Analog Devices Inc. High-Speed Operational Amplifiers | Featured Product Spotlight

Analog Devices’ LTC6228 high-speed operation amplifiers are fast, low noise, and low-distortion op amps ideal for driving high speed, high dynamic range ADCs. They can also be used in fast photodiode amplifiers or to replace high-speed op amps in existing designs for improved performance. LTC6228 op amps have input-referred voltage noise specified at 0.88nV/√Hz, as well as second and third-order harmonic distortion below — 100dBc with a 2MHz, 4VP-P input.  They’re ideal for applications with a high dynamic range.  They can operate from a single or dual supply configuration with a 2.8V to 11.75V supply range, and the input range of the op amp includes the negative supply rail.  They also have low input offset voltage and drift, as well as a 110dB common-mode rejection ratio. The op amps include input bias cancellation circuitry, and this can be disabled to minimize current noise. The high speed of the LTC6228 allows designers to use it with fast and wide swinging inputs.  It has an 890MHz gain-bandwidth product and a 730MHz -3dB bandwidth. It also has a 500V/µs slew rate. Combined, this lets the LTC6228 drive the output in response to large amplitude, high-frequency inputs. The ...

Partly cloudy skies this evening will give way to occasional showers overnight. Low 47F. Winds SW

Partly cloudy skies this evening will give way to occasional showers overnight. Low 47F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Do you attend the annual Fast Track trade show staged by the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce. The 2020 edition starts Tuesday with VIP night. The public event is Wednesday. Here’s a look back at Fast Track shows from our archives. Crowds check out some of the roughly 140 booths from the 2019 Martinsville/Henry County Chamber of Commerce Fast Track. Crowds check out some of the roughly 140 booths from this year’s Martinsville/Henry County Chamber of Commerce Fast Track at the old Sears building. At VIP Night of the Martinsville-Henry County Fast Track trade show, The Lester Group’s Steve Riggs (left) and Gene Clark (right) talk with Tim Smith, the manager of Southern States in Collinsville, about Smith’s move to Lester Building Supply. The Southern States co-op will close on Friday, and starting Monday Smith and Robert Lackey will begin working at Lester Building Supply, which will be an independent Southern Supply dealer. Roger Curtis and Morgan Campbell show plenty of bling at The Jeweler’s Edge booth during VIP night fo...

BroadbandBreakfast.com: Belt and Road Initiative Featured as Hudson Institute Panelists Debate China’s Economic Sustainability

WASHINGTON, February 18, 2020 – Panelist and Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute Nicholas Lardy sparred with Hudson Institute Senior Fellow John Lee on Tuesday over Lee’s recently published reports on China’s economy. As opposed to China’s communist party’s past approach to underscoring “vulnerability and the challenges facing their country,” now they are “concealing rather than highlighting Chinese vulnerabilities,” suggested Lee. Lee argues that China cannot be “the dominate power” without a sustainable, strong economy, which he believes has considerable structural flaws. “The main way Beijing has maintaining adequate growth is to support its companies with cheap credit,” said Lee. Lardy said the report fell short of recognizing that “China’s efforts to slow down the growth of credit since 2017 have met with some success.” China’s Belt and Road Initiative “began as a scheme to export excess capacity and lock in new regional market for Chinese firms, especially those involving construction, industrial products, infrastructure, and related services,” said Lee. According to Business Insider, the Belt and Road Initiative (which was announced in 2013) “is a m...

AI And Advanced Neuroscience Featured As machineVantage Unveils New Product Suite At CES 2020

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – machineVantage (www.machinevantage.com), a global leader in artificial intelligence and advanced neuroscience-powered solutions for product innovation and marketing effectiveness, announced that it will unveil its full suite of new products at the 2020 CES event in Las Vegas. “This marks machineVantage’s debut on the world stage, after being largely in ‘stealth mode’ until now,” said Dr. A. K. Pradeep, the company’s founder and CEO. “What we will be showcasing at CES is a full range of products based on our proprietary artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced neuroscience methodologies. Our comprehensive suite is designed specifically for companies seeking to deploy the latest and most powerful technologies to drive innovations in product development and marketing effectiveness.” Headquartered in Berkeley, Calif., with operations in Europe, the Asia/Pacific region, and Latin America, machineVantage is unique in its combination of artificial intelligence expertise and the latest advances in neuroscience. Backed by investments from Unilever Ventures and IRI, the firm counts...

Oprah Just Featured Products Made by 23 Women (Yes, Lady Gaga Is One of Them) in Her Gift Guide

The media queen released her 2019 holiday gift guide – and a third of it is brought to us by women entrepreneurs. The holiday shopping season is nearly upon us. Ahead of that, Oprah released a list full of recommended gift-able goodies — many of them made by women. Every year, the media mogul publishes a list of her “favorite things” that could serve as ideal presents. Of the 79 items she featured for the 2019 holidays, 23 of them are brought to us by women-owned businesses. Some of those female founders are familiar to us — like Sara Blakely, the billionaire behind undergarment company, Spanx. And some of them are international household names for other reasons, like singer Lady Gaga, actress Sarah Jessica Parker and former FLOTUS Michelle Obama. A hemp spa treatment set is made by Gloria L. Williams for customers’ pampering needs. ($150 per set) CEO Denise Lee and her team are offering a simple sweatshirt to comfort-loving customers. ($135 each) These black pants come from the Sara Blakely-founded brand best known for its undergarments. ($110-$128 each) A DIY cheese and charcuterie board made by Boo Simms and Sarah Simms Hendrix lets you assemble the appetizers yourself...