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    Application Note 6008 
    Protection: How Much is Enough for An Analog Output?
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    Application Note 5964 
    Power Supplies Begin the Circuit Foundation, Taming Switching Power-Supply Layout
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    Application Note 5554 
    ASIC Fixes for Noisy Analog “Oops”
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    Application Note 5766 
    Choosing the Right Transformer with the MAX13256
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    Subsystem Board 5742 
    Carmel (MAXREFDES18#): High Accuracy Analog Current/Voltage Output
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    Application Note 5663 
    Passives Aren’t Really So Passive: Part 1, Capacitors
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    Tutorial 5594 
    System Noise-Figure Analysis for Modern Radio Receivers
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    Tutorial 5518 
    Uptime Protects the Bottom Line
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    Application Note 5591 
    Ensure Long Lifetimes from Electrolytic Capacitors: a Case Study in LED Light Bulbs
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    Subsystem Board 5611 
    Corona (MAXREFDES12#): Isolated Industrial Octal Digital Input Translator/Serializer
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    Application Note 5597 
    Simulation Shows How Real Op Amps Can Drive Capacitive Loads
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    Tutorial 5283 
    PCB Design Considerations and Guidelines for 0.4mm and 0.5mm WLPs
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    Application Note 5278 
    Why Honest Weigh Scales Are Application Specific
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    Application Note 5570 
    Integrating Power Passives and Tactical Trade-Offs for Power Efficiency: Part 2, Balance - Work Through All the Choices
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    Tutorial 5275 
    Calibration - Needless or a Necessity?
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    Tutorial 5436 
    Getting Started with a Radio Design
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    Tutorial 5527 
    Temperature and Voltage Variation of Ceramic Capacitors, or Why Your 4.7µF Capacitor Becomes a 0.33µF Capacitor
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    Application Note 5344 
    Trade-Offs in Analog IC Performance, Or Challenges When You Integrate More Analog onto a Digital Design
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    Tutorial 5067 
    Margining and Calibration for Fun and Profit
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    Tutorial 5279 
    IC Troubleshooting and Failure Analysis: Find the Facts and Avoid the Guesswork
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    Tutorial 5432 
    Measure a Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR) to Quantify Transmission Line Imperfections
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    Tutorial 5450 
    Successful PCB Grounding with Mixed-Signal Chips - Follow the Path of Least Impedance
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    Tutorial 5418 
    Driving Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) with Precision Control
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    Tutorial 5458 
    Counterfeit ICs—the Serious Problem that Only We Can Make Go Away
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    Application Note 5345 
    Want Some Free Electricity, One Month a Year?
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    Tutorial 5479 
    Obsolescence Mitigation—a Novel Approach Solves a Growing Problem
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    Tutorial 5265 
    Design a Crystal Oscillator to Match Your Application
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    Application Note 4491 
    Damage from a Lightning Bolt or a Spark—It Depends on How Tall You Are!
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    Tutorial 5343 
    The Dangers of Rounded Numbers, Typical Specifications, and Simulations
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    Tutorial 5066 
    When Is Calibration Important?
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    Tutorial 5421 
    Cryptography in Software or Hardware - It Depends on the Need
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    Application Note 5139 
    Interface, Happy or Sad Face?
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    Application Note 4490 
    How Signal Chains and PLCs Impact Our Lives
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    Tutorial 5065 
    Radio Susceptibility - Cure with Antibiotic, Vaccine, or the Laws of Physics?
