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    Application Note 6545 
    Backhaul Alternatives for 4G/5G HetNet Base Stations Part 2 – PTP Microwave and Broadband Satellite Systems
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    597.8kB
    Application Note 6339 
    Digital Output Drivers: Understanding Key Features and Challenges
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    788.9kB
    Application Note 4489 
    Typically Testing “Typical” in a Typical Manner
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    Application Note 5765 
    Maximize the Performance of High-Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) Ultrasound Receivers with an Optimized System Design
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    Application Note 5553 
    Compact Medical Ultrasound - Advanced Analog Integration and Low-Noise System Design Make It Possible
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    645kB
    Application Note 5519 
    Navigate the AFE and Data-Converter Maze in Mobile Wireless Terminals
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    334.5kB
    Tutorial 5429 
    The IP3 Specification - Demystified
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    780.5kB
    Tutorial 5450 
    Successful PCB Grounding with Mixed-Signal Chips - Follow the Path of Least Impedance
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    211.4kB
    Application Note 5394 
    Digital RF Modulators Provide the High Density, Agility, and Cost Benefits for a Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP)
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    164kB
    Application Note 3853 
    Equalizing Techniques Flatten DAC Frequency Response
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    69.4kB
    Application Note 5435 
    Quick Start Programmer's Guide for the MAX11800–MAX11803 and MAX11811 Touch-Screen Controllers
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    331.8kB
    Application Note 5317 
    Implementing a Direct RF Transmitter for Wireless Communications
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    197.9kB
    Application Note 4648 
    New Equalized SATA I/II/III Redriver Improves eSATA Cable Drive
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    85.9kB
    Application Note 4427 
    Demonstrating Green Technology with Apples, Oranges, Lemons, and Limes
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    128kB
    Tutorial 4681 
    Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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    Tutorial 4696 
    Overview of Ultrasound Imaging Systems and the Electrical Components Required for Main Subfunctions
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    91.1kB
    Tutorial 4700 
    Introduction to Medical Instruments and Growing Trend for Point-of-Care and Near-Patient Testing
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    Tutorial 4682 
    Introduction to Computed Tomography (CT) Medical Imaging
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    189.9kB
    Tutorial 4602 
    Adjusting and Calibrating Out Offset and Gain Error in a Precision DAC
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    Interfacing the MAX5881 Direct RF Synthesis DAC to FPGAs
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    Application Note 4070 
    Transmitting I²S Audio Streams in Automotive Applications Using the MAX9205/MAX9206 LVDS SerDes
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    Application Note 4061 
    Measuring the Output Jitter of the MAX999 Comparator
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    Tutorial 4038 
    Optimizing Ultrasound-Receiver VGA Output-Referred Noise and Gain: Improves Doppler Dynamic Range and Sensitivity
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    Application Note 4020 
    Working with MAX9217/MAX9218/MAX9247/MAX9248/MAX9250 Evaluation Boards
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    Application Note 4019 
    LVDS Offers Robust Video Interface for Automotive Applications
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    Application Note 3964 
    Enabling Test Modes on the MAX9247
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    Application Note 3821 
    Skew Margin Measurement for 4-Channel (3 Data Channels Plus Clock Channel) LVDS Serializers/Deserializers
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    Application Note 3228 
    Improving Gain Flatness without Sacrificing Dynamic Performance in High-IF ADCs
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    Application Note 3176 
    Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) for High-Performance Communications
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    Application Note 2771 
    High-Speed ADC Sets Input Common-Mode Range
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    Application Note 2882 
    Proper Input Network Selection Achieves Optimum Dynamic Performance and Excellent Gain Flatness in High-Speed ADCs
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    Application Note 2884 
    Secondary-Side Transformer Termination Improves Gain Flatness in High-Speed ADCs
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    Application Note 2371 
    Consider Overall Cascaded Performance When Comparing Integrated RF Frequency Mixers to Passive Mixer Solutions
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    Tutorial 2094 
    A Simple ADC Comparison Matrix
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    Application Note 2021 
    Specifications and Measurement of Local Oscillator Noise in Integrated Circuit Base Station Mixers
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    64kB
    Application Note 1929 
    Understanding ADC Noise for Small and Large Signal Inputs for Receiver Applications
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    131kB
    Application Note 1917 
    Simplifying Tomorrow's LO Drive Designs with the MAX9987-90 Family of LO Buffers/Splitters
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    81kB
    Application Note 1886 
    Critical DAC Parameters for Multi-Carrier GSM/EDGE Transmitters
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    289.5kB
    Tutorial 729 
    Dynamic Testing of High-Speed ADCs, Part 2
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    49kB
    Application Note 1140 
    Receiver Sensitivity Equation for Spread Spectrum Systems
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    Application Note 1130 
    Phase-Lock Loop Applications Using the MAX9382
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    Application Note 929 
    Automating ADC Data Collection
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    Tutorial 634 
    Pipeline ADCs Come of Age
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    Tutorial 283 
    INL/DNL Measurements for High-Speed Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs)
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    Tutorial 728 
    Defining and Testing Dynamic Parameters in High-Speed ADCs, Part 1
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    Tutorial 989 
    Multiply Your Sampling Rate with Time-Interleaved Data Converters

