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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...

Moving averager rejects noisy outlier values

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

In-circuit PROM tester

Maintaining old tech takes some resourcefulness. Read More...

LM317 smooths but doesn't regulate

I once needed to clean up a power supply output, but it didn't need to be regulated. Read More...

LTC Design Note: Accurate, fast settling analog voltages from PWM signals

A unique IC mitigates the disadvantages of PWM DACs. Read More...

LED current regulator has low dropout

Meet an interesting addition to the field of LED current regulators. Read More...

Control an FPGA bus without using the processor

A bit of added hardware lets FPGA engineers access peripherals without having to deal with the processor. Read More...

LTC Design Note: Precision op-amp enables fast multiplexing at low power

A multiplexed DAQ design presents some subtle challenges, and parts selection plays a crucial role. Read More...

UVP protects rechargeable batteries

Protect rechargeable batteries from deep discharge with this UVP & load switch. Read More...

New slope compensation method stabilizes switchers

Add slope compensation to any switching controller and topology. Read More...

LTC Design Note: Monolithic linear battery charger operates from inputs up to 60V

For lower current, keep-alive battery charging, a simple yet richly featured linear solution can be ideal. Read More...

Splitting and arbiting a bidirectional serial bus

Serial buses like I2C are widespread. This Design Idea demonstrates ways of splitting each bidirectional line into two unidirectional ones – and Read More...

Forced quenching improves three-transistor FM tuner

That an FM tuner can be built using one transistor is impressive. This Design Idea is the luxury three-transistor version of that! Read More...

Active load handles high voltages

This electronic load design presses an electric kettle into service as a power resistor. Read More...

Circuit remotely adjusts PSU voltage

This DI circuit allows for remote regulator/PSU programmability or trimming. Read More...

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