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 2020 Analog Design Journal articles 

Enabling precision delta-sigma ADCs in functional safety applications

 Lars Lotzenburger, System Engineer

This article discusses analog-to-digital converter (ADC) failure modes and introduces options to address them infunctionally-safe systems. Additionally, trade-offs between single-channel and redundant-channel functional safety architectures are discussed with the assumption that the reader is familiar with functional safety basics and nomenclature.

Thermal design concerns for buck converters in high-power Q100 applications

Marshall Beck, Applications Engineer

Automotive designs increasingly require higher-performance electronic components with reduced printed circuit board (PCB) cost. This trend has resulted in an uptick in signalprocessing operating speeds (and density) on a single board. The increase in operating speeds has in turn raised demand for more compact power supplies to provide room for component routing. 

Why use PSR-flyback isolated converters in dual-battery mHEV systems

Timothy Hegarty, Applications Engineer

This article focuses on the isolated supply that powers the signal path and control circuits on the 48-V side. The primary-side regulated (PSR) flyback converter family as described offers simplicity, versatility, small solution size, low noise, high reliability and low bill-of-materials cost.

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Robert Taylor

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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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