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    Application Note 6854 
    How to Calculate ENOB for ADC Dynamic Performance Measurement
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    Using Maxim ADCs to Measure the Current on the MAX40016
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    Application Note 6565 
    Current Sensing Devices Used in Battery Management of Portable Applications
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    Application Note 6646 
    Effects of Different Resistor Tolerances in a Differential ADC for THD Performance
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    Application Note 6556 
    How to Interface the MAX30003WING ECG AFE with the MAX32630FTHR
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    713.4kB
    Application Note 6555 
    How to Interface the MAX11301WING PIXI 20-Port, Mixed-Signal I/O with the MAX32630FTHR
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    775.7kB
    Application Note 6311 
    Using the MAX11311 Internal and External Temperature Sensor to Activate Motors and Fans
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    298.6kB
    Application Note 6488 
    Achieving Desired Dynamic Performance in High-Speed, High-Resolution ADCs with Level Translators/Isolators in the System
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    459.3kB
    Application Note 6425 
    The Basics of Using the MAX11254/MAX11259 24-Bit ADCs with Integrated PGA for Sensor-Rich Applications
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    Application Note 6369 
    Bipolar Work Around for the MAXREFDES74#
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    699.7kB
    Application Note 6221 
    PIXI MAX11300 4-20mA Current Control Loop Transmitter
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    305.4kB
    Application Note 6184 
    Using the MAX11254EVKIT as a Building Block Platform for Industrial Applications
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    Application Note 6034 
    How to Select and Design Amplifier Buffer and Passive Components to Optimize Performance for the MAX11905 Evaluation Kits
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    Application Note 6262 
    RTD Measurement System Design Essentials
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    Application Note 6062 
    LTE-Advanced Release-12 Shapes New eNodeB Transmitter Architecture: Part 1, Technology Evolution
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    Application Note 6063 
    LTE-Advanced Release-12 Shapes New eNode Transmitter Architecture: Part 2, Analog Integration Challenge
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    Application Note 6208 
    Extending I2C Communication Distance with the DS28E17
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    Application Note 5988 
    Distribution Automation Needs Highly Accurate Analog Data Converters
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    MAX5860/MAX5862 Usage and Configuration Guide
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    MAX5860/MAX5862 Thermal Model Considerations
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    Application Note 5620 
    Optimize Battery Measurement and Cell-Stack Monitoring with Highly Accurate AFE
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    Application Note 5800 
    Passive Components Aren’t Really So Passive (Part 3): Printed Circuit Boards
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    Application Note 4489 
    Typically Testing “Typical” in a Typical Manner
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    Application Note 5864 
    Innovative Chinese Electrical Metering Technology to Save Chinese Meter Manufacturers $25M Annually1
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    Application Note 5966 
    Choosing the Optimal Clock Mode for MAX116xx, MAX123x, and MAX103x SAR ADCs
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    Application Note 6039 
    MAX11300 Product Family Featuring PIXI Technology FAQs
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    Tutorial 5719 
    Package Thermal Analysis Calculator Tutorial
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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 5581 
    Challenge the Conventional - Make Unipolar DACs Bipolar
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    A Method of Demonstrating Transmission-Line Behavior on a Dual-Channel Oscilloscope
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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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    Application Note 5874 
    Settling Time Calculator Tutorial
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    Tutorial 5664 
    Managing Noise in the Signal Chain, Part 1: Annoying Semiconductor Noise, Preventable or Inescapable?
