• InnovateFPGA 2021 Design Contest: Connecting the Edge for a Sustainable Future

    •  Analog Employees 
    Technology offers an unparalleled opportunity to reduce humanity’s impact on the planet, whether it be through smarter management of energy, reducing food waste in the supply chain, improving the performance of mass transit, or any number of bu...
  • Cooking or an Actual Fire? ADI Tests CN0537 Reference Design

    •  Analog Employees 
    In the world of smoke alarms, the new Edition 8 of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 217 standard changes everything. Spurred by concern among fire safety experts that the inadequacies of traditional smoke detectors were leading to preventable deat...
  • August 2021: EngineerZone's Top Topics

    •  Analog Employees 
    We're going back to school with another EZ tip of the month. This month's tip is related to inserting photos and files into your question and forum replies...
  • What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate

    •  Analog Employees 
    Internally within Analog Devices, I deliver training courses on functional safety for industrial applications. One of the modules in this training is called “Functional safety for networking”. I like to play some YouTube videos during the...
  • Blockchain: Uses Cases

    •  Analog Employees 
    In Blockchain: Behind the Hype, we gave an overview on blockchain technology. Now, how can it be applied? It will be useful to examine not only use cases where blockchain provides a clear benefit, but also how the technology can be applied witho...
  • Blockchain: Behind the Hype

    •  Analog Employees 
    In our new #securitysolutions series, we will go over topics ranging from blockchain to data integrity. First, let's start with a short series of blogs about blockchain technology. “There is a high level of hype around the use of bloc...
  • 50% Safe

    •  Analog Employees 
    Can you ever be half safe? The topic here today is to explore the approximation given in IEC 61508-2:2010 Annex C that for complex components (such as an IC) the failure rate of the component can be taken as 50% safe 50% dangerous. I have heard people...
  • July 2021: EngineerZone's Top Topics

    •  Analog Employees 
    This month, we're experimenting with a new #EZtopten format by not only sharing our typical top ten content, but also a new tips section and...
  • The Future of Vehicle Electrification Depends on a Robust Partner Ecosystem

    •  Analog Employees 
    I recently took part in a virtual event hosted by American Inno/Business City Journals featuring a panel...
  • Software Reliability Principles and Practices

    •  Analog Employees 
    I recently acquired and read a copy of Software Reliability: Principles and Practices by Glenford J. Myers which was published in 1976. To save you doing the math in your head that is 45 years ago. I can’t remember how I found the book, but it ...
  • June 2021: EngineerZone's Top Topics

    •  Analog Employees 
    For a lot of people, June may be a good time of the year to spend time with family, friends, and catch up on hobbies and other interests. Some of our latest blogs and forums may inspire you to work on a home project or learn more about something...
  • Privacy by Design: ADI Principles in Practice

    •  Analog Employees 
    Written by  and   If you caught our last blog, Privacy by Design & Default in Analog's Development Processes then you know that we shared our thoughts on how can systems be designed such that they ac...
  • Privacy by Design & Default in Analog's Development Processes

    •  Analog Employees 
    Written by   and   As you pull off the turnpike, you notice the dreaded flashing red and blue lights of a police cruiser signaling to pull over. You know you were obeying all of the traffic laws, but th...
  • How to Build a Functionally Safe Motor Control Circuit

    •  Analog Employees 
    IEC 61800-5-2 is an industrial standard which covers the functional safety of variable speed drives. In effect it tells you how to build a safe motor control circuit. In this blog I will discuss an example circuit found in Annex B of IEC 61800-5-2 to...
  • May 2021: EngineerZone's Top Topics

    •  Analog Employees 
    In April's post, you may have read that our support forums have been blooming with questions and answers. As we approach the summer months, many people take time off for rest and relaxation, but our support forums have not shown any signs of slo...
  • ADI's New Product Round-up: ADAQ23875, MxFE Digitizer & CN0549

    •  Analog Employees 
    Welcome back to our quarterly blog post series, ADI's New Product Round-up. This blog shares...
  • The Math Behind Proven in Use

    •  Analog Employees 
    I’m going to start this blog with a Steven Hawking quote “Someone told me that each equation I included in the book would halve the sales.” Nevertheless, I decided to proceed with this topic but there is only one equation and I will...
  • April 2021: EngineerZone's Top Topics

    •  Analog Employees 
    You've probably heard of the saying... April showers bring May flowers. In EngineerZone, did April questions bring timely solutions? Many of our forums suggest that they did. Our support forums are blooming with questions and answers...
  • Diagnostics: Are They Worth the Effort?

    •  Analog Employees 
    I was trying to decide on the topic for this month’s safety matters blog, so I went for a run and I decided to do the blog on the topic of diagnostics. Other contenders were two different book reviews or something on reliability predictions for...
  • March 2021: Spring Into EngineerZone's Top Topics

    •  Analog Employees 
    Spring has a way of reenergizing humans and the community. In EngineerZone, this past month has reinvigorated our products, applications, and design...
  • The Importance of Time

    •  Analog Employees 
    What is time? Everybody knows what it is, but it is hard to explain what it is to someone else. The opening sentence in the Wikipedia entry for time isn’t bad – “Time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and&n...
  • February 2021: EngineerZone's Top Topics

    •  Analog Employees 
    Although February is the shortest month of the year, EngineerZone was not short on content or knowledge sharing. A well-deserved shout-out goes to...
  • Musings on a 1oo2 Architecture

    •  Analog Employees 
    Here is one for the functional safety nerds. I find that every time I study the diagrams for 1oo2 and the matching equations I realize some new insights. I have tried to capture some of my understanding and insights in the blog below. I am sure there...
  • ADI New Product Round-up: SHARC Infested Waters & Simplifying ADCs

    •  Analog Employees 
    Stay up-to-date on the latest new products from Analog Devices! Introducing our quarterly blog post series, Product Round-up. This blog will provide a summary of products featured in press releases from the previous quarter, so you can stay well...
  • January 2021: EngineerZone's Top Topics

    •  Analog Employees 
    It's a new year, and we're rounding up the top viewed content in EngineerZone in the past month. This list will bring you the most popular blog posts, hottest threads, and more. From functional safety to radio, there is something for everyone...