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    Application Note 6612 
    How to Use GMSL Line-Fault Detection for Power Over Coax
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    Application Note 5535 
    FAQs about the Control Channel and Operation of Serializer/Deserializer Devices
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    Application Note 4634 
    Adding Edge-Sensitive Transition Detection to GPIO Devices
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    Tutorial 5450 
    Successful PCB Grounding with Mixed-Signal Chips - Follow the Path of Least Impedance
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    Application Note 4713 
    Eliminate Noise Through Proper Supply Bypass Filtering
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    Application Note 4666 
    Using Key-Switch Controllers in Smartphones
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    Application Note 5022 
    Application of Serializers with Camera Chips
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    Tutorial 5045 
    An Introduction to Preemphasis and Equalization in Maxim GMSL SerDes Devices
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    Application Note 4295 
    Small-Signal Bandwidth in a Big-Band Era
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    Application Note 5064 
    Access 16-Bit I²C Peripheral Register Addresses Through the GMSL SerDes Remote-Side I²C Interface
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    Tutorial 5046 
    Using GMSL SerDes Devices in a Dual Automotive Electronic Control Unit (ECU) Application
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    Application Note 5053 
    Using 2.5Gbps SerDes with Built-In Bit-Error Rate Test Circuitry Makes Measuring Link Quality Easy
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    Tutorial 4294 
    Differential Gain and Phase—Why Measure It, if You Cannot See It?
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    Application Note 4934 
    How to Calculate the CCEN Duration for the MAX9257/MAX9258 Programmable SerDes Chipset
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    Application Note 4793 
    Proper Power-Supply Jumper Settings for Evaluating the MAX9259/MAX9260 SerDes Chipset
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    Application Note 4211 
    EMI-/EMC-Ready SerDes—Basic Test Strategies and Guidelines
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    Application Note 4709 
    MAX9259 GMSL Line Fault Detection
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    Application Note 4635 
    Connecting Dual-Digit LED Modules
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    Application Note 4613 
    A Proposed Framework for Measuring, Identifying, and Eliminating Clock and Data Jitter on High-Speed Serial Communication Links
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    Application Note 4609 
    Understanding the ATE SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface)
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    Application Note 4306 
    Video Display Signals and the MAX9406 DP-HDMI/DVI Level Shifter—Part I
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    Application Note 4269 
    Switching LVDS Graphics in a Laptop Computer
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    Application Note 4302 
    Small Antennas for 300MHz to 450MHz Transmitters
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    How to Use the MAX9406 PCIe-to-HDMI Board
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    Application Note 4099 
    Evaluate Serializer-Deserializer (SerDes) Performance by Creating Eye Pattern Templates
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    Application Note 4253 
    PWM Intensity Control for the MAX6964 LED Driver
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    Application Note 4254 
    PRBS Mode Setup for the MAX9257/MAX9258 Evaluation Kit
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    Application Note 4085 
    Advantages of AC-Coupling in SerDes Applications
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    Application Note 4168 
    Interfacing High-Speed Signals
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    Application Note 4159 
    Measuring the Linearity of Differential-Output, Current-Mode Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs)
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    Application Note 4113 
    Guidelines for MAX9257/MAX9258 EV Kit Operation in I²C Mode
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    Application Note 4096 
    Rise-Time Accelerator Circuit for 2-Wire Bus Applications
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    Application Note 4070 
    Transmitting I²S Audio Streams in Automotive Applications Using the MAX9205/MAX9206 LVDS SerDes
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    Application Note 4058 
    Measuring Skew Margin on 4-Channel Deserializers
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    Application Note 4020 
    Working with MAX9217/MAX9218/MAX9247/MAX9248/MAX9250 Evaluation Boards
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    Application Note 4054 
    Using the MAX7359 for Multifunctional and Gaming Keys on PDAs/Smartphones: A Programming Guide
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    Application Note 4056 
    Using the MAX4929E for HDMI/DVI Low-Frequency Switching
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    Application Note 4007 
    Robust, Fail-Safe Biasing Circuit for AC-Coupled Multidrop LVDS Bus
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    Tutorial 4053 
    Setup and Hold Times for High-Speed Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) Demystified
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    Application Note 4019 
    LVDS Offers Robust Video Interface for Automotive Applications
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    Application Note 3942 
    Optimize the Buffer Amplifier/ADC Connection
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    Application Note 3964 
    Enabling Test Modes on the MAX9247
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    Application Note 3945 
    Path Loss in Remote Keyless Entry Systems
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    Application Note 3821 
    Skew Margin Measurement for 4-Channel (3 Data Channels Plus Clock Channel) LVDS Serializers/Deserializers
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    Application Note 3806 
    Performance Test for a Serializer and Deserializer Pair: MAX9247 and MAX9218
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    Application Note 3814 
    Port Expanders for Flip-Cell Phones Save Cost and Space
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    Application Note 3776 
    Considerations for Selecting an RS-485 Transceiver in Electronic Power Meters
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    Application Note 3662 
    Understanding LVDS Fail-Safe Circuits
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    Application Note 3736 
    How to Test the Crystal's Power Level in the MAX9485
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    Application Note 3717 
    ADC Parameters for Your Wideband Telecommunications Receiver
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    Tutorial 3628 
    Mathematical Basics of Band-Limited Sampling and Aliasing
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    Application Note 3629 
    Techniques for Measuring RF Gain Using the MAX2016
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    Application Note 3632 
    Wideband LO Noise in Passive Transmit-Receive Mixer ICs
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    Tutorial 2947 
    DVD Formats and How to Drive Laser Diodes to Record and Rewrite DVDs
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    Application Note 3578 
    Audio Data Transmission in MAX9217/MAX9218 Video Link
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    Application Note 3503 
    Clock Generation with Spread Spectrum
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    Application Note 3437 
    Solutions for Integrated Clock Sources Using the MAX9489/MAX9471 Multiple-Output Clock Generators
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    Application Note 3359 
    Clock (CLK) Jitter and Phase Noise Conversion
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    Application Note 2744 
    Jitter Measurements for CLK Generators or Synthesizers
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    Application Note 2127 
    Modeling of Quartz Crystal
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    Application Note 2023 
    LVDS Serializer-Deserializer Performance over Twisted Pair Cable
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    Application Note 1916 
    An Introduction to Jitter in Communications Systems
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    Application Note 1856 
    Signal Integrity vs. Transmission Rate and Cable Length for LVDS Serializers
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    Tutorial 1058 
    LVDS Enables High-Speed Signal Distribution in 3G Base Stations
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    Tutorial 872 
    LVDS Splitter Simplifies High-Speed Signal Distribution
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    Application Note 873 
    High-Speed Signal Distribution Using Low-Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS)