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    Tutorial 5665 
    Managing Noise in the Signal Chain, Part 2: Noise and Distortion in Data Converters
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    Tutorial 5666 
    Selecting the Best Data Converter for a Given Noise Budget: Part 3
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    654.5kB
    Subsystem Board 5827 
    Petaluma (MAXREFDES30#): 8-Channel Simultaneous-Sampling Analog Front End
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    Application Note 5758 
    Analog Integration Drives Factory Integration
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    738.9kB
    Application Note 5776 
    Smart Monitoring Improves Distribution-Grid Reliability
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    740kB
    Subsystem Board 5817 
    Novato (MAXREFDES16#): 4-20mA Loop-Powered Temperature Sensor with HART
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    Application Note 5760 
    Getting the Most Out of the MAX14920/MAX14921 High-Accuracy Battery-Measurement AFEs
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    Reference Schematic 5610 
    High-Performance, High-Accuracy 4-20mA Current-Loop Transmitter Meets Toughest Industrial Requirements
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    Reference Schematic 5684 
    High-Performance Temperature Measurement Using Thermocouples and Precision Delta-Sigma ADCs, Part 2
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    Application Note 5554 
    ASIC Fixes for Noisy Analog “Oops”
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    Subsystem Board 5723 
    Sonoma (MAXREFDES14#): Isolated Energy Measurement Subsystem Reference Design
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    Subsystem Board 5683 
    Monterey (MAXREFDES15#): Ultra-Low Power, High-Accuracy 4–20mA 2-Wire Current-Loop Sensor
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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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    579.4kB
    Subsystem Board 5721 
    Fremont (MAXREFDES6#): 16-Bit, High-Accuracy, 0 to 100mV Input, Isolated Analog Front-End (AFE)
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    204.9kB
    Application Note 5663 
    Passives Aren’t Really So Passive (Part 1): Capacitors
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    218.6kB
    Application Note 5446 
    Direct-Sampling DACs in Theory and Application
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    98.7kB
    Application Note 5282 
    Process High-Voltage Input Levels into a Low-Voltage ADC Without Losing Much SNR
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    MAX5880 Cable QAM Modulator and DUC Usage and Configuration Guide
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    Application Note 5278 
    Why Honest Weigh Scales Are Application Specific
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    108.4kB
    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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    111.6kB
    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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    Reference Schematic 5523 
    Liquid-Level Control and Delivery System Uses a Compensated Silicon Pressure Sensor and Precision Delta-Sigma ADCs, Part 2
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    Subsystem Board 5563 
    Fresno (MAXREFDES11#): 16-Bit High-Accuracy 0 to 10V Input Isolated Analog Front End (AFE)
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    Subsystem Board 5562 
    Campbell (MAXREFDES4#): 16-Bit High-Accuracy 4-20mA Input Isolated Analog Front End (AFE)
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    Subsystem Board 5561 
    Santa Fe (MAXREFDES5#): 16-Bit High Accuracy Multi-Input Isolated Analog Front End (AFE)
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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 5353 
    Calculating Effective Resolution for Data Converters
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    Tutorial 5450 
    Successful PCB Grounding with Mixed-Signal Chips - Follow the Path of Least Impedance
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    Application Note 5477 
    Analyzing Audio DAC Jitter Sensitivity
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    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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    Application Note 4491 
    Damage from a Lightning Bolt or a Spark—It Depends on How Tall You Are!
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    Application Note 3853 
    Equalizing Techniques Flatten DAC Frequency Response
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    Reference Schematic 5244 
    Modern PRTD Temperature Sensors and High-Resolution Delta-Sigma ADCs Enable Wide Range High-Accuracy Temperature Measurements
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    Reference Schematic 5319 
    Liquid-Level Measurement System Uses a Compensated Silicon Pressure Sensor and Precision Delta-Sigma ADCs, Part 1
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    Application Note 5435 
    Quick Start Programmer's Guide for the MAX11800–MAX11803 and MAX11811 Touch-Screen Controllers
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    Tutorial 5274 
    It's Hot! Why Are My CMOS Logic Circuits Burning Up?
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    Tutorial 5066 
    When Is Calibration Important?
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    QAM Reference Design Using the MAX5880 Modulator and MAX5882 RF DAC
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    Application Note 4644 
    Use a Twist and Other Popular Wires to Reduce EMI/RFI
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    Application Note 5317 
    Implementing a Direct RF Transmitter for Wireless Communications
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    Application Note 5083 
    Digital-to-Analog Converter Fine-Tunes Reference Output
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    Application Note 5074 
    Implementing an ADC with a Microcontroller, an Op Amp, and Resistors
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    Application Note 4672 
    Understanding Temperature Drift in a Precision Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)
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    Application Note 5296 
    An Easy-to-Understand Explanation of Calibration in Touch-Screen Systems
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    Application Note 5384 
    Understanding Noise, ENOB, and Effective Resolution in Analog-to-Digital Converters
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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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    Application Note 474 
