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    Application Note 6525 
    Static and Dynamic Behavior of the MAX40200 in a Diode ORing Application
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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 6486 
    Paralleling Ideal Diodes: Using the MAX40200 as a Scalable Building Block
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    Application Note 6549 
    Op Amps and the Importance of Low Quiescent Current
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    Application Note 6485 
    How to Perform Real-Time Power Measurements with a Power Accumulator
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    Application Note 6412 
    SMT Assembly and PCB Design Guidelines for Leaded Packages
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    386.1kB
    Application Note 6378 
    How to Monitor State-of-Charge in Small Batteries with Tiny, Ultra-Low-Power Comparators
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    352.9kB
    Application Note 6443 
    Tuning the MAX2248 for 2.4GHz Applications
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    Application Note 6329 
    How to Accurately Calculate Overcurrent in High-Side Current-Sense Amplifiers
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    Application Note 6445 
    How to Install MAX44211 Output Protection
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    Application Note 6415 
    How to Install the USB Driver for Evaluation Kits/Systems That Use the FTDI UART-to-USB Converter Chip (Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 10 Support)
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    Application Note 6206 
    Simple, Effective Method and Circuit to Measure Very-Low 1/f Voltage Reference Noise (< 1µVP-P, 0.1Hz to 10Hz)
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    Application Note 6323 
    Optimizing your Power Amplifier for Predistortion with RF PA Linearizer (RFPAL)
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    Application Note 6320 
    Linearizing Microwave Transmission Power Amplifiers Using the SC1894
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    Application Note 6221 
    PIXI MAX11300 4-20mA Current Control Loop Transmitter
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    Application Note 6144 
    How to Linearize Wheatstone-Bridge Circuit for Better Performance
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    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 6220 
    40W Single Port MAX5971A Current Sensing
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    Tutorial 6014 
    How to Measure Capacity Versus Bias Voltage on MLCCs
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    High-Voltage Battery Charger with Frequency Sync Input
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    Application Note 5978 
    Amplifier IC Generates a Negative Voltage Reference with the Fewest Parts and a Single Supply Rail
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    Application Note 6009 
    Detect a Differential Signal Even When the Inputs Are Stuck
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    Application Note 5686 
    Passive Components Aren’t Really So Passive (Part 2): Resistors
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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 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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    833.1kB
    Application Note 5792 
    Multiplex Boosted Class-D without Additional External Circuitry
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    Tutorial 5693 
    DC Error Characteristics of an Op Amp and the Effect on High-Precision Applications
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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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    Application Note 5724 
    Lightning Bolts, Defibrillators, and Protection Circuitry Save Lives
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    Application Note 6008 
    Protection: How Much is Enough for An Analog Output?
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    Application Note 5913 
    Getting Started with the MAXQ622 Evaluation Kit
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    Subsystem Board 5827 
    Petaluma (MAXREFDES30#): 8-Channel Simultaneous-Sampling Analog Front End
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    Subsystem Board 5817 
    Novato (MAXREFDES16#): 4-20mA Loop-Powered Temperature Sensor with HART
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    Reference Schematic 5610 
    High-Performance, High-Accuracy 4-20mA Current-Loop Transmitter Meets Toughest Industrial Requirements
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    Application Note 5554 
    ASIC Fixes for Noisy Analog “Oops”
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    Application Note 5718 
    Simple Solutions for a Single-Device Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) Waveform Generator
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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 5721 
    Fremont (MAXREFDES6#): 16-Bit, High-Accuracy, 0 to 100mV Input, Isolated Analog Front-End (AFE)
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    Application Note 5663 
    Passives Aren’t Really So Passive (Part 1): Capacitors
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    Application Note 5597 
    Simulation Shows How Real Op Amps Can Drive Capacitive Loads
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    Application Note 5095 
    DC Error Budget Calculator Simplifies Selection of Optimal Current-Sense Amplifiers
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    Application Note 5495 
    PCB Layout Guidelines for the MAX14921 High-Accuracy 12-/16-Cell Measurement AFE
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    Application Note 4301 
    The Zero-Transistor IC, a New Plateau in IC Design
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    Application Note 5278 
    Why Honest Weigh Scales Are Application Specific
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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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    172kB
    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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    Application Note 4495 
    Current-Sense Amplifier Doubles as a High-Common Mode Instrumentation Amplifier
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    Tutorial 5279 
    IC Troubleshooting and Failure Analysis: Find the Facts and Avoid the Guesswork
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    Application Note 4390 
    Drive the REF Pin of New Generation Instrumentation and Current-Sense Amplifiers Without an Op Amp
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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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    Application Note 4491 
    Damage from a Lightning Bolt or a Spark—It Depends on How Tall You Are!
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    Application Note 5037 
    Characterizing a Battery for Use with a Fuel Gauge
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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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    Application Note 4644 
    Use a Twist and Other Popular Wires to Reduce EMI/RFI
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    Reference Schematic 5147 
    Simple Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Audio System for Outdoor Use
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    Application Note 5420 
    Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) Test Circuit Eliminates the Need for External Filters
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    Application Note 4230 
    Expanding the Functionality of the MAX9930 for CATV Applications
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    Application Note 4490 
    How Signal Chains and PLCs Impact Our Lives
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    Application Note 5129 
    Stabilize Your Transimpedance Amplifier
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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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    Application Note 5131 
    Maxim Addresses High-Voltage Needs in Industrial Ultrasound Applications
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    Application Note 5087 
    Reach Farther with Your Proximity Sensor
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    Application Note 5073 
    Accurate High-Side Current-Sense Amplifier Monitors PWM Load Current
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    Application Note 4295 
    Small-Signal Bandwidth in a Big-Band Era
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    Application Note 4798 
    How to Calculate the Operating Windows for a Remote Antenna Current-Sense Amplifier and Switch
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    Tutorial 5051 
    Ambient-Light Sensing Optimizes Visibility and Battery Life of Portable Displays
