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Signal integrity problem in a 100MHZ CLK – I am wondering about a signal integrity issue with a 100MHz clock generated by an FPGA. This is the set up:
– FPGA generates a 100MHZ square signal with 50% of duty cycle.
– The IO constraint is LVCMOS 3.3V.
– The PCB track has a length of 20cm, and it finished in a Sub-D25 connector. The track has a series termination resistor (Rt). Read more
P-mos not turning off – The p-mos(U1) remains OFF initially when n-mos(Q1) is OFF. Once, a signal from n-mos(Q1) is sent, the p-mos(U1) turns ON, but, even after turning OFF the n-mos(Q1), p-mos(U1) remains ON. Can anyone tell me the reason? Read more
Tuning of transconductance in OTA circuit – I want to tune the transconductance of OTA. For transconductance tuning I have to vary the biasing current. But how can I vary the biasing current what circuitry should be used to vary the biasing current for transconductance tuning. Read more
PLL and DLL and their differences? – I want to become intimate with the PLLs and DLLs. I think the best way is to design and operate them in simulation and on bench. However, I am not sure where to start. It is possible to create them in MATLAB Simunlink (maybe) to learn about how the mechanism works. But I don’t know if they can be constructed using different components on bench or can only work in an integrated circuit. Read more
Workaround for power supply not local with receiver input – I’m stuck with an issue. A 0 – 5V 33Hz pulse train needs to be interfaced with an optocoupler 4N46 before it reaches to a DAQ input. This needs to block common mode EMI which introduces noise at this DAQ‘s input. Read more
Folded cascode amplifier is an op-amp or OTA? – I want to know if a folded cascode amplifier is an OTA or opamp. Read more
Distorted sine output from transformer – I am using an amplifier (LT1210) with +-15V supply and its output is connected to a transformer RM10 core N97 with 9:150 step-up ratio and its output has to be connected to various piezoelectric transducers in the range 40 to 300 kHz and impedances varying from 20 to 2.5kΩ. The problem is I can’t amplify my signal as much as I want to as the sine wave gets distorted and also I have to connect a resistor between amplifier and transformer to make this circuit work. Read more
Slew rate and slew rate limiting – If the value of the maximum change of the output of the opamp is greater than the slew rates positive and negative (single-ended output) – then I don’t get slew rate limiting OR is it less than the positive and negative slew rates? Read more
5-decade precision current sense application – I’m concepting a current sense application covering about 5 decades from 500μ to 5A where high precision <0.1% AC/DC and high bandwidth ~1Mhz are required (high precision applies to <<1mhz). Ultimately the signal is fed to an ADC (>5MSPS). So first I think it’s obvious this requires multiple shunts and my thought is to space them every decade -> 0.01/0.1/1/10/100. Read more
Arduino controlled light dimmer – Working on an urgent project of a light dimmer that starts low and the gets brighter in 4 steps — 5% glow then 20% then 50% then 80% or even gradually still good. I found the circuit below at this great website. The light power I need is 3000 W. Can I simply replace the Triac with a bigger power like BTA41-600V? Or do I need to make other changes on the circuit? Read more