    Precision DAC and Watchdog Improve Analog Output Safety
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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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    Reference Schematic 5032 
    Modern Thermocouples and a High-Resolution Delta-Sigma ADC Enable High-Precision Temperature Measurement
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    Tutorial 5061 
    Effective Number of Bits Calculator Tutorial
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    Tutorial 5036 
    Calibration Circuit Library
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    Application Note 4342 
    Transitioning from the DS2433 to the DS24B33 4Kb 1-Wire® EEPROM
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    Application Note 4605 
    Avoid Design Misinterpretations that Put System Operation in Jeopardy
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    Tutorial 810 
    Understanding Flash ADCs
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    MAX11043 EV Programming Guide
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    Reference Schematic 4655 
    Signal Conditioning for a Sigma-Delta ADC in Industrial Multichannel Data Acquisition Systems
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    Tutorial 4699 
    Overview of Sensor Signal Paths
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    Tutorial 4675 
    Important Considerations for Insulin Pump and Portable Medical Designs
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    Tutorial 4680 
    Introduction to Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging
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    Tutorial 4682 
    Introduction to Computed Tomography (CT) Medical Imaging
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    Tutorial 4686 
    Important Design Considerations for Heart-Rate and Fitness Monitors
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    Tutorial 4690 
    Important Design Considerations for Digital Thermometers
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    Tutorial 4692 
    Introduction to Ventilators and Ventilation Rate Measurements
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    Tutorial 4677 
    Important Considerations for Infusion Pump and Portable Medical Designs
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    Tutorial 4659 
    Blood Glucose Meters
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    Tutorial 4697 
    Overview of Industrial Motor Control Systems
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    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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    Tutorial 4700 
    Introduction to Medical Instruments and Growing Trend for Point-of-Care and Near-Patient Testing
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    Tutorial 4703 
    Introduction to Electronic Calibration and Methods for Correcting Manufacturing Tolerances in Medical Equipment Designs
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    Tutorial 4698 
    Introduction to Dialysis Machines
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    Tutorial 4685 
    How Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Respiratory Ventilation Systems Function
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    Tutorial 4693 
    Introduction to Electrocardiographs
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    Tutorial 4689 
    Blood Pressure Monitor Design Considerations
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    Tutorial 4704 
    Introduction to Electronic Calibration and Methods for Correcting Manufacturing Tolerances in Industrial Equipment Designs
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    Tutorial 4701 
    Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and the Operational Function of Main System Modules
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    Application Note 4617 
    ADC Input Translator
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    Tutorial 4602 
    Adjusting and Calibrating Out Offset and Gain Error in a Precision DAC
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    Tutorial 4603 
    Process Control and PLC Tutorial
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    Application Note 4595 
    Reduce System Cost for Advanced Powerline Monitoring by Leveraging High-Performance, Simultaneous-Sampling ADCs
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    Application Note 4359 
    Design Guidelines for High-Performance, Multichannel, Simultaneous-Sampling ADCs in Data-Acquisition Systems (DAS)
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    Tutorial 4346 
    Pots, Pans, Logs, and Linear Digital Pots Create Arbitrary Voltage Curves
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    Tutorial 4149 
    How to Add Margining Capability to a DC-DC Converter
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    Interfacing the MAX5881 Direct RF Synthesis DAC to FPGAs
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    Application Note 4281 
    Advanced Power-Line Monitoring Requires a High-Performance, Simultaneous-Sampling ADC
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    Tutorial 4300 
    Calculating the Error Budget in Precision Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Applications
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    Application Note 4261 
    Measuring and Calibrating for Product-Dependent Temperature Offsets
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    Application Note 4125 
    Getting Started with the MAX1233/MAX1234 Touch-Screen Controllers
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    Application Note 4061 
    Measuring the Output Jitter of the MAX999 Comparator
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    Tutorial 4053 
    Setup and Hold Times for High-Speed Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) Demystified
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    Tutorial 4025 
    DACs vs. Digital Potentiometers: Which Is Right for My Application?
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    Application Note 3901 
    Synchronizing Multiple High-Speed Multiplexed DACs for Transmit Applications
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    Application Note 3839 
    Controlling the DS3900 Serial Communications Module Using LabView
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    Application Note 3741 
    Analog ICs for Low Voltage Systems
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    186kB
    Application Note 3456 
    Programmable System-Management IC Monitors and Sequences Requirements in Complex, Multivoltage Systems
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    99kB
