Create Arbitrary Waveform for Use in a Function Generator

Create Arbitrary Waveform for Use in a Function Generator

IntroductionAdvances in software, microprocessors, and display technology have expanded the capabilities of modern function generators. The latest models can produce a variety of signals, including common waveforms, arbitrary waveforms, and sophisticated modulated waveforms.The Keysight EDU33210 ...
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Generate Diode Curves with Excel and a Bench Power Supply

Generate Diode Curves with Excel and a Bench Power Supply

When you need to quickly determine the forward voltage of a power diode, use your bench power supply. A bench power supply with an accurate measurement system, such as the Keysight EDU36311A Smart Bench Essentials DC power supply, shown in Figure 1, can apply a known voltage and precisely measure ...
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Troubleshooting with Your Bench Test Instruments

Troubleshooting with Your Bench Test Instruments

My first job was as a failure analysis engineer in the hard disc drive manufacturing industry many years ago. I had to troubleshoot electronics circuits on the printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) on a functional level where the product was receiving instructions to execute certain functions. The ...
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Variable Power Resistors VS. modern Benchtop E-Loads [Full control - from simple to highly complex]

Variable Power Resistors VS. modern Benchtop E-Loads [Full control - from simple to highly complex]

This article covers Loads up into the range of a few 100W. Loads in the kW-realm are a different animal which are not discussed here and today.Variable Power ResistorsWhen testing any type of power source the traditional approach was to use a variable power resistor.The functionality of these ...
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Guarantee functionality of AC Equipment on different power grids

Guarantee functionality of AC Equipment on different power grids

When designing a grid powered product, you should consider various points that can impact the behavior of your product or even the grid.A short list of some possible misbehaviors:Strange behaving engines Humming False speeds Flickering displays Misbehaving AC/DC converters Phase shifting ...
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How to Keep Your True-Wireless Earbuds Cool

How to Keep Your True-Wireless Earbuds Cool

By removing the tangle of wires, true-wireless earbuds truly give users the flexibility that comes with being unencumbered by cords. When designing true-wireless earbuds, you might find that their unique features - small size, high reliability, fast and efficient battery charging - are also among ...
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Power Your Car Cameras Properly with ASIL-Grade Camera Power Protector

Power Your Car Cameras Properly with ASIL-Grade Camera Power Protector

It’s common for today’s vehicles to feature multiple cameras that, combined with other advanced sensors such as radar and LiDAR, support safety features like advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). This fusion of sensors detects blind spots, pedestrians, street lanes and more.In fact, some ...
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Power Integrity in Digital Designs [Analysis Application]

Power Integrity in Digital Designs [Analysis Application]

Modern electronic products operate at higher frequencies, have increased functionality, and have densely populated PCBs. On effect thereof are lower supply voltages, commonly 3.3, 1.8, 1.5 and even 1.1 V DC. All these DC voltages have tighter tolerance compared to previous product generations.Such ...
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How To Optimize IoT Device Battery Life

How To Optimize IoT Device Battery Life

IoT devices permeate our world at a rapid pace with a big share of them running on batteries. For both primary and rechargeable batteries there is a need to optimize the available runtime. Sensor nodes are often deployed with a battery that needs to cover the device’s lifetime of 5 or even 10+ ...
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Formula Student: Measure Your Power Supply Right [Electric Racecar]

Formula Student: Measure Your Power Supply Right [Electric Racecar]

The Formula Student Team BFS was founded from students for students. Their goal: To learn as much as possible by constructing an electric racing car! ...
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