Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Understanding Data Converter Errors and Specifications

Perplexed by data converter specifications and how they impact end-system performance? View this webinar and learn how to derive the vital facts from the data sheet.

The Basics of Video Decoders in Supervision and Inspection

Video cameras—which range from inexpensive, low-definition black-and-white closed-circuit television systems to state-of-the-art high-definition digital-video systems—are found in diverse applications including product inspection, traffic monitoring, and real-time face recognition. Dropping unneeded data and passing only the essential parts of the picture can simplify the video system—saving memory and computational cycles.

How to Successfully Apply Low-Dropout Regulators

A low-dropout regulator (LDO) is capable of maintaining a specified output voltage over a wide range of load current and input voltage, down to a very small difference between input and output voltages. This difference, known as the dropout voltage or headroom requirement, can be as low as 80 mV at 2 A.