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    Tutorial 5047 
    Projected-Capacitive Touch Systems from the Controller Point of View
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    Tutorial 4294 
    Differential Gain and Phase—Why Measure It, if You Cannot See It?
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    Reference Schematic 5044 
    Low-EMI, Active-Clamped Forward, Class 4 Powered Device (PD) Provides High-Efficiency Solution for PoE Applications
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    Application Note 4943 
    Diagnosing Automotive Faults with Class D Audio Amplifiers
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    Reference Schematic 4984 
    High-Efficiency, Low Cost Flyback Converter Uses No Optocoupler Feedback
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    Application Note 4605 
    Avoid Design Misinterpretations that Put System Operation in Jeopardy
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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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    Application Note 4913 
    A Simple Implementation of LCD Brightness Control Using the MAX44009 Ambient-Light Sensor
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    Application Note 4554 
    RS-485 Adapter Converts Data Lines from Full- to Half-Duplex
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    Application Note 4542 
    Long Twisted Pair Reads Digital Temperature Sensor
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    Application Note 4328 
    Low-Loss LED Driver Improves a System's Green Footprint by Boosting Efficiency and Extending Battery Life
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    Tutorial 4671 
    Improve Sensor Performance and SNR in Pulse Oximeter Designs
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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 4677 
    Important Considerations for Infusion 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 4692 
    Introduction to Ventilators and Ventilation Rate Measurements
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    Tutorial 4697 
    Overview of Industrial Motor Control Systems
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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 4701 
    Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and the Operational Function of Main System Modules
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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 4394 
    How to Use High-Voltage and High-Current-Drive Op Amps in ±20mA or 4–20mA Current-Loop Systems
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    Application Note 4626 
    Multiple-Pulse Generator Aids IC Testing
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    Application Note 4170 
    Improve Current Measurement Accuracy by Skewing the Input Offset Voltage on Current-Sense Amplifiers
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    Application Note 4443 
    ICs Form Simple Thermometer-Style Voltage Indicator
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    Application Note 4415 
    High-Side Current Amplifier Forms 28V Circuit Breaker
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    Application Note 4410 
    Battery Backup with Delay
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    Tutorial 2980 
    Circuit Refinements Ensure Quality Audio in Portable Devices
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    Application Note 4405 
    Spare Op Amp Generates Its Own Regulated Negative Supply
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    Application Note 4179 
    Autozero Noise Filtering Improves Instrumentation Amplifier Output
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    Application Note 4438 
    Protect Current-Sense Amplifiers Against Overvoltage Transients
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    Application Note 4326 
    Reduce Standby Power Drains with Ultra-Low-Current, Pulse-Frequency-Modulated (PFM) DC-DC Converters
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    Application Note 4327 
    Keep Power Consumption in Check with Low-Power Comparators that Autosense Plugged-In Accessories
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    Application Note 4088 
    New-Generation Video Filter Amplifiers Extend Battery Life in Handheld Video Systems
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    Tutorial 4164 
    Amplifier Considerations in Ceramic Speaker Applications
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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 3888 
    Performance of Current-Sense Amplifiers with Input Series Resistors
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    Application Note 3948 
    Simple, Latched Overcurrent Fault Detector Has Fast Response Time
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    Application Note 3906 
    Creating a Bidirectional Current-Sense Amplifier from Two Unidirectional Current-Sense Amplifiers
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    Application Note 3883 
    Practical Considerations for Advanced Current Sensing in High-Reliability Systems
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    Application Note 3810 
    Trends in Op Amps Reflect an Advancing Electronics Industry
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    Application Note 3741 
    Analog ICs for Low Voltage Systems
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    Application Note 3757 
    Bias Supply Powers Low-Power Geiger-Mueller Tube
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    Application Note 3634 
    Visual Impact of Video Parameters in Video Systems: Part 2—The Effect of Chrominance-to-Luminance Delay
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    Application Note 3642 
    Choosing a Low-Noise Amplifier
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    Application Note 3536 
    Moving-Coil Meter Measures Low-Level Currents
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    Application Note 3328 
    Minimize Short-Circuit Current Pulse in Hot-Swap Controller
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    Tutorial 3303 
    Get A Grip On Clamps, Bias and AC-Coupled Video Signals
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    Reference Schematic 3305 
    Using the MAX4090 with the Reconstruction Filter
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    Application Note 2914 
    3V Supply Delivers 12VP-P to Piezoelectric Speaker
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    Reference Schematic 2398 
    3V DACs Used in ±10V Applications
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    Reference Schematic 2378 
    Handy Circuit Gives Systems Flexible Fault Protection
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    Tutorial 2045 
    Understanding Common-Mode Signals
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    Application Note 1931 
    USB-Powered High Precision Hi-Fi Phono Preamp
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    Application Note 1872 
    Low-Battery Indicator Is Low Cost, Highly Efficient, and Environmentally Friendly
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    Application Note 1155 
    Consider the "Deboo" Single-Supply Integrator
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    Reference Schematic 161 
    Using a DS1802 Pushbutton Digital Potentiometer to Create an Audio Preamplifier with Attenuator
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    Application Note 624 
    Class D Audio Amplifier Output Filter Optimization
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    Application Note 689 
    IC Temperature Sensors Find the Hot Spots
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    Application Note 647 
    Comparator/DAC Combinations Solve Data-Acquisition Problems
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    Tutorial 886 
    Selecting the Right Comparator
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    Tutorial 864 
    EPOT Applications: Gain Adjustment in Op-Amp Circuits
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    Application Note 803 
    EPOT Applications: Offset Adjustment in Op-Amp Circuits
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    Reference Schematic 478 
    Current-Limit Circuit for the Buck Regulator
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    Application Note 529 
    15V Input Converter Generates -185V at 50mA
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    Application Note 110 
    Boost Converter Has High Efficiency at Light Loads
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    Application Note 103 
    pFET Linear Regulator Has Low Dropout Voltage
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    Application Note 69 
    Micropower Circuit Monitors Positive Supply Current
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    Application Note 1212 
    Pulsed Sensor Extends Battery Life
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    73kB
    Application Note 4319 
    FDL Network Loopback Support Using TDMoP Devices

