XTR Resources

This page provides links to articles that give answer to many commonly asked questions about XTR products.

  1. Useful Publications

    1. 4-20mA Signal Chain Basics Article:
      http://www.planetanalog.com/author.asp?section_id=483&doc_id=564225

    2. 4-20mA Measurement Signal Chain Basics Article:
      http://www.planetanalog.com/author.asp?section_id=483&doc_id=564457&

       

    3. 2-Wire Transmitter Blogs:

      1. 2-Wire 4-20mA Sensor Transmitters: Background + Compliance Voltage
        https://e2e.ti.com/blogs_/b/precisionhub/archive/2014/11/04/two-wire-4-20-ma-transmitters-background-and-common-issues

      2. 2-Wire 4-20mA – IRET Can’t connect to Vloop GND
        https://e2e.ti.com/blogs_/b/precisionhub/archive/2014/12/09/part-2-two-wire-4-20-ma-transmitters-background-and-common-issues

      3. 2-Wire 4-20mA – IRET < 4mA
        https://e2e.ti.com/blogs_/b/precisionhub/archive/2015/01/13/two-wire-4-20ma-transmitters-background-and-common-issues-part-3

      4. 2-Wire 4-20mA – Controlling 2-Wire Transmitters with Externally Powered Sources
        https://e2e.ti.com/blogs_/b/precisionhub/archive/2015/02/24/two-wire-4-20ma-transmitters-background-and-common-issues-part-4

      5. 2-Wire 4-20mA – Input Isolated Sensor Transmitter
        https://e2e.ti.com/blogs_/b/precisionhub/archive/2015/03/10/2-wire-4-20ma-sensor-transmitters-background-and-common-issues-part-5

      6. 2-Wire 4-20mA – Increasing Sensor Power
        https://e2e.ti.com/blogs_/b/precisionhub/archive/2015/04/14/2-wire-4-20ma-sensor-transmitters-background-and-common-issues-part-6

      7. Industrial DACs: How to design 2-wire transmitters
        https://e2e.ti.com/blogs_/b/precisionhub/archive/2015/01/23/industrial-dacs-how-to-design-2-wire-transmitters

      8. Industrial DACs: How to protect 2-wire transmitters
        https://e2e.ti.com/blogs_/b/precisionhub/archive/2015/02/20/industrial-dacs-how-to-protect-2-wire-transmitters

 

    1. 3-Wire Transmitter Blogs:

      1. Industrial DACs: An overview of analog output and architectures:
        https://e2e.ti.com/blogs_/b/precisionhub/archive/2014/04/29/industrial-dacs-an-overview-of-analog-outputs-and-architectures

      2. Industrial DACs: An evolution of 3-wire analog outputs
        https://e2e.ti.com/blogs_/b/precisionhub/archive/2014/05/23/industrial-dacs-an-evolution-of-3-wire-analog-outputs

         

      3. Industrial DACs: Protecting 3-wire analog outputs
        https://e2e.ti.com/blogs_/b/precisionhub/archive/2014/08/12/industrial-dacs-protecting-3-wire-analog-outputs

      4. Industrial DACs: How to design universal 3-wire analog outputs
        https://e2e.ti.com/blogs_/b/precisionhub/archive/2014/09/24/how-to-design-for-universal-analog-outputs

      5. Input Isolation for 3-wire analog outputs
        https://e2e.ti.com/blogs_/b/precisionhub/archive/2015/06/15/input-isolation-for-high-power-sensor-transmitters

    2. 4-Wire Transmitter Blogs:

      1. 4-Wire 4-20mA – 4-Wire Sensor Transmitter Overview
        https://e2e.ti.com/blogs_/b/precisionhub/archive/2015/07/17/4-wire-current-loop-sensor-transmitters

      2. 4-Wire 4-20mA – Output Isolated Transmitters
        https://e2e.ti.com/blogs_/b/precisionhub/archive/2015/08/28/designing-output-isolated-4-wire-sensor-transmitters

      3. 4-Wire 4-20mA – Power Isolated Transmitters

        https://e2e.ti.com/blogs_/b/precisionhub/archive/2015/09/18/how-to-design-power-isolated-four-wire-sensor-transmitters

         

      4. 4-Wire 4-20mA – Fully Isolated Transmitters
        https://e2e.ti.com/blogs_/b/precisionhub/archive/2015/10/21/how-to-design-fully-isolated-4-wire-sensor-transmitters

         

  1. TIPD Related to XTRs and V/I converter circuits

    1. TIPD101: Low-Side Voltage-to-Current Converter

    2. TIPD102: High-Side Voltage-to-Current Converter

    3. TIPD125: Bipolar +/-10V from a Unipolar DAC

    4. TIPD119: Single Channel Shared Voltage/Current Output Terminal

    5. TIPD155: Dual Channel Shared Bipolar Voltage/Current Output Terminal

    6. TIPD153: Single-Channel 3-wire Voltage/Current Output, EMC/EMI Tested

    7. TIPD158: Low Cost 2-wire 4-20mA Transmitter, EMC/EMI Tested

    8. TIPD126: Bridge Sensor Conditioner with 2-wire 4-20mA Transmitter, EMC/EMI Tested

    9. TIPD161: Analog Linearized 3-Wire PT100 RTD to 2-Wire 4-20mA Current Loop Transmitter Reference Design

    10. TIPD190: 2-wire, 4-20mA Transmitter, EMC/EMI Tested Reference Design

    11. TIPD202: Analog Linearized 3-Wire PT1000 RTD to 2-Wire 4-20mA Current Loop Transmitter Reference Design