    Application Note 3427 
    Interfacing the DS1859 Digitally Controlled Resistors to the MAX3735 Laser Driver
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    87kB
    Tutorial 3426 
    Resistive Bridge Basics: Part One
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    107kB
    Application Note 3228 
    Improving Gain Flatness without Sacrificing Dynamic Performance in High-IF ADCs
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    108kB
    Reference Schematic 3297 
    Remote Monitoring System Sends Email via SMS
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    115kB
    Application Note 3176 
    Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) for High-Performance Communications
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    93kB
    Application Note 2858 
    DS1859 Internal Calibration and Right Shifting (Scalable Dynamic Ranging)
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    83kB
    Application Note 2394 
    Interfacing the MAX1169 ADC to a PIC Microcontroller
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    26kB
    Tutorial 2094 
    A Simple ADC Comparison Matrix
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    33kB
    Application Note 2013 
    Voltage Reference Scaling Technique Increases ADC Accuracy to Keep Costs Down
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    Application Note 2026 
    Boost Converter Generates Three Analog Rails
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    Application Note 1944 
    Temperature Monitoring Using the MAX1253/54 and MAX1153/54
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    Application Note 233 
    Regenerating the DS1847/DS1848 Resistor Calibration Constants
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    274kB
    Tutorial 1870 
    Sigma-Delta ADCs
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    25kB
    Application Note 217 
    How to Interpret DS1852 Temperature and Voltage Readings
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    171.8kB
    Application Note 215 
    2-Wire Communication Using LabVIEW
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    289.5kB
    Tutorial 729 
    Dynamic Testing of High-Speed ADCs, Part 2
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    Tutorial 641 
    ADC and DAC Glossary
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    Application Note 572 
    Interfacing the MAX195 ADC to the TMS320C3X Evaluation Module
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    98.4kB
    Application Note 1108 
    Understanding Single-Ended, Pseudo-Differential and Fully-Differential ADC Inputs
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    76.5kB
    Tutorial 1041 
    Understanding Integrating ADCs
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    104kB
    Application Note 647 
    Comparator/DAC Combinations Solve Data-Acquisition Problems
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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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    207.4kB
    Tutorial 728 
    Defining and Testing Dynamic Parameters in High-Speed ADCs, Part 1
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    181kB
    Application Note 807 
    Force/Sense DAC Applications
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    83.5kB
    Tutorial 1080 
    Understanding SAR ADCs: Their Architecture and Comparison with Other ADCs
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    55kB
    Application Note 593 
    Digital Potentiometers: Frequently Asked Questions
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    72.1kB
    Tutorial 989 
    Multiply Your Sampling Rate with Time-Interleaved Data Converters

    General

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    Application Note 6854 
    How to Calculate ENOB for ADC Dynamic Performance Measurement
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    Using Maxim ADCs to Measure the Current on the MAX40016
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    311.4kB
    Application Note 6565 
    Current Sensing Devices Used in Battery Management of Portable Applications
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    850.6kB
    Application Note 6556 
    How to Interface the MAX30003WING ECG AFE with the MAX32630FTHR
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    713.4kB
    Application Note 6555 
    How to Interface the MAX11301WING PIXI 20-Port, Mixed-Signal I/O with the MAX32630FTHR
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    775.7kB
    Application Note 6311 
    Using the MAX11311 Internal and External Temperature Sensor to Activate Motors and Fans
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    298.6kB
    Application Note 6488 
    Achieving Desired Dynamic Performance in High-Speed, High-Resolution ADCs with Level Translators/Isolators in the System
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    459.3kB
    Application Note 6425 
    The Basics of Using the MAX11254/MAX11259 24-Bit ADCs with Integrated PGA for Sensor-Rich Applications
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    699.7kB
    Application Note 6221 
    PIXI MAX11300 4-20mA Current Control Loop Transmitter
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    305.4kB
    Application Note 6184 
    Using the MAX11254EVKIT as a Building Block Platform for Industrial Applications
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    1019.7kB
    Application Note 6208 
    Extending I2C Communication Distance with the DS28E17
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    902.8kB
    Application Note 5988 
    Distribution Automation Needs Highly Accurate Analog Data Converters
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    528.8kB
    Application Note 5620 
    Optimize Battery Measurement and Cell-Stack Monitoring with Highly Accurate AFE
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    2MB
    Application Note 5800 
    Passive Components Aren’t Really So Passive (Part 3): Printed Circuit Boards
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    1.1MB
    Application Note 5864 
    Innovative Chinese Electrical Metering Technology to Save Chinese Meter Manufacturers $25M Annually1
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    1.7MB
    Application Note 5581 
    Challenge the Conventional - Make Unipolar DACs Bipolar
    View   In New Window   Application Note 5617 
    A Method of Demonstrating Transmission-Line Behavior on a Dual-Channel Oscilloscope
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    554.7kB
    Application Note 5874 
    Settling Time Calculator Tutorial
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    1.7MB
    Tutorial 5664 
    Managing Noise in the Signal Chain, Part 1: Annoying Semiconductor Noise, Preventable or Inescapable?
