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Three Reasons Your Design Needs I²C I/O Expanders

The 2-wire I²C bus is an incredibly useful way to add all kinds of low-speed I/O besides I²C while simplifying designs and trace routing.

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3 Ways Linear Redrivers Differ from ReDrivers

Designers know that redrivers are an essential part of solving signal integrity challenges in gigabit systems. But at speeds up to 8 GT/s in PCI Express 3.0 systems, linear  redrivers are needed to also comply with PCI-SIG specs and with chipset vendors’ datasheets.

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Smart Appliances Need Simple and Elegant Sensors, Controllers and Timers

Look around you at all the gadgets and appliances labeled as “smart” and you’ll find impressive integrated microcontrollers, SoCs and wireless connectivity inside. In an Internet of Things (IoT) age, consumers expect their home appliances to do more—and they indeed do.

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PCI Express Passes Other Standards Found in Automobile Entertainment Systems

Move over CANbus, PCI Express is the latest communications technology found in automotive infotainment.

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Linear Redrivers Make Visible Difference in DisplayPort Connections

Capable of 10 Gbps speeds and beyond, DisplayPort requires linear redrivers to achieve proper signal integrity with link training.

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3 Things You Need to Know about USB Switches

If you’re designing with USB 2.0 or 3.0, you need to know these three things about moving USB signals around your system.

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GHz Timing Giving You the Jitters? Three Things You Need to Know

Clock jitter can adversely affect high-speed protocols such as Ethernet, PCI Express and USB 3.0. You can calm your system down knowing these three simple points.

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USB Type-C is Coming: 3 Things You’ve Just Gotta Know

With its “insert either way” simplicity and legacy channel transport, Type-C is the last connector a user will ever need. But the burden’s now on the designer to understand Type-C.

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Active SuperSpeed USB and HDMI Cables Are Longer, Thinner and Better

Want thinner or longer USB or HDMI cables? Turning them from passive to active is the only way to go.

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Top 3 Uses for PCI Express Switches

PCIe Gen2 (Gen3 is still ramping up) is about as common on digital PCBs as is a terminal block or pin header. Nearly every CPU, MCU, fast peripheral, bus or nonvolatile (NV) memory sports PCIe. To connect all of these “dots” together requires a PCI Express switch or one of the creative variations thereof.

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