2017-01-13 - Infineon Technologies

LED drivers support high-power, high-current apps

Litix drivers allow cost-optimised full-LED front light applications for cars and motorcycles with space limitations in the handlebar’s headlamp.

2017-01-13 - Michael Steffes

Accurately calculate slew rate for linear applications

Slew rate has become a confusing spec as different development groups treat it differently. Here's an accurate approach to slew…

2017-01-12 - Tim Regan and James Mahoney

Linear Technology’s damage evaluation on amplifier

A curve tracer shows the current vs voltage characteristic when overdriving specific pin combinations.

2017-01-12 - Henry J. Zhang

Pros and cons of linear regulators, SMPS

Power management design is becoming a challenging task for system designers, many of whom may not have strong power backgrounds.

2017-01-11 - Michel Azarian, Will Ezell

Predict reference spur levels in PLL system accurately

Knowing how to predict reference spur level helps pick loop parameters wisely during the early stages of a PLL system…

2017-01-11 - Bob Dobkin

Upgraded regulators offer adjustable current limiting

The LT3080 architecture has the abilities to parallel the regulators for more output current and the regulator to operate down…

2017-01-10 - Christian Kueck

LT8614 silent switcher reduces EMI without drawbacks

Linear Technology's LT8614 has low minimum on-time of 30ns that enables large step-down ratios even at high switching frequencies.

2017-01-06 - Henry J. Zhang

LTpowerCAD tool eases SMPS loop compensation design

For applications with fast transient requirements, it’s important to design the supply with high bandwidth and sufficient stability margin.

2017-01-06 - Barry Harvey

How to prevent op-amps’ oscillation

A designer needs to consider parasitic capacitance and inductance associated with each op amp terminal and the nature of the…

2017-01-04 - Todd Owen, Amit Patel

Achieve quiet supply rails via LT3042 linear regulators

The LT3042 linear regulator has noise levels of 0.8μVRMS across 10Hz to 100kHz band.