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    Tutorial 4606 
    Self-Starting Can Be Hard to Do - Understanding Power-on-Reset Requirements in Regulators and Bandgaps
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    Tutorial 5250 
    Tin Whiskers Are Real and Complex
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    Application Note 5128 
    SPI Interface User Manual for the MAX1441 Automotive, Two-Channel Proximity and Touch Sensor
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    Application Note 4427 
    Demonstrating Green Technology with Apples, Oranges, Lemons, and Limes
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    Tutorial 5063 
    Statistical Process Control Calculator Tutorial
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    Tutorial 5062 
    Bandgap Reference Calculator Tutorial
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    Application Note 5068 
    Sterilization Methods and Their Impact on Medical Devices Containing Electronics
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    Tutorial 838 
    Use a Linear Potentiometer to Create a Nonlinear Transfer Function for Audio Volume Control
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    Tutorial 4992 
    Reduce the Chances of Human Error: Part 1, Power and Ground
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    Tutorial 4993 
    Reduce the Chances of Human Error: Part 2, Super Amps and Filters for Analog Interface
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    Tutorial 4991 
    Oops...Practical ESD Protection vs. Foolhardy Placebos
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    Application Note 4485 
    Derive Simple High-Current Source from Lab Supply
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    Application Note 4716 
    How to Build a Simple, Interactive Digital Voltmeter
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    Application Note 4400 
    Pseudo Random Number Generation Using Linear Feedback Shift Registers
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    Application Note 4223 
    The evolution of the RS-232 transceiver
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    Application Note 4425 
    Same? Really the Same? Maybe? The Cross-Reference Challenge
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    Application Note 4599 
    Use a DS3900 to Evaluate I²C-Compatible Devices for Successful Bidirectional Communication
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    Application Note 4335 
    Saving Energy: Little Things Mean a Lot
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    Tutorial 4448 
    Calculating Energy Usage: How Costs Drive Conservation
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    Tutorial 4344 
    Rail Splitter, from Abraham Lincoln to Virtual Ground
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    Application Note 4345 
    Well Grounded, Digital Is Analog
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    Application Note 4213 
    Trends in High-Performance Power-Supply Design for Automotive Infotainment
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    Tutorial 4346 
    Pots, Pans, Logs, and Linear Digital Pots Create Arbitrary Voltage Curves
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    Application Note 4313 
    Video Display Signals and the MAX9406 DP-HDMI/DVI Level Shifter—Part II
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    Application Note 4288 
    How to Calculate the Wiper Voltage of a Digital Potentiometer
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    Tutorial 4292 
    Where Is Ground?
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    Tutorial 4300 
    Calculating the Error Budget in Precision Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Applications
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    Application Note 4291 
    Stack References for Higher Adjustable Voltages from a Digital Pot
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    Application Note 4290 
    Ratiometric Design Overcomes the 25% Tolerance of a Digital Potentiometer
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    Application Note 4287 
    Reconstructing Analog Video with the Maxim Video Filter Family
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    Application Note 4297 
    Battery Selection for Security Manager Applications
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    Application Note 4289 
    Low-Temperature Data Retention in Nonvolatile SRAM
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    Application Note 4233 
    Carrier Ethernet Service Demarcation in Optical Networks
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    Application Note 1891 
    Wafer-Level Packaging (WLP) and its Applications
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    Application Note 4193 
    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Technical Support
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    Application Note 4128 
    IAR EWMAXQ 4.0 Linker File—Simplified
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    Tutorial 4123 
    How to Work with Maxim's Spice Macromodels
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    Tutorial 4083 
    Thermal Characterization of IC Packages
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    Application Note 4033 
    Programmable Fan Controllers
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    Application Note 4002 
    Understanding Flip-Chip and Chip-Scale Package Technologies and Their Applications
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    Application Note 3967 
    Selecting a Serial Bus
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    Application Note 3976 
    Embedded Security Going Forward
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    Application Note 3954 
    Characteristics of Manganese Lithium (ML) Batteries
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    Application Note 3930 
    Package Thermal Resistance Values (Theta JA, Theta JC) for Temperature Sensors and 1-Wire Devices
