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Texas Instruments Presents TI-Tech Day Analog Design Seminar

Apr 4, 2006

DALLAS (April 4, 2006) - Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) will present TI-Tech Day Analog Design Seminar on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 in Bloomington, MN. The seminar offers three technical tracks of instruction and demonstrations on precision analog applications, low power ISM-band and ZigBeeTM design techniques, and power supply and battery management design. Each track has five sessions so engineers can create an agenda that provides the detailed information they need for successful design. A reception with TI analog design experts will follow the seminar. For complete information and to register, see www.ti.com/techday-mn2006.
The training seminar, created for TI customers, will highlight techniques for precise design applications in Track One and provide pertinent examples. TI instructors will cover remote monitoring of air flow, humidity and intrusion detection as well as temperature monitoring. They will discuss techniques for measuring with thermistors, RTDs, diode junctions and silicon temperature sensors. Included in this track are multi-channel data acquisition, bridge measurements (with PCB layout) and designing around and using a SAR ADC, TINA-TI, a free SPICE circuit simulation tool and FilterPro, and an active filter design tool.
Track Two will focus on RF design as well as low-power RF design considerations such as power vs. distance tradeoffs, power design pitfalls and system level implications. Best practices in RF circuit design will also be covered. A session dedicated to ZigBee encompasses hardware and software requirements and a discussion on ZigBee vs. proprietary considerations. In addition, a session on antenna design and selection will showcase antenna types, performance tradeoffs and layout considerations.
The five sessions in Track Three include power supply layout considerations, sequencing power supplies in multiple voltage rail environments, battery fundamentals, Li-Ion technology and battery management and switch-mode power conversion issues for portable applications. Instructors will share tips and tricks on improving designs, review sample layouts and discuss future development trends.
Cost of the training is $99 and includes seminar materials, lunch and the evening reception. TI analog design tools will be available for purchase at the seminar and are offered at a $99 discount for up to 30 days following the event.
TI offers analog engineers a wide-ranging support infrastructure that includes training and seminars, design tools and utilities, technical documentation, evaluation modules, an online KnowledgeBase, a product information hotline and a comprehensive offering of samples that ship within 24 hours of request. For more information on TI´s complete analog design support, and to download the latest Analog Product Selection Guides, visit www.ti.com/analog