    Audio

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    Application Note 5792 
    Multiplex Boosted Class-D without Additional External Circuitry
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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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    232kB
    Reference Schematic 5147 
    Simple Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Audio System for Outdoor Use
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    65kB
    Application Note 5099 
    Alarm Sounds When RF Transmitter is Out of Range
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    204kB
    Application Note 4943 
    Diagnosing Automotive Faults with Class D Audio Amplifiers
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    61kB
    Application Note 4836 
    Single-Supply Op Amp Forms Noninverting Level Shifter
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    Application Note 4555 
    Circuit Guards Amplifier Outputs Against Overvoltage
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    Application Note 4551 
    Simple Circuit Limits Amplifier's Output
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    130kB
    Tutorial 1760 
    High-Efficiency Class D Audio Amplifiers Extend Battery Life in Portable Applications
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    98kB
    Tutorial 4675 
    Important Considerations for Insulin Pump and Portable Medical Designs
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    139kB
    Tutorial 4693 
    Introduction to Electrocardiographs
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    76kB
    Tutorial 4685 
    How Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Respiratory Ventilation Systems Function
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    127kB
    Application Note 4628 
    TV Audio Amplifiers—Thermal Test Considerations for Slim Systems
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    93kB
    Application Note 4428 
    Rail-to-Rail: Railroading and the Electronics of Op Amps
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    Application Note 4607 
    Add a Discrete Jack-Sensing Circuit to the MAX13330/MAX13331 Automotive Headphone Amplifier
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    182kB
    Tutorial 4164 
    Amplifier Considerations in Ceramic Speaker Applications
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    92kB
    Application Note 3687 
    Quantitative Analysis Yields Objective Measurement for Audio Amplifier Click and Pop
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    52kB
    Application Note 3354 
    DirectDrive® Technology Enables 2VRMS Audio Line Driver from a Single 3.3V Supply
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    46kB
    Application Note 1931 
    USB-Powered High Precision Hi-Fi Phono Preamp
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    193kB
    Reference Schematic 161 
    Using a DS1802 Pushbutton Digital Potentiometer to Create an Audio Preamplifier with Attenuator
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    36kB
    Application Note 1122 
    Optimizing Audio Bridged Tied Load Amplifiers
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    157.2kB
    Application Note 624 
    Class D Audio Amplifier Output Filter Optimization
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    175kB
    Application Note 988 
    Driving Audio Piezoelectric Transducers

    Battery Applications

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    1.1MB
    Application Note 6525 
    Static and Dynamic Behavior of the MAX40200 in a Diode ORing Application
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    1.4MB
    Application Note 6486 
    Paralleling Ideal Diodes: Using the MAX40200 as a Scalable Building Block
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    386.1kB
    Application Note 6378 
    How to Monitor State-of-Charge in Small Batteries with Tiny, Ultra-Low-Power Comparators
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    High-Voltage Battery Charger with Frequency Sync Input
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    961.4kB
    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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    833.1kB
    Application Note 5792 
    Multiplex Boosted Class-D without Additional External Circuitry
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    86.5kB
    Application Note 5554 
    ASIC Fixes for Noisy Analog “Oops”
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    281.6kB
    Application Note 5495 
    PCB Layout Guidelines for the MAX14921 High-Accuracy 12-/16-Cell Measurement AFE
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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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    285.5kB
    Subsystem Board 5562 
    Campbell (MAXREFDES4#): 16-Bit High-Accuracy 4-20mA Input Isolated Analog Front End (AFE)
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    285.6kB
    Application Note 5037 
    Characterizing a Battery for Use with a Fuel Gauge
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    59kB
    Application Note 4520 
    Charging Lithium Batteries with a Nonstandard Termination Voltage
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    81kB
    Application Note 4572 
    Reverse Battery Charger Protection
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    82kB
    Application Note 4840 
    Battery/Charger Load Switch Approximates Ideal Diode
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    116kB
    Application Note 4544 
    Shut Down a Current-Sense Amplifier via Its Supply Pins
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    84kB
    Application Note 4268 
    Ultra-Small UCSP™ Devices Improve Battery Management in Portable Applications
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    93kB
    Application Note 4428 
    Rail-to-Rail: Railroading and the Electronics of Op Amps
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    271.6kB
    Application Note 4326 
    Reduce Standby Power Drains with Ultra-Low-Current, Pulse-Frequency-Modulated (PFM) DC-DC Converters
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    134kB
    Reference Schematic 4322 
    Simplified Lithium-Ion (Li+) Battery-Charger Testing
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    40kB
    Application Note 4134 
    Using a Generic 0 to 1V Analog Multiplier to Ensure Accurate Power Management in Battery-Powered Applications
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    67.8kB
    Application Note 1872 
    Low-Battery Indicator Is Low Cost, Highly Efficient, and Environmentally Friendly
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    26kB
    Application Note 527 
    Simple Circuit Measures Battery Drain
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    113kB
    Reference Schematic 714 
    Isolated Power Supplies for Telecom Applications
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    31kB
    Reference Schematic 478 
    Current-Limit Circuit for the Buck Regulator
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    42kB
    Reference Schematic 240 
    Overcurrent Monitor Operates up to 26V
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    22kB
    Application Note 942 
    Load Switcher Draws Only 6µA

    Comparators

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    386.1kB
    Application Note 6378 
    How to Monitor State-of-Charge in Small Batteries with Tiny, Ultra-Low-Power Comparators
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    436.2kB
    Application Note 6329 
    How to Accurately Calculate Overcurrent in High-Side Current-Sense Amplifiers
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    701.5kB
    Application Note 6009 
    Detect a Differential Signal Even When the Inputs Are Stuck
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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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    210.4kB
    Application Note 4490 
    How Signal Chains and PLCs Impact Our Lives
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    81kB
    Application Note 4572 
    Reverse Battery Charger Protection
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    67kB
    Application Note 4850 
    Microcontroller Controls Current-Loop AFE Protection
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    82kB
    Application Note 4840 
    Battery/Charger Load Switch Approximates Ideal Diode
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    57kB
    Application Note 4543 
    Precision Circuit Monitors Negative-Supply Thresholds
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    127kB
    Application Note 4502 
    Single-IC PWM Modulator Has 2% Linearity
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    87kB
    Application Note 4479 
    Diagnose LEDs by Monitoring the Switch-Mode Duty Cycle
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    139kB
    Tutorial 4693 
    Introduction to Electrocardiographs
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    96kB
    Tutorial 4680 
    Introduction to Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging
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    28kB
    Application Note 4234 
    AC-Based Continuity Tester Finds Single-Ended Faults
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    44kB
    Application Note 4061 
    Measuring the Output Jitter of the MAX999 Comparator
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    163kB
    Application Note 3616 
    Adding Extra Hysteresis to Comparators
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    35kB
    Application Note 3473 
    Read Isolated Digital States Without Power Drain
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    37kB
    Application Note 3444 
    Light Is On When Power Is Out
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    35kB
    Application Note 3327 
    Simple Circuit Doubles Input Frequency
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    57kB
    Application Note 3328 
    Minimize Short-Circuit Current Pulse in Hot-Swap Controller
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    38kB
    Application Note 3223 
    Semiconductor Toggle Switch
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    55kB
    Application Note 3201 
    Pulse-Width Modulator Operates at Various Levels of Frequency and Power
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    57kB
    Application Note 3203 
    Lowpass Filter Has Improved Step Response
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    58kB
    Application Note 1186 
    Ultra Low Power Reset Generator
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    104kB
    Application Note 647 
    Comparator/DAC Combinations Solve Data-Acquisition Problems
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    124kB
    Tutorial 886 
    Selecting the Right Comparator

