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    Application Note 5686 
    Passive Components Aren’t Really So Passive (Part 2): Resistors
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    Application Note 4489 
    Typically Testing “Typical” in a Typical Manner
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    Application Note 5761 
    Lord Kelvin’s Sensing Method Lives On in the Measurement Accuracy of Ultra-Precision Current-Shunt Monitors/Current-Sense Amplifiers
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    Application Note 5710 
    An Accurate, Low-Impedance, Low-Dropout, Sub-1V Bandgap Reference Is Compact and Prolongs Battery Life
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    Application Note 5724 
    Lightning Bolts, Defibrillators, and Protection Circuitry Save Lives
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    Application Note 2879 
    Selecting the Optimum Voltage Reference
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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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    Application Note 5591 
    Ensure Long Lifetimes from Electrolytic Capacitors: a Case Study in LED Light Bulbs
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    Application Note 5569 
    Integrating Power Passives and Tactical Trade-Offs for Power Efficiency: Part 1, Harmony - Design like a Symphony Conductor
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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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    Application Note 4491 
    Damage from a Lightning Bolt or a Spark—It Depends on How Tall You Are!
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    Tutorial 5066 
    When Is Calibration Important?
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    Tutorial 5274 
    It's Hot! Why Are My CMOS Logic Circuits Burning Up?
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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 4606 
    Self-Starting Can Be Hard to Do - Understanding Power-on-Reset Requirements in Regulators and Bandgaps
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    Application Note 4883 
    Oscilloscope Math Functions Aid Hot-Swap Circuit Analysis
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    Tutorial 5063 
    Statistical Process Control Calculator Tutorial
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    Application Note 4706 
    Tactile Feedback Solutions Using Piezoelectric Actuators
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    Application Note 4362 
    Precision Triangular-Wave Generator Uses a Single IC
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    Application Note 4315 
    Use a Margining Oscillator as a Spread-Spectrum Clock Generator to Reduce EMI
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    Application Note 4289 
    Low-Temperature Data Retention in Nonvolatile SRAM
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    Tutorial 4243 
    What is a Transmission Gate (Analog Switch)?
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    Application Note 4030 
    Analog Multiplier Improves the Accuracy of High-Side Current-Sense Measurements
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    Application Note 4198 
    New CCII Current Conveyor
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    Application Note 4197 
    Using the DS4412 to Margin the Output Voltage of a DC-DC Converter
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    Application Note 4111 
    Eliminating Ghost-Image Currents in Color-LED Display Systems Using the MAX6972–MAX6975 LED Drivers
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    Application Note 3954 
    Characteristics of Manganese Lithium (ML) Batteries
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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 3814 
    Port Expanders for Flip-Cell Phones Save Cost and Space
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    Application Note 3776 
    Considerations for Selecting an RS-485 Transceiver in Electronic Power Meters
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    Application Note 3754 
    Single-Wire Serial Bus Carries Isolated Power and Data
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    Tutorial 3748 
    How to Create a Precision Current Source Using a DS4303 or DS4305
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    Reference Schematic 3490 
    Parametric Measurement Unit (PMU) Layout Guidelines
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    Application Note 3466 
    GPIO Expander Provides Charge Pump for Blue LEDs
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    Tutorial 3426 
    Resistive Bridge Basics: Part One
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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 3315 
    Writing Parallel-Port 2-Wire Software in C
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    Application Note 3291 
    Using DS4510/DS4520/DS4550 to Select Backup Flash Memory
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    Application Note 3288 
    IC Drives Up to Four Single-Coil Latching Relays
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    Tutorial 3081 
    How to Increase the Bandwidth of Digital Potentiometers 10x to 100x
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    Application Note 2238 
    Position sensor exploits Faraday's Law
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    Application Note 1951 
    Class D Motor-Speed Control
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    Application Note 1792 
    Self-Oscillating Contactor Driver Minimizes Hold Power
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    Application Note 929 
    Automating ADC Data Collection
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    Application Note 805 
    Low-Cost, 24V Industrial Controller Is ESD-Protected
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    Application Note 869 
    Creating Fast Line Transients
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    Application Note 484 
    Harnessing Solar Power with Smart Power-Conversion Techniques
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    Application Note 1048 
    Adjustment-Free Inclinometer Operates On +2.7V
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    Application Note 1909 
    Tiny Light Sensor with Logic Output Draws Less Than 10µA
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    Application Note 1101 
    IR Sensor/Monitor Wakes Host System
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    Application Note 942 
    Load Switcher Draws Only 6µA


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