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Double µC’s PWM frequency & resolution

Here’s a very simple way to increase PWM frequency and resolution. Read More...

LTC Design Note: High efficiency, 15V rail-to-rail output synchronous step-down regulator can source or sink 5A

The LTC3623 step-down regulator enables compact POL solutions that can source or sink 5A without significant thermal mitigation. Power capability is Read More...

SEPIC/Ćuk converter sprouts second output

Here are the devilish details for creating a two-output SEPIC-Ćuk converter. Read More...

Multi-brightness LED controller draws zero off-current

This quaint design offers up a battery-operated LED lantern with multiple brightness levels. Read More...

LTC Design Note: Electrolytic capacitor-based data backup power solution for a 12V system with 5V to 36V input

This module provides hold-up power in e.g., embedded systems, and can also be combined with a buck-boost module for a robust power system suitable Read More...

LTC Design Note: 60V Buck-Boost LED driver has up to 98% efficiency, PWM dimming, spread spectrum

LED driver design is highly efficient, flicker-free, minimizes EMI, and plays well in the automotive environment. Read More...

LTC Design Note: Ultrathin dual 2.5A or single 5A μModule regulator fits on the backside of PCBs, allowing space on the topside for digital ICs

This versatile DC-DC excels where height is limited and multiple ganging options are advantageous. Read More...

RC oscillator generates linear triangle wave

This DI describes a novel way to generate a triangle wave. Read More...

Charge-pump topology doubles voltage, breaks DC path

This unusual charge-pump voltage multiplier Design Idea not only doubles the input, but has a pseudo-floating output. Read More...

LTC Design Note: Dual 9A, step-down μModule regulator with digital power system management

This power micro-module includes voltage control and telemetry readback (including temperature, Vin/out, & Iin/out) via PMBus. Read More...

Circuit delivers constant power to a load

Here’s a novel way to supply constant power to an ill-defined load. Read More...

Iterated-map circuit creates chaos

The chaotic circuit in this Design Idea can generate random numbers, demonstrate chaotic behaviour, and impress friends and colleagues. Read More...

Line receiver provides self test

Use a quad differential comparator to provide adequate self-test for systems using line receivers for differential input signals. Read More...

LTC Design Note: Determine balancing current for the LTC3305 lead-acid battery balancer

Delve into PTC thermistor intricacies to optimize battery-balancing designs. Read More...

Moving averager rejects noisy outlier values

Improve data-acquisition performance by implementing a smart filter in your FPGA, SoC, or code. Read More...

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