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MCU Metamorphosis—Adding Analog Circuits On-Chip (.PDF Download)


Why didn’t they do this sooner? That’s the question some embedded engineers designing with microcontrollers (MCUs) are asking about the idea of adding analog signal-chain components in MCUs. With today’s sophisticated semiconductor manufacturing methods and special designs, how hard could it be to put a batch of linear circuits right on the same chip with the processor and memory?

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