High speed integrated circuits, both analog, digital, and mixed-signal are used in all
types of electronic equipment today. This book examines high speed linear ICs both
from the theoretical and practical application point of view.
Figure P.1 shows some of the typical applications for high speed integrated circuits
by market segment. Many applications can be filled using standard linear IC
products, while others may be better served with specially designed chipsets (see
All of these high speed linear ICs depend upon a broad base of high speed core
competencies shown in Figure P.3. Analog Devices has been a leader in real-world
signal processing for over 30 years and has the required expertise in each critical
competency area. Regardless of how complex or highly integrated mixed-signal ICs
may become, there is no escaping the requirement for these basic building blocks.