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A Guide to DC-DC Converter Design Basics

Most electronic equipment incorporates DC-DC conversion in some form. The switched-mode technique is an efficient solution which enables step up and step down in voltage as well as isolation, with small magnetics. This article gives a broad review of the technology and some commercial implementations.

Mouser News

Getting to Grips with Analog Design

In the final of our four-part series highlighting the shortage and importance of analog design engineering skills, we explain how it’s possible to quickly design a fully functional analog filter circuit without manually calculating component values, using complex numbers or differential equations.

Qualcomm News

Developers: Human-to-Human communication with flexible audio technology

In our series on Audio Technologies, DSP Concepts contributed a blog on Building Voice Assistants for Home Audio, followed by both Fundamentals of Voice UI: Part I: Building Blocks and Fundamentals of Voice UI: Part II: Designing Optimum Beamformers.

TDK News

Sensors solutions that enable advanced control of service robots

Service robots are widely used in various situations such as logistics / transport, security, cleaning, housework, hobbies / entertainment and care / assistance. Since service robots are used in a wide variety of situations, it is necessary to fulfil many requirements such as smooth communication with humans (HMI), ensuring safety and responding to changes in the real time. In service robots, the role of a sensor is very important. In this article, we will take a vacuum cleaner robots as an example.

Minusk News

Revolve Hybrid Compound Microscope Uses Negative-Stiffness Vibration Isolation to Stabilize Imaging in Vibration-Challenged Environments

The recently released Revolve hybrid microscope from Echo Laboratories – which has generated considerable interest because it combines the functionality of both upright and inverted microscopes into one instrument – supports the use of Negative-Stiffness vibration isolation when the microscope is being used in vibration-compromised environments.

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