WHITEPAPER: Top Considerations for Enterprise SSDs A Primer (Part 2)

Read Part 1 Form Factors Both SATA and SAS devices come in 2.5” disk form factors. Until recently, PCIe devices were only available in the Half-Height, Half-Length (HH-HL) card form factor, meaning that...

WHITEPAPER: Top Considerations for Enterprise SSDs A Primer (Part 3)

Read Part 2 Quality of Service In mission critical environments, the consistency of SSD performance is paramount. But controller tasks like garbage collection or wear-leveling operating concurrently with IO traffic can severely impact...

WHITEPAPER: Top Considerations for Enterprise SSDs A Primer (Part 1)

Introduction Evaluating solid-state drives (SSDs) for use in enterprise applications can be tricky business. In addition to selecting the right interface type, endurance level and capacity, decision makers must also look beyond...

Simplify LCD designs and reduce power consumption

Here's a guide to core LCD design considerations in the context of a television remote control application which explain how you can minimize the physical footprint and power consumption of designs...

Simple battery monitoring in ultra-low-power applications

A common requirement in battery-powered applications like metering, handheld or wearable products is to know the charge level of the battery. With this information, the system MCU can estimate the runtime...

Enabling new architecture for phased-array radars

Electronically controlling the beam direction of a phased array antenna has been in use since the mid-twentieth century. However, most antennas still rely on analog methods to steer the beam. The...

MOSFET power losses and how they affect power-supply efficiency

Power-supply efficiency is a critical criterion for today’s cloud-infrastructure hardware. The efficiency of the chosen power solutions relates to system power loss and the thermal performance of integrated circuits (ICs), printed...

Automating amplifier circuit design

The semi-expert techniques for automating amplifier circuit designs calls for a combination of hard specification requirements and judgement margins. A design tool must support these techniques to zero in on the...

Using op amps to reduce near-field EMI on PCBs

Automotive, industrial, medical, and many other applications use sensitive analog circuits that must perform their function while remaining immune to noise disturbances in their local environment. Many of these disturbances occur...

Design considerations for resolver-to-digital converters in electric vehicles

A resolver is an angular position sensor that is commonly used in harsh, rugged environments. A fully electric vehicle (EV) may use multiple resolvers for a variety of control systems that...