The SIGNAL CHAIN BASICS series

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The SIGNAL CHAIN BASICS series

Part 1: Operational Amplifier
--
The Basic Building Block,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=202801320

Part 2: Op Amp
--
Basic operations,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=203101699

Part 3: Analog and the digital world,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=204400376

Part 4: Introduction to analog/digital converter (ADC) types,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=204803631

Part 5: Introduction to the Instrumentation Amplifier,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=205208593

Part 6: Op Amp Input Voltage Offset,

http://w
ww.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=205901111

Part 7: Op Amp Performance Specification
--
Bias Current,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=206101908

Part 8: Flash
-

and Pipeline
-
Converter Operation Explo
red,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=206504089

Part 9: SAR Converter Operation Explored,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=206901015

Part 10: Exploring the Delta
-
Sigma Converter,

http:/
/www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=206903892

Part 11: Introducing voltage
-

and power
-
conditioning circuits,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=207001505

Part 12: The Bode plot, an essential ac
-
para
meter display tool,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=207400431

Part 13: Putting the Bode plot to use,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=207403561

Part 14: Analog/digital converter
--
static

parameters,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=207800114

Part 15: Analog/digital converter
--
dynamic parameters,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=208401183

Part 16: Understanding the analog voltage comparator,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=208403856

Part 17: Hysteresis
--
Understanding more about the analog voltage comparator,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArtic
le.jhtml;?articleID=208802817

Part 18: The op amp as integrator,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=209101070

Part 19: Exploring and understanding linear voltage regulators,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticl
e.jhtml;?articleID=209900450

Part 20: Understand the basics of op amps and speed,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=210004183

Part 21: Understand and configure analog and digital grounds,

http://www.planetanalog.com/feat
ures/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=210603341

Part 22: Phantom microphone power
--
the ghost in the machine,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=211201804

Part 23: EIA
-
485: Receiver equalization boosts networking performance,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=212001205

Part 24: Basic networking using the IEEE 802.15.4 PHY/MAC protocol,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=212201282

Part 25: Designing the audio
-
sign
al chain for non
-
audio experts, Part 1,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=212901516

Part 26: How to close timing on High
-
Speed ADCs,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=213201574

Part 27: Control EMI resulting from board
-
level clock distribution,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=215800146

Part 28: Building (Electrical) Bridges,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=216402285

Part 29: Digital interfaces
-

Single
-
ended versus differential interfaces,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=217200233

Part 30: Protocol selectio
n over IEEE 802.15.4 silicon,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=218000108

Part 31: Digital interfaces (con't)
--

The SPI Bus,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=218500739

Part 32: Digital i
nterfaces (con't)
--

The I
2
C Bus,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=219000119

Part 33: Use an op amp to drive a precision ADC,

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=219500302

Part 34: Designin
g the audio
-
signal chain for non
-
audio experts (Part 2),

http://www.planetanalog.com/features/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=220301528

Part 35: ANT
--
A unique option for wireless sensor networking,

http://www.planetanalog.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=22
1601524

Part 36: Digital Audio Interfaces
--
Part 2
,

http://www.planetanalog.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=222001820

Part 37: LVDS
--
Low
-
Voltage Differential Signaling
,

http://www.planetanalog.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=222200745

Part 38: Single
-
S
upply Precision Rectifiers,

http://www.planetanalog.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=222601021

Part 39: Portable audio designers are excited about Class
-
G audio amplifier architecture

http://www.planetanalog.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=223800143

Par
t 40: Frequency planning with high
-
speed ADCs to improve in
-
band system SFDR

http://www.planetanalog.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=224201167

Part 41: Clock jitter demystified

http://www.planetanalog.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=224701061

Part 42:
The Digital Isolator, a new member of the signal chain family

http://www.planetanalog.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=225300126

Part 43: Signal Chain Basics #43: Active Filters

http://www.eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4201179/Signal
-
Chain
-
Basics
--
43
--
Active
-
Filters
-


Part 44: Get the best from your home audio system while maintaining low power and high
-
efficiency
operation

http://www.eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4205918/S
ignal
-
Chain
-
Basics
--
44
--
Get
-
the
-
best
-
from
-
your
-
home
-
audio
-
system
-
while
-
maintaining
-
low
-
power
-
and
-
high
-
efficiency
-
operation
-
1

