App note(PDF) from MAXIM using a green LED as LDO for low power application Insystems in which a microcontroller must communicate with peripheral devices that operate at different supply voltages, a level translator may be necessary. This design idea explains … Read more
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App note: Self-starting can be hard to do – Understanding power-on-reset requirements in regulators and bandgaps
Things should be set-up properly before putting all load back again. Here’s a tip(PDF) from MAXIM on self-powering/recovering from power loss. Self-starting is a necessary but sometimes difficult task, whether it is motivating humans, starting cold automobiles, or providing power-on-reset … Read more
An application note (PDF) from MAXIM. The typical specification for lithium coin-cell batteries has been to provide a 10-year battery lifetime in the absence of system power. End users should evaluate the anticipated lifetime in their specific application, especially for … Read more
CF cards needs a lot of I/O resources in order to communicate, here’s MAXIM’s solution(PDF) using their MAX7311 I/O expander to interface these type of data storage devices. This application note explains how to use an I2C I/O extender to … Read more
MAXIM’s power solution for Xilinx’ FPGAs. App note here (PDF!) Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are used in a wide variety of applications and end markets, including digital signal processing, medical imaging, and high-performance computing. This application note outlines the issues … Read more
A power supply design app note from MAXIM. This article outlines power, ground PCB, and system layout hints and kinks. It includes an overview of using power, ground star points, and multifrequency power decoupling. It also shows how to control … Read more
An app note on Gamma-photon radiation detector (PDF!) by Maxim: A PIN photodiode, four low-noise op amps and a comparator are used to detect individual photons of gamma radiation. The schematic, design considerations and component selection are discussed.
Here’s an getting started guide from Maxim describing their MAXQ622 low-power RISC microcontroller: This application note describes how to create, build, and debug applications targeted for the MAXQ622 low-power RISC microcontroller. The article uses the IAR Embedded Workbench toolset and C compiler … Read more
Guidelines for the MAX5977’s critical component placement and routing from Maxim, app note here: This application note presents guidelines for the placement and routing of the most critical components and traces in a typical design for the MAX5977 high-performance, hot-swap, … Read more
An app note from Maxim, DS2406 PIO command examples: This application note reviews and provides example commands for using the I/O capabilities of the DS2406.
Here’s a good app note from Maxim on writing real-time clock code to get a stable system operation. With the use of proper device initialization and code sequencing, accurate timekeeping and clock alarm operations become a more manageable task.
An application from Maxim: Introduction to SHA-256 Master/Slave authentication A new group of secure authenticators and a companion secure coprocessor/1-Wire® master implement SHA-256 authentication. This application note explains the general logistics of this SHA-256-based security system and introduces the bidirectional authentication … Read more
Another application from Maxim on how to calibrate a measurement subsystem using the 78M6610+PSU: The 78M6610+PSU is an energy measurement processor that is embedded in high-power switch-mode power-supply units (PSUs) to measure and report the real-time power used by the … Read more
A Thermal Management handbook from Maxim, , app note here: Maxim’s Thermal Management Handbook includes temperature sensing and fan control concepts, circuits and application guidelines. Thermistors, thermocouples, RTDs, and various IC temperature sensors (local temperature sensors, remote temperature sensors, analog … Read more
Another good app note from Maxim – Distribution automation and the smart grid: Coming of age with a new set of challenges The combination of aging electricity grid infrastructure and renewable portfolio standards present new challenges in the distribution automation space worldwide. … Read more
Solutions to security threats faced by smart meters through their entire life cycle from Maxim, app note here: This application note explores the various potential points of attack in the life cycle of smart meters: during manufacturing, installation, operation, and post-installation. … Read more
An application note from Maxim on getting the most out of the MAX14920/MAX14921 high-accuracy battery-measurement AFEs: The MAX14920/MAX14921 is a high-accuracy battery-measurement analog front-end (AFE) ideal for cell balancing and battery-measurement applications. The performance of the system in which the MAX14920/MAX14921 is used, … Read more
Here’s an application note from Maxim on triple remote temperature sensor: The MAX31730 temperature sensor monitors its own temperature and the temperatures of three external diode-connected transistors. The operating supply voltage is from 3.0V to 3.6V. Resistance cancellation compensates for high series … Read more
Here is a app note from Maxim on multidrop thermal sensing: In many thermal applications, it may be desired to utilize multiple temperature sensors, placed in different physical locations, to monitor the operating temperatures in predefined ‘zones’ within the system. To … Read more
Produce high-voltages from low input sources as low as 2.5V, Maxim’s app note discusses three topologies and their limitations as well as their advantages on achieving these large voltages. The biasing of avalanche photodiodes (APDs), piezoelectric transducers (PZTs), vacuum fluorescent … Read more