    Current Sensing

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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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    339.9kB
    Application Note 6485 
    How to Perform Real-Time Power Measurements with a Power Accumulator
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    436.2kB
    Application Note 6329 
    How to Accurately Calculate Overcurrent in High-Side Current-Sense Amplifiers
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    699.7kB
    Application Note 6221 
    PIXI MAX11300 4-20mA Current Control Loop Transmitter
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    370.6kB
    Application Note 6220 
    40W Single Port MAX5971A Current Sensing
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    High-Voltage Battery Charger with Frequency Sync Input
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    961.4kB
    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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    1.6MB
    Application Note 5913 
    Getting Started with the MAXQ622 Evaluation Kit
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    280.9kB
    Application Note 5095 
    DC Error Budget Calculator Simplifies Selection of Optimal Current-Sense Amplifiers
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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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    96.5kB
    Application Note 4495 
    Current-Sense Amplifier Doubles as a High-Common Mode Instrumentation Amplifier
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    210.4kB
    Application Note 4490 
    How Signal Chains and PLCs Impact Our Lives
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    173kB
    Application Note 5073 
    Accurate High-Side Current-Sense Amplifier Monitors PWM Load Current
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    171.6kB
    Application Note 4798 
    How to Calculate the Operating Windows for a Remote Antenna Current-Sense Amplifier and Switch
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    63kB
    Application Note 4837 
    Protect Current-Sense Amplifiers from Negative Overvoltage
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    43kB
    Application Note 4573 
    Precision Current-Transmitter/Source-Sink Calibrator Has Wide Compliance Range
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    85kB
    Application Note 4563 
    Dynamic Siphon Steals Current from USB Port
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    67kB
    Application Note 4546 
    High-Voltage, Programmable-Gain Current Monitor
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    116kB
    Application Note 4544 
    Shut Down a Current-Sense Amplifier via Its Supply Pins
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    41kB
    Application Note 4517 
    Extend Range of Current-Sense Amplifiers
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    64kB
    Application Note 4508 
    Precision Current-Sink/Source Circuits Configure as Mirrors or Amplifiers
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    78kB
    Application Note 4501 
    Simple Current Limiter Is Programmable
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    36kB
    Application Note 4485 
    Derive Simple High-Current Source from Lab Supply
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    84kB
    Application Note 4268 
    Ultra-Small UCSP™ Devices Improve Battery Management in Portable Applications
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    93.7kB
    Application Note 4328 
    Low-Loss LED Driver Improves a System's Green Footprint by Boosting Efficiency and Extending Battery Life
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    273kB
    Tutorial 4699 
    Overview of Sensor Signal Paths
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    206kB
    Tutorial 4677 
    Important Considerations for Infusion Pump and Portable Medical Designs
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    76kB
    Tutorial 4685 
    How Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Respiratory Ventilation Systems Function
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    216.4kB
    Tutorial 4697 
    Overview of Industrial Motor Control Systems
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    100kB
    Tutorial 4682 
    Introduction to Computed Tomography (CT) Medical Imaging
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    96kB
    Tutorial 4680 
    Introduction to Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging
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    62kB
    Tutorial 4692 
    Introduction to Ventilators and Ventilation Rate Measurements
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    91kB
    Application Note 4470 
    Constant-Power Source
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    113kB
    Tutorial 4603 
    Process Control and PLC Tutorial
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    93kB
    Application Note 4428 
    Rail-to-Rail: Railroading and the Electronics of Op Amps
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    48kB
    Application Note 4235 
    Two Methods for Shutting Down a Current-Sense Amplifier
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    73kB
    Application Note 4030 
    Analog Multiplier Improves the Accuracy of High-Side Current-Sense Measurements
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    54kB
    Reference Schematic 4122 
    Simple Regulator Provides Constant Voltage for High-Side Current Monitors
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    61kB
    Application Note 4050 
    Current Sensing on a Negative Voltage Supply Rail, using a Precision Instrumentation Amplifier
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    40kB
    Application Note 4134 
    Using a Generic 0 to 1V Analog Multiplier to Ensure Accurate Power Management in Battery-Powered Applications
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    60kB
    Application Note 4078 
    Extend Current-Sense Amplifier's Input Range Down to 0V
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    98.6kB
    Application Note 3888 
    Performance of Current-Sense Amplifiers with Input Series Resistors
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    63kB
    Application Note 3948 
    Simple, Latched Overcurrent Fault Detector Has Fast Response Time
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    55kB
    Application Note 3906 
    Creating a Bidirectional Current-Sense Amplifier from Two Unidirectional Current-Sense Amplifiers
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    115kB
    Application Note 3883 
    Practical Considerations for Advanced Current Sensing in High-Reliability Systems
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    45kB
    Application Note 3855 
    Precision Circuit Monitors Negative Supply Current
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    104kB
    Application Note 3669 
    Power-Sensing Circuit Breaker Breaks New Ground
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    52.2kB
    Application Note 3536 
    Moving-Coil Meter Measures Low-Level Currents
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    33kB
    Application Note 2011 
    High-Side Positive Current Sensor Monitors Negative Supply
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    39kB
    Reference Schematic 1867 
    Optocoupler Extends High-Side Current Sensor to 1kV
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    37kB
    Application Note 1949 
    Bi-directional Current-Sense with Single Output
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    36kB
    Application Note 1934 
    Add High Voltage Capability to the MAX471/MAX472 High-Side Current Sense Amplifiers
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    43kB
    Application Note 1862 
    Circuit Drives Mixed Types and Quantities of LEDs
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    74kB
    Application Note 1138 
    Practical Data Acquisition using a Windows¹-based Power Meter
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    31kB
    Application Note 1084 
    High-Side Current Sensor Has Period Output
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    30kB
    Application Note 1180 
    High-Accuracy Current-Sense Amplifier Enables Current Sensing and Current Sharing
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    31kB
    Reference Schematic 478 
    Current-Limit Circuit for the Buck Regulator
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    42kB
    Reference Schematic 240 
    Overcurrent Monitor Operates up to 26V
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    45kB
    Application Note 3331 
    High-Side Current-Sense Amplifier Operates at High Voltage

