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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

App note: Measure capacitance of Class-II and Class-III ceramic capacitors

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KEMET’s app note(PDF) on the methods used on measuring capacitance of different classes of ceramic capacitors. This application note addresses proper capacitance measurement techniques of Class-II (X7R/X5R) and Class-III (Y5V/Z5U) ceramic capacitors and identifies common errors that are made upon … Read more

App note: Standalone Linear Li-Ion battery charger with thermal regulation in ThinSOT

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Standalone Linear Li-Ion battery charger with thermal regulation in ThinSOT application note (PDF!) from Linear: The LTC4054 is a single cell lithium-ion battery charger using a constant-current/constant voltage algorithm. It can deliver up to 800mA of charge current (using a good … Read more

App note: Using the DAC as a function generator

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A function generator from an C8051 DAC application note(PDF) from Silicon Labs This document describes how to implement an interrupt driven multifunction generator on C8051 devices using the on-chip digital-to-analog converter (DAC). Four different waveforms expandable to any periodic function … Read more

App note: Demodulating communication signals of Qi-compliant low-power wireless charger using MC56F8006 DSC

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Demodulating the Qi standard wireless power charger app note(PDF) using MC56F8006 digital signal controller from Freescale Semiconductor. Wireless power is becoming more and more popular today, through which a number of electronic items like mobiles, laptops, media players, can be … Read more