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    338.3kB
    Tutorial 5665 
    Managing Noise in the Signal Chain, Part 2: Noise and Distortion in Data Converters
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    2.8MB
    Tutorial 5666 
    Selecting the Best Data Converter for a Given Noise Budget: Part 3
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    621.8kB
    Application Note 5758 
    Analog Integration Drives Factory Integration
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    738.9kB
    Application Note 5776 
    Smart Monitoring Improves Distribution-Grid Reliability
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    740kB
    Subsystem Board 5817 
    Novato (MAXREFDES16#): 4-20mA Loop-Powered Temperature Sensor with HART
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    1.1MB
    Application Note 5760 
    Getting the Most Out of the MAX14920/MAX14921 High-Accuracy Battery-Measurement AFEs
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    264.3kB
    Reference Schematic 5610 
    High-Performance, High-Accuracy 4-20mA Current-Loop Transmitter Meets Toughest Industrial Requirements
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    196.8kB
    Reference Schematic 5684 
    High-Performance Temperature Measurement Using Thermocouples and Precision Delta-Sigma ADCs, Part 2
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    86.5kB
    Application Note 5554 
    ASIC Fixes for Noisy Analog “Oops”
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    111.5kB
    Application Note 2879 
    Selecting the Optimum Voltage Reference
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    200.4kB
    Subsystem Board 5742 
    Carmel (MAXREFDES18#): High Accuracy Analog Current/Voltage Output
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    204.9kB
    Application Note 5663 
    Passives Aren’t Really So Passive (Part 1): Capacitors
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    98.7kB
    Application Note 5282 
    Process High-Voltage Input Levels into a Low-Voltage ADC Without Losing Much SNR
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    112.3kB
    Application Note 5278 
    Why Honest Weigh Scales Are Application Specific
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    108.4kB
    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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    111.6kB
    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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    83kB
    Tutorial 5275 
    Calibration - Needless or a Necessity?
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    193kB
    Reference Schematic 5523 
    Liquid-Level Control and Delivery System Uses a Compensated Silicon Pressure Sensor and Precision Delta-Sigma ADCs, Part 2
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    285.5kB
    Subsystem Board 5562 
    Campbell (MAXREFDES4#): 16-Bit High-Accuracy 4-20mA Input Isolated Analog Front End (AFE)
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    642.9kB
    Subsystem Board 5561 
    Santa Fe (MAXREFDES5#): 16-Bit High Accuracy Multi-Input Isolated Analog Front End (AFE)
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    67.3kB
    Tutorial 5067 
    Margining and Calibration for Fun and Profit
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    180.4kB
    Tutorial 5279 
    IC Troubleshooting and Failure Analysis: Find the Facts and Avoid the Guesswork
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    49kB
    Tutorial 5353 
    Calculating Effective Resolution for Data Converters
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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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    235.2kB
    Application Note 5477 
    Analyzing Audio DAC Jitter Sensitivity
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    261.9kB
    Reference Schematic 5244 
    Modern PRTD Temperature Sensors and High-Resolution Delta-Sigma ADCs Enable Wide Range High-Accuracy Temperature Measurements
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    194kB
    Reference Schematic 5319 
    Liquid-Level Measurement System Uses a Compensated Silicon Pressure Sensor and Precision Delta-Sigma ADCs, Part 1
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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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    96.2kB
    Tutorial 5274 
    It's Hot! Why Are My CMOS Logic Circuits Burning Up?
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    137.3kB
    Tutorial 5066 
    When Is Calibration Important?
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    138.5kB
    Application Note 5083 
    Digital-to-Analog Converter Fine-Tunes Reference Output
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    69.6kB
    Application Note 5074 
    Implementing an ADC with a Microcontroller, an Op Amp, and Resistors
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    211.6kB
    Application Note 4672 
    Understanding Temperature Drift in a Precision Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)
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    117.5kB
    Application Note 5384 
    Understanding Noise, ENOB, and Effective Resolution in Analog-to-Digital Converters
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    76.7kB
    Application Note 5139 
    Interface, Happy or Sad Face?
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    210.4kB
    Application Note 4490 
    How Signal Chains and PLCs Impact Our Lives
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    73.5kB
    Application Note 474 
    Precision DAC and Watchdog Improve Analog Output Safety
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    110.9kB
    Tutorial 5065 
    Radio Susceptibility - Cure with Antibiotic, Vaccine, or the Laws of Physics?
