Data converters

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Input signal conditioning

ADC basics & applications

 

ADC basics: Precision

Title
Type
Accurate data acquisition? It's all relative Technical articles
How to use thermal noise to your advantage Technical articles
Selecting an ADC (PDF, 82KB)
The offset DAC (PDF, 45KB)
Is accuracy different from resolution? Technical articles
Total unadjusted error explained Technical articles
Effect of temperature drift on the ADC signal chain Technical articles

ADC Data input/output

Title
Type
TI Precision Labs - ADCs: Statistics Behind Error Analysis Training Video
TI Precision Labs - ADCs: Understanding and Calibrating the Offset and Gain for ADC Systems Training Video
TI Precision Labs - ADCs: Using SPICE Monte Carlo Tool for Statistical Error Analysis Training Video
TI Precision Labs - ADCs: Introduction to SAR ADC Front-End Component Selection Training Video
Design considerations for avoiding timing errors during high-speed ADC, LVDS data interface with FPGA (PDF, 731KB)
JESD204B start up: Configuration requirements and debug  (PDF, 410KB)
JESD204B vs. LVDS in high-speed data converters  Technical articles
JESD204B: Determining your link configuration  Technical articles
JESD204B: How to bring up your link  Technical articles
JESD204B: How to calculate your deterministic latency  Technical articles
JESD204B: How to measure and verify your deterministic latency  Technical articles
JESD204B: Serial link quality tradeoffs and tools for optimization  Technical articles
JESD204B: Understanding subclasses (part 1)  Technical articles
JESD204B: Understanding subclasses (part 2) 
Technical articles
JESD204B: Understanding the protocol  (PDF, 761KB)
JESD204B: What is deterministic latency? Why do I need it? How do I achieve it?  Technical articles
Ready to make the jump to JESD204B?  (PDF, 2054MB)
The future of data converter interfaces  Technical articles
Understanding JESD204B subclasses and deterministic latency  (PDF, 470KB)
When is the JESD204B interface the right choice?  (PDF, 97KB)

ADC Design tools

 

High Speed

DAC Clocks & timing

Output signal conditioning

DAC basics & applications

Precision

Title
Type
How to select a precision DAC Video
What is a multiplying DAC (MDAC)? Video
Coding schemes used with data converters (PDF, 71 KB)
DAC Essentials: The pursuit of perfection Technical articles
DAC Essentials: Static specifications & linearity Technical articles
DAC Essentials: String theory Technical articles
DAC Essentials: The resistor ladder Technical articles
DAC Essentials: What's with all this glitch-ing? Technical articles
DAC Essentials: Glitch-be-gone Technical articles
DAC Essentials: Understanding your DAC's speed limit Technical articles
DAC Essentials: How accurate is your DAC? Technical articles
Input Isolation for 3-wire Analog Outputs Technical articles
What happens behind the scenes of RF base-stations? (Part 1) Technical articles
What happens behind the scenes of RF base stations? (Part 2) Technical articles
What happens behind the scenes of RF base stations? (Part 3) Technical articles
Lessons for Precision DACs: True endpoints
Video
Lessons for Precision DACs: Code-to-code glitch Video
Lessons for Precision DACs: MDAC overshoot Video
Lessons for Precision DACs: Power sequencing Video
Lessons for Precision DACs: Power-on glitch Video
Lessons for Precision DACs: Settling time vs. update rate Video
Lessons for Precision DACs: Three common sources for errors Video
Lessons for Precision DACs: Calibration Video
Lessons for Precision DACs: Digital feedthrough Video
Precision DACs: DC Specifications Video
Precision DACs: AC Specifications Video
Introduction to Precision DACs Video
Precision DAC Architecture Overview Video
What is a String DAC? Video
What is an R-2R DAC? Video
How to Select a Precision DAC
Video
How to Interface to a Precision DAC: SPI 
Video
How to Interface to a Precision DAC: I2C 
Video
Understanding 2-wire Analog Outputs with Precision DACs 
Video
Understanding 3-wire Analog Outputs with Precision DACs 
Video
Power Amplifier Biasing with Precision DACs and ADCs 
Video

 

Applications

Title
Type
Topology and Noise Using Multiplying DACs (PDF, 347 KB)
Industrial DACs: How to design 2-wire transmitters Technical articles

DAC Voltage references

Title
Type
WEBENCH® Series Voltage Reference Selector Tool

DAC Design tools

 

Precision

Title
Type
SPICE-ing up precision DACs Technical articles

DAC Test & evaluation techniques

Title
Type
Understanding transient immunity for analog I/O modules Video