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Volume 49 — December 2015

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Application Notes

Circuits from the Lab

New Product Briefs

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Analog-to-Digital Converters

Application Specific

Audio and Video Products


Clock and Timing

Digital-to-Analog Converters

Interface and Isolation

Linear Products



Power Management

Processors and DSP

RF and Microwave


Switches and Multiplexers


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Four Quick Steps to Production: Using Model-Based Design for Software-Defined Radio

Part 4—Rapid Prototyping Using the Zynq SDR Kit and Simulink Code Generation Workflow

This article concludes the four-part series on software-defined radio design. The authors bring the algorithm and hardware together and take their radio for a real-world test drive. This is the culmination of a journey that has taken us from simulation to prototyping to production-worthy design, and now we see it in action.

New Complete, High Resolution, and Multifunctional Bipolar DACs: an Easy to Use, Universal Solution

This article focuses on the critical role that precision bipolar DACs serve in calibration and control functions in a multitude of applications from motor control to industrial automation. Several system block diagrams are explored with a focus on the design considerations for the DAC functions involved therein.

Missing Half the Signal

When using an ADC’s internal digital downconversion processing for decimation, my single tone, real input signal, is losing 6 dB of power. What is happening?


Four Quick Steps to Production: Using Model-Based Design for Software-Defined Radio

Part 3—Mode S Signals Decoding Algorithm Validation Using Hardware in the Loop

This month we present Part 3 of our ongoing series on software-defined radio, covering validation of the system algorithm using live data as input and some powerful software and system development tools provided by ADI, MathWorks, and Avnet. If you’ve read Parts 1 & 2, you’ve seen this SDR system steadily progress from initial prototyping toward a production design.

Versatile, Precision Single-Ended-to-Differential Signal Conversion Circuit with Adjustable Output Common Mode Boosts System Dynamic Range

This article revisits an earlier design of a versatile, low power single-ended–to–differential converter circuit. This time around, this useful converter circuit is made even more versatile. The authors have addressed using the circuit in applications that require greater output dynamic range, such as in signal conditioning of temperature and pressure sensor outputs.


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If grounding is one of the most common causes of analog problems, what is the next most important?

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