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Fixed-Point Representation: The Q Format and Addition Examples
Fixed-point representation allows us to use fractional numbers on low-cost integer hardware.
November 30, 2017
PCB Layout for an Arbitrary Waveform Generator
In this article we’ll discuss the PCB layout for a custom-designed arbitrary waveform generator board.
November 17, 2017
DAC Output Circuitry for an Arbitrary Waveform Generator
How do you convert DAC output currents into a normal voltage signal? Let’s take a look.
October 20, 2017
DAC Schematic Design for an Arbitrary Waveform Generator
This article presents a custom digital-to-analog-conversion design built around a high-speed DAC from Analog Devices.
October 13, 2017
Microcontroller Design for an Arbitrary Waveform Generator
In this article, we’ll look at general concepts and some design details for a circuit board that can output a wide variety of analog signals....
October 06, 2017
Implementing a Low-Pass Filter on FPGA with Verilog
Learn how to implement a moving average filter and optimize it with CIC architecture.
July 13, 2017
Mohammad Amin Karami
An Introduction to Canonical Signed Digit Representation
CSD is an elegant method to implement digital multipliers in a more efficient way.
July 03, 2017
Multirate DSP and Its Application in D/A Conversion
This article reviews the basics of D/A conversion and explains how multirate DSP can lead to a more efficient system.
June 30, 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
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
Simplified Power Supervision for Portable Devices: A New Battery Management IC from Maxim
There are many integrated circuits that can help you to optimize the performance of battery-powered devices. In this article we’ll take a look at the MAX17055....
April 10, 2017
A Microcontroller Enthusiast’s First Look at Programmable Logic
The FPGA can be a great addition to your arsenal, but it requires some adjustments to the way a microcontroller jockey thinks.
March 24, 2017
Clean Clocking: The New CDCE813-Q1 Clock Synthesizer
The CDCE813-Q1 is a customizable, fairly high-frequency clock generator that is qualified for automotive applications.
March 20, 2017
Robust, High-Speed Serial Communication: A New RS-422/485 Transceiver from Maxim
The MAX14775E offers high-performance capabilities that make it especially suitable for data transfer in harsh environments.
March 09, 2017
Introduction to Low-Power Embedded Design
Low power consumption has become an important design goal in many electronic systems. This article introduces essential concepts and techniques....
February 17, 2017
Improving on the Electret: An Introduction to MEMS Microphones
This technical brief explains the physical characteristics and the benefits of microphones based on MEMS technology.
February 14, 2017
Back to Basics: SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface)
The Serial Peripheral Interface Bus enables full-duplex serial data transfer between multiple integrated circuits.
February 13, 2017
The How and Why of Spread-Spectrum Digital Signals
This technical brief discusses the use of spread spectrum modulation in digital circuits, particularly clock signals.
February 10, 2017
UART Baud Rate: How Accurate Does It Need to Be?
This article will help you to determine the maximum acceptable difference between the baud rates of a UART transmitter and receiver.
January 25, 2017
The Packet Concept: High-Level Synchronization for Data Links
Learn about (for lack of a better term) packetization, a technique that facilitates robust data transfer in optical, RF, and long-distance-digital communication systems....
December 30, 2016
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