    Filters

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    444.5kB
    Application Note 6144 
    How to Linearize Wheatstone-Bridge Circuit for Better Performance
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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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    911.3kB
    Application Note 5724 
    Lightning Bolts, Defibrillators, and Protection Circuitry Save Lives
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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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    285.5kB
    Subsystem Board 5562 
    Campbell (MAXREFDES4#): 16-Bit High-Accuracy 4-20mA Input Isolated Analog Front End (AFE)
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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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    494.7kB
    Application Note 4644 
    Use a Twist and Other Popular Wires to Reduce EMI/RFI
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    110.9kB
    Tutorial 5065 
    Radio Susceptibility - Cure with Antibiotic, Vaccine, or the Laws of Physics?
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    299kB
    Application Note 4088 
    New-Generation Video Filter Amplifiers Extend Battery Life in Handheld Video Systems
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    58kB
    Reference Schematic 3680 
    Implementation of a DirectDrive Video Filter Amplifier's Negative Charge Pump and Analog Switch in Audio/Video Applications
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    48kB
    Application Note 3520 
    Low-Cost, 30MHz, Triple-Channel HDTV Reconstruction Filter
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    126kB
    Tutorial 3494 
    The Basics of Anti-Aliasing: Using Switched-Capacitor Filters
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    103kB
    Application Note 3390 
    Reduced Termination Loss by Active Synthesis of Output Impedance
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    307kB
    Reference Schematic 3172 
    Active Filters for Video
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    176kB
    Application Note 3171 
    Do Passive Components Degrade Audio Quality in Your Portable Device?
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    157.2kB
    Application Note 624 
    Class D Audio Amplifier Output Filter Optimization
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    74kB
    Application Note 700 
    Fixed-Gain Op Amps Simplify Filter Design

    Miscellaneous

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    Application Note 6486 
    Paralleling Ideal Diodes: Using the MAX40200 as a Scalable Building Block
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    444.5kB
    Application Note 6144 
    How to Linearize Wheatstone-Bridge Circuit for Better Performance
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    2.2MB
    Application Note 5686 
    Passive Components Aren’t Really So Passive (Part 2): Resistors
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    2MB
    Application Note 5800 
    Passive Components Aren’t Really So Passive (Part 3): Printed Circuit Boards
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    1.7MB
    Application Note 5581 
    Challenge the Conventional - Make Unipolar DACs Bipolar
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    911.3kB
    Application Note 5724 
    Lightning Bolts, Defibrillators, and Protection Circuitry Save Lives
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    204.9kB
    Application Note 5663 
    Passives Aren’t Really So Passive (Part 1): Capacitors
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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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    285.5kB
    Subsystem Board 5562 
    Campbell (MAXREFDES4#): 16-Bit High-Accuracy 4-20mA Input Isolated Analog Front End (AFE)
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    180.4kB
    Tutorial 5279 
    IC Troubleshooting and Failure Analysis: Find the Facts and Avoid the Guesswork
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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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    137.3kB
    Tutorial 5066 
    When Is Calibration Important?
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    494.7kB
    Application Note 4644 
    Use a Twist and Other Popular Wires to Reduce EMI/RFI
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    84.3kB
    Application Note 4230 
    Expanding the Functionality of the MAX9930 for CATV Applications
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    110.9kB
    Tutorial 5065 
    Radio Susceptibility - Cure with Antibiotic, Vaccine, or the Laws of Physics?
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    66kB
    Tutorial 5062 
    Bandgap Reference Calculator Tutorial
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    176kB
    Tutorial 5051 
    Ambient-Light Sensing Optimizes Visibility and Battery Life of Portable Displays
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    34kB
    Application Note 4566 
    Extending the Input Voltage Range of Standard Op Amps
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    93kB
    Application Note 4428 
    Rail-to-Rail: Railroading and the Electronics of Op Amps
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    166kB
    Application Note 4179 
    Autozero Noise Filtering Improves Instrumentation Amplifier Output
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    40kB
    Application Note 4134 
    Using a Generic 0 to 1V Analog Multiplier to Ensure Accurate Power Management in Battery-Powered Applications
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    154kB
    Application Note 4028 
    How to Level Shift Video Signals for DC-Coupled Video Amplifiers/Filters
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    66kB
    Application Note 4035 
    Overvoltage Protection (OVP) for Sensitive Amplifier Applications
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    55kB
    Application Note 3950 
    A Measurement Technique for Determining RF Immunity
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    82kB
    Application Note 3869 
    Variations Among Current-Sink/Source Circuits with a Single Op Amp
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    104kB
    Application Note 3669 
    Power-Sensing Circuit Breaker Breaks New Ground
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    71kB
    Application Note 3642 
    Choosing a Low-Noise Amplifier
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    127kB
    Application Note 3611 
    Integrated DC Logarithmic Amplifiers
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    29kB
    Application Note 1792 
    Self-Oscillating Contactor Driver Minimizes Hold Power
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    69kB
    Application Note 484 
    Harnessing Solar Power with Smart Power-Conversion Techniques
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    41kB
    Application Note 1031 
    Low-Power 3V ADC is 0.05% Linear

    Motor Control

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    535.9kB
    Application Note 6008 
    Protection: How Much is Enough for An Analog Output?
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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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    210.4kB
    Application Note 4490 
    How Signal Chains and PLCs Impact Our Lives
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    62kB
    Tutorial 4692 
    Introduction to Ventilators and Ventilation Rate Measurements
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    63kB
    Application Note 4469 
    Bipolar Stepper-Motor Driver has Few Components
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    113kB
    Tutorial 4603 
    Process Control and PLC Tutorial
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    25kB
    Application Note 1951 
    Class D Motor-Speed Control