    ADC

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    Application Note 6545 
    Backhaul Alternatives for 4G/5G HetNet Base Stations Part 2 – PTP Microwave and Broadband Satellite Systems
    View   In New Window PDF
    1.1MB
    Application Note 5765 
    Maximize the Performance of High-Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) Ultrasound Receivers with an Optimized System Design
    View   In New Window PDF
    1.2MB
    Application Note 5553 
    Compact Medical Ultrasound - Advanced Analog Integration and Low-Noise System Design Make It Possible
    View   In New Window PDF
    645kB
    Application Note 5519 
    Navigate the AFE and Data-Converter Maze in Mobile Wireless Terminals
    View   In New Window PDF
    780.5kB
    Tutorial 5450 
    Successful PCB Grounding with Mixed-Signal Chips - Follow the Path of Least Impedance
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    164kB
    Application Note 3853 
    Equalizing Techniques Flatten DAC Frequency Response
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    128kB
    Tutorial 4681 
    Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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    124kB
    Tutorial 4696 
    Overview of Ultrasound Imaging Systems and the Electrical Components Required for Main Subfunctions
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    91.1kB
    Tutorial 4700 
    Introduction to Medical Instruments and Growing Trend for Point-of-Care and Near-Patient Testing
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    100kB
    Tutorial 4682 
    Introduction to Computed Tomography (CT) Medical Imaging
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    189.9kB
    Tutorial 4602 
    Adjusting and Calibrating Out Offset and Gain Error in a Precision DAC
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    154kB
    Application Note 4466 
    Aperture Jitter Calculator for ADCs
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    107kB
    Application Note 4336 
    Design Challenges for an Ultra-Low-Jitter Clock Synthesizer
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    Application Note 3716 
    Folded-Frequency Calculator
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    Application Note 3557 
    "Stitch" Your Way Out of Logic-Analyzer Memory Limitations
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    Application Note 3495 
    Combine Multiple Data Files to Optimize INL/DNL Processing
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    Application Note 3292 
    Crunching FFTs with Microsoft Excel
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    Application Note 3190 
    Coherent Sampling Calculator (CSC)
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    74kB
    Application Note 3062 
    Dynamic Performance Requirements for High-Performance ADCs and RF Components in Digital Receiver Applications
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    67kB
    Tutorial 1819 
    Selecting the Optimum Test Tones and Test Equipment for Successful High-Speed ADC Sinewave Testing
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    53kB
    Tutorial 1197 
    How Quantization and Thermal Noise Determine an ADC's Effective Noise Figure
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    289.5kB
    Tutorial 729 
    Dynamic Testing of High-Speed ADCs, Part 2
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    159kB
    Tutorial 800 
    Design a Low-Jitter Clock for High-Speed Data Converters
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    92kB
    Tutorial 1040 
    Coherent Sampling vs. Window Sampling
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    112kB
    Tutorial 283 
    INL/DNL Measurements for High-Speed Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs)
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    92kB
    Tutorial 634 
    Pipeline ADCs Come of Age
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    136kB
    Application Note 642 
    ADC Captures 1Gsps
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    207.4kB
    Tutorial 728 
    Defining and Testing Dynamic Parameters in High-Speed ADCs, Part 1
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    72.1kB
    Tutorial 989 
    Multiply Your Sampling Rate with Time-Interleaved Data Converters

