ESD target levels: Impacting ESD from components to systems
The Industry Council on ESD Target Levels can help the industry progress by addressing the semiconductor electronics technology roadmap in parallel with the necessary but realistic ESD roadmap.
Resistor datasheets: Reading between the lines
Many component datasheets should come with a warning label to the effect that terms such as "tolerance" and "TCR" are being used loosely.
Resistors aren''t resistors
At high frequencies, inductance and capacitance add reactance to what you think of as purely resistive components.
Connect passive components to logic gates
By adding a few passive components to logic gates, you can make circuits such as level converters, frequency multipliers, phase detectors, line drivers, and pulse changers.
Design Notes: Matched Resistor Networks for Precision Amplifier Applications
The actual performance of precision amplifiers and ADCs is often difficult to achieve since data sheet specifications assume ideal components. Carefully matched resistor networks can enable precision matching orders of magnitude better than discrete components, ensuring data sheet specifications are...
Bad crimp, bad news
Crimp those connectors properly, using the right equipment, or risk failures - or worse.
When wires become components
There are some electronic products that just have to be made by hand.
Resistor combinations: How many values using 1kohm resistors?
How many resistor values can you make using serial and parallel combinations of resistors with a single value?
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