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    Voltage References


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    Application Note 7009 
    Voltage Reference Long-Term Stability Reduces Industrial Process Control Calibration Costs
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    Application Note 6651 
    How to Measure the MAX6079 Voltage Reference Thermal Hysteresis, Considerations for PCB Layout
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    Application Note 6748 
    How to Address Reference Long-Term Drift Performance
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    Application Note 6412 
    SMT Assembly and PCB Design Guidelines for Leaded Packages
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    Application Note 6417 
    Assembly Guidelines for (uSLIC) Packages
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    Application Note 6382 
    SMT Assembly and PCB Design Guidelines for Maxim’s Standard Wire-Bonded Quad Flatpack, No Leads (QFN) Packages
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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 6144 
    How to Linearize Wheatstone-Bridge Circuit for Better Performance
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    Application Note 6318 
    Voltage Reference Long-Term Stability Reduces Industrial Process Control Calibration Costs
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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 5800 
    Passive Components Aren’t Really So Passive (Part 3): Printed Circuit Boards
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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 5666 
    Selecting the Best Data Converter for a Given Noise Budget: Part 3
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    Application Note 5760 
    Getting the Most Out of the MAX14920/MAX14921 High-Accuracy Battery-Measurement AFEs
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    Application Note 5554 
    ASIC Fixes for Noisy Analog “Oops”
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    Application Note 2879 
    Selecting the Optimum Voltage Reference
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    Subsystem Board 5742 
    Carmel (MAXREFDES18#): High Accuracy Analog Current/Voltage Output
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    Application Note 5663 
    Passives Aren’t Really So Passive (Part 1): Capacitors
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    Application Note 5597 
    Simulation Shows How Real Op Amps Can Drive Capacitive Loads
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    Application Note 5278 
    Why Honest Weigh Scales Are Application Specific
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    Tutorial 5275 
    Calibration - Needless or a Necessity?
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    Tutorial 719 
    Understanding Voltage-Reference Topologies and Specifications
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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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    Tutorial 5279 
    IC Troubleshooting and Failure Analysis: Find the Facts and Avoid the Guesswork
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    Application Note 4491 
    Damage from a Lightning Bolt or a Spark—It Depends on How Tall You Are!
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    Tutorial 5066 
    When Is Calibration Important?
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    Tutorial 5274 
    It's Hot! Why Are My CMOS Logic Circuits Burning Up?
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    Application Note 5083 
    Digital-to-Analog Converter Fine-Tunes Reference Output
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    Application Note 4419 
    Understanding Voltage-Reference Temperature Drift
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    Application Note 4490 
    How Signal Chains and PLCs Impact Our Lives
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    Tutorial 5065 
    Radio Susceptibility - Cure with Antibiotic, Vaccine, or the Laws of Physics?
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    Tutorial 4606 
    Self-Starting Can Be Hard to Do - Understanding Power-on-Reset Requirements in Regulators and Bandgaps
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    Tutorial 5059 
    Thermal Noise Calculator Tutorial
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    Tutorial 5062 
    Bandgap Reference Calculator Tutorial
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    Tutorial 5036 
    Calibration Circuit Library
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    Application Note 4605 
    Avoid Design Misinterpretations that Put System Operation in Jeopardy
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    Application Note 4568 
    Bipolar DC-Voltage Detector Offers Sensitivity and Precision
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    Application Note 4563 
    Dynamic Siphon Steals Current from USB Port
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    Application Note 4543 
    Precision Circuit Monitors Negative-Supply Thresholds
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    Tutorial 4703 
    Introduction to Electronic Calibration and Methods for Correcting Manufacturing Tolerances in Medical Equipment Designs
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    Application Note 4624 
    Nonvolatile STANDBY/ON Switch
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    Application Note 4617 
    ADC Input Translator
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    Application Note 4474 
    4.096V, 80mA Precision Reference
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    Application Note 4425 
    Same? Really the Same? Maybe? The Cross-Reference Challenge
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    Application Note 4494 
    Methods for Calibrating Gain Error in Data-Converter Systems
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    Application Note 4410 
    Battery Backup with Delay
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    Application Note 4412 
    80mA Precision Reference
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    Tutorial 4300 
    Calculating the Error Budget in Precision Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Applications
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    Application Note 4197 
    Using the DS4412 to Margin the Output Voltage of a DC-DC Converter
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    Application Note 4003 
    Series or Shunt Voltage Reference?
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    Application Note 3998 
    Calculating Temperature Coefficient (Tempco) and Initial Accuracy for Voltage References
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    Application Note 3815 
    Radiated Power and Field Strength from UHF ISM Transmitters
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    Application Note 3928 
    Automotive Linear Regulators Minimize Quiescent Current
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    Application Note 3839 
    Controlling the DS3900 Serial Communications Module Using LabView
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    Application Note 3806 
    Performance Test for a Serializer and Deserializer Pair: MAX9247 and MAX9218
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    Application Note 3741 
    Analog ICs for Low Voltage Systems
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    Application Note 3746 
    Simple Power Monitor
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    Application Note 3702 
    MAX2235—Layout Optimization Techniques
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    Application Note 3635 
    Implementing an External Reference and the Resulting Effect on Gain for the MAX149x Sigma-Delta Panel-Meter ADCs
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    Tutorial 3531 
    How to Reduce Reference Noise by Half
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    Application Note 3435 
    Manchester Data Encoding for Radio Communications
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    Application Note 3200 
    Buck Regulator Generates Ultra-Low Output Voltage
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    Application Note 2394 
    Interfacing the MAX1169 ADC to a PIC Microcontroller
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    Application Note 2013 
    Voltage Reference Scaling Technique Increases ADC Accuracy to Keep Costs Down
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    Application Note 2008 
    Accurate DC-DC Converter Minimizes Wasted Power
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    Application Note 183 
    Controlling a Variable Voltage Power Supply Using the DS1809 (Pushbutton Control)
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    Application Note 824 
    Miniature, Precision Negative Reference Requires No Precision Resistors
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    Application Note 815 
    Negative-Resistance Load Canceller Allows Voltage Reference to Drive Heavy Loads
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    Application Note 430 
    Voltage Reference Compensates Reference Junction
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    Application Note 103 
    pFET Linear Regulator Has Low Dropout Voltage


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