Analog Wire

  • 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...
  • At TI, we often get questions about whether there are any quick tips or tricks to keep in mind when designing with RS-485. So, we've put together a comprehensive list of the top commandments to remember when working with RS-485. If you have any further...
  • 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...
  • I think about common-mode rejection (CMRR) often, even outside of work! I am an avid college football fan and when watching games on Saturday at my house I am often interrupted by the common noise of my wife or daughter asking me to do various other things...
  • Every time we use an automatic soap, paper or water dispenser by waving our hands in front of the sensor , the system consumes power from the electronics that allow us to keep things cleaner. These applications, including any energy harvesting system...
  • 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...
  • I’m hearing more and more customers ask ”how does gain through a signal chain change with different load impedances?" And, "when does voltage gain and power gain coincide when measured in dB?” I wanted to share the answers...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...