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LTC Design Note: High-voltage, high-efficiency, positive-to-negative converter

A highly versatile converter, featuring programmable frequency, a 150V input range, and outputs to –60V. It simplifies the design of automotive and Read More...

Improve RFID by killing noise

RFID is great technology, but noisy power and other aggressors can ruin performance. Use this trick to solve the problem, for RFID or any RF or Read More...

Double µC’s PWM frequency & resolution

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

SEPIC/Ćuk converter sprouts second output

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

AM detector more sensitive than simple diode

A traditional diode RF detector has its limitations. This DI describes a simple way to overcome them. 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...