Analog Signal Chain real world problem solutions: Technology and Tools
    • May 22, 2015

    Multi-dimensional inductive sensing

    The title of this blog sounds like an excerpt from a science fiction movie, but in reality, integrating multiple sensor analog front-ends (AFEs) into a single device is nothing new. Suppliers have been releasing duals and quads of just about every bu...
    • May 19, 2015

    How to get started with current sense amplifiers – part 1

    !--[if !mso]> ![endif]--> Managing the thermal profile in electronics has become more critical as modern-day gadgets pack more performance and functionality into smaller packages. Even “big-box” items like base stations or servers have s...
    • May 18, 2015

    DisplayPort(TM) over USB Type-C(TM): One connector to rule them all

    We’re living in interesting times when it comes to bandwidth needs for data, audio/video (A/V) and power over single connector and copper cable. The Video Electronic Standards Association (VESA) and Universal Serial Bus (USB) Implementers&rsquo...
    • May 15, 2015

    Why bother with RF sampling?

    ** This is the second post in a new RF-sampling blog series that’ll appear monthly on Analog Wire ** “If something isn’t broken, don’t fix it” is an old saying many people live by. So why should you bother with the...
    • May 14, 2015

    Are TI drivers stressing your piezo?

    In 1880, French brothers Jacques and Pierre Curie discovered the piezoelectric effect, which is a phenomenon that exists in certain materials in nature. The word “piezo” is derived from the Greek “piezein,” which means to sque...
    • May 11, 2015

    Inductive sensing: How to configure a multichannel LDC system - part 2

    In my previous post , I explained the benefits and configuration of a multichannel inductive-sensing system with the latest expansion to TI’s inductance-to-digital converter (LDC) portfolio. In this post, I’ll explain how to calculate the ...
    • May 8, 2015

    High-current amplifier applications made smaller

    Often, when defining a new device to meet rigorous automotive standards, our teams see other systems that require the same capabilities, and we’ll design the device to cross all these applications. This is what happened when our team was develo...
    • May 5, 2015

    Differential pairs: what you really need to know

    The demand for speed is ever increasing, and transmission rates are doubling every few years. This trend is seen in many modern communications systems such as PCIe in computing, SAS and SATA in storage, and Gigabit Ethernet in cloud computing. This i...
    • May 4, 2015

    Inductive sensing: How to configure a multichannel LDC system - part 1

    Last week , I introduced the latest addition to our inductance-to-digital converter (LDC) portfolio. We released four multichannel LDCs : the LDC1312 and LDC1612 , which feature two matched channels; and the LDC1314 and LDC1614 , which have four matched ...
    • May 1, 2015

    An industrial strength education

    When looking for answers to questions these days, it’s almost instinctive to use the Internet, often on a portable device. In fact, you are probably reading this post on a battery-operated device, and the only wire you need is for nightly charg...