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    Prototyping and PC-Board Layout


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    Application Note 6369 
    Bipolar Work Around for the MAXREFDES74#
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    Application Note 1891 
    Wafer-Level Packaging (WLP) and its Applications
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    Application Note 5800 
    Passive Components Aren’t Really So Passive (Part 3): Printed Circuit Boards
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    Tutorial 5450 
    Successful PCB Grounding with Mixed-Signal Chips - Follow the Path of Least Impedance
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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 4605 
    Avoid Design Misinterpretations that Put System Operation in Jeopardy
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    Application Note 4211 
    EMI-/EMC-Ready SerDes—Basic Test Strategies and Guidelines
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    Tutorial 1897 
    Building a DC-DC Power Supply that Works
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    Application Note 4608 
    Layout Guidelines with Example Layout for the MAX16922 PMIC
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    Tutorial 4429 
    Murphy's Law and the Risks of Designing "Off Data Sheet"
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    Application Note 4459 
    Inexpensive (Almost Free) Probe/Tweezers for Testing SMD Components
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    Reference Schematic 4383 
    SEPIC Backlight LED Driver
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    Reference Schematic 4380 
    Reference Design for a 3S3P Rear Combination Lamp (RCL) LED Driver
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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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    Application Note 4345 
    Well Grounded, Digital Is Analog
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    Application Note 4049 
    MAX8660/MAX8661 PCB Layout Guide
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    Application Note 3940 
    MAX8632 PCB Layout Optimization
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    Application Note 3692 
    Frequency Calculator for the DS1090
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    Application Note 3645 
    Correct Board Layout Lowers EMI of Switchmode Converters
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    Application Note 3500 
    Monitor Heat Dissipation in Electronic Systems by Measuring Active Component Die Temperature
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    Reference Schematic 3490 
    Parametric Measurement Unit (PMU) Layout Guidelines
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    Application Note 3377 
    Maxim Wafer-Level Package Assembly Guide
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    Application Note 3273 
    Exposed Pads: A Brief Introduction
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    Tutorial 2997 
    Basic Switching-Regulator-Layout Techniques
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    Application Note 2093 
    Introduction to Common Printed Circuit Transmission Lines
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    Tutorial 1832 
    Power Supply Engineer's Guide to Calculate Dissipation for MOSFETs in High-Power Supplies
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    Tutorial 1167 
    Practical Aspects of EMI Protection
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    Tutorial 716 
    Proper Layout and Component Selection Controls EMI
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    Tutorial 1110 
    Prototyping with Surface-Mount Devices
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    Tutorial 946 
    Disposable Metal Boxes Make Excellent Shielded Enclosures
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    Application Note 862 
    HFAN-08.1: Thermal Considerations of QFN and Other Exposed-Paddle Packages
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    Tutorial 735 
    Layout Considerations for Non-Isolated DC-DC Converters
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    Tutorial 761 
    Automatic Test Equipment on a Budget


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