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LTC Design Note: 60V Buck-Boost LED driver has up to 98% efficiency, PWM dimming, spread spectrum

LED driver design is highly efficient, flicker-free, minimizes EMI, and plays well in the automotive environment. Read More...

RC oscillator generates linear triangle wave

This DI describes a novel way to generate a triangle wave. Read More...

Charge-pump topology doubles voltage, breaks DC path

This unusual charge-pump voltage multiplier Design Idea not only doubles the input, but has a pseudo-floating output. Read More...

LTC Design Note: Ultrathin dual 2.5A or single 5A μModule regulator fits on the backside of PCBs, allowing space on the topside for digital ICs

This versatile DC-DC excels where height is limited and multiple ganging options are advantageous. 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...

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