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    Tutorial 5719 
    Package Thermal Analysis Calculator Tutorial
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    Tutorial 5664 
    Managing Noise in the Signal Chain, Part 1: Annoying Semiconductor Noise, Preventable or Inescapable?
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    Tutorial 5665 
    Managing Noise in the Signal Chain, Part 2: Noise and Distortion in Data Converters
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    Tutorial 5666 
    Selecting the Best Data Converter for a Given Noise Budget: Part 3
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    Tutorial 5275 
    Calibration - Needless or a Necessity?
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    Tutorial 5067 
    Margining and Calibration for Fun and Profit
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    Tutorial 5279 
    IC Troubleshooting and Failure Analysis: Find the Facts and Avoid the Guesswork
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    Tutorial 5353 
    Calculating Effective Resolution for Data Converters
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    Tutorial 5450 
    Successful PCB Grounding with Mixed-Signal Chips - Follow the Path of Least Impedance
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    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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    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 5061 
    Effective Number of Bits Calculator Tutorial
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    Tutorial 5036 
    Calibration Circuit Library
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    Tutorial 810 
    Understanding Flash ADCs
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    Tutorial 4699 
    Overview of Sensor Signal Paths
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    Tutorial 4675 
    Important Considerations for Insulin Pump and Portable Medical Designs
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    Tutorial 4680 
    Introduction to Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging
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    Tutorial 4682 
    Introduction to Computed Tomography (CT) Medical Imaging
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    Tutorial 4686 
    Important Design Considerations for Heart-Rate and Fitness Monitors
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    Tutorial 4689 
    Blood Pressure Monitor Design Considerations
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    Tutorial 4690 
    Important Design Considerations for Digital Thermometers
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    Tutorial 4692 
    Introduction to Ventilators and Ventilation Rate Measurements
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    Tutorial 4677 
    Important Considerations for Infusion Pump and Portable Medical Designs
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    Tutorial 4659 
    Blood Glucose Meters
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    Tutorial 4697 
    Overview of Industrial Motor Control Systems
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    Tutorial 4681 
    Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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    Tutorial 4696 
    Overview of Ultrasound Imaging Systems and the Electrical Components Required for Main Subfunctions
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    Tutorial 4700 
    Introduction to Medical Instruments and Growing Trend for Point-of-Care and Near-Patient Testing
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    Tutorial 4703 
    Introduction to Electronic Calibration and Methods for Correcting Manufacturing Tolerances in Medical Equipment Designs
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    Tutorial 4698 
    Introduction to Dialysis Machines
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    Tutorial 4685 
    How Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Respiratory Ventilation Systems Function
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    Tutorial 4693 
    Introduction to Electrocardiographs
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    Tutorial 4704 
    Introduction to Electronic Calibration and Methods for Correcting Manufacturing Tolerances in Industrial Equipment Designs
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    Tutorial 4701 
    Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and the Operational Function of Main System Modules
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    Tutorial 4602 
    Adjusting and Calibrating Out Offset and Gain Error in a Precision DAC
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    Tutorial 4603 
    Process Control and PLC Tutorial
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    Tutorial 4346 
    Pots, Pans, Logs, and Linear Digital Pots Create Arbitrary Voltage Curves
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    Tutorial 4149 
    How to Add Margining Capability to a DC-DC Converter
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    Tutorial 4300 
    Calculating the Error Budget in Precision Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Applications
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    Tutorial 4053 
    Setup and Hold Times for High-Speed Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) Demystified
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    Tutorial 4025 
    DACs vs. Digital Potentiometers: Which Is Right for My Application?
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    Tutorial 3426 
    Resistive Bridge Basics: Part One
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    Tutorial 2094 
    A Simple ADC Comparison Matrix
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    Tutorial 1870 
    Demystifying Delta-Sigma ADCs
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    Tutorial 729 
    Dynamic Testing of High-Speed ADCs, Part 2
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    Tutorial 641 
    ADC and DAC Glossary
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    Tutorial 283 
    INL/DNL Measurements for High-Speed Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs)
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    Tutorial 634 
    Pipeline ADCs Come of Age
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    Tutorial 728 
    Defining and Testing Dynamic Parameters in High-Speed ADCs, Part 1
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    Tutorial 1080 
    Understanding SAR ADCs: Their Architecture and Comparison with Other ADCs
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    Tutorial 989 
    Multiply Your Sampling Rate with Time-Interleaved Data Converters

