Mixed Signal & Analogue

While digital electronics tends to get more than its fair share of coverage, analogue electronics remains the technology that makes things happen. It’s the interface between the real world and the 1s and 0s of the digital domain.

The range of technologies falling into the analogue domain is wide; everything from data conversion to amplification to switches. Like electronics in general, analogue products are getting more complex as device developers look to integrate more functionality. Recognising this, manufacturers have started to develop more capable design tools to support engineers.

Because analogue design is so important, New Electronics covers all aspects of the technology regularly.

Differential amplifiers

Fully differential amplifiers from Texas Instruments have been designed to get the best performance from high speed a/d converters.

Back to basics

Despite improvements in digital design tools, analogue design remains a ‘first principles’ discipline. By Philip Ling.

Let’s talk

10 things to remember if your data converter is to understand what a dsp is saying to it. By Richard Oed.

Changing faces

Some microcontrollers are already emulating simple analogue circuitry. Is there any reason why they shouldn’t take on more?. By Vanessa Knivett.

Like U follows Q

Despite a growing migration towards the digital domain, the number of op amps available continues to increase. By Philip Ling

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