Part 45: Is high
-
speed ADC clock jitter being over
-
specified for communication systems?

http://www.eetimes.com/design/analog
-
desi
gn/4207307/Signal
-
Chain
-
Basics
-
45
--
Is
-
high
-
speed
-
ADC
-
clock
-
jitter
-
being
-
over
-
specified
-
for
-
communication
-
systems
--


Part 46: Basics of clock jitter specifications in high
-
speed links (Part I)

http://www.eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4208825/SIGNAL
-
CHAI
N
-
BASICS
--
46
--
Basics
-
of
-
clock
-
jitter
-
specifications
-
in
-
high
-
speed
-
links
--
Part
-
I
-


Part 47:
Life expectancy of digital capacitive isolators

http://www.eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4210497/SIGNAL
-
CHAIN
-
BASICS
--
47
--
Life
-
expectancy
-
of
-
digital
-
capacitive
-
isolators?Ecosystem=analog
-
design

Part 48: Implementing averaging filters

http://www.eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4211246/SIGNAL
-
CHAIN
-
BASICS
--
48
--
Implementing
-
averaging
-
filters
-


Part 49: Increasing battery life with Class
-
G audio amplifiers

http://www.eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4212094/SIGNAL
-
CHAIN
-
BASICS
--
49
--
Increasing
-
battery
-
life
-
with
-
Class
-
G
-
audio
-
amplifiers?Ecosystem=analog
-
design

Part 50:
Bridging the differences between CW and modulated signal measurements of hi
-
speed data
converters

http://www.eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4212861/SIGNAL
-
CHAIN
-
BASICS
--
50
--
Bridging
-
the
-
differences
-
between
-
CW
-
and
-
modulated
-
signal
-
measu
rements
-
of
-
hi
-
speed
-
data
-
converters

Part 51:
Clock jitter demystified

Basic specifications in high
-
speed links (Part 2)

http://www.eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4214504/SIGNAL
-
CHAIN
-
BASICS
--
51
--
Clock
-
jitter
-
demystified
-
Basic
-
specifications
-
in
-
high
-
spe
ed
-
links
--
Part
-
2
-
?Ecosystem=analog
-
design

Part 52: RS
-
485

Bus current requirements and transceiver drive capability

http://www.eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4215090/SIGNAL
-
CHAIN
-
BASICS
--
52
--
RS
-
485
-
Bus
-
current
-
requirements
-
and
-
transceiver
-
drive
-
capabil
ity

Part 53: Properly scaled filter components improve noise attenuation

http://www.eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4216049/SIGNAL
-
CHAIN
-
BASICS
--
53
--
Properly
-
scaled
-
filter
-
components
-
improve
-
noise
-
attenuation?Ecosystem=analog
-
design

Part 54: In audio c
locks, who's the boss, master, and slave?

http://www.eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4216874/SIGNAL
-
CHAIN
-
BASICS
--
54
--
In
-
audio
-
clocks
--
who
-
s
-
the
-
boss
--
master
--
and
-
slave
-


Part 55: Digital features in high
-
speed digital
-
to
-
analog converters

http://www.ee
times.com/design/analog
-
design/4217916/SIGNAL
-
CHAIN
-
BASICS
---
55
--
Digital
-
features
-
in
-
high
-
speed
-
digital
-
to
-
analog
-
converters

Part 56: Clock Jitter Demystified

Random Jitter and Phase Noise

http://www.eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4218757/SIGNAL
-
CHAIN
-
BASICS
--
56
--
Clock
-
Jitter
-
Demystified
-
Random
-
Jitter
-
and
-
Phase
-
Noise

Part 57: RS
-
232
-
to
-
RS
-
485 converters used in industrial long
-
haul communication

http://www.eetimes.com/design/analog
-
desig
n/4227396/SIGNAL
-
CHAIN
-
BASICS
--
57
--
RS
-
232
-
to
-
RS
-
485
-
converters
-
used
-
in
-
industrial
-
long
-
haul
-
communication

