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App note: Charge and discharge application of electrolytic capacitor

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An application note from Rubycon about what causes electrolytic capacitors to deteriorate. PDF link is Here. Performance deterioration of aluminum electrolytic capacitor is accelerated by repeated charge and discharge. The speed of deterioration is determined by operating conditions. For example, … Read more

App note: SMBus communication for small form factor device families

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SMBus specifications and example implementation on Silabs’ C8051F3xx and C8051F41x. App note here(PDF) This   application   note   describes   the   SMBus specification,  how  to  configure  and  use  the  on-chip SMBus  interface,  and  SMBus  debugging  techniques. Code  examples  written  in  C  provide  the  … Read more

App note: Improving ADC resolution by oversampling and averaging

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Silicon Labs’ application note (PDF!) on improving ADC resolution  by oversampling and averaging: This application note describes utilizing oversampling and averaging to increase the resolution and SNR of analog-to-digital conversions. Oversampling and averaging can increase the resolution of a measurement without resorting … Read more

App note: TPS6122x low input voltage, 0.7V boost converter with 5.5μA quiescent current

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An application note from TI, TPS6122x low input voltage, 0.7V boost converter with 5.5μA quiescent current (PDF!): The TPS6122x family devices provide a power-supply solution for products powered by either a single-cell, two-cell, or three-cell alkaline, NiCd or NiMH, or one-cell Li-Ion or … Read more

App note: Operational amplifier applications using 8-Bit PIC microcontrollers

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Operational amplifier applications using 8-Bit PIC microcontrollers (PDF!) from Microchip: This document aims at uncovering some of the more important parameters of the op amp and the significance in certain applications. Specific examples and case studies of applications using the on-chip … Read more

App note: Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) implementation on C8051F326/7 devices

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An AES implementation on Silicon Labs’ C8051F326/7 microcontrollers app note(PDF!) The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is an algorithm used to encrypt and decrypt data for the purposes of protecting the data when it is transmitted electronically. The AES algorithm allows … Read more