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Texas Instruments and Memec Insight Present Analog eLab Webcast on Amplifier Noise

Mar 3, 2005

DALLAS (March 3, 2005) - Design engineers are invited to register at www.ti.com/analogelab for a live Analog eLab Webcast entitled "Amplifier Noise: Types, Origins, Magnitude Predictions and Reduction Techniques." Presented by Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN) and Memec Insight, the Webcast will air at 11:00 a.m. CDT (18.00 hrs CET) on Wednesday, March 9, 2005. This session, hosted by TI analog expert Bill Klein, P.E., will provide design engineers with an online lab environment for a discussion on theory and demonstrations at the lab bench. Klein´s guests for this Webcast are Neil Albaugh, senior applications engineer at TI and Dan Ngai, technical business manager at Memec Insight.
The free, hour-long session will explore the origin and random nature of various noise signatures generated by electronic circuits. Since the probability of the occurrence of noise varies depending upon the type of noise, Klein and Albaugh will explain the different variations, their characteristics, and the statistics behind them.
During the lab segment, they will demonstrate a new tool that is used to predict the noise from operational amplifier circuits. Tests will be performed to determine which techniques improve the noise performance of amplifier circuits. Klein and Albaugh will also include a demonstration of the noise signatures and the results of reduction techniques.
A special Q&A segment will follow the discussion and lab demonstrations. Viewers are welcome to e-mail their questions to Klein and Albaugh for on-air ideas and recommendations.

Analog eLab Design Engineers

Bill Klein, P.E. 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.

Neil Albaugh studied physics at The College of William and Mary and gained valuable experience in the field of noise during his 14 years at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Currently, he is a senior applications engineer with the High Performance Linear division of TI and works with instrumentation amplifiers, op amps, opto-electronics, and numerous linear products. Albaugh has authored several articles in electronics' industry publications and holds four patents in fiber optics and electronics.

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