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An Introduction to Laser Diodes
Learn about the laser diode, including package types, applications, drive circuitry, and some laser diode specifications.
June 12, 2017
Getting Started with FPGAs: Lookup Tables and Flip-Flops
Dive under the hood of an FPGA: Just what is inside of an FPGA that makes it so different from a microcontroller and yet still so versatile?...
June 09, 2017
Introduction to Temperature Sensors: Thermistors, Thermocouples, RTDs, and Thermometer ICs
Learn about various types of temperature sensors and each of their advantages and disadvantages.
June 05, 2017
Better Insight into DSP: Learning about Convolution
This article presents an overview of the convolution operation and discusses two of its applications.
June 02, 2017
An Introduction to the CORDIC Algorithm
CORDIC is a hardware-efficient iterative method which uses rotations to calculate a wide range of elementary functions.
May 31, 2017
Keeping Track of Your Biopotential: Maxim’s New Analog Front End for Wearables
Highly integrated ICs such as the MAX30004 can help you to improve the performance and practicality of your wearable designs.
May 30, 2017
Measuring Rotation in Harsh Environments: New Rotary Position Sensors from TT Electronics
Rotary position sensors such as the PHS series can help you track mechanical changes in a wide variety of applications.
May 26, 2017
Simplify Your Lighting Design: A New Constant-Current Regulator from Diodes Incorporated
ICs such as the BCR401U provide high-quality control of LEDs for applications that require something better than the typical series-resistor arrangement....
May 25, 2017
An Introduction to Transient Voltage Suppressors (TVS)
An intro to transients and the devices used to suppress them. Learn about the variety of devices used to suppress transients.
May 24, 2017
Coping with Long-Distance Serial Communication: A New Retimer IC from Texas Instruments
Signal degradation is unavoidable, but various ICs, such as the DS250DF210, can help to restore what has been lost (or eliminate what has been added)....
May 22, 2017
Seeking a Better Switch: A New High-Power FET from ON Semiconductor
MOSFETs are certainly not new technology, but ongoing performance improvements make it worth your while to keep an eye on new releases.
May 19, 2017
An Introduction to Ground: Earth Ground, Common Ground, Analog Ground, and Digital Ground
Learn about the basics of grounds, grounding, and ground symbols. Not all grounds are created equal. In this article, we'll discuss earth ground, common ground, analog ground, and digital...
May 18, 2017
High-Frequency FET Control: A New Gate-Driver IC from Diodes Incorporated
Gate-driver ICs such as the DGD0506 provide a convenient and efficient way to control high-current loads.
May 18, 2017
Amplify, Then Convert: A New High-Speed ADC Driver from Linear Tech
Good analog-to-digital conversion starts with good pre-ADC signal conditioning. Specialized devices such as the LTC6432-15 can help in this effort....
May 17, 2017
Convenient Rotational Measurements: A New Angle-Sensor SoC from Allegro
Hall-effect-based ICs such as the A1337 can help your device to perform a variety of sensor tasks related to angular motion.
May 11, 2017
Basic Signal Operations in DSP: Time Shifting, Time Scaling, and Time Reversal
This article presents a look at the basic signal operations performed over the independent variable(s) affecting the signal and the scenarios in which they find their application....
May 10, 2017
Separating Signal from Power: New Automotive Inductors from TDK
Inductors such as the ADL3225V devices are useful when you want to use just one conductor to transfer both signal and power.
May 10, 2017
Measuring with Light: New Photometric Front End ICs from Analog Devices
In this article, we’ll take a look at the ADPD10x series, which gives you an example of how a highly integrated IC can simplify your optical applications....
May 08, 2017
High-Frequency Interconnections: A New Line of RF Cables from Pasternack
Connecting two parts of a system becomes complicated when your signals are up in the gigahertz range. Let’s take a look at some new cabling options....
May 05, 2017
High-Speed ESD Protection: A New Line of TVS Diodes from AVX
Components such as those in the GiGuard series can help you to protect your circuit from transient events while maintaining high-speed performance....
May 04, 2017
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