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App note: CCD Fundamentals

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

ON Semiconductor's Charge-Coupled Devices primer application note. Link here (PDF) Like many technologies, the Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) started out as one kind of creature and wound up as something completely different. Invented in the late 1960’s by researchers at Bell Labs, it was initially conceived as a new type of...

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App note: Using the enable Pin in a linear regulator as a voltage supervisor

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Clever way using linear regulator's enable pin implementing a voltage supervisory circuit control, an app note(PDF) from ON Semiconductors. The combination of a voltage regulator and a voltage supervisor, is a popular circuit configuration. The addition of the supervisor ensures that the regulated output turns on and off at sufficient...

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App note: using MOSFETs in load switch applications

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

App note(PDF) from ON Semiconductor. The load switch is controlled by the system, and connects or disconnects a voltage rail to a specific load. By turning unused circuitry off, the system as a whole can run more efficiently. The load switch provides a simple means to power a load when...

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App note: Analog switch allows USB switching at low voltages

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Multiplexing USB pins using analog switches solves pin sharing between devices. Here's a good app note(PDF) from ON Semiconductor. NLAS2066 is a dual SPST (Single Pole Single Throw) switch with over-voltage tolerance (OVT) in its input pins. The OVT feature permits the device to be used for the purpose of...

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App note: Unique and novel uses for ON Semiconductor’s new One-Gate family

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

One-gate logic uses and their benefits application note (PDF) from ON Semiconductor. One–Gate logic devices have been in use for several years, and are nothing more than single–gate derivatives of their multi–gate cousins. Traditional ICs were packaged in 14 and 16 pin Dual–in–line Packages (DIPs), and the goal of the...

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App note: Ambiguity of the peak power rating of TVS devices

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Here's a tip app note (PDF) from ON Semiconductor on selecting specs for an TVS diode. There are two important properties of a TVS device during an electrical stress. The TVS must be able to self-protect and survive the stress current, and the TVS must clamp the protected line to...

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App note: Understanding the output current capability of DC-DC buck converters

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Here's a tutorial on output current capability of DC-DC buck converters that output a lower voltage from an input voltage. The article outlines the theory of buck converters, and how to calculate output current: Due to the widespread availability of highly integrated DC-DC switchmode converter devices, system design engineers no...

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App note: Understanding noise that comes with inductor based DC-DC converters

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Here's a tutorial from On Semiconductor describing noise that comes with inductor based DC-DC convertors. The article highlight the key areas where noise is generated in such systems, and provides suggestions on how to tackle them. The main purpose of this document is to clarify the source of such a...

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