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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: 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: 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