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Linearizing hall effect sensors outputs

I'm trying to find a robust solution to linearize four hall effect sensors outout to obtain a signal that I can use in a PID control scheme. The output data is collect via 4 ADC channels on an ...
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How can I realize this nonlinear resistor?

I want to know if it's possible to realize a circuit described by the equation $$I = \sin(w V)$$ where \$I\$ is the current, \$V\$ the potential and \$w\$ a variable which characterizes the single ...
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Non-linear Inductor LTSpice

I am trying to implement a non-linear inductor in LTSpice and to get it to saturate. I am using the following directive between N1 and N2 as advised in the help files: L1 N1 N2 Hc=12 Br=0.2 Bs=0.4 A=...
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How to make a non-linear potmeter more linear

I have an "Expression pedal" that worked fine on my old keyboard (Gem WX2+) but works almost like a digital switch on my new keyboard (Roland VR-09). The recommended expression pedal is a Roland EV-5 ...
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Normalizing a nonlinear plant in system identification in control

I have calculated the "active power" and the "the reactive" power of a system in dq axis in nonlinear form and I am doing system identification on this "nonlinear" plant as a MIMO system. The problem ...
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Performing small signal ac analysis with non-linear components

I have written a circuit simulator that uses Kirchoff's voltage and current laws to solve linear circuits containing capacitors, resistors, inductors and op-amps (where the op-amps are assumed to be ...
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Bandwidth and stability of nonlinear circuit

I'm designing an antilog amplifier which produces an exponential output (0.4 mV to 4 V) for a 50 Hz sawtooth input waveform (4 mV to 4 V ramp). If this were a linear circuit, I could determine the ...
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Solving power flow equations: subsets of variables, parameters, and equations

At each bus \$i\$ in a power grid, there are four quantities of interest \$V^i\$, \$\theta^i\$, \$P^i := P_g^i - P_d^i\$ and \$Q_g^i - Q_d^i\$. The power flow equations provide two equations \$P_{\...
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What is the importance of Lyapunov stability for non linear control?

I understand that studying stability gives a particular region from which if we start it will converge to an equilibrium point. But why is the study important specifically for designing non linear ...
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Transfer function_Approximation of second order system for a linear actuator

I am trying to approximate a transfer function of a system. The system is a linear actuator, connected to a feedback potentiometer. The actuator has a mass on it. The following figure is a step ...
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How to plot response of a non-linear state space model in Simulink?

I am trying to plot a non-linear model in order to compare it with it's linearized counterpart. I am following this paper Nonlinear Model & Controller Design for Magnetic Levitation System and ...
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2 tone test with RF mixer

I am designing a system that uses RF to probe the nonlinearity of a target. It works as follows. Transmitter sends out 2 RF frequencies, such as 900 and 910MHz. The target/reflector has a ...
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DC motor driver response [closed]

I have some trouble about the response of the L298N DC motor driver. After some experiments, I have noticed that the output response of the L298N isn't linear. In particular, if i give a ramp input ...
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Analyzing a non linear circuit with two sources [duplicate]

I want to analyze this circuit. V1 is a) +15V b) +10V c) -5V I need V2, V3, I1, I2, I3 Uz=6,8V UF=0,7V And I hate to say this, but I'm absolutely lacking any approach. I don't know how to manage V1....
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Problems with analyzing a simple, non linear circuit

I have some problems with analyzing this pretty simple circuit (or more precisely with understanding the solution): The task is to find the characteristic curve for $$|U_E| \le 5V$$ My first ...
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Is the V_t in this document regular Thermal voltage?

I have been looking at this short document. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/c490/4c04a7be1d675e360409178da71a1253f6d8.pdf It uses V_t and defines it as thermal voltage of a transistor. It does not ...
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Solution for a set of non-linear equations

I am trying to solve the following equations for \$\delta\$ and \$K\$. I have tried Matlab function fsolve, but unsuccessfully. I also tried Wolfram Alpha and, ...
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Simulating Chua's circuit in LTspice with a saturating transformer-based nonlinear resistor

Chua's circuit is one of the simplest circuits known to exhibit chaotic behavior. It consists of resistors, capacitors, an inductor, and an active nonlinear resistor. One implementation of this ...
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If there exists a cascade of op amps, does the previous op amp's slew rate affect the later op amp's slew rates?

All op amps used are the same Texas Instrument LM348n. The datasheet says the op amp has a nominal slew rate of 0.5 V/µs, but gives no tolerance. I have a square signal with an amplitude of 500 mV ...
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Is the gain from IIP3 curves wrong?

Suppose I have an unknown system and I would like to know its linearity. I am confused by the proper measurement of the IIP3. The gain is defined as "total output power" divided by "total input power"...
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Why linearise around an equilibrium point?

In the control theory dealt in class I was taught to always linearise a nonlinear system around an equilibrium point, i.e., where $$\dot x = 0$$ However, linearization is a Taylor series expansion, ...
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Linear and non linear phase FIR filter

I am a confused about linear and non linear fir filter. I have this depiction of the solution space for linear-phase and nonlinear-phase FIR filters for a given set of specifications. Region 1 ...
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Timestep error for Logistic Map in LTSPICE

I am building a logistic map circuit in LTSPICE. So far, I've prepared this: The factor of 25 after the second AD633 is for increasing the scope of the parameter values. However, this circuit always ...
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What are the mechanism and effects of non-linearity in an attenuating barrier in the presence of a high-strength EM field?

