Analog Devices Extends Education and Training Resources with Webcast Series to Help Engineers Sharpen
Fundamental Design Skills; Series Begins with Sensors
- ADI’s new 12-part ‘Fundamentals of Designing with Semiconductors’ online training series provides
engineers with insights into common signal processing design challenges; series starts in January with
Sensors and How to Use Them.
NORWOOD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today’s fast-paced electronics design environment is placing a premium on
the ability of engineers to rapidly adapt to changing customer product requirements without compromising quality,
cost or time-to-market. The specialized nature of most product designs also means that engineers are in constant
need of education and training resources that are comprehensive, easy-to-access and address real-world signal
processing design challenges. Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a world leader in semiconductors for high-performance
signal processing applications, is helping engineers keep pace with the rapidly evolving industry by expanding its
online educational offerings to include a new series for engineers seeking a better understanding of the basics of
signal processing design essentials.
The monthly “Fundamentals of Designing with Semiconductors for Signal
Processing Applications” webcast series premieres on January 12 with Sensors and How to Use Them, presented by
David Kress, a veteran analog applications engineer and currently the director of technical marketing for ADI.
During the webcast, Dave will review the concepts of physical signals and explore why and how they must be changed
into analog electrical signals, and how they can be processed for the highest reproduced accuracy.
Register for ADI’s Sensors and How to Use Them, airing on January 12, 2011, noon EST.
“The education, training and technical support that today’s engineers are seeking is as varied as their product
designs,” said David Robertson, vice president, Analog Technology, Analog Devices. “Whether they are expert,
intermediate, or just getting started with a new technology, engineers know that design optimization isn't just
about silicon and using a search engine to find a part; it requires continuous learning to successfully solve
design challenges in today’s fast paced, resource constrained world. For more than 45 years, ADI has been an
engineering resource to help make it easier for our customers to get their jobs done. We’re pleased to add yet
another educational option for our customers with the introduction of the Fundamentals webcast series.”
Fundamentals Webcast Series The Fundamentals webcast series is offered monthly throughout
2011 and covers signal chain design challenges from signal capture to conditioning, conversion and processing.
Each is followed by a Q&A with a technical expert.
January: Sensors and How to Use Them - This webcast reviews the concepts of physical signals and explores
why and how they must be changed into analog electrical signals, and how they can be processed for the highest
February: The Op Amp – This webcast explores the difference between voltage-feedback and current-feedback
amplifiers, when to choose one or the other, understanding offset and trim and other specifications that impact
operation and how to maximize amplifier efficiency.
March: Beyond the Op Amp – This webcast examines when to use various amplifiers and how to select them. Op
amps are the most common building block, but there are many other amps that are better suited for certain
applications and circuits, such as the difference amp, instrumentation amp, log amp, and others.
April: Converters, Part 1, Understanding Sampled Data Systems
May: Converters, Part 2, Digital-to-Analog Converters
June: Converters, Part 3, Analog-to-Digital Converters
July: Powering Your Circuit
August: RF – Making Your Circuit Mobile
September: Fundamentals of DSP/Embedded System Design
October: Challenges in Industrial Design
November: Tips and Tricks for Laying Out Your PC board
December: Final Exam – Ask Analog Devices
About Analog Devices, Inc.
Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural
pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest-standing, highest-growth companies within the
technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data-conversion and signal-conditioning
technologies, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic
equipment. Celebrating over 40 years as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits for
analog- and digital-signal processing applications, Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts,
with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices' common stock is listed on the New
York Stock Exchange under the ticker “ADI” and is included in the S&P 500 Index.