Design Con 2015

Design Ideas

More Design Ideas

Schmitt trigger uses two transistors

Here’s a DI circuit that displays Schmitt-trigger action and can work at high current or voltage. Read More...

Monolithic PWM generator runs fast, minimizes silicon

This analog-based PWM generator Design Idea does away with amplifiers and comparators to minimize space and power. Read More...

LTC Design Note: Versatile industrial power supply takes high voltage input and yields from eight 1A to two 4A outputs

This ultra-flexible, highly-featured switching regulator IC might be perfect for your next complex and/or industrial design. Read More...

Power transient buffer enables IC & circuit testing

This DI lets you use a versatile function generator to test a circuit’s response to power transients and noise. Read More...

Flyback switcher works down to 1.1V, flashes HBLEDs

Check out this DI if you need voltage step-up from a single cell. Read More...

Monitor 15 contacts with one PIC input

Take advantage of a microcontroller’s feature set to simplify switch & contact interface. Read More...

Load switch with self-resetting circuit breaker

Protect both load and driver with this elegant little Design Idea. Read More...

Antilog converter linearizes carbon dioxide sensor

Simplify gas sensor interface with some analog preprocessing. Read More...

Sub-picofarad measurement with CMOS inverters

Measure capacitance down to 2.5pF full-scale using this hex inverter-based design. Read More...

Circuit discriminates & recovers noisy pulses

Noisy pulse trains with widely-varying amplitude are recovered with this DI circuit. Think transducers… Read More...

LTC Design Note: High performance single phase DC/DC controller with power system management

This DC-DC controller incorporates power system management and high-precision data converters. Read More...

Gated oscillator holds last level

Unlike a typical gated oscillator, this one holds its current output level when turned off. Read More...

Simple pulse oximetry for wearable monitor

Use this circuit as the “heart” of a pulse oximeter and oxygen saturation monitor. Read More...

Short circuit tracer/finder uses low power

Build this bench tool and become a master at pinpointing shorts. Read More...

Optocoupler speed-up also reduces power consumption

Optocouplers tend to be sluggish, unless you have this circuit up your sleeve. Read More...

FEATURED RESOURCES