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Electronics and Electrical Engineering Application Notes

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Ultrasonic Range Detection

Introduction This application note describes the use of PIC microcontroller Core Independent Peripherals (CIP) in ultrasonic range detection applications. The featured peripherals of Microchip’s PIC16F176X family enable the described example...

Core Independent Nightlight Using Configurable Custom Logic

This application note describes the use of Core Independent Peripherals (CIP), how to use the Configurable Custom Logic (CCL) to filter inputs from different sensors, and how to create specific...

Interfacing a Differential-Output (Isolated) Amplifier to a Single-Ended Input ADC

Whether you are sensing current in an industrial 3-phase servo motor system, a battery management system for an electric vehicle, or a photo voltaic inverter, it is often necessary to...

Extend Battery Life and Simplify Calibration in Gas Sensing Applications

In a carbon monoxide (CO) gas sensing application, a gas sensor node must continuously monitor the CO gas concentration and generate an alarm if the concentration exceeds a given limit...

Digital Inrush Controller

This application note describes a Digital Inrush Controller that combines IXYS digital power control technology and Zilog’s 8-bit Z8F3281 MCU capabilities to illustrate a unique approach to control inrush current...

Low-Side Current Sense Circuit Integration

Discrete implementations of current sense amplifiers are commonly used for low side current sensing applications. Low-side current sensing is when the voltage is measured across a sense resistor that is...

Temperature Compensation of a Tuning Fork Crystal

An increasing number of applications that involve time measurement are requiring a Real-Time Clock device. The MCP7941X is a feature-rich RTCC that incorporates EEPROM, SRAM, unique ID and timestamp. This...

A 12 W Adaptor with NCP11377 Quasi Resonant Switcher

The NCP11377 offers a new integrated FET solution targeting output power levels up to 12 W continuously in a universal−mains flyback application. Thanks to a Novel Method, this new...

No-Opto Flyback Converter with Secondary-Side Synchronous Rectification

This application note explains the procedure for designing a no-opto flyback converter with secondary-side synchronous rectification using the MAX17690 and MAX17606 to achieve high efficiency and better thermal management.

In-System Programming Using an Embedded Microcontroller

Xilinx high-performance CPLD, FPGA, and configuration PROM families provide in-system programmability, reliable pin locking, and IEEE Std 1149.1 (JTAG) boundary-scan test capability. This powerful combination of features allows designers to...