Analogue design simplified with library of worked-examples

June 25, 2013 // By Paul Buckley
Texas Instruments has introduced a precision analogue design library that provides board-level precision designs to help engineers quickly evaluate and customise their systems while expanding their analogue knowledge base.

The TI Precision Designs library includes categories of Reference, Verified and CerTIfied Designs that provide all of the methodology and results, and design and simulation files needed for designers to quickly evaluate and customise their systems; it includes; 
Reference Designs: Circuits complete with theory, simulation, calculation and design methodology.
Verified Designs: Reference Designs that are built and characterised with everything needed to take a concept to PCB, including bench results, Gerber files and schematics.
CerTIfied Designs: Verified Designs that are characterised for real-world environmental testing such as EMC, ESD and EMIRR.
"TI Precision Designs combines methodology and tools with proven results,  giving engineers a starting point to quickly customise for their unique design needs," said Amy Warner, manager of TI Precision Analog. "Our comprehensive and accurate simulation models enable reliable comparison between simulation and tested results, enabling engineers to move from concept to board with confidence."  
Board- and system-level designers can search for precision analog designs by design and analogue product type, plus end equipment and application function:
Design type, including Reference, Verified and CerTIfied Designs:
Product type, such as amplifier, analogue-to-digital converter (ADC), or digital-to-analogue converter (DAC):
End equipment, such as functional block or electrocardiograph (ECG):
Application function, such as current source, data acquisition, thermocouple, temperature sensing or pulse-width modulation (PWM) generator.
Additional design support is available on the Precision Data Converter and Precision Amplifiers Forums in the TI E2E Community, where engineers can ask questions and get answers from TI experts.
Nearly 20 TI Precision Designs are available to download today, and the company says that new designs will be added to the library on an ongoing basis.