Analog Devices Press Release - March 15, 2011
Reference Circuits from Analog Devices Help Engineers Solve Common and Complex Design Challenges in Analog, RF
and Mixed-Signal Systems
-- Designed for fast and easy system integration, ADI’s Circuits from the Lab™ reference circuits provide
engineers with a range of time-saving resources, such as test data, schematics, BOM, PCB (Gerber) layout files,
and software device drivers.
NORWOOD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Engineers throughout
the world are being asked to design products more quickly, with fewer iterations and using an ever broadening
range of technologies requiring analog, RF, power and mixed-signal expertise.
Analog Devices, Inc., a global leader in high-performance
semiconductors for signal-processing applications, is helping engineers save weeks of research and design time
from the Lab™ reference circuits.
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With more than 150 solutions, ADI’s Circuits from the Lab reference circuits are detailed, yet
easy-to-understand, building blocks engineered and tested for quick system integration. For reliable, repeatable
circuit performance, reference circuits are carefully documented with test data, design considerations and
trade-offs, and design guidelines. A growing number now also include schematics, PCB (Gerber) layout files,
software device drivers, and evaluation hardware.
ADI’s reference circuits, including circuit notes,
schematics, layout files, and device drivers, are available for free download at
http://www.analog.com/pr/circuits. Hardware, when
available with a circuit, can be ordered through ADI and its authorized distributors.
everywhere tell us they are juggling responsibilities across a growing range of system and engineering disciplines
and have severe time-to-market pressures,” said Emre Onder, vice president of Core Markets and Marketing, Analog
Devices. “This means that engineers need something better than trial-and-error iterations or untested
recommendations. With that in mind, Analog Devices application engineers are identifying the circuit design
challenges our customers face and are providing tested solutions.”
Inspired by Customers’ Real-world
Circuits from the Lab reference circuits anticipate practical issues related to moving a design
into real-world production with minimum time to market. ADI’s market-leading technical support teams identify
which circuits and end-use applications are the most challenging for engineers. Circuits from the Lab are
available for many of ADI’s product technologies and span various applications areas, including industrial
automation and instrumentation systems. Download a brochure:
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All Circuits from the Lab reference circuits include circuit notes and provide test data to help designers quickly
and accurately select components. Many also include the following, all of which can save additional days to weeks
of engineering time:
Design and integration files -- includes schematics, PCB and EDA interface files,
and bill of materials listing active and passive components by manufacturer and model number.
device drivers -- allows communication with and control by external processors.
Evaluation hardware --
allows designers to stress the circuit and see how it performs.
Lab-Tested by Analog Devices
ADI’s Circuits from the Lab reference circuits include fully documented test bench configurations and operating
parameters to help engineers rapidly recreate, customize and integrate their circuit designs. Circuits from the
Lab reference circuits use a testing protocol that is specific to each applied technology and end-use scenario.
The test protocol anticipates and approximates engineers’ application needs and tests for the most relevant
About Analog Devices
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 used in 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.
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Date Posted 3/15/2011