Analog Design Journal

Analog Design Journal

Powerful technical insight written by engineers for engineers

What is the Analog Design Journal?

From data converters to sensing, beginner to advanced – look to the quarterly Analog Design Journal for answers to your analog design questions. Some of the industry’s most knowledgeable engineers share exclusive, carefully curated articles geared toward engineers across all industries and levels of experience.

Analog Design Journal Issue 2, 2023

The newest Analog Design Journal is out now. Check out the latest insight from our technical experts on analog circuit design techniques and emerging applications.

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Analog Design Journal Issue 1, 2023

This issue features topics from the impacts of ADC noise to comparing dual-supply discrete and integrated instrumentation amplifies.

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Latest Analog Design Journal articles

Comparing dual-supply discrete and integrated instrumentation amplifiers

Authored by Pete Semig, Jacob Nogaj and Jerry Madalvanos. This article compares three dual-supply IA circuits: a discrete IA using a quad operational amplifier (op amp), a general-purpose IA with an integrated gain-setting resistor (RG) and a precision IA with an external RG.

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Optimize your application with a Power Path battery charger

Authored by Charles Harthan. The following article delves deeper into the technical details and benefits behind designing with Power Path to help optimize your application using battery charging integrated circuits (IC). 

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Powering precision ADCs: Average versus transient current

Authored by Bryan Lizon. In this article, we delve into the topic of ADC transient current demand by first introducing how the device data sheet specifies current, and then sharing the results of several tests that quantify transient current demand under different operating conditions. Multiple power-supply configurations that can source both average and transient currents are discussed, and finally consider the effects of various power-down methods.

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How the ADC noise figure impacts RF receiver designs

Authored by Tommy Neu. This article explains how to calculate the noise figure of an RF-sampling ADC, and illustrate how the ADC noise figure affects RF signal chain designs

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Analog Design Journal archive

With an archive dating back to 1999, the Analog Design Journal brings decades of deep, technical expertise, where you're sure to find an answer to your latest (or oldest) design question. Search the full archive of these quality technical articles.

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Browse Analog Design Journal articles by product category

Looking for an Analog Design Journal article on DC/DC converters? Temperature sensors? Analog front ends? Filter archives by product type to find category-specific articles.

Technical Advisory Council

TI's Technical Advisory Council for the Analog Design Journal comprises two industry veterans who help guide our deep, technical content. Their goal is to seek topics that are current and relevant to your designs and to advise authors on how to thoroughly answer your most pressing questions.

Robert Taylor

I enjoy extending my knowledge and teaching newer engineers by removing design obstacles in their path.

Lawrence Cotton

I’ve always been interested in how things work. Finding simple solutions to complex problems drives me as an engineer.

Colin Wells

[While enrolled at University of Texas at Dallas] I was involved in robotics and tutoring. My hobbies include gardening, fishing and fixing small and large engine machinery.

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Technical resources

The Signal e-book: A compendium of blog posts on op amp design topics
Provides analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and digital-to-analog converter (DAC) sub-circuit ideas that can be quickly adapted to meet your specific system needs.
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TI power supply design resources
Browse through three decades of technical material by power experts.
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TI Precision Labs
Online classroom for analog engineers with more than 40 hands-on trainings and lab videos.

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From fundamentals to deep dives, our online video tutorials help you design and develop with TI products, tools, software, and applications. Explore our library and discover training materials for everything from amplifiers to zeta converters.