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Texas Instruments and Arrow Electronics Host Practical Analog Design Seminars

Staff Scientist Ron Mancini Presents Lecture and Lab Demo

Aug 24, 2005

DALLAS (August 24, 2005) - Staff Scientist Ron Mancini of Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) will present the final seminar series of his career titled "Practical Analog Design." The seminars will be presented in eleven U.S. and Canadian cities and are co-sponsored by Arrow Electronics. For detailed information on dates, times and locations, and to register for a seminar, see www.ti.com/padseminar
In each session, Mancini will present topics that include a detailed technical comparison of voltage and current feedback amplifiers, signal integrity and an overview and demonstration of PC-based circuit design and simulation tools from TI. In addition, he will share a host of practical design tips gathered from his decades of experience designing circuits and subsystems.
The voltage and current feedback amplifier segment includes a discussion on theory, the design of simplified circuit diagrams and the development of equations. Performance comparisons between the two will be discussed and the parameters analyzed. Mancini will also review signal routing and noise suppression, and delve into a deeper understanding of the physics involved.
Engineers will also learn about the different kinds of PC-based design tools available from Texas Instruments -- all geared toward making designing with analog easier. During this segment, Mancini will perform live demonstrations of many of these tools, including TI's newest SPICE circuit simulation software tool, TINA-TI, for the creation of working models.

About the Speaker

Ron Mancini is a staff scientist with Texas Instruments and author of Op Amps for Everyone, a comprehensive book that presents a simplified guide to understanding op amps. Having spent 39 years designing analog circuits and subsystems, Mancini has discovered that "theory" doesn't always work. During the past 19 years, he has shared his knowledge of analog applications through a series of magazine articles, hundreds of papers and applications notes, seminars, and workshops. His "Analog Angle" column appears in EDN. Mancini earned a BSEE from Newark College of Engineering and an MSEE from the University of Florida and holds patents for 12 circuits. 

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