    Op Amp Analysis, Tips, and Tricks

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    226.3kB
    Application Note 6549 
    Op Amps and the Importance of Low Quiescent Current
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    239kB
    Application Note 6412 
    SMT Assembly and PCB Design Guidelines for Leaded Packages
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    613.9kB
    Application Note 6206 
    Simple, Effective Method and Circuit to Measure Very-Low 1/f Voltage Reference Noise (< 1µVP-P, 0.1Hz to 10Hz)
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    391.6kB
    Tutorial 6014 
    How to Measure Capacity Versus Bias Voltage on MLCCs
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    882.3kB
    Application Note 5978 
    Amplifier IC Generates a Negative Voltage Reference with the Fewest Parts and a Single Supply Rail
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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
    Tutorial 5693 
    DC Error Characteristics of an Op Amp and the Effect on High-Precision Applications
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    204.9kB
    Application Note 5663 
    Passives Aren’t Really So Passive (Part 1): Capacitors
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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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    272.4kB
    Application Note 4491 
    Damage from a Lightning Bolt or a Spark—It Depends on How Tall You Are!
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    494.7kB
    Application Note 4644 
    Use a Twist and Other Popular Wires to Reduce EMI/RFI
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    218.6kB
    Application Note 5129 
    Stabilize Your Transimpedance Amplifier
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    146kB
    Application Note 5086 
    Measure the Input Capacitance of an Op Amp
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    133.7kB
    Application Note 4605 
    Avoid Design Misinterpretations that Put System Operation in Jeopardy
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    86kB
    Application Note 4559 
    Resistor Network Sets Gain for Fixed-Gain Differential Amplifier
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    93kB
    Application Note 4428 
    Rail-to-Rail: Railroading and the Electronics of Op Amps
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    53kB
    Tutorial 4348 
    Minimize Voltage Offsets in Precision Amplifiers
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    166kB
    Application Note 4179 
    Autozero Noise Filtering Improves Instrumentation Amplifier Output
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    73kB
    Application Note 4030 
    Analog Multiplier Improves the Accuracy of High-Side Current-Sense Measurements
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    61kB
    Application Note 4050 
    Current Sensing on a Negative Voltage Supply Rail, using a Precision Instrumentation Amplifier
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    30kB
    Application Note 4107 
    Operational Amplifiers Glossary of Key Terms
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    79kB
    Application Note 4057 
    How to Increase the Operating Speed on the MAX4007
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    175kB
    Tutorial 4034 
    Three is a Crowd for Instrumentation Amplifiers
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    66kB
    Application Note 4035 
    Overvoltage Protection (OVP) for Sensitive Amplifier Applications
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    103kB
    Application Note 3390 
    Reduced Termination Loss by Active Synthesis of Output Impedance
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    273.5kB
    Tutorial 2045 
    Understanding Common-Mode Signals
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    71kB
    Application Note 1947 
    Exact Circuit Analysis with Microsoft Excel
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    43kB
    Application Note 1957 
    Avoiding Noise and Power Problems with Unused Op Amps
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    55kB
    Tutorial 1939 
    Nodal Analysis of Op Amp Circuits
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    60kB
    Application Note 1877 
    One Resistor Takes Heat from Single-Supply Op Amps
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    32kB
    Application Note 1868 
    Negative Resistor Cancels Op Amp Load
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    50kB
    Application Note 1155 
    Consider the "Deboo" Single-Supply Integrator
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    183kB
    Tutorial 738 
    Minimizing Component-Variation Sensitivity in Single Op Amp Filters
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    30kB
    Application Note 1144 
    Monitoring a Small Step Change of a DC Voltage
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    68kB
    Tutorial 741 
    Rail-to-Rail Outputs and Beyond-the-Rails Inputs: The Inside Story on Micropower Op Amps
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    29kB
    Application Note 1074 
    DAC and Op Amp Generate Variable Negative Control Voltage
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    119kB
    Application Note 184 
    Digitally-Controlled Phase Shift Using the DS1669
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    18kB
    Tutorial 717 
    Operational Amplifier Inputs
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    25kB
    Tutorial 781 
    AC-Coupled Amplifier Requires No DC Bias
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    26kB
    Application Note 1163 
    Inexpensive Peak Detector Features Droopless Operation
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    39kB
    Application Note 34 
    Low-Power Op-Amp Reduces Cable Costs for pH Probe
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    167kB
    Application Note 656 
    Design Trade-Offs for Single-Supply Op Amps
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    85kB
    Application Note 36 
    Op-Amp Inputs Provide Ultra Low-Leakage Clamps

    Power Supplies

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    1.4MB
    Application Note 6486 
    Paralleling Ideal Diodes: Using the MAX40200 as a Scalable Building Block
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    High-Voltage Battery Charger with Frequency Sync Input
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    2MB
    Application Note 5800 
    Passive Components Aren’t Really So Passive (Part 3): Printed Circuit Boards
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    833.1kB
    Application Note 5792 
    Multiplex Boosted Class-D without Additional External Circuitry
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    204.9kB
    Application Note 5663 
    Passives Aren’t Really So Passive (Part 1): Capacitors
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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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    642.9kB
    Subsystem Board 5561 
    Santa Fe (MAXREFDES5#): 16-Bit High Accuracy Multi-Input Isolated Analog Front End (AFE)
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    110.9kB
    Tutorial 5065 
    Radio Susceptibility - Cure with Antibiotic, Vaccine, or the Laws of Physics?
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    1.5MB
    Reference Schematic 5044 
    Low-EMI, Active-Clamped Forward, Class 4 Powered Device (PD) Provides High-Efficiency Solution for PoE Applications
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    1009kB
    Reference Schematic 4984 
    High-Efficiency, Low Cost Flyback Converter Uses No Optocoupler Feedback
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    75kB
    Application Note 4834 
    Negative-to-Negative Switch-Mode Converter Offers High Current and High Efficiency
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    78kB
    Application Note 4568 
    Bipolar DC-Voltage Detector Offers Sensitivity and Precision
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    62kB
    Application Note 4564 
    Add Precise Output Adjustment to Low-Voltage Supplies
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    143kB
    Application Note 4553 
    Isolated Power Using Capacitors
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    84kB
    Application Note 4268 
    Ultra-Small UCSP™ Devices Improve Battery Management in Portable Applications
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    93kB
    Application Note 4428 
    Rail-to-Rail: Railroading and the Electronics of Op Amps
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    271.6kB
    Application Note 4326 
    Reduce Standby Power Drains with Ultra-Low-Current, Pulse-Frequency-Modulated (PFM) DC-DC Converters
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    134kB
    Reference Schematic 4322 
    Simplified Lithium-Ion (Li+) Battery-Charger Testing
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    40kB
    Application Note 4134 
    Using a Generic 0 to 1V Analog Multiplier to Ensure Accurate Power Management in Battery-Powered Applications
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    64kB
    Application Note 4087 
    An Introduction to Switch-Mode Power Supplies
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    157kB
    Application Note 3983 
    Designing Single-Switch, Resonant-Reset, Forward Converters
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    50kB
    Application Note 3757 
    Bias Supply Powers Low-Power Geiger-Mueller Tube
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    104kB
    Application Note 3669 
    Power-Sensing Circuit Breaker Breaks New Ground
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    48kB
    Application Note 3657 
    Ultra-Low-Noise LDO Achieves 6nV/√Hz Noise Performance
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    45kB
    Application Note 3656 
    Single Transistor Reduces LDO Noise by 46dB
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    81kB
    Application Note 3668 
    High-Efficiency Current Drive for High-Brightness LEDs
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    149kB
    Application Note 3638 
    2.2MHz Buck or Boost Power Supply for ADSL2+ Chipset
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    132kB
    Application Note 3539 
    A 50 Watt Internal Bus Architecture (IBA) Power Supply
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    42kB
    Application Note 3468 
    High-Efficiency Step-Up Converter Robs Parallel Port
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    80kB
    Application Note 3397 
    Clarification of DS1804 Ordering Information and Package Marking
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    38kB
    Application Note 3330 
    Build a Charge Pump with Ultra-Low Quiescent Current (Iq)
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    27kB
    Application Note 2080 
    Simple Circuit Disconnects Load from Low-Voltage Supply
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    200kB
    Application Note 2043 
    A Compact, Isolated Power Supply, 48V to 3.3V at 7A
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    43kB
    Application Note 1862 
    Circuit Drives Mixed Types and Quantities of LEDs
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    113kB
    Reference Schematic 714 
    Isolated Power Supplies for Telecom Applications
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    69kB
    Application Note 484 
    Harnessing Solar Power with Smart Power-Conversion Techniques
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    31kB
    Reference Schematic 478 
    Current-Limit Circuit for the Buck Regulator

