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Texas Instruments and Avnet Electronics Marketing Present Analog eLab Webcast

Free Session to Focus on TINA-TI Circuit Simulation Program

Aug 31, 2005

DALLAS (August 31, 2005) - Analog design engineers are invited to register at www.ti.com/analogelab for a live Analog eLab Webcast entitled "Designing with TINA-TI." Presented by Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN) and Avnet Electronics Marketing, a division of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), the Webcast will air at 11:00 a.m. CDT (18.00 hrs CET) on Wednesday, September 14, 2005. TI analog expert Bill Klein, P.E. and popular eLab guest engineers Gina Hann of TI and Sarah St. John of Avnet, will provide designers with an online discussion of design challenges and a lab demonstration of TINA-TI software.
The hour-long session will feature a discussion on the benefits of designing, simulating and analyzing analog electronic circuits with this free, easy-to-use program. Based on a SPICE simulation engine, TINA-TI features an intuitive schematic entry and capture procedure.
During the lab segment, Klein and Hann will demonstrate how the real world results match the results of the simulations using TI's extensive library of macromodels for precision and high-speed amplifiers that is embedded in the program. They will show how to select components from convenient toolbars, allowing easy circuit entry modification and explain analysis options including DC, AC, transient, Fourier and noise. Engineers will learn how to use virtual instruments such as a function generator, multi-meter, oscilloscope, X-Y recorder and signal analyzer as an addition to standard analysis output plots.

Analog eLab Design Engineers

Bill Klein, P.E. is the host for the TI Analog eLab Webcast. Klein is a senior applications engineer with the high performance linear division of TI. He joined TI through its acquisition of Burr-Brown in August 2000. Author of over 50 magazine articles, application notes and conference papers, Klein also has a monthly column, "A Call I Took Last Week" on Planet Analog. His experience as an analog circuit designer covers 30 years in fields ranging from mineral exploration to medical nuclear imaging.

Gina Hann is a product marketing engineer for the high performance linear division at TI in Tucson and plays a key role in the training of TI personnel and field technical distributors. Hann holds a BSEE from The University of Arizona.

Sarah St. John is a senior applications engineer with Avnet, Inc. and has worked at the Boston office for 14 years. Her experience includes hardware, software and RF Design. In addition, she has authored various application notes, technical training courses and a Power Supply Design Guide for Xilinx FPGAs. St. John holds a BSEE with a digital design minor from Northeastern University.

In addition to the Analog eLabs, TI offers analog engineers a wide-ranging support infrastructure that includes training and seminars, design tools and utilities, technical documentation, evaluation modules, an online knowledge base, a product information hotline and a comprehensive offering of samples that ship within 24 hours of request. TI keeps the engineer in mind throughout the design process by providing tools, systems expertise and technical support to help customers get to market quickly. For more information on TI's complete analog design support see