    General

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    1.7MB
    Tutorial 5664 
    Managing Noise in the Signal Chain, Part 1: Annoying Semiconductor Noise, Preventable or Inescapable?
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    338.3kB
    Tutorial 5665 
    Managing Noise in the Signal Chain, Part 2: Noise and Distortion in Data Converters
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    2.8MB
    Tutorial 5666 
    Selecting the Best Data Converter for a Given Noise Budget: Part 3
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    83kB
    Tutorial 5275 
    Calibration - Needless or a Necessity?
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    67.3kB
    Tutorial 5067 
    Margining and Calibration for Fun and Profit
    View   In New Window PDF
    180.4kB
    Tutorial 5279 
    IC Troubleshooting and Failure Analysis: Find the Facts and Avoid the Guesswork
    View   In New Window PDF
    49kB
    Tutorial 5353 
    Calculating Effective Resolution for Data Converters
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    780.5kB
    Tutorial 5450 
    Successful PCB Grounding with Mixed-Signal Chips - Follow the Path of Least Impedance
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    96.2kB
    Tutorial 5274 
    It's Hot! Why Are My CMOS Logic Circuits Burning Up?
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    137.3kB
    Tutorial 5066 
    When Is Calibration Important?
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    110.9kB
    Tutorial 5065 
    Radio Susceptibility - Cure with Antibiotic, Vaccine, or the Laws of Physics?
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    Tutorial 5059 
    Thermal Noise Calculator Tutorial
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    Tutorial 5063 
    Statistical Process Control Calculator Tutorial
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    Tutorial 5060 
    ADC/DAC Accuracy Calculator Tutorial
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    Tutorial 5062 
    Bandgap Reference Calculator Tutorial
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    Tutorial 5061 
    Effective Number of Bits Calculator Tutorial
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    Tutorial 5036 
    Calibration Circuit Library
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    Tutorial 2102 
    Delta-Sigma ADCs Replace Integrating ADCs for Panel Meters
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    Tutorial 810 
    Understanding Flash ADCs
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    273kB
    Tutorial 4699 
    Overview of Sensor Signal Paths
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    98kB
    Tutorial 4675 
    Important Considerations for Insulin Pump and Portable Medical Designs
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    206kB
    Tutorial 4677 
    Important Considerations for Infusion Pump and Portable Medical Designs
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    89kB
    Tutorial 4686 
    Important Design Considerations for Heart-Rate and Fitness Monitors
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    72kB
    Tutorial 4689 
    Blood Pressure Monitor Design Considerations
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    59kB
    Tutorial 4690 
    Important Design Considerations for Digital Thermometers
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    62kB
    Tutorial 4692 
    Introduction to Ventilators and Ventilation Rate Measurements
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    216.4kB
    Tutorial 4697 
    Overview of Industrial Motor Control Systems
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    128kB
    Tutorial 4681 
    Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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    124kB
    Tutorial 4696 
    Overview of Ultrasound Imaging Systems and the Electrical Components Required for Main Subfunctions
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    91.1kB
    Tutorial 4700 
    Introduction to Medical Instruments and Growing Trend for Point-of-Care and Near-Patient Testing
    View   In New Window PDF
    123kB
    Tutorial 4701 
    Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and the Operational Function of Main System Modules
    View   In New Window PDF
    95.3kB
    Tutorial 4703 
    Introduction to Electronic Calibration and Methods for Correcting Manufacturing Tolerances in Medical Equipment Designs
    View   In New Window PDF
    140.4kB
    Tutorial 4698 
    Introduction to Dialysis Machines
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    76kB
    Tutorial 4685 
    How Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Respiratory Ventilation Systems Function
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    139kB
    Tutorial 4693 
    Introduction to Electrocardiographs
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    95.6kB
    Tutorial 4704 
    Introduction to Electronic Calibration and Methods for Correcting Manufacturing Tolerances in Industrial Equipment Designs
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    189.9kB
    Tutorial 4602 
    Adjusting and Calibrating Out Offset and Gain Error in a Precision DAC
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    Tutorial 801 
    Frequently Asked Questions about Data Converters
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    Tutorial 4053 
    Setup and Hold Times for High-Speed Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) Demystified
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    Tutorial 3417 
    Digital Potentiometers Replace Mechanical Potentiometers
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    Tutorial 3189 
    Programmers Handbook for the MAX5290-MAX5295, MAX5580-MAX5585, MAX5590-MAX5595 User-Programmable DACs
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    Tutorial 2395 
    Understanding Integral Non-Linearity Errors
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    Tutorial 2027 
    Simple Methods Reduce Input Ripple for All Charge Pumps
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    Tutorial 1870 
    Demystifying Delta-Sigma ADCs
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    Tutorial 748 
    The ABCs of ADCs: Understanding How ADC Errors Affect System Performance
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    Tutorial 641 
    ADC and DAC Glossary
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    Tutorial 722 
    3V/5V DACs Support Intelligent Current Loop
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    Tutorial 1041 
    Understanding Integrating ADCs
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    Tutorial 1055 
    Digital-to-Analog Converters Are a "Bit" Analog
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    Tutorial 1023 
    Understanding Pipelined ADCs
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    Tutorial 1080 
    Understanding SAR ADCs: Their Architecture and Comparison with Other ADCs

    High-Speed Signal Processing

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    49kB
    Tutorial 5353 
    Calculating Effective Resolution for Data Converters
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    780.5kB
    Tutorial 5450 
    Successful PCB Grounding with Mixed-Signal Chips - Follow the Path of Least Impedance
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    96kB
    Tutorial 4680 
    Introduction to Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging
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    128kB
    Tutorial 4681 
    Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
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    100kB
    Tutorial 4682 
    Introduction to Computed Tomography (CT) Medical Imaging
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    127.4kB
    Tutorial 4053 
    Setup and Hold Times for High-Speed Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) Demystified
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    26kB
    Tutorial 2094 
    A Simple ADC Comparison Matrix
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    Tutorial 2085 
    Histogram Testing Determines DNL and INL Errors
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    Tutorial 1819 
    Selecting the Optimum Test Tones and Test Equipment for Successful High-Speed ADC Sinewave Testing
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    Tutorial 1197 
    How Quantization and Thermal Noise Determine an ADC's Effective Noise Figure
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    Tutorial 729 
    Dynamic Testing of High-Speed ADCs, Part 2
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    Tutorial 800 
    Design a Low-Jitter Clock for High-Speed Data Converters
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    Tutorial 1040 
    Coherent Sampling vs. Window Sampling
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    Tutorial 740 
    Glossary of Frequently Used High-Speed Data Converter Terms
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    Tutorial 283 
    INL/DNL Measurements for High-Speed Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs)
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    92kB
    Tutorial 634 
    Pipeline ADCs Come of Age
    View   In New Window PDF
    207.4kB
    Tutorial 728 
    Defining and Testing Dynamic Parameters in High-Speed ADCs, Part 1
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    72.1kB
    Tutorial 989 
    Multiply Your Sampling Rate with Time-Interleaved Data Converters