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65,538-IC circuit adds 64k bits to RAM

Roll your own memory to achieve great advantages. Read More...

1-bit PROM programmer shows status

The intuitive user interface of this PROM programmer is bound to impress. Read More...

One wire controls LCD module

This one-wire LCD interface DI generates all the signals required to control the ubiquitous character display. Read More...

LTC Design Note: Bidirectional DC/DC regulator and supercapacitor charger

Combine a supercapacitor charge controller with a robust DC-DC to make a wide input-range supply with transient ride-out. Read More...

Color sensor achieves high dynamic range with auto exposure

For machine vision and other applications, this circuit provides consistent RGB sensing regardless of illumination level. Read More...

Multi-decade current monitor the epitome of simplicity

This DI will likely make the simplest piece of T&M gear on your bench. Read More...

Protect your boost converter

This Design Idea addresses boost converters’ inherent short-circuit vulnerability while also providing reverse-polarity protection. Read More...

Body diodes simplify UPS & energy recovery circuits

This circuit sketch shows how to turn body-diode lemons into lemonade. Read More...

Capacitor self-diagnostics

Electrolytic capacitors are often a system’s weak link. This Design Idea helps you keep tabs on their condition. Read More...

LTC Design Note: Uncompromised clocking solution for 16bit 2.5Gsps DAC

System performance & phase noise depend on clock as much as DAC quality. Read More...

LED strings driven by current source/mirror

This unusual dual-output current source can, for example, drive LED strings at any desired current ratio. Read More...

AM detector more sensitive than simple diode

A traditional diode RF detector has its limitations. This DI describes a simple way to overcome them. Read More...

LTC Design Note: Electrolytic capacitor-based data backup power solution for a 12V system with 5V to 36V input

This module provides hold-up power in e.g., embedded systems, and can also be combined with a buck-boost module for a robust power system suitable Read More...

RC oscillator generates linear triangle wave

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

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