How to Understand and Repurpose an Existing Design

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Time to market is critical for any successful product to launch. Nowadays, it’s common to reuse portions of known circuitry to focus on developing new technology. Utilizing reference designs is a quick and easy way to repurpose verified circuitry and expedite your design process. This intellectual property often comes directly from manufacturers but the likelihood of matching exactly with your design specifications is slim. Understanding why design decisions were made will help you adapt reference designs to meet your needs and save precious design time. This course will perform a design review of a maxim integrated reference design to determine which design decisions are important, why they were made, and what to look out for when incorporating this circuitry into a new design.