Category Archives: app notes

App note: Enhancing cellphone battery performance during GSM pulses through the use of a parallel supercapacitor

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Low ESR and ESL supercapacitor paralleled to cellphone batteries can react more quickly to the demanding power required by GSM pulses. A great appnote read from AVX, link here (PDF) With the constant addition of features and functionality, battery life … Read more

App note: QuickBoot method for FPGA design remote update

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A QuickBoot method for FPGA design remote update application note (PDF!) from Xilinx: This application note presents detailed descriptions of the QuickBoot method that are important for evaluating the QuickBoot solution and debugging implementation problems. Demonstration implementations of the QuickBoot method … Read more

App note: AES Bootloader

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An application note (PDF!) from Atmel on AES Bootloader: This application note has presented a method for transferring data securely to an Atmel AVR microcontroller with bootloader capabilities. This document has also highlighted techniques that should be implemented when building a secured system.

App note: Design considerations for mixed-signal, How to design a PCB layout

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Another application note from e2v, this time about PCB design involving mixed-signal (Analog and Digital) components. Link here (PDF) This application note aims at providing you with some recommendations to achieve improved performance. The initial assumptions are the following: • … Read more

App note: Power MOSFET in high-side operating modes, possible failure modes, and failure signatures

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App note from Vishay on high-side MOSFET failures investigation leads to one of the following modes of operation: (a) High-impedance gate drive (b) Electro-static discharge (ESD) exposure (c) Electrical over-stressed (EOS) operation More on it here (PDF) Power MOSFET failures … Read more