It's my understanding that in electromagnetics, if an attenuating device is functioning linearly, it means that 1) input and output signal strengths are proportional; and 2) input f = output f. How ...
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Linear and non-linear attenuator

[edit 3/2/18] There are problems with the title and wording of this question. I would edit, but to do so would alter the relationship between the question and the answer that I accepted. So, I have re-...
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tracking error state space, linear control example

I am trying to understand a detail from an example, from the control textbook Slotine and Li (1991) "Applied Nonlinear Control", Prentice-Hall, Example 6.4, pag. 220. A linear system is given: $$\...
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Overshoot Before Transition

First of all, a little bit of context: I'm designing a single-supply Howland current source using the OPA357 (rail-to-rail 200MHz OPAMP) to delivery 100uA of AC current up to 1MHz. In one of my ...
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Photodiode + Op-Amp Acting Nonlinearly

I've built a laser power meter based on a photodiode (likely a ThorLabs FDS10X10), a simple op-amp circuit (op-amp is TLV2462, max 12V), and a microcontroller+screen: Internally, I've built the ...
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Nonlinear system general representation

I am fairly new with non linear systems. I understand that a general representation of a nonlinear system is: $$ \dot{x} = f(x) + g(x)\cdot u $$ where \$x\$ is the state variable, and \$u\$ the input....
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Good book on system identification for non-linear systems? [closed]

Can anyone suggest a good book that describes how to experimentally identify and describe non-linear behavior in real world systems? I have had good success analyzing systems using linear methods such ...
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Highly integrated RF front-end chipset RFX8055 issues

In this datasheet of RFX8055 (CMOS 5GHz WLAN 802.11a/n/ac RFeIC WITH PA, LNA, AND SPDT switch), they mention "5GHz Power Amplifier with Low-Pass Harmonic Filter". If this filter is meant for ...
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What are those nonlinear loads in real microgrids/grids?

I have read in literature that nonlinear loads can impact on the operation of the so called microgrids. However, when I heard nonlinear loads I think in electronic devices such mobile phones or ...
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Part name in Pspice

I was working on some simulations in logistic map in MATLAB, and need to verify some results in a virtual circuit of a logistic map. I found this circuit diagram for the logistic map. However, I am ...
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SAR ADC has non-linearity around the middle of the range

I'm using a SAR ADC in STM32L433 chip and it exhibits a strange nonlinearity around the middle of the range which I can't explain. It's a 12bit ADC with 64x oversampling and 2 bit shift which ...
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Numerical calculation of non-linear LRC circuit

I’m trying to solve a circuit using Excel and numerical calculations. Unfortunately, I’m a slightly stuck at the starting line and was hoping for some assistance here. The circuit is presented below; ...
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Nonlinearities in Fully Differential Op Amp

I am trying to construct an amplifier circuit using a fully differential op amp (THS4503) to interface with an ADC (ADS5232). I will be reading a 0-5V sensor, which needs to be converted to a 1Vpp ...
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Harmonic balance Michael Steer derivation?

I was going through harmonic balance method and one of the references I used was Microwave and RF design Systems Approach by Michael Steer . In one of the examples provided , he derives the current ...
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Nonlinear equation solvers in SPICE simulators

We have an assignment at the Parallel processing class, the target is to implement a Non-linear Equations solver on cuda based on Newton Raphson method and to interface this solver with an application ...
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Electrical System Harmonics

I'm a mechanical engineer so I don't know much about electric circuits and power generation to begin with. Can somebody explain what a harmonic is in the power grid and what is the reason why it is ...
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How Do Intermodulation Products Manifest in Transmitting Equipment?

What I Understand Already: Intermodulation products manifest in receiving equipment as a result of several near-by transmitters, each operating at different carrier frequencies, mixing at the ...
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State Space model for a MIMO, coupled system

I came across a non-linear MIMO system with coupled inputs which is to be modelled in state space form. The kinematics are as follows: $$ \ddot{x} = F_Ecos(\psi)sin(\theta) + F_Esin(\psi)cos(\theta) +...
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A question about non-linearity of an in-amp gain

I'm observing nonlinearities in microvolt range inputs on an instrumentation amplifier. Here is the amplififer datasheet and its gain is supposed to be: G = 1 + (49.4 kΩ/Rg) And the inputs to this ...
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varistor with reverse operaton

Varistors are known to use for over-voltage protection, as they have high electrical resistance at low voltage which decreases as the voltage is raised.(wikipedia). But is there any electrical ...
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IP2 1dB compression point representation and formula

I'm trying to calculate the 1dB compression point in a second order interception. I did find many examples using third order, however, for a second order, I couldn't find much. In Matlab I could ...
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effects of feedback on noise and non-linearities

This video lecture (start at 32:01), the professor showed a demo about the effects of feedback on noise and non-linearities. The graph below is a system with input signal which is applied directly ...
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Is voltage and current sources linear or nonlinear?

From the circuit theory it is known that an element whose response is linear is called linear element such as resistor, capacitor. For example, in case of resistor the slope between V and I is a ...
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Nonlinear circuit v(i) function for I-V plot

I'm trying to understand how to theoretically derive the equation that could be used for plotting the I-V graph. The points of interest are Out + and ...
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(LM2902N based) Variable gain for a Instrumentation amplifier

I'm trying to build a Instrumentation amplifier that would do a 10uV -> 10mV amplification. The motivation is to measure uA ...
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What is the behavior of circuit with multiple Q points?

On Q-Point of a circuit The top answer says that if you use DC current source, then the Q point is the "solution" of the circuit. I interpret this as, if you use a DC current source of I amps, then ...
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Why non linear amplifiers are more battery efficient than linear ones? [closed]

I was going through a document on GMSK modulation where it is specified that it is immune to distortion from non linear amplifiers.Also it was mentioned that non linear amplifiers are more battery ...