Baker's Best

- March 21, 2012

Baker's Best is written by Bonnie Baker, a senior applications engineer at Texas Instruments and author of A Baker’s Dozen: Real Analog Solutions for Digital Designers.

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Complete the simulation of your ADC with IBIS

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Simulating the front-end of your ADC

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Painless reduction of analog filter noise

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The inner workings of the three-op-amp INA

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Instrumentation amplifiers can sometimes throw you a curve ball for even the easiest applications. Read More...

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Can you find the missing 1?

  • 06.18.2014

Find out what Bonnie Baker was surprised to learn, after more than five years of working every day with amplifiers for an industry analog leader. Read More...

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Will the right voltage reference stand up?

  • 03.14.2014

You have a good idea about your application needs, and you have finally zeroed in on the correct analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The next step is to feed the ADC with the proper voltage reference chip and driving amplifier, so how do you choose your voltage reference? Read More...

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Measuring amplifier DC offset voltage, PSRR, CMRR, and open-loop gain

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Operational amplifier (op amp) offset voltage is an important parameter to understand. Read More...

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PCB signal coupling can be a problem

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Trouble with cross-talk on your printed circuit board? You may be having more capacitor problems than you expected. Read More...

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Phantom voltage dividers on your PCB

  • 11.19.2013

Hidden PCB parasitics can wreak havoc as you try to zone in on your subtle offset errors. Here is a simple area you can check at the beginning of your design process, if you want to reduce these problems up front.Read More...

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