    DAC

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    1.2MB
    Application Note 6545 
    Backhaul Alternatives for 4G/5G HetNet Base Stations Part 2 – PTP Microwave and Broadband Satellite Systems
    View   In New Window PDF
    645kB
    Application Note 5519 
    Navigate the AFE and Data-Converter Maze in Mobile Wireless Terminals
    View   In New Window PDF
    780.5kB
    Tutorial 5450 
    Successful PCB Grounding with Mixed-Signal Chips - Follow the Path of Least Impedance
    View   In New Window PDF
    211.4kB
    Application Note 5394 
    Digital RF Modulators Provide the High Density, Agility, and Cost Benefits for a Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP)
    View   In New Window PDF
    164kB
    Application Note 3853 
    Equalizing Techniques Flatten DAC Frequency Response
    View   In New Window PDF
    331.8kB
    Application Note 5317 
    Implementing a Direct RF Transmitter for Wireless Communications
    View   In New Window PDF
    128kB
    Tutorial 4681 
    Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
    View   In New Window PDF
    124kB
    Tutorial 4696 
    Overview of Ultrasound Imaging Systems and the Electrical Components Required for Main Subfunctions
    View   In New Window PDF
    189.9kB
    Tutorial 4602 
    Adjusting and Calibrating Out Offset and Gain Error in a Precision DAC
    View   In New Window PDF
    107kB
    Application Note 4336 
    Design Challenges for an Ultra-Low-Jitter Clock Synthesizer
    View   In New Window   Application Note 4304 
    Interfacing the MAX5881 Direct RF Synthesis DAC to FPGAs
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    88kB
    Application Note 3716 
    Folded-Frequency Calculator
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    109kB
    Application Note 3559 
    High-Performance RF Modulator Enables Multi-Carrier Communications Transmitters

    General

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    597.8kB
    Application Note 6339 
    Digital Output Drivers: Understanding Key Features and Challenges
    View   In New Window PDF
    1.2MB
    Application Note 5553 
    Compact Medical Ultrasound - Advanced Analog Integration and Low-Noise System Design Make It Possible
    View   In New Window PDF
    780.5kB
    Tutorial 5450 
    Successful PCB Grounding with Mixed-Signal Chips - Follow the Path of Least Impedance
    View   In New Window PDF
    197.9kB
    Application Note 4648 
    New Equalized SATA I/II/III Redriver Improves eSATA Cable Drive
    View   In New Window PDF
    85.9kB
    Application Note 4427 
    Demonstrating Green Technology with Apples, Oranges, Lemons, and Limes
    View   In New Window PDF
    44kB
    Application Note 4061 
    Measuring the Output Jitter of the MAX999 Comparator
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    50kB
    Application Note 4054 
    Using the MAX7359 for Multifunctional and Gaming Keys on PDAs/Smartphones: A Programming Guide
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    24kB
    Application Note 3495 
    Combine Multiple Data Files to Optimize INL/DNL Processing
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    122kB
    Application Note 3491 
    Schematic and Layout Guidelines for High-Speed Data Converters
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    97kB
    Application Note 3190 
    Coherent Sampling Calculator (CSC)
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    119kB
    Tutorial 2085 
    Histogram Testing Determines DNL and INL Errors
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    67kB
    Tutorial 1819 
    Selecting the Optimum Test Tones and Test Equipment for Successful High-Speed ADC Sinewave Testing
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    92kB
    Tutorial 1040 
    Coherent Sampling vs. Window Sampling
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    102kB
    Tutorial 740 
    Glossary of Frequently Used High-Speed Data Converter Terms

    Wireless

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    1.2MB
    Application Note 6545 
    Backhaul Alternatives for 4G/5G HetNet Base Stations Part 2 – PTP Microwave and Broadband Satellite Systems
    View   In New Window PDF
    645kB
    Application Note 5519 
    Navigate the AFE and Data-Converter Maze in Mobile Wireless Terminals
    View   In New Window PDF
    334.5kB
    Tutorial 5429 
    The IP3 Specification - Demystified
    View   In New Window PDF
    780.5kB
    Tutorial 5450 
    Successful PCB Grounding with Mixed-Signal Chips - Follow the Path of Least Impedance
    View   In New Window PDF
    50kB
    Application Note 4054 
    Using the MAX7359 for Multifunctional and Gaming Keys on PDAs/Smartphones: A Programming Guide
    View   In New Window PDF
    74kB
    Application Note 3062 
    Dynamic Performance Requirements for High-Performance ADCs and RF Components in Digital Receiver Applications
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    51kB
    Application Note 1838 
    Mixer 2x2 Spurious Response and IP2 Relationship


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