• ADI Driving Towards an Electric Mobility Future

    •  Analog Employees 
    Today’s automotive market is not the same old “tried-and-true” supply chain that has existed for decades. New carmakers, such as those in Silicon Valley and China, are entering the market with radically new vehicle architecture...
    • 19 Aug 2020
  • Shhh...The Story of a Quiet Device

    Reducing noise in electronic circuits has been a challenge for designers since 1844 when, from the Capitol dome in Washington, D.C. Samuel Morse tapped out “What Hath God Wrought” in Morse Code to a waiting audience at Baltimore’s U...
    • 19 Aug 2020
  • V Models

    •  Analog Employees 
    This week I started reading a paper entitled “Certification cost estimates for future communications radio platforms”. I really like the V model given in the paper as it shows a nice way of capturing software, hardware and an ASIC develop...
    • 18 Aug 2020
  • Accurately Measuring Power at Very High Frequencies

    One of the greatest challenges facing designers of very high frequency receivers is accurately and quickly determining the strength of the incoming signal. Anyone who enjoys watching a TV show on their favorite streaming service knows the frustration...
    • 11 Aug 2020
  • Working with our Technology Made Easy

    •  Analog Employees 
    Remember those colored building bricks from our childhood? Countless hours spent clicking, creating, and then dismantling to start again. The ease in which we could create a world and then take it apart just as quickly. What if evaluating tech soluti...
    • 5 Aug 2020
  • Future Shocked

    “Ouch! That hurt.” You bet it hurt, with thousands of volts of electricity discharging from our fingertips to that doorknob. Lucky for us, the electro-static charge may be high in voltage but very low current, so all we hurt is our pride...
    • 4 Aug 2020
  • Preparing for the Worst

    By September 16th, 2017 the people on the island of Puerto Rico were aware of a large hurricane heading across the mid-Atlantic towards the Caribbean. No stranger to the destructive power of hurricanes, long-time residents still trembled at reports o...
    • 28 Jul 2020
  • The New Normal

    Developing a new semiconductor can take a very long time. Even if based on an existing product, development of a semiconductor product must still go through a series of steps including product specification, preliminary design, computer simulation an...
    • 21 Jul 2020
  • Go Small or Go Home

    Today’s story is how the road to success required Analog Devices to think smaller. As I type this blog it is exactly 23 years – June 2, 1997 – since I began my career at ADI. I can hear my 1997 self asking “Blog? What’s ...
    • 15 Jul 2020
  • Relationship between ISO 26262 and IEC 61508

    •  Analog Employees 
    Every part of ISO 26262 has an introduction which beings with “ISO 26262 is the adaption of IEC 61508 to comply with needs specific to the application sector of electrical and/or electronic (E/E) systems within road vehicles.” This makes ...
    • 14 Jul 2020
  • Hungry for a Solution

    Today’s story is about a new solution from Analog Device’s Circuits from the Lab® (CFTL) program. For over a dozen years, these lab-tested reference circuits have been used by designers and applications engineers to speed their time t...
    • 8 Jul 2020
  • Accurately Measuring our Analog World

    You have probably heard the expression “it’s a digital world.” The problem is the world is really filled with heat, light, sound, voltage, movement and thousands of other naturally occurring signals which are all analog. As shown in...
    • 7 Jul 2020
  • How an Aha! Moment Made Temperature Measurement Easier

    The frustration among members of Analog Devices’ temperature measurement team was palpable. Over the previous few years they had designed a series of temperature sensors with increasing accuracy – starting with models providing temperatur...
    • 30 Jun 2020
  • A Smoke Sensor in a Bottle Cap?

    It sounds like the setup to a joke. “What’s the difference between a hamburger and an armchair?” The consequences of the punchline are no joke. They could mean the difference between alerting you to a potential fire in the armchair ...
    • 23 Jun 2020
  • Analog Innovation Is Transforming Global Markets from Industrial and Automotive to Digital Health

    •  Analog Employees 
    Over the past several weeks my colleagues have blogged about the insights they shared during the EMEA Press Day we held in Limerick, and I’d like to provide a recap of some of the key markets where ADI technology is making the future possible. ...
    • 23 Jun 2020
  • Amplifying Performance & Versatility

    Electronic amplifiers have been around for over 100 years, first as vacuum tubes then, starting in the 1940s, using transistors. In the 1960s researchers learned how to miniaturize and place dozens of transistors into packages no bigger than a nickel...
    • 17 Jun 2020
  • Enabling a Safe Workplace Return after Lockdown

    •  Analog Employees 
    We’ve all done our part by abiding by local rules to help flatten the COVID-19 curve and stop the spread of disease. I’ve worked from home for what I thought would be weeks that then turned into months and I’ve been surprised how qu...
    • 17 Jun 2020
  • Bringing Precision Environmental Monitoring Out of the Lab and into the Field

    •  Analog Employees 
    ​​​​I recently had the opportunity to join my colleagues in presenting to a group of nearly 50 European technology reporters at the press day event ADI hosted in Limerick, and it was my pleasure to share some of the exciting things ADI’s instru...
    • 16 Jun 2020
  • Keep Calm and Robot On

    •  Analog Employees 
    Recently, my colleague Bill (native Bostonian) was talking about all his interactions with robots and how ubiquitous they’ve become, especially in these days of social distancing. As he said: “Robots ah everywhe-ah!” (My lame attemp...
    • 10 Jun 2020
  • How E-Mobility and Cabin Experience Are Reshaping the Automotive Industry

    •  Analog Employees 
    In my follow-on to Chris Jacobs’ excellent blog post coming out of the recent media day we held in Limerick, Ireland, I’d like to touch on a couple of trends I shared that are influencing the future of the automotive industry: e-mobility ...
    • 9 Jun 2020
  • The Ideal Power Supply Monitor for Functional Safety

    •  Analog Employees 
    Sometimes I work as an independent internal assessor for functional safety but in a recent case I am working as a functional safety architect with a different group. In the architect role you get to decide on things like the necessary diagnostics to ...
    • 9 Jun 2020
  • Who Do You Trust?

    This is the story of an engineering breakthrough - a solution for our increasingly digital world - coming at just the right moment in time. The shift to digital monitoring and control has become so vital to manufacturing and processing that a new ter...
    • 2 Jun 2020
  • Intelligent Sensor Fusion Lies at the Heart of Autonomous Vehicle Safety

    •  Analog Employees 
    In this third blog post following the press day ADI hosted in Limerick, Ireland, I’d like to provide my perspective on technology innovations I shared with the media that are defining the rapidly evolving autonomous transportation and automotiv...
    • 2 Jun 2020
  • Let’s Begin...At the End

    •  Analog Employees 
    Like many of you in the tech industry, I am lucky to be able to work from home while the Covid-19 pandemic takes its course. To be effective and efficient, I adopted a disciplined schedule to manage internal meetings and discussions with customers. T...
    • 27 May 2020
  • Digital Transformation: Friend or Foe?

    •  Analog Employees 
    In addressing the European technology media during our recent EMEA Press Day in Limerick, I discussed ADI’s efforts to advance factory automation and the trend we refer to as Industry 4.0. The term was actually coined in Germany in 2011 and has...
    • 26 May 2020