    Pulse and Signal Generators

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    535.9kB
    Application Note 6008 
    Protection: How Much is Enough for An Analog Output?
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    513.6kB
    Application Note 5718 
    Simple Solutions for a Single-Device Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) Waveform Generator
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    673kB
    Application Note 5131 
    Maxim Addresses High-Voltage Needs in Industrial Ultrasound Applications
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    78kB
    Application Note 4362 
    Precision Triangular-Wave Generator Uses a Single IC
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    85.8kB
    Application Note 4626 
    Multiple-Pulse Generator Aids IC Testing
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    55kB
    Application Note 3201 
    Pulse-Width Modulator Operates at Various Levels of Frequency and Power
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    28kB
    Application Note 1960 
    Simple Pulse Generator Has Low Parts Count
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    33kB
    Application Note 825 
    Sawtooth Generator Exhibits ~1% Linearity And >80dB Dynamic Frequency Range
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    23kB
    Application Note 982 
    Low-Power, 32kHz Oscillator Operates Over Wide Supply Range

    Sensors and Instrumentation

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    269.8kB
    Application Note 6415 
    How to Install the USB Driver for Evaluation Kits/Systems That Use the FTDI UART-to-USB Converter Chip (Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 10 Support)
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    444.5kB
    Application Note 6144 
    How to Linearize Wheatstone-Bridge Circuit for Better Performance
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    305.4kB
    Application Note 6184 
    Using the MAX11254EVKIT as a Building Block Platform for Industrial Applications
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    1.1MB
    Tutorial 5693 
    DC Error Characteristics of an Op Amp and the Effect on High-Precision Applications
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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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    535.9kB
    Application Note 6008 
    Protection: How Much is Enough for An Analog Output?
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    740kB
    Subsystem Board 5817 
    Novato (MAXREFDES16#): 4-20mA Loop-Powered Temperature Sensor with HART
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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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    601.9kB
    Subsystem Board 5683 
    Monterey (MAXREFDES15#): Ultra-Low Power, High-Accuracy 4–20mA 2-Wire Current-Loop Sensor
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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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    780.5kB
    Tutorial 5450 
    Successful PCB Grounding with Mixed-Signal Chips - Follow the Path of Least Impedance
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    272.4kB
    Application Note 4491 
    Damage from a Lightning Bolt or a Spark—It Depends on How Tall You Are!
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    494.7kB
    Application Note 4644 
    Use a Twist and Other Popular Wires to Reduce EMI/RFI
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    210.4kB
    Application Note 4490 
    How Signal Chains and PLCs Impact Our Lives
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    218.6kB
    Application Note 5129 
    Stabilize Your Transimpedance Amplifier
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    86kB
    Tutorial 4606 
    Self-Starting Can Be Hard to Do - Understanding Power-on-Reset Requirements in Regulators and Bandgaps
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    673kB
    Application Note 5131 
    Maxim Addresses High-Voltage Needs in Industrial Ultrasound Applications
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    79kB
    Application Note 5087 
    Reach Farther with Your Proximity Sensor
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    176kB
    Tutorial 5051 
    Ambient-Light Sensing Optimizes Visibility and Battery Life of Portable Displays
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    108.6kB
    Tutorial 5047 
    Projected-Capacitive Touch Systems from the Controller Point of View
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    78kB
    Application Note 4568 
    Bipolar DC-Voltage Detector Offers Sensitivity and Precision
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    169.3kB
    Application Note 4913 
    A Simple Implementation of LCD Brightness Control Using the MAX44009 Ambient-Light Sensor
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    31kB
    Application Note 4871 
    Optimize the MAX44007 Ambient Light Sensor for Use in Applications with Black Glass
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    115kB
    Application Note 4542 
    Long Twisted Pair Reads Digital Temperature Sensor
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    69kB
    Application Note 4523 
    Constant-Power Driver Is Simple, Efficient, and Inexpensive
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    64kB
    Application Note 4508 
    Precision Current-Sink/Source Circuits Configure as Mirrors or Amplifiers
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    73kB
    Application Note 4507 
    Load-Power Monitor Improves High-Side Current Measurements
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    216.5kB
    Tutorial 4671 
    Improve Sensor Performance and SNR in Pulse Oximeter Designs
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    273kB
    Tutorial 4699 
    Overview of Sensor Signal Paths
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    216.4kB
    Tutorial 4697 
    Overview of Industrial Motor Control Systems
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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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    140.4kB
    Tutorial 4698 
    Introduction to Dialysis Machines
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    91kB
    Application Note 4470 
    Constant-Power Source
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    64kB
    Application Note 4622 
    High-Speed Op Amp Enables Infrared (IR) Proximity Sensing
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    93kB
    Application Note 4428 
    Rail-to-Rail: Railroading and the Electronics of Op Amps
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    166kB
    Application Note 4179 
    Autozero Noise Filtering Improves Instrumentation Amplifier Output
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    126kB
    Reference Schematic 4321 
    Precision Instrumentation Amplifiers with Rejustors Solve High-Gain Applications
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    54kB
    Reference Schematic 4122 
    Simple Regulator Provides Constant Voltage for High-Side Current Monitors
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    175kB
    Tutorial 4034 
    Three is a Crowd for Instrumentation Amplifiers
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    66kB
    Application Note 4035 
    Overvoltage Protection (OVP) for Sensitive Amplifier Applications
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    52.2kB
    Application Note 3536 
    Moving-Coil Meter Measures Low-Level Currents
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    57kB
    Application Note 2236 
    Gamma-Photon Radiation Detector
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    66kB
    Tutorial 1860 
    PWM Outputs Enhance Sensor Signal Conditioners
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    116kB
    Tutorial 722 
    3V/5V DACs Support Intelligent Current Loop
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    36kB
    Application Note 1127 
    Amplifier Provides Signal Conditioning for Piezofilm Sensor
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    34kB
    Application Note 1085 
    Selectable-Range Current Loop
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    58kB
    Application Note 1069 
    High-Gain Signal Conditioning Circuit for Thin and Thick Film Sensors
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    59kB
    Application Note 689 
    IC Temperature Sensors Find the Hot Spots
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    30kB
    Application Note 823 
    Two ICs Convert 4-20mA Signal to 0-5V Output
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    73.4kB
    Application Note 1212 
    Pulsed Sensor Extends Battery Life
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    23kB
    Application Note 1101 
    IR Sensor/Monitor Wakes Host System

