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Rearranged reference helps ADC measure its
Rearranged reference helps ADC measure its own supply voltage
09.22.2020 Circuits

EDN If you use an ADC to monitor a system's power-supply voltage, you may encounter situations in which the supply voltage exceeds the ADC's reference voltage. However, the ADC's input voltage cannot exceed its reference voltage...

Melexis MLX81116 multichannel RGB-LED driver brings
Melexis' MLX81116 multichannel RGB-LED driver brings smart interior lighting to life in automotive applications
09.22.2020 News

Melexis has introduced MLX81116, a multichannel RGB-LED driver. The MLX81116 supports the MeLiBu high speed communication IP to enable intelligent animated automotive lighting concepts...

Guarded Limiters Improve High Impedance Sensor
Guarded Limiters Improve High Impedance Sensor Dynamic Range
09.21.2020 Articles

Measuring the signals from extremely high impedance sensors is a difficult task. These sensors can have output impedances in the Teraohms (1×1012 Ω)...

Bourns Introduces AEC-Q200 Compliant CANbus Inductor
Bourns Introduces AEC-Q200 Compliant CANbus Inductor Series
09.21.2020 News

Bourns, Inc. introduced a new CANbus Common Mode Chip Inductor series. The new AEC-Q200 compliant inductors feature a ferrite core with a bifilar-wound construction that provides high impedance over a broad frequency range to suppress unwanted incoming or outgoing EMI signals...

Make truly linear RF-power detector
Make a truly linear RF-power detector
09.17.2020 Circuits

Modern high-performance transmitters require accurate monitoring of RF power, because most cellular standards depend on strict power- transmission levels to maintain an effective network. Regulation of transmitted-signal strength also lets you build lower cost systems...

HOLTEK New 9V Battery BA45F5420 5440
HOLTEK New 9V Battery BA45F5420/ 5440/ 5450 Smoke Detector MCUs
09.17.2020 News

Holtek wishes to announce the release of its new range of 9 V battery Smoke Detector dedicated MCUs, the BA45F5420/BA45F5440/BA45F5450...

What All This Unused Input Stuff
What's All This Unused Input Stuff, Anyhow?
09.17.2020 Articles

You can’t leave unused inputs floating, but you might not want to connect them to a power or ground rail either...

High Precision Linear Power Amplifier Delivers
High Precision Linear Power Amplifier Delivers New Levels of Power Density Yet Unseen in SIP Form-Factor
09.17.2020 News

The PA22 from Apex Microtechnology establishes a new benchmark in power amplifier performance for a variety of applications where high speed and short-term power dissipation is a must...

Power-Up PCBA September Design Assembly DFA
Power-Up PCBA 1 September: Design for Assembly (DFA) Review Now Free for All PCB Assembly Orders with Seeed Fusion
09.17.2020 News

This post marks the beginning of a new series of developments with an emphasis on our most comprehensive offering at Seeed Fusion, turnkey PCB assembly (PCBA)...

Precision active load operates as low
Precision active load operates as low as 2V
09.16.2020 Circuits

This Design Idea presents a self-powered, precision-active-load circuit that improves on a previously published design. Added features include a wider operating-voltage range of 2 to 50 V or higher and several flexible current-setting modes...