    Equalization, Cable, and Circuit Board

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    85.4kB
    Application Note 5535 
    FAQs about the Control Channel and Operation of Serializer/Deserializer Devices
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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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    722.6kB
    Tutorial 5045 
    An Introduction to Preemphasis and Equalization in Maxim GMSL SerDes Devices
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    849.6kB
    Tutorial 5046 
    Using GMSL SerDes Devices in a Dual Automotive Electronic Control Unit (ECU) Application
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    Application Note 5053 
    Using 2.5Gbps SerDes with Built-In Bit-Error Rate Test Circuitry Makes Measuring Link Quality Easy
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    Application Note 4880 
    Design Guidelines for 78P235x E4/STM1e LIUs
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    Application Note 4613 
    A Proposed Framework for Measuring, Identifying, and Eliminating Clock and Data Jitter on High-Speed Serial Communication Links
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    HFRD-39.0: 40Gbps, Quad-SFP Half-Active Copper Cable Assembly
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    HFRD-31.0: 20Gbps, Quad-SFP Active Copper Cable Assembly
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    HFRD-32.0: Quad-SFP Host Adapter
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    Application Note 3834 
    HFTA-13.0: Designing External Cabling for Low EMI Radiation
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    Application Note 3193 
    MAX3983: Designing for 10Gbase-CX4 Transmitter Template Compliance with the MAX3983
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    Application Note 2704 
    MAX3983: Equalize 10Gbase-CX4 and Copper InfiniBand Links with the MAX3983
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    Application Note 1907 
    HFAN-06.1: Input/Output Models for Maxim Fiber Components
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    Application Note 1900 
    HFTA-06.0: Designing a Simple, Small, Wide-Band and Low-Power Equalizer for FR4 Copper Links
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    Application Note 996 
    HFAN-06.0.1: Equalizing Gigabit-per-Second Signals on Copper Media
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    Application Note 863 
    MAX3980: Equalizing XAUI Backplanes with the MAX3980
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    Application Note 793 
    MAX3840: Line and System Loopback with the MAX3840
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    Application Note 625 
    MAX3800: Equalizing Gigabit Copper Cable Links with the MAX3800
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    Application Note 264 
    MAX3831: Disabling the Channel-Assignment Feature of the MAX3831


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