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  • Published in issue 6/2004 on page 0
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Precision Function Generator

MAX038 goes SMD

Precision Function Generator
Although surface-mount parts are not the easiest to handle, the reward in test and measurement equipment is increased accuracy. Integrated precision functiongenerator type MAX038 is now an old faithful with a history of ten years. In the June 1995 issue we described a full-blown function generator built from standard size parts and using what is now considered a large PCB. The project was hugely successful and PCB sales reached several thousands. In 1995, the use of SMDs in Elektor circuits was more or less prohibited because the advantages of a smaller board did not outweigh the disadvantages of problematic supply and mounting methods.
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