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Speed Does Not Kill: Power Supplies with Fast Switching Frequency Get Safer

Power supply designers have one overriding objective—maximizing power per volume (W/mm3). The key to achieving this objective is maximizing power supply efficiency.

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Simplifying RAN Timing Using DSPLL Technology

Wireless service providers need to expand capacity and coverage, and are deploying heterogeneous networks of small, low-power RAN nodes to do it. We've developed an e-book that describes system requirements, architectures, and other considerations for these deployments. RAN Highlight.png

Designing for Signal and Power Supply Isolation

Today, electronics designers face a common set of goals: achieving higher throughput, higher resolution, more efficient systems and reduced time to market. Designing an isolated power supply is often something that takes specialized skills and experience. Getting it right takes time. Isolation Hilight.png

Defeating the Challenges of Electromechanical and Solid-State Relays

Solid state relays (SSRs) have grown in popularity recenlty as alternatives to electromagnetic relays (EMRs), but there's a third option as well: custom SSRs. Senior product manager Kevin Kilbane discusses the benefits and limitations of each. EMR Highlight.png

Enhancing Power Delivery Systems with CMOS ISOdrivers

Power designers are being pushed to balance energy efficiency and smaller, more reliable power delivery systems. Fully integrated CMOS-based isolated gate drivers can help by offering both in smaller, more efficient packages.CMOS-blogpreview-.jpg

The Importance of Timing in Today's Content Landscape

Chances are, if you're watching a movie or a TV show or even a live sporting event, it's probably being streamed to you via the Internet. Check out how our timing and synchcronization products are coordinating all of that content to keep networks running smoothly.  timing-Highlight.jpg

Jump Start IoT Projects with Adafruit Feather Huzzah

Some of our favorite makers, the folks over at Adafruit, have a pretty nifty video featuring its Feather Huzzah IoT development board (which happens to feature our CP2104 USB-to-UART Bridge).

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Bluetooth in Action with James Langbridge

We're excited to introduce a new collaboration with embedded expert and author, James A. Langbridge. James will be walking through various Bluetooth projects and getting started tips, as well as answering some of the most common questions he has come across during is extensive career. Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 9.22.20 AM.png

IoT Security: Encryption Strength

In Part 2 of our Security Series, applications engineer Ken Berringer explains the imortance and value of encryption strength as part of your security strategy. Security Highlight Image.jpg

Introducing New Si827x Isolated Gate Drivers

We've annonced a new family of isolated gate drivers focused on power supplies for servers, computers, and base stations, as well as solar power inverters and microinverters, class D amplifiers, motor controllers, and chargers for electric vehicle/hybrid-electric vehicles (EV/HEV).

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Three Reasons PCI Express (PCIe) is in Portable Devices, Digital Cameras, and Consumer Devices

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Consumer portable devices like digital cameras have adopted PCI Express (PCIe) to rapidly move data between processors and memory and to download high resolution video and images to external memory cards.

Measuring PCIe Jitter Compliance to Gen4, Gen3, Gen2, and Gen1

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Measuring PCIe clock jitter can be a challenging task. Silicon Labs' free PCIe jitter measurement tool for PCIe Gen4, Gen3, Gen2 and Gen1 makes it easy.

What is PCIe Gen4, and how is it different than PCIe Gen1/2/3?

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Silicon Labs recently introduced a family of PCIe Gen4 compliant clocks and buffers. But what is PCIe Gen4 and how is it different than the prior generations?

Wireless Small Cells Represent a Big Opportunity

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The new Silicon Labs Si5380 directly addresses a growing challenge in the wireless industry: exploding data demand.

Jitter: What It Is, Why It Matters, What You Can Do to Minimize It

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Jitter--it's more than a caffeine hangover, it's the bane of your existence when you're developing with high-frequency reference clocks. Find out more about this pesky little beast and how you can control it.