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Reference Designs

Posted by nickgray Oct 21, 2013
I once worked for a company that provided circuit designs and even application notes based upon construction of a single copy of a circuit, generally at the request of a customer. This is fine if the usual disclamers are given. However, that company did not give any disclaimers at all and customers rightfully complained when they designed the circuit into their prototype systems and the circuit did not work properly. It was my job to help customers with these and other problems and most of the t ...
In a world enamored with all things digital, analog just refuses to die. It seems as though analog may be old-fashioned. After all, everything we have and use today is digital. Our cameras, telephones, television, communications systems, and everything else seems to have gone digital. Doesn’t this make analog irrelevant? The truth is, the natural world is analog. Digital is black and white, like flipping a light switch on and off, while analog is shades of grey, like the rising and setting ...