    Telecom

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    974.3kB
    Application Note 6323 
    Optimizing your Power Amplifier for Predistortion with RF PA Linearizer (RFPAL)
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    216.8kB
    Application Note 6320 
    Linearizing Microwave Transmission Power Amplifiers Using the SC1894
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    494.7kB
    Application Note 4644 
    Use a Twist and Other Popular Wires to Reduce EMI/RFI
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    84.3kB
    Application Note 4230 
    Expanding the Functionality of the MAX9930 for CATV Applications
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    63.8kB
    Application Note 4554 
    RS-485 Adapter Converts Data Lines from Full- to Half-Duplex
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    67kB
    Application Note 4546 
    High-Voltage, Programmable-Gain Current Monitor
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    93kB
    Application Note 4428 
    Rail-to-Rail: Railroading and the Electronics of Op Amps
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    61kB
    Application Note 4050 
    Current Sensing on a Negative Voltage Supply Rail, using a Precision Instrumentation Amplifier
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    54kB
    Reference Schematic 4122 
    Simple Regulator Provides Constant Voltage for High-Side Current Monitors
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    79kB
    Application Note 4057 
    How to Increase the Operating Speed on the MAX4007
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    127kB
    Application Note 3611 
    Integrated DC Logarithmic Amplifiers
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    29kB
    Application Note 1800 
    Smart IC Maintains Uniform Bias Current for GaAs MESFETs
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    113kB
    Reference Schematic 714 
    Isolated Power Supplies for Telecom Applications
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    36kB
    Application Note 1811 
    Visible-Laser Driver Has Digitally Controlled Power Modulation
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    73kB
    Application Note 4319 
    FDL Network Loopback Support Using TDMoP Devices

    Test and Measurement

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    613.9kB
    Application Note 6206 
    Simple, Effective Method and Circuit to Measure Very-Low 1/f Voltage Reference Noise (< 1µVP-P, 0.1Hz to 10Hz)
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    305.4kB
    Application Note 6184 
    Using the MAX11254EVKIT as a Building Block Platform for Industrial Applications
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    961.4kB
    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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    1.7MB
    Application Note 5581 
    Challenge the Conventional - Make Unipolar DACs Bipolar
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    911.3kB
    Application Note 5724 
    Lightning Bolts, Defibrillators, and Protection Circuitry Save Lives
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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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    272.4kB
    Application Note 4491 
    Damage from a Lightning Bolt or a Spark—It Depends on How Tall You Are!
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    494.7kB
    Application Note 4644 
    Use a Twist and Other Popular Wires to Reduce EMI/RFI
    View   In New Window PDF
    673kB
    Application Note 5131 
    Maxim Addresses High-Voltage Needs in Industrial Ultrasound Applications
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    91kB
    Tutorial 5059 
    Thermal Noise Calculator Tutorial
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    146kB
    Application Note 5086 
    Measure the Input Capacitance of an Op Amp
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    73kB
    Application Note 4507 
    Load-Power Monitor Improves High-Side Current Measurements
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    86kB
    Application Note 4559 
    Resistor Network Sets Gain for Fixed-Gain Differential Amplifier
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    78kB
    Application Note 4362 
    Precision Triangular-Wave Generator Uses a Single IC
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    188.1kB
    Tutorial 4394 
    How to Use High-Voltage and High-Current-Drive Op Amps in ±20mA or 4–20mA Current-Loop Systems
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    64kB
    Application Note 4622 
    High-Speed Op Amp Enables Infrared (IR) Proximity Sensing
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    93kB
    Application Note 4428 
    Rail-to-Rail: Railroading and the Electronics of Op Amps
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    166kB
    Application Note 4179 
    Autozero Noise Filtering Improves Instrumentation Amplifier Output
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    28kB
    Application Note 4234 
    AC-Based Continuity Tester Finds Single-Ended Faults
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    175kB
    Tutorial 4034 
    Three is a Crowd for Instrumentation Amplifiers
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    35kB
    Application Note 3473 
    Read Isolated Digital States Without Power Drain
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    103kB
    Application Note 3390 
    Reduced Termination Loss by Active Synthesis of Output Impedance
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    56kB
    Application Note 1988 
    Circuit Enables PC-Based Voltage Measurements
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    74kB
    Application Note 1138 
    Practical Data Acquisition using a Windows¹-based Power Meter


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