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Avago Tech Note: Optocouplers in intrinsic safety applications

Intrinsic safety applications defined in IEC 60079-11 require careful selection of isolation components. Read More...

Transient load gives power systems a workout

Verify power supply performance with this transient load generator. Read More...

Linear ramp generator uses one op-amp

Get integrator-like ramps that know when to stop. Read More...

LTC Design Note: Generating a ±10.24V true bipolar input for an 18-Bit, 1Msps SAR ADC

This fast, hi-res, differential-input ADC is easily driven. Read More...

Circuit lets AGC amp hold its gain

AGC amps respond to signal level. This Design Idea allows gain to be held despite a changing level. Read More...

Avago Tech Note: 5MBd Digital optocouplers targeting low power/low supply voltage applications

Digital optocouplers provide high voltage insulation and noise rejection for data transmission, with very low power usage. Read More...

Circuit gates pulse train without truncating

This Design Idea accomplishes asynchronous gating without the worry of shortened pulses. Read More...

Series-connected MOSFETs increase voltage & power handling

A constant-current charger for a high-energy capacitor bank uses multiple MOSFETs to increase voltage and power-handling capabilities. Read More...

LTC Design Note: 80V synchronous 4-switch buck-boost controller delivers hundreds of watts with 99% efficiency

An 80V synchronous 4-switch buck-boost controller that can provide hundreds of watts at up to 99% efficiency with a single inductor. Four servo loops Read More...

Anti-symmetric FIR filter slashes resource use

An anti-symmetric FIR design with the same implementation advantage as a symmetric. Read More...

Three-op-amp state-variable filter perfects the notch

There are many variants of the state-variable filter, but this one might just have the best notch output(s). Read More...

Bad-bulb finder fixes Christmas lights

15 years later, here’s a new take on one of our most popular Design Ideas ever! Read More...

Sleep easy with this desk fan speed reducer

This innovative AC motor control skips cycles. Read More...

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...

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