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    91kB
    Tutorial 5059 
    Thermal Noise Calculator Tutorial
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    104kB
    Tutorial 5063 
    Statistical Process Control Calculator Tutorial
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    285.7kB
    Reference Schematic 5032 
    Modern Thermocouples and a High-Resolution Delta-Sigma ADC Enable High-Precision Temperature Measurement
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    82kB
    Tutorial 5060 
    ADC/DAC Accuracy Calculator Tutorial
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    66kB
    Tutorial 5062 
    Bandgap Reference Calculator Tutorial
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    72kB
    Tutorial 5061 
    Effective Number of Bits Calculator Tutorial
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    389.8kB
    Tutorial 5036 
    Calibration Circuit Library
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    58kB
    Tutorial 2102 
    Delta-Sigma ADCs Replace Integrating ADCs for Panel Meters
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    53kB
    Application Note 4498 
    Add Margining Capability to a DC/DC Converter
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    1.5MB
    Tutorial 810 
    Understanding Flash ADCs
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    202kB
    Reference Schematic 4655 
    Signal Conditioning for a Sigma-Delta ADC in Industrial Multichannel Data Acquisition Systems
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    144kB
    Application Note 4639 
    Use High-Performance Simultaneous-Sampling ADCs for Sensor Signal Conditioning in Industrial Multichannel Data Acquisition Systems (DASs)
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    273kB
    Tutorial 4699 
    Overview of Sensor Signal Paths
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    98kB
    Tutorial 4675 
    Important Considerations for Insulin Pump and Portable Medical Designs
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    206kB
    Tutorial 4677 
    Important Considerations for Infusion Pump and Portable Medical Designs
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    89kB
    Tutorial 4686 
    Important Design Considerations for Heart-Rate and Fitness Monitors
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    59kB
    Tutorial 4690 
    Important Design Considerations for Digital Thermometers
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    62kB
    Tutorial 4692 
    Introduction to Ventilators and Ventilation Rate Measurements
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    216.4kB
    Tutorial 4697 
    Overview of Industrial Motor Control Systems
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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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    123kB
    Tutorial 4701 
    Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and the Operational Function of Main System Modules
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    95.3kB
    Tutorial 4703 
    Introduction to Electronic Calibration and Methods for Correcting Manufacturing Tolerances in Medical Equipment Designs
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    140.4kB
    Tutorial 4698 
    Introduction to Dialysis Machines
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    76kB
    Tutorial 4685 
    How Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Respiratory Ventilation Systems Function
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    139kB
    Tutorial 4693 
    Introduction to Electrocardiographs
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    72kB
    Tutorial 4689 
    Blood Pressure Monitor Design Considerations
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    95.6kB
    Tutorial 4704 
    Introduction to Electronic Calibration and Methods for Correcting Manufacturing Tolerances in Industrial Equipment Designs
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    45kB
    Application Note 4617 
    ADC Input Translator
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    189.9kB
    Tutorial 4602 
    Adjusting and Calibrating Out Offset and Gain Error in a Precision DAC
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    58kB
    Application Note 4620 
    Set Your Holiday Lights to Music
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    112.7kB
    Application Note 4595 
    Reduce System Cost for Advanced Powerline Monitoring by Leveraging High-Performance, Simultaneous-Sampling ADCs
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    64kB
    Application Note 4494 
    Methods for Calibrating Gain Error in Data-Converter Systems
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    127kB
    Tutorial 801 
    Frequently Asked Questions about Data Converters
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    68kB
    Application Note 4442 
    Logarithmic LED Panel Display Has 72dB Range
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    154kB
    Application Note 4466 
    Aperture Jitter Calculator for ADCs
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    69kB
    Application Note 4296 
    Measuring Temperature with the MAX1358 Data Acquisition System
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    127.4kB
    Tutorial 4053 
    Setup and Hold Times for High-Speed Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) Demystified
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    58kB
    Application Note 3990 
    Current-Source DAC with PIN Diode Provides RF Attenuation and Thermal Compensation
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    28kB
    Application Note 3971 
    Using a Digital Potentiometer for Push-and-Hold Control-Setting Adjustments
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    108kB
    Application Note 3947 
    Daisy-Chaining SPI Devices
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    631.7kB
    Application Note 3839 
    Controlling the DS3900 Serial Communications Module Using LabView
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    84kB
    Application Note 3497 
    PIC'ing the MAX5581: Interfacing a PIC Microcontroller with the MAX5581 Fast-Settling DAC
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    84kB
    Application Note 3439 
    PIC'ing the MAX5591: Interfacing a PIC Microcontroller to the MAX5591 Fast-Settling DAC
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    64kB
    Tutorial 3417 
    Digital Potentiometers Replace Mechanical Potentiometers
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    62kB
    Application Note 3418 
    Understanding the Effects of Clock Tolerances on 50/60Hz Noise Rejection in High Performance Sigma Delta ADCs
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    108kB
    Reference Schematic 3297 
    Remote Monitoring System Sends Email via SMS
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    186kB
    Tutorial 3189 
    Programmers Handbook for the MAX5290-MAX5295, MAX5580-MAX5585, MAX5590-MAX5595 User-Programmable DACs
