Norwood, MA (03/01/2012) - Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a world leader in semiconductors for high-performance signal processing applications and RF ICs, will conduct three upcoming webcasts on popular RF topics. A two part series, "Fundamentals of Frequency Synthesis Using PLLs and DDS" will air on March 7 and April 12, 2012 at 12 pm EST and attendees must register for each session individually. Sponsored by Richardson RFPD, "Using Highly Integrated RF ICs to Optimize Your Infrastructure and Point to Point Radio Designs" will be presented on March 28, 2012 at 11 am. This webinar will feature modulators, demodulators, data converters and PLLs.
Introduction to Frequency Synthesis kicks off with an introduction to Phased Locked Loops and the need for frequency generation, techniques from the past present and future, how to assess the performance of a frequency synthesis, as well as real world applications. Particular attention will be focused on Phase Locked Loops (PLL's) as frequency synthesizers.
Ian Collins is a staff applications engineer in Analog devices with over ten years experience working with Microwave and RF frequency synthesis. Ian graduated from the National University of Ireland with a degree in Electrical Engineering & Microelectronics in 2000.
This webcast will provide a basic review of how a direct digital synthesis system works, touching on the inner workings of the DDS engine at a relatively high level. In addition, it will also discuss the tradeoffs between PLL and DDS technology as a base choice for frequency synthesis needs.
Jeff Keip is the senior marketing manager in charge of the high speed DDS portfolio at Analog Devices. He has been responsible for product definition and roadmap planning for the high speed DDS products at Analog Devices for over 9 years. He holds a BSEE from the University of California at Davis, