App note from Maxim Integrated guiding you when selecting voltage references. Link here What could be more basic than a voltage reference – a simple, constant reference voltage? As with all design topics, there are tradeoffs. This article discusses the different types of voltage references, their key specifications, and the design tradeoffs, including accuracy, temperature-independence, […]
App note from Renesas on the basics of voltage reference. Link here (PDF) Conceptually, a voltage reference is a very simple device with only one purpose in its life. Quite simply, the purpose of a voltage reference is to generate an exact output voltage no matter what happens with respect to its operating voltage, load […]
Petteri Aimonen designed and built his own voltage and current reference: When developing a data acquisition system, I ran into a need of having fairly accurate current reference to compare against, 0.1% accuracy or better. This is not a particularly high standard, but unable to find a suitable device in my price range, I chose […]
App note from Maxim Integrated creating voltage negative reference from charge-pump inverter plus positive voltage reference combo. Link here (PDF) This application note discusses how to build a negative voltage reference without using external resistors or a negative supply by simply combining a simple charge-pump inverter and a positive output voltage reference.
Power status recovery in this application note from Maxim Integrated. Link here (PDF) Using an electronically programmable voltage reference (DS4305) as a single-bit nonvolatile memory cell, this circuit remembers the state of a STANDBY/ON switch that changes state with no operator present.
Application note from Maxim Integrated about improved long term stability of their voltage references. Link here (PDF) Large industrial plants such as those in the oil, gas, electricity, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage industries rely on electronic instrumentation to provide accurate, stable measurements to control their processes. The stability of an instrument very much depends […]
An app note from Atmel, voltage reference calibration and voltage ADC usage (PDF!): Features • Voltage reference calibration. – 1.100V +/-1mV (typical) and < 90ppm/°C drift from –10°C to +70°C. • Interrupt controlled voltage ADC sampling. • Calculation of voltage and temperature from voltage ADC measurements. Some of the new Atmel AVR Smart Battery devices contain […]
SQKYBeaver did a teardown of a Techtron Standards type 51 voltage and current standard: Absolutely amazing inside! The wires to the front panel look like the were loomed by a professional Spacecraft mechanic. every one individually numbered it must have taken hours. only 4 rc4136 quad opamps for all this functionality, two dating back to 1973.
SUF shared his voltage reference project in the forum: To achieve the things above I designed a small battery good indicator circuit with a zener an opamp two LEDs and a few resistors. If you switch it on and the battery fall below 8V the red LED will lit instead of the green. I wanted to […]
Erl shared his voltage reference project in the forum: I had almost 6 x 6 cm left over on a 10 x 10 board I was ordering from Seeed Studios, so inspired by the Mr. Ref voltage reference project, I made something similar. It’s based on the MAX6126 2.048 V reference, uses 3 AAA […]
Here is a voltage reference circuit collection from Linear Technology. This is a 32 page article with a ton of reference designs and specifications for each. How to select passive components for best performance is also covered.