5G Design Ideas

Improve RFID by killing noise

RFID is great technology, but noisy power and other aggressors can ruin performance. Use this trick to solve the problem, for RFID or any RF or Read More...

Splitting and arbiting a bidirectional serial bus

Serial buses like I2C are widespread. This Design Idea demonstrates ways of splitting each bidirectional line into two unidirectional ones – and Read More...

NRZ to AMI converter uses single supply

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

Monitor a differential pair for valid & fault conditions

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

LTC Design Note: High input IP3 mixer enables robust VHF receivers

High performance mixer has built-in transformers. Read More...

Avago Tech Note: High-speed optocouplers enable industrial networks

Communicate at up to 25Mb/s over (e.g.) PROFIBUS. Read More...

Current loop transmits ac measurement

Using a three-chip circuit, you can measure alternating current or voltage and transmit the results on a 4- to 20-mA current loop. Read More...

DAA circuit emulates central-office operation

A modification of a DAA's interface provides central-office-like operation for single-line telephones. Read More...

Simple circuit suits quadrature detection

A circuit generates an output voltage that you can measure to determine whether two sine waves have a quadrature relationship. Read More...

Low-cost RF synthesizer uses generic ICs

You can make an AM-band frequency synthesizer from standard components. Read More...

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