

FPGA and FPGA-Based Implementation of DSP Algorithms

FPGA Projects

The Xilinx Vivado

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