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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Boris Mohar, Nov 28, 2007.

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  1. Winfield

    Winfield Guest

  2. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    It's a three-man shop, they're too busy designing and making money,
    what do you expect, dancing flamingos ?:)

    (I contribute designs from time-to-time.)

    ...Jim Thompson
  3. Fred Bloggs

    Fred Bloggs Guest

  4. Winfield

    Winfield Guest

    I'm sure your designs, and theirs, are fine. But
    their web site says little, and the datasheets are
    completely unreadable in places. If they want to
    remain a custom shop, fine, then they will. :)
  5. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    It was a surprise to me that they have a website ;-)

    I'll let them know of this discussion.

    ...Jim Thompson
  6. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    I just heard back from John. He'll be checking in to learn from your

    ...Jim Thompson
  7. OK, I can make a few quick suggestions. First,
    change that horrible font, to something more
    standard and readable. It's awful. Perhaps it
    doesn't render properly on all computers and web
    browsers. Second, check to see if your figures
    are readable on other computers - they don't on
    mine (Windows XP with Acrobat reader). Third,
    add specs the user needs, such as the minimum
    operating frequency for a switched-capacitor
    filter, as well as the maximum. And, etc.
  8. Hello Usenet readers,

    My name is Jeff Thompson and I work at Mixed Signal Integration. I am
    responsible for the web site and the data sheets. We always welcome
    suggestions on our web site and our data sheets. Winfield seems to have
    several valuable suggestions so I will contact him offline for more

    Also, for the record, Mixed Signal Integration has 12 employees. MSI
    operates using the fabless-semiconductor business model common these
    days in Silicon Valley. Most of the employees are design engineers or
    other technical staff.

    Contact MSI at info AT mix DASH sig DOT com

    Jeff Thompson
  9. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Sorry for the miscount, Jeff, but I never met anyone there but you,
    John and Doug... but that was indeed way back in 2001 ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
  10. OK, Jeff, I'd be happy to offer a few more
    suggestions (see my first three already).
  11. Indeed, and then suggesting adding power, etc.,
    instead of replacing them, as an improvement.
  12. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    It's not artsy, but it's OK. Better than a Flash extravaganza, like
    NXP or something. The parts themselves aren't too exciting, though.

    But "preliminary" datasheets from 2005...?

  13. It's not OK when you can't read some of the
    figures, including pinout drawings, and when
    the font gives you a head ache trying to read it.
  14. Joel Koltner

    Joel Koltner Guest

    I've seen that with the big IC vendors too -- they release a datasheet and
    apparently it all works the way they thought (or at least no one reports any
    huge discrepancies), so they never bother to go back and update it.
  15. NXP has got rid of the flash shit, thank whoever (or at least the page
    doesn't demand flash). Also they've simplified datasheet access.

  16. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

  17. Hi folks,

    I have just posted ( a revised data sheet for the MSTHDA
    integrated circuit, which is used in the EDN magazine design idea under
    discussion here. We have added two application schematics to the data
    sheet, as well as a list of authorized sales representatives.

    If people continue to have problems reading certain graphics or have
    trouble with certain fonts, please feel free to post here or contact us at

    info AT mix DASH sig DOT com

    Jeff Thompson
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