Wondering what your colleagues in analog are talking about?
Starting this month, we’ll share five, top-viewed threads from the Analog Circuit Design and Analog IC Design and Layout forums on our Edaboard community. From time to time, we’ll also share some of the top 10 most active threads, as well as point you to select unanswered threads where you may be able to share your knowledge and contribute.
For those of you who aren’t among those hundreds of thousands already part of the community, edaboard.com is a user-driven forum that focuses on electrical engineering topics and discussions ranging from digital design, embedded systems, and analog design, to hardware and PCB design. Engineers are helping other engineers – beginners and advanced alike – with their technical challenges by asking and answering questions. And thousands of others are searching for the answers and finding them in existing discussion threads. It’s the “one-to-many” as opposed to the “one-to-one” that creates an active, collaborative knowledgebase authored by users.
On edaboard.com alone, over 500,000 registered users and ~1,000,000 monthly visitors do just that. And they do it a lot.
These Top-Viewed Analog Threads amassed between 25,000 and 55,000 views each. Check them out if you also need to know the answers to these questions, can add to the discussion, or simply want to read what your fellow engineers are talking about (that’s another view!).
Related Resources: (helpful as you read through the discussion or simply handy bookmarks for future reference)
Demystifying Delta-Sigma ADCs Abstract: This in-depth article from Maxim Integrated covers the theory behind a Delta-Sigma analog-to-digital converter (ADC). It specifically focuses on the difficult to understand key digital concepts of over-sampling, noise shaping, and decimation filtering. Several applications for Delta-Sigma converters are included
MOSFET Basics – This application note from Fairchild includes a general description of power MOSFETs .
Code Project: Simple Signal Generator Useful software equivalent for a real, simple signal generator device
MOS Transistors as Switches (attachment mentioned in post)
CMOS VLSI Design by Neil Weste and David Harris – downloadable 4th edition
Output Voltage Swing (Microchip Developer Help site)