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What are application notes?
Application notes refer to instuctions and recommendations from the vendor provided in addition to the normal reference manuals.
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2009-07-03 Ultralow-power MCUs suit e-metering apps
Texas Instruments Inc. has introduced ultralow power MSP430F471xx microcontroller series in support of three-phase e-metering applications.
2008-11-25 Typical FETKY applications
This short note tries to cover typical applications of the FETKY devices in brief
2009-04-24 TSM102: A dual Li-ion battery charger using an ST silicon triplet
This application note explains how to use the VIPER20, the ST62 ?Controller and the TSM102A in an
2008-10-24 Triplex LCD driver using general purpose ports of ?PD7801x
For a multiplexed display type several intermediate voltage levels have to be controlled.
2008-10-28 Trends in integrated circuits that affect ESD protection requirements
This document shows the history and future trends in robustness of integrated circuits to ESD.
2007-08-30 Transmitting I?S audio streams in automotive applications using the MAX9205/MAX9206 LVDS Serdes
This application note describes how to transmit I?S audio data streams between two audio components across a single, shielded twisted-pair (STP) wire using the MAX9205 10bit LVDS serializer and the MAX9206 10bit LVDS deserializer.
2008-09-17 TPS61059 powers white-light LED as photoflash or movie light
Manufacturers of smart phones, cellphones and PDAs are incorporating digital camera technology into their products so they can be used as cameras as well as for their intended use. Each of these devices uses a megapixel CCD camera that generally performs poorly in low-light conditions such as indoors, on cloudy days, or in the morning or evening. To provide a photoflash function for these low-light conditions, manufacturers are starting to turn to new high-power, white-light LEDs.
2008-07-09 Three-phase electronic watt-hour meter design using MSP430
This TI application report describes the implementation of a three-phase electronic electricity meter using MSP430 4xx family of MCUs. The implemented functions are RMS voltage for each phase, RMS current for each phase, frequency, power and a real-time clock
2009-03-13 Thermal considerations for the ON Semiconductor family of discrete constant current regulators for driving LEDs in automotive applications
The purpose of this paper is to explore the temperature and power boundaries for devices in the SOD-123 and SOT-223 packages operating from typical currents of 20- to 30mA in automotive applications.
2008-08-20 The MIPS32 34K core family: powering next-generation embedded SoCs
A new multi-threading implementation of the MIPS architecture provides significant performance improvements with only a minimal increase in die size while leveraging existing software infrastructure.
2008-08-20 The MIPS32 24KE core family: high-performance RISC cores with DSP enhancements
The MIPS32 24KE core family is the latest high-performance synthesizable microprocessor cores from MIPS Technologies Inc. and features DSP enhancements at a negligible cost.
2008-05-26 The failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) implementation for CSD
This application note by Vadym Grygorenko demonstrates how to use the unique hardware reconfiguration possibilities available in PSoC devices from Cypress Semiconductor to detect errors in capacitive sensing measurements at runtime.
2009-03-17 Testing RF ICs with DigRF interconnects
The content presented here covers four major areasdigital/physical, digital/protocol, RF/physical and RF/protocolbut focuses on the challenges of testing the RF ICs used in formats such as WiMAX and LTE.
2009-02-12 TCP/IP Networking: Internet radio using OLED display and MP3 audio decoder
The focus of this application note is to show how to create a low-cost Internet Radio that connects to SHOUTcast servers and plays MP3 audio.
2008-05-27 Super-Nyquist operation of the AD9912 yields a high RF output signal
This application note by Ken Gentile demonstrates how adequate band-pass filtering enables frequency synthesis at 1.615GHz and beyond for Analog Devices' AD9912 modulator.
2008-08-27 Structured ASICsa risk management tool
Exorbitant and growing ASIC mask costs require customers to engage in extensive and expensive verification.
2009-02-10 Stratix IV design guidelines
Altera Stratix IV FPGAs deliver a breakthrough level of system bandwidth and power efficiency for high-end applications.
2008-08-27 Strategies for coping with nonlinear and time variant behavior for high speed serial buffer modeling
As data rates continue to increase to 5Gbit/s and beyond, improved behavioral buffer modeling and statistical channel analysis become key to successful PWB design.
2008-05-23 Storage capacitor options for Cypress nvSRAM
The user has a wide range of options in selecting a Cypress nvSRAM, depending on the desired size, cost, reliability and other conditions to which the system is subject to.
2003-06-13 Step-up ICs for EL backlights: Monolithic IC MM1365
This application note discusses the MM1365, which is designed for stepping-up the dc levels in EL backlighting apps.
2008-06-26 Step-down DC/DC converter input ripple and noise
This paper discusses the proper methods for measuring input and output noise of a high frequency DC/DC converter.
2008-05-23 Standalone RPM measurement system with LED display and PSoC
The simple design in this application note by J. Jayapandian from Cypress Semiconductor accurately measures the speed, in RPMs, of a rotating wheel using an inexpensive IR optocoupler connected to a PSoC device.
2008-09-15 Stacking multiple bq2941x Li-ion secondary voltage protectors
Li-ion battery applications, requiring five or more series cells, can make use of standard 4-series-cell secondary voltage protectors, such as the bq2941x series.
2008-11-12 Stability analysis in multiple loop systems
This paper capitalizes on the Ref. work and explores different ways to apply the technique to power converters featuring multiple feedback paths.
2009-05-14 ST8004: Smart card interface
The ST8004 is a smart card interface designed to minimize the microprocessor hardware and software complexity in all the applications that need a smart card, such as STBs, electronic payments, pay TV and identification.
2009-01-28 Specification, handling, thermal management and design-in
The following application note gives the necessary instructions for an efficient application and a long LED life time.
2009-01-27 Space-saving HVArc Guard capacitors for passive snubber applications
The HVArc Guard high-voltage MLCCs combine high breakdown voltages, low impedance, and a wide operating frequency range in case sizes as small as 0805.
2008-08-29 Solid state discoveredcontrollers in a flash
Clearly, flash memory has significantly replaced various historic storage media.
2007-08-13 Software PWM generation for LED dimming and RGB color applications
This application note describes a software solution that generates one or more pulse-width modulated signals using a PIC microcontroller.
2009-02-02 Software debugging techniques for PowerPC 440 processor embedded platforms
This application note discusses the use of the Xilinx Microprocessor Debugger and the GNU software debugger (GBB) to debug software defects.
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