ANALOG SIGNAL PATH DESIGN using op amps and/or FDAs continue to be at the core of many data-acquisition or signal-generator systems. The available vendor solutions span a >50-yr. period of vigorous developments by countless IC designers, applications, and test engineers across numerous companies. How does a new, or even experienced, analog designer absorb this mountain of data and design options to arrive at a credible (or possibly even incredible) solution.
Compressing the common issues and confusions observed over decades of design-in support, these articles review first the most common oversights and confusions that plague new designers, then highlight the key inconsistencies across the hundreds of supplier datasheets, and finally highlight some useful new insights and devices for analog designers who have likely not found their way back into textbooks yet.
The eBook rounds out with two articles focusing on the challenges faced by engineers in the current climate. The chapters in the book include:
- Three Major Design Pitfalls Plaguing New Analog Signal-Path Designers
- Why are Specification and Characterizations for Op Amps and FDAs Different and Confusing?
- What Signal-Path Developments are Still Missing from Textbooks
- What are Analog Signal-Path Design Engineers Up To?
- The ABCs of Analog Signal-Path Design—and Coping with Today’s Challenges
Members can read the chapters online or you can download the entire eBook below.