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Simulate digital filters with PSpice

PSpice isn’t just for analog! This Design Idea shows it can handle digital filter simulation too. Read More...

Simplified kurtosis computation detects signal interference

The statistical kurtosis operation, reinterpreted and implemented on an FPGA for this Design Idea, can detect various forms of interference in RF and Read More...

LTC Design Note: Driver for 14-bit, 4.5 MSPS ADC operates over a wide gain range

Assure optimum performance by matching up ADC and input driver. Read More...

Rotational (or linear) measurement using an optical mouse sensor

A novel way to measure X-Y or rotational speed or position is presented in this Design Idea. Read More...

De-embed transmission lines with FIR filters

This DI uses MATLAB to design de-embedding filters which clean up high-speed signal measurements. Read More...

LTC Design Note: Monolithic no-opto isolated flyback converter provides versatile solution

This versatile chip handles flyback, buck, boost, and negative input, and features low standby current and up to 18W output. Read More...

Instrumentation amp makes an accurate transimpedance amp too

The interesting topology in this Design Idea turns a monolithic in-amp into a good transimpedance amp for photodiode or similar applications. Read More...

Schmitt trigger adapts its own thresholds

If you need to condition a widely-varying signal, a simple Schmitt won’t work, but this DI will. Read More...

LTC Design Note: Dual 13A μModule regulator with digital interface for remote monitoring & control of power

Digital power system management (PSM) enables on-demand telemetry capability to set, monitor, change, and log power parameters of dual high-current Read More...

NRZ to AMI converter uses single supply

Convert serial data to AMI format with this simple Design Idea. Read More...

Avago Tech Note: Smart gate-drive optocoupler with integrated flyback controller

A smart gate-drive optocoupler for FETs & IGBTs is ideal for distributed power supplies, power inverters, motor drives, and more. Read More...

Voltage indicator transitions between colours

Using a two-colour LED, this Design Idea indicates power-on and voltage level. Read More...

MOSFET-based Joule Thief steps up voltage

This Design Idea illustrates a novel approach to the Joule Thief circuit. Read More...

Simple SSR has zero-cross on/off switching

This AC solid-state relay enables zero-cross switching with quite a simple design. Read More...

Monitor a differential pair for valid & fault conditions

Monitor the state of a differential communications line with this Design Idea. Read More...

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