SOFTWARE/HARDWARE: Texas Instruments Inc. introduced the latest version of its popular FilterPro™ design tool. FilterPro v3.0 offers a new and improved user interface and a more accurate and robust filter design engine, thanks to updates, such as ability to adjust passive element tolerances and view response variations; scale passive component values; and view and export filter performance data to Excel. The tool allows designers to create and edit designs easily using the Filter Design Wizard. Users can design multiple feedback (MFB), Sallen-Key, low-pass, high-pass, band-pass and band-stop filters using voltage feedback op amps. FilterPro v3.0 is free and available for download now from TI’s website.
Key features and benefits of FilterPro v3.0
Supports design file migration from FilterPro v2.0 so that designs created in the prior version can benefit from the functionality of v3.0.
Easily generate schematics, view frequency and time responses, and print professional design reports containing all design data and schematics to help speed time to market.
Supports Bessell, Butterworth, Chebychev, Gaussian and linear phase filter response types and can be used to design filters from one to ten poles, providing design flexibility.
Supports low-pass, high-pass, notch/band-stop, band-pass, and all-pass phase shift/time delay filters to help ease system design.
The Dutch are known for their love of bicycling, and they’ve also long been early adopters of green-energy and smart-city technologies. So it seems fitting that a town in which painter Vincent van Gogh once lived has given him a very Dutch-like tribute -- a bike path lit by a special smart paint in the style of the artist's “Starry Night” painting.
For decades, engineers have worked to combat erosion by developing high-strength alloys, composites, and surface coatings. However, in a new paper, a team at Jilin University in China turned to one of the most deadly animals in the world for inspiration -- the yellow fat-backed scorpion.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.