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    Application Note 3839 
    Controlling the DS3900 Serial Communications Module Using LabView
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    Application Note 3646 
    How to Divide and Conquer the Divider: Practical Resistive Dividers, Made Easy
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    Application Note 3599 
    Assembling High-Lead (Pb) DS2761 Flip-Chips in a Pb-Free Assembly Flow
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    Application Note 3558 
    MAX12557 Schematic and Layout Suggestions
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    Application Note 3512 
    Automotive Applications for Silicon Spread-Spectrum Oscillators
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    Application Note 3505 
    Assembling High-Lead (Pb) DS2502 Flip-Chips in a Pb-Free Assembly Flow
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    Reference Schematic 3490 
    Parametric Measurement Unit (PMU) Layout Guidelines
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    Tutorial 3438 
    Serial Digital Data Networks
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    Tutorial 3426 
    Resistive Bridge Basics: Part One
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    Application Note 3377 
    Maxim Wafer-Level Package Assembly Guide
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    Application Note 3317 
    Adding Windows NT/2000/XP Support to the AN3315 Parallel-Port 2-Wire Software
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    Application Note 3291 
    Using DS4510/DS4520/DS4550 to Select Backup Flash Memory
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    Application Note 3044 
    Calibration of Weight Sensors Using Dead Weights
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    Application Note 3230 
    How to Use a PC's Parallel Port to Communicate with 2-Wire Devices
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    Tutorial 2997 
    Basic Switching-Regulator-Layout Techniques
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    Tutorial 2878 
    Use Statistical Circuit Analysis with Excel for Yield Analysis
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    Application Note 2127 
    Modeling of Quartz Crystal
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    Application Note 2238 
    Position sensor exploits Faraday's Law
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    Application Note 2093 
    Introduction to Common Printed Circuit Transmission Lines
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    Application Note 2095 
    External Resistor Minimizes Digipot Loading
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    Application Note 1956 
    Tips to Remember When Designing with Digital Potentiometers
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    Application Note 238 
    2-Wire Controlled Digital DIP Switch Using the DS3904
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    Application Note 235 
    Using Spare NV Digital Pots as NV Digital Configuration Bits
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    Application Note 1802 
    Few Components Needed for an ESD-Protected Solid-State Potentiometer (EPOT) System with Two Pushbuttons
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    Application Note 215 
    2-Wire Communication Using LabVIEW
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    Application Note 213 
    Using a PC with a DS3900 to Communicate with DS1267s, DS1867s, and DS1868s
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    Tutorial 1167 
    Practical Aspects of EMI Protection
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    Tutorial 716 
    Proper Layout and Component Selection Controls EMI
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    Tutorial 762 
    Design and Manufacture of Automotive Pressure Sensors
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    Tutorial 1110 
    Prototyping with Surface-Mount Devices
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    Application Note 183 
    Controlling a Variable Voltage Power Supply Using the DS1809 (Pushbutton Control)
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    Application Note 184 
    Digitally-Controlled Phase Shift Using the DS1669
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    Tutorial 946 
    Disposable Metal Boxes Make Excellent Shielded Enclosures
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    Application Note 929 
    Automating ADC Data Collection
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    Application Note 168 
    DS1869 Digital Potentiometer Modes of Operation
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    Application Note 169 
    Interfacing a DS1868 3-Wire Device to a SPI Bus
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    Tutorial 735 
    Layout Considerations for Non-Isolated DC-DC Converters
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    Tutorial 761 
    Automatic Test Equipment on a Budget
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    Application Note 804 
    Finding the Thevenin Equivalent Circuit for the EPOT-Based Offset Resistor Network
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    Application Note 593 
    Digital Potentiometers: Frequently Asked Questions
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    Application Note 408 
    Controlling a DS1803 Digital Potentiometer Using an 8051 Microprocessor to Generate 2-Wire Signals
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    Application Note 409 
    Using Multiple DS1267 Digital Potentiometers With an 8051 Microprocessor Generating 3-Wire Signals
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    Application Note 869 
    Creating Fast Line Transients
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    Application Note 637 
    Tech Tips: Getting the Most from Your Sensor and Conditioning Electronics


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