Also in August, find out how to get the most out of ceramic capacitors, how to power your peripheral from the serial interface, and how long your battery will last with a boost. And don't miss Dongsheng Zhou, Brian R. Buchholz and Michael W. Loth's article on testing open- and closed-loop current sensors.
Check out why editor-in-chief Ashok Bindra thinks it's time to standardize point-of-load converters in his Editor's Viewpoint. This month's Analog Feedback and Power Design departments keep you abreast of current trends by exploring how smart ICs efficiently charge Li-ion and polymer batteries, and how to choose core for flyback tranformer and choke designs. As always, our New Products section highlights the industry's latest technology, while our Product of the Month department focuses on Allegro MicroSystems Inc.'s enhancements to its existing micropower omnipolar Hall-effect switch A3212.