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Texas Instruments Presents Live Analog eLab Webcast at TI Developer Conference

Feb 14, 2005

DALLAS (February 14, 2005) - A highlight at this year's Texas Instruments' Developer Conference (TIDC) in Dallas will be a live Analog eLab Webcast entitled "Optimizing Analog-to-Digital Conversion in DSP-Based Applications." Presented by Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN), the Webcast will air on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at 12:00 p.m. CST (19:00 hrs CET) from TIDC at the Hyatt Regency Reunion Tower. TI analog expert Bill Klein, P.E., and eLab panelists Rick Downs, Miro Oljaca and Matthew Pate of TI, will provide designers with an online discussion on the importance of the analog signal chain in DSP-based applications. Analog design engineers are invited to register now at www.ti.com/tidc2006 for the conference or at www.ti.com/analogelab to view the Webcast from their PCs.
The hour-long session will focus on DSP-based applications and the data converter requirements for these specific designs. The panelists will discuss the integral role of the analog signal chain and considerations for selecting the right components for optimal system performance.
Many DSPs have a data converter built into the device. The panelists will talk about application requirements in which an on-board converter may be suitable. In addition, the TI engineers will offer advice on how to decide which designs make it necessary to go off chip for the data converter function and how to select the external device. A selection criterion for the amplifier is developed from an understanding of the source and the data converter demands. Gaining an understanding of the integrated system will help design engineers create successful systems.

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. Klein is the author of over 50 magazine articles, application notes and conference papers. His experience as an analog circuit designer covers 30 years in fields ranging from mineral exploration to medical nuclear imaging.

Rick Downs is the applications engineering manager for TI's data acquisition products group in Tucson, Arizona. He has held various positions in applications and marketing of analog semiconductors in audio, data acquisition, digital temperature sensors and battery management products during his 20 years with the company. Downs earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from The University of Arizona and holds four patents. He has authored several articles and applications notes on analog topics and has prepared and delivered several seminars on data acquisition.

Miro Oljaca, M.S.E.E., is responsible for TI's high-precision ADCs and motor control products that focus on industrial applications. During his 20 years in the motor control and power conversion field, his work has ranged from small fractional to several hundred HP designs. Oljaca holds 18 international patents in the IC and motor control field and has published over 30 articles and papers.

Matthew Pate is an applications engineer for DSPs with the TMS320C2000


 digital signal controllers group at TI. His work in the areas of embedded SRAM analysis and yield improvement for DSPs led to his current position within the group as embedded ADC applications engineer. This position involves application support, automation of test setups, and characterization of on-chip analog-to-digital converters. Pate earned his B.S. in engineering physics from Murray State University. 

To view previously broadcast Analog eLab Webcasts, visit www.ti.com/analogelab. In addition to 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