Part 58: Analyze the RL drive in an ECG front end Using SPICE analysis

http://eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4229295/SIGNAL
-
CHAIN
-
BASICS
--
58
--
Anal
yze
-
the
-
RL
-
drive
-
in
-
an
-
ECG
-
front
-
end
-
using
-
SPICE

Part 59: Saving power and minimizing heat with power supply volume control

http://eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4230564/SIGNAL
-
CHAIN
-
BASICS
--
59
--
Saving
-
power
-
and
-
minimizing
-
heat
-
with
-
power
-
supply
-
volume
-
control
-
1

Part 60: Tracking down spurious signals in high
-
speed ADCs

http://www.eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4231250/SIGNAL
-
CHAIN
-
BASICS
--
60
--
Tracking
-
down
-
spurious
-
signals
-
in
-
high
-
speed
-
ADCs

Part 61: Clock jitter demystified

random jitter and phas
e noise, Part 2

http://www.eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4234613/SIGNAL
-
CHAIN
-
BASICS
--
60
--
Clock
-
jitter
-
demystified
-
random
-
jitter
-
and
-
phase
-
noise
--
Part
-
2

Part 62: Design your own simple I
2
C isolator

http://www.eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4236138/
SIGNAL
-
CHAIN
-
BASICS
--
62
--
Design
-
your
-
own
-
simple
-
I2C
-
industrial
-
interface
-
isolator?Ecosystem=analog
-
design

Part 63: Using SPICE to design the PID control for a TEC temperature loop

http://www.eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4237854/SIGNAL
-
CHAIN
-
BASICS
--
6
3
--
Using
-
SPICE
-
to
-
design
-
the
-
PID
-
control
-
for
-
a
-
TEC
-
temperature
-
loop

Part 64: How a poorly designed 20W amplifier can destroy a speaker system

http://eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4370953/SIGNAL
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CHAIN
-
BASICS
--
64
--
How
-
a
-
poorly
-
designed
-
20W
-
amplifier
-
can
-
destroy
-
a
-
speaker
-
system

Part 65: Tracking down spurious signals in high
-
speed DACs

http://www.eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4372829/SIGNAL
-
CHAIN
-
BASICS
--
65
--
Tracking
-
down
-
spurious
-
signals
-
in
-
high
-
speed
-
DACs

Part 66: How to interface a 5V transceiver to a 3V controller

http://eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4376049/SIGNAL
-
CHAIN
-
BASICS
--
66
--
How
-
to
-
interface
-
a
-
5V
-
transceiver
-
to
-
a
-
3V
-
controller?isCmsPreview=true

Part 67:
How to des
ign a two
-
to
-
four wire converter for RS
-
485

http://eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4389983/SIG
NAL
-
CHAIN
-
BASICS
--
67
--
How
-
to
-
design
-
a
-
two
-
to
-
four
-
wire
-
converter
-
for
-
RS
-
485?isCmsPreview=true

Part 68: Considerations for driving the reference pins on programmable gain amplifiers

http://eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4394047/Considerations
-
for
-
driving
-
the
-
reference
-
pins
-
on
-
programmable
-
gain
-
amplifiers

Part 69: Deliberately increasing THD in audio processing
systems: How and why?

http://www.eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4395141/SIGNAL
-
CHAIN
-
BASICS
--
69
--
Deliberately
-
increasing
-
THD
-
in
-
audio
-
processing
-
systems
--
How
-
and
-
why

Part 70: Digital correction of analog quadrature modulator imbalance
s

http://www.eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4398170/SIGNAL
-
CHAIN
-
BASICS
--
70
--
Digital
-
correction
-
of
-
analog
-
quadrature
-
modulator
-
imbalances

Part

71
: How supply noise impacts clocking devices

http://www.eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4400718/SIGNAL
-
CHAIN
-
BASICS
--
7
1
--
How
-
supply
-
noise
-
impacts
-
clocking
-
devices


Part
72: Isolating analog
signals using a digital isolator

http://www.eetimes.com/design/analog
-
design/4402564/Signal
-
Chain
-
Basics
--
72
--
How
-
to
-
isolate
-
analog
-
signals
-
using
-
a
-
d
igital
-
isolator









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