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About RF Cafe
1996 - 2016
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RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit design engineer. The Internet was still largely an unknown entity at the time and not much was available in the form of WYSIWYG ...
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The ABCs of ADCs | national.com/appinfo/adc/files/ABCs_of_ADCs.pdf
A nice application note by National Semiconductor that covers parameters needed for RF systems.
A Cascaded Sigma–Delta Pipeline A/D Converter with 1.25
MHz Signal Bandwidth and 89 dB SNR | sscs.org/jssc/97bp.pdf
Article by Todd L. Brooks, David H. Robertson, Daniel F. Kelly, Anthony Del Muro, and Stephen W. Harston.
A/D and D/A conversion of PC graphics and component video
signals, Part 1: Hardware | focus.ti.com/lit/an/slyt138/slyt138.pdf
By Bart DeCanne, Texas Instruments Incorporated.
A/D Converters for Telecommunications | imse.cnm.es/esd-msd/WORKSHOPS/ETHZ-1/presentations.htm
A/D and D/A Design | circuitsage.com/a2dd2a.html
Links to software, design articles, books on general analog design and layout, from Circuit Sage.
A/D, D/A Conversion for HDTV | commsdesign.com/main/multsupp/0005/0005hdtv.htm
Article from CommsDesign, by Bart DeCanne.
ADC/DAC Design IP | engr.sjsu.edu/dparent/ICGROUP/a2d5bit.pdf
From San Jose State University, Electrical Engineering Department.
Analog I/O Functionality | omega.com/literature/transactions/volume2/analogio2.html
| 800-848-4286 | Stamford, CT
A/D conversion literature by Omega Engineering.
Analog-to-Digital Converter | answers.com/topic/analog-to-digital-converter
Information from answers.com.
Analog-to-Digital Converter Design Guide | microchip.com/downloads/en/DeviceDoc/21841A.pdf
High-Performance, Stand-Alone A/D Converters for a Variety of Embedded Systems Applications - by Microchip, in .PDF format.
Analog to Digital Converter Resolution Extension Using
a Pressure Sensor | freescale.com/files/sensors/doc/app_note/AN1100.pdf
Application note from Freescale Semiconductor.
Audio A/D Conversion with an Asynchronous Decimation
Filter | cirrus.com/en/pubs/appNote/AN270REV1.pdf
Application note from Cirrus Logic, in .PDF format.
Calculating the Error Budget in Precision Digital-to-Analog
Converter (DAC) Applications | pdfserv.maxim-ic.com/en/an/AN4300.pdf
This application note analyses the parameters that affect the errors in precision digital-to-analog converter (DAC) applications. From Maxim Integrated Products, by David Fry.
D/A-Converter ASIC Uses Stochastic Logic | edn.com/archives/1996/102496/di_05.htm
Article by J Quero, C Janer, J Ortega, and L Franquelo, University of Seville, Seville, Spain.
D/A Converters | analog.com/en/technical-library/application-notes/design-center/products/digital-to-analog-converters/da-converters/resources/index.html
Application notes in .PDF format from Analog Devices.
Data Conversion Calculator | national.com/appinfo/adc
A/D converters - From National Semiconductor Corporation.
Digital-Analog Conversion | faqs.org/docs/electric/Digital/DIGI_13.html
Lessons In Electric Circuits - free series of textbooks on the subjects of electricity and electronics by Tony R. Kuphaldt.
Digital to Analog Converters | focus.ti.com/analog/docs/analogtechdoc.tsp?familyId=392&navSection=app_notes&templateId=4
Application notes from Texas Instruments.
Good bones: Architecture Counts in Converter Selection
EE Times article by Skip Osgood.
MAX1407 Complete Data Acquisition System Simplifies Your
System Designs | pdfserv.maxim-ic.com/en/an/AN830.pdf |
408-737-7600 | Sunnyvale, CA
Application note from Maxim Integrated Products.
Setup and Hold Times for High-Speed Digital-to-Analog
Converters (DACs) Demystified | pdfserv.maxim-ic.com/en/an/AN4053.pdf
This application note defines setup and hold times for high-speed digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and identifies their proper interpretation. From Maxim Integrated Products.