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    93kB
    Application Note 2858 
    DS1859 Internal Calibration and Right Shifting (Scalable Dynamic Ranging)
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    81kB
    Tutorial 2395 
    Understanding Integral Non-Linearity Errors
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    44kB
    Reference Schematic 2398 
    3V DACs Used in ±10V Applications
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    83kB
    Application Note 2394 
    Interfacing the MAX1169 ADC to a PIC Microcontroller
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    60kB
    Application Note 2156 
    Optimize the Graphics Update Rate on an OSD Video Graphics Generator
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    51kB
    Application Note 2090 
    How to Configure the DS1852 Alarm and Warning Thresholds to Comply with SFF-8472
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    33kB
    Application Note 2013 
    Voltage Reference Scaling Technique Increases ADC Accuracy to Keep Costs Down
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    167kB
    Tutorial 2027 
    Simple Methods Reduce Input Ripple for All Charge Pumps
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    75.7kB
    Application Note 2026 
    Boost Converter Generates Three Analog Rails
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    56kB
    Application Note 1988 
    Circuit Enables PC-Based Voltage Measurements
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    66kB
    Application Note 1948 
    Analysis of ADC System Distortion Caused by Source Resistance
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    49kB
    Application Note 1943 
    Improving the Performance of the MAX4455 by Reducing On-Screen Display Artifacts
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    60kB
    Application Note 1944 
    Temperature Monitoring Using the MAX1253/54 and MAX1153/54
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    92kB
    Application Note 233 
    Regenerating the DS1847/DS1848 Resistor Calibration Constants
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    117kB
    Application Note 237 
    Introduction of the DS1847 for Industrial Controls
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    274kB
    Tutorial 1870 
    Sigma-Delta ADCs
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    66kB
    Application Note 1842 
    Effects of Digital Crosstalk in Data Converters
    Part 3: Digital Data Signal Crosstalk on the Clock
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    35kB
    Application Note 1841 
    Effects of Digital Crosstalk in Data Converters
    Part 2: Crosstalk on the Clock
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    36kB
    Application Note 1753 
    A Simple Thermistor Interface to an ADC
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    149kB
    Application Note 1761 
    Effects of Digital Crosstalk in Data Converters
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    25kB
    Application Note 217 
    How to Interpret DS1852 Temperature and Voltage Readings
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    171.8kB
    Application Note 215 
    2-Wire Communication Using LabVIEW
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    68kB
    Application Note 213 
    Using a PC with a DS3900 to Communicate with DS1267s, DS1867s, and DS1868s
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    130kB
    Tutorial 748 
    The ABCs of ADCs: Understanding How ADC Errors Affect System Performance
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    105.2kB
    Tutorial 641 
    ADC and DAC Glossary
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    116kB
    Tutorial 722 
    3V/5V DACs Support Intelligent Current Loop
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    67kB
    Application Note 572 
    Interfacing the MAX195 ADC to the TMS320C3X Evaluation Module
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    74kB
    Application Note 1138 
    Practical Data Acquisition using a Windows¹-based Power Meter
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    98.4kB
    Application Note 1108 
    Understanding Single-Ended, Pseudo-Differential and Fully-Differential ADC Inputs
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    34kB
    Application Note 1085 
    Selectable-Range Current Loop
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    29kB
    Application Note 1074 
    DAC and Op Amp Generate Variable Negative Control Voltage
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    70kB
    Application Note 633 
    Bench Characterization of ADCs Using a Low-Cost PC-Based Data-Acquisition Board
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    76.5kB
    Tutorial 1041 
    Understanding Integrating ADCs
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    70kB
    Tutorial 1055 
    Digital-to-Analog Converters Are a "Bit" Analog
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    46kB
    Application Note 1010 
    Methods of Controlling Laser Drivers: POTs and DACs
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    119kB
    Application Note 184 
    Digitally-Controlled Phase Shift Using the DS1669
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    81kB
    Application Note 111 
    Dual, Voltage-Output DAC Consumes Miniscule Power
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    104kB
    Application Note 647 
    Comparator/DAC Combinations Solve Data-Acquisition Problems
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    30kB
    Application Note 823 
    Two ICs Convert 4-20mA Signal to 0-5V Output
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    69kB
    Application Note 830 
    The MAX1407 Complete Data Acquisition System Simplifies Your System Designs
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    70kB
    Tutorial 1023 
    Understanding Pipelined ADCs
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    83.5kB
    Tutorial 1080 
    Understanding SAR ADCs: Their Architecture and Comparison with Other ADCs
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    181kB
    Application Note 807 
    Force/Sense DAC Applications
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    44kB
    Application Note 802 
    Interfacing SPI Peripherals to the MAX7651 Processor
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    55kB
    Application Note 593 
    Digital Potentiometers: Frequently Asked Questions
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    68kB
    Application Note 827 
    PC Serial Port Drives 12-Bit A/D Converter
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    36kB
    Application Note 1811 
    Visible-Laser Driver Has Digitally Controlled Power Modulation
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    74kB
    Application Note 583 
    Deglitching Techniques for High-Voltage R-2R DACs
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    39kB
    Application Note 439 
    Interfacing the MAX187 to the TMS320C3X Evaluation Module
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    26kB
    Application Note 429 
    Programmable-Gain Amplifier, Using the MAX532 DAC
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    94kB
    Application Note 290 
    ADCs for Simultaneous Sampling
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    29kB
    Application Note 298 
    Current-Limit Switch Is Digitally Programmable
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    88kB
    Application Note 270 
    Analog-Signal Data Acquisition in Industrial Automation Systems
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    55kB
    Application Note 261 
    Calibration-Multiplexers Ease System Calibration
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    41kB
    Application Note 1031 
    Low-Power 3V ADC is 0.05% Linear

    High-Speed Signal Processing

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    311.4kB
    Application Note 6565 
    Current Sensing Devices Used in Battery Management of Portable Applications
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    40.7kB
    Application Note 6646 
    Effects of Different Resistor Tolerances in a Differential ADC for THD Performance
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    298.6kB
    Application Note 6488 
    Achieving Desired Dynamic Performance in High-Speed, High-Resolution ADCs with Level Translators/Isolators in the System
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    309kB
    Application Note 6034 
    How to Select and Design Amplifier Buffer and Passive Components to Optimize Performance for the MAX11905 Evaluation Kits
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    1MB
    Application Note 6062 
    LTE-Advanced Release-12 Shapes New eNodeB Transmitter Architecture: Part 1, Technology Evolution
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    671.3kB
    Application Note 6063 
    LTE-Advanced Release-12 Shapes New eNode Transmitter Architecture: Part 2, Analog Integration Challenge
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    1.1MB
    Application Note 5765 
    Maximize the Performance of High-Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) Ultrasound Receivers with an Optimized System Design
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    1.2MB
    Application Note 5553 
    Compact Medical Ultrasound - Advanced Analog Integration and Low-Noise System Design Make It Possible
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    218.6kB
    Application Note 5446 
    Direct-Sampling DACs in Theory and Application
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    MAX5880 Cable QAM Modulator and DUC Usage and Configuration Guide
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    49kB
    Tutorial 5353 
    Calculating Effective Resolution for Data Converters
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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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    QAM Reference Design Using the MAX5880 Modulator and MAX5882 RF DAC
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    331.8kB
    Application Note 5317 
    Implementing a Direct RF Transmitter for Wireless Communications
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    96kB
    Tutorial 4680 
    Introduction to Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging
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    128kB
    Tutorial 4681 
    Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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    100kB
    Tutorial 4682 
    Introduction to Computed Tomography (CT) Medical Imaging
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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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    Interfacing the MAX5881 Direct RF Synthesis DAC to FPGAs
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    30kB
    Application Note 4107 
    Operational Amplifiers Glossary of Key Terms
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    44kB
    Application Note 4061 
    Measuring the Output Jitter of the MAX999 Comparator
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    127.4kB
    Tutorial 4053 
    Setup and Hold Times for High-Speed Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) Demystified
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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
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    192kB
    Application Note 3557 
    "Stitch" Your Way Out of Logic-Analyzer Memory Limitations
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    99kB
    Application Note 3427 
    Interfacing the DS1859 Digitally Controlled Resistors to the MAX3735 Laser Driver
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    63kB
    Application Note 3292 
    Crunching FFTs with Microsoft Excel
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    43kB
    Application Note 2771 
    High-Speed ADC Sets Input Common-Mode Range
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    48kB
    Application Note 2882 
    Proper Input Network Selection Achieves Optimum Dynamic Performance and Excellent Gain Flatness in High-Speed ADCs
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    58kB
    Application Note 2884 
    Secondary-Side Transformer Termination Improves Gain Flatness in High-Speed ADCs
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    45kB
    Application Note 2371 
    Consider Overall Cascaded Performance When Comparing Integrated RF Frequency Mixers to Passive Mixer Solutions
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    26kB
    Tutorial 2094 
    A Simple ADC Comparison Matrix
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    119kB
    Tutorial 2085 
    Histogram Testing Determines DNL and INL Errors
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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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    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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    49kB
    Application Note 1140 
    Receiver Sensitivity Equation for Spread Spectrum Systems
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    87kB
    Application Note 1130 
    Phase-Lock Loop Applications Using the MAX9382
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    92kB
    Tutorial 1040 
    Coherent Sampling vs. Window Sampling
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    250kB
    Application Note 929 
    Automating ADC Data Collection
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    102kB
    Tutorial 740 
    Glossary of Frequently Used High-Speed Data Converter Terms
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    136kB
    Application Note 642 
    ADC Captures 1Gsps
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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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    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


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