Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) and Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) will present a live Analog eLab Webcast for designers entitled “EMI/RFI as Seen by Analog ICs” on Wednesday, December 6, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. CST (18:00 hrs CET). During the online discussion, TI analog expert Bill Klein, P.E., and eLab panelists Carl Wolfe of TI and Peter Goad of Arrow Electronics will talk about types of interference that can impact analog circuit performance. In addition, they will discuss test techniques for measuring circuit sensitivity and useful design modifications for eliminating interference.
Because all analog circuits can be sensitive to ElectroMagnetic Interference (EMI) and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI), it is important for engineers to be aware of the effect it can have on their designs. Understanding how this energy interacts with analog integrated circuits (ICs) helps designers determine when the interference impacts circuit performance and a correction is required.
Webcast panelists will discuss the physics of EMI and the pitfalls encountered in achieving successful designs. They will provide information on techniques to use for measuring how effective a design change can be in modifying the impact of EMI energy.
During the lab segments, Klein and Wolfe will use complex test equipment and demonstrate how it is possible to measure the exact sensitivity in analog circuits. Using simple test techniques, they will show how to get a relative indication of the circuit sensitivity to EMI.
Analog eLab Engineers
Bill Klein, P.E., is the host for the TI Analog eLab Webcast. Klein is a senior applications engineer with the high performance linear division of TI. He joined TI through its acquisition of Burr-Brown in August 2000. Klein is the author of more than 50 magazine articles, application notes and conference papers. His experience as an analog circuit designer covers 30 years in fields ranging from mineral exploration to nuclear medical imaging.
Carl Wolfe is an analog field applications engineer for TI’s analog applications group based in Schaumburg, Illinois. He has over 13 years of field application support experience with emphasis on high performance analog signal processing products. Wolfe earned a BSEE from the University of Illinois and a MSEE from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Peter Goad is an applications engineer with Arrow Electronics. His 20 years of engineering design experience includes data acquisition for harsh environments and high speed communication equipment. His current work ranges from technology seminar presentations to extensive troubleshooting of customers’ designs. Goad received a BSEE, with honors, from Brunel University in England.
In addition to eLab Webcasts, TI offers analog engineers a wide-ranging support infrastructure that includes training and seminars, design tools and utilities, technical documentation, evaluation modules, an online knowledge base, a product information hotline and a comprehensive offering of samples that ship within 24 hours of request. TI keeps the engineer in mind throughout the design process by providing tools, systems expertise and technical support to help customers get to market quickly.