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LTC Design Note: 42V quad monolithic synchronous step-down regulator with 30μA quiescent current

This circuit impresses with four 2.2MHz bucks in a tiny package. 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...

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...

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...

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