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 Q2 2022 Analog Design Journal articles 

Isolated Voltage Sensing in AC Motor Drives

By Alex Smith, Roland Bucksch and Martin Staebler. Learn how to select the right isolated amplifier by evaluating three common voltage measurements in an AC motor-drive end equipment.

Improve power density with a baby boost converter in a PFC circuit

By Sheng-Yang Yu, Benjamin Genereaux and LiehChung Yin. Read about the concept, operational principles and test results for a compact boost converter that only operates during AC dropout events to reduce bulk capacitance.

Using Hall-Effect Sensors for Contactless Linear Movement Sensing

By Mekre Mesganaw. In this article, you will learn how to use a magnet and a linear Hall-effect sensor to create a contactless linear position sensing implementation to addresses typical reliability issues.

Protect against high-current faults using hybrid hot-swap architecture

By Rakesh Panguloori and Durga Praveen G. Learn how a hybrid hot-swap circuit comprising an eFuse in parallel with a regular hot-swap controller can protect a MOSFET during any fault scenario.

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featured author robert taylor

Robert Taylor

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

featured author collin wells

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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