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  • Most engineers are familiar with inductors as they are a key element in many frequency selective circuits. One application for inductors though that you may not be quite as familiar with is as an RF choke. An RF choke is an inductor, however the frequency...
  • Smaller is better, right? Not always. As our space-constrained, feature-packed applications demand smaller device packaging, all ICs are affected – including little logic . But, what typically happens when we create smaller and smaller packages...
  • Welcome to the fifth installment of the Get Connected blog series here on Analog Wire ! In my previous post we explored some techniques for measuring random jitter and the components of deterministic jitter in the lab. In this post, we will discuss MLVDS...
  • What’s all this CAN FD stuff anyway? Full duplex? Frequency domain? Fire department? No, actually it is the latest development in the CAN world. FD stands for F lexible D ata-rate and was introduced to the world a couple years ago in a white paper...
  • Whether or not you were ever “afraid” to ask about any of the TINA-TI topics we discussed in Part 1 or in Part 2 of this Analog Wire series, I’m hoping that you find my next topic, noise analysis using TINA-TI , useful in your day to...
  • Welcome to the fourth installment of the Get Connected blog series here on Analog Wire ! In my previous post we explored jitter from a high level examining random jitter (RJ) and the components of deterministic jitter (DJ) that all come together to make...
  • TI recently unveiled a couple of JESD204B digital-to-analog converters (DACs) that include a first-of-its-kind feature for high-speed, quad-channel DACs: the summation block. Located in the signal path after the interpolation filters and complex mixers...
  • PCI Express ® (PCIe®) is an industry leading standard input/output (I/O) technology. It is one of the most commonly used I/O interface in servers, personal computers and other applications. Through the years the standard has evolved to accommodate...
  • 1080p video screen resolution is in almost every home, and like technology does these days, it’s quickly evolving to the next step: 4k video. This presents many challenges for our designer friends, especially in content creation. With the high bandwidth...
  • You need to design a basic op amp circuit at a low supply voltage and are tempted to use that high-voltage, low cost op-amp to save money. But will it work? I’ll show you how to tell. l started with the LM324 device as my example because it is...