Analog Wire

  • A revolution in sensing has begun! Today, TI announced the industry’s first inductance-to-digital converter (LDC), a true technology game changer for position and motion sensing. And I don’t say that lightly. This is the first post in a...
  • NTC thermistors and analog temperature sensors are two commonly used temperature sensing solutions that can be used for most electronic applications. Deciding which technology is the best fit for your application can be a difficult task. However, I’m...
  • In my last post, I discussed the string DAC architecture and its tendencies― if you missed it you can view that post here . This post will focus on two very similar architectures, the R-2R DAC and the MDAC. Recall that the big limitation of the string...
  • When dealing with high speed amplifiers , it’s common to have unwanted oscillations because of parasitic or loop gain issues. It’s possible to predict the frequency range of these oscillations, but not to target a specific frequency. So how...
  • TI offers a free analog simulator on ti.com called TINA-TI and while there are definitely other tools out there that may be bigger - this one is fast and packs a punch. I found a great intro to the program (attached below) and spent some time with TINA...
  • Achieving high gain (1000-V/V or more) and high bandwidth (tens of MHz) simultaneously can be a challenge as we are forced to use multiple stages. Besides the circuit requirements of high gain and high bandwidth, the critical issues to pay close attention...
  • Last week we looked at achieving both high gain and wide bandwidth while maintaining sufficient signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in “ High-gain, high-bandwidth…how can I get it all? ” In this post, we will look more closely at the implementation...
  • I was checking out the TI E2E Analog forums this week and saw a number of EMI design based inquiries – it seems that a lot of us find ourselves struggling with the influence of EMI/RFI related issues. While we all know that it exists and can be...
  • It’s been a few weeks since we unveiled the LDC1000 , the industry’s first inductance-to-digital converter (LDC), and the response has been phenomenal. I’ve never seen a new analog product generate so much buzz and interest so quickly...
  • Judging by the number of views on a post related to numerical cable equalization , on the High Speed E2E forum (more than 3,700 at last count!), I would guess that it’s a pretty interesting topic for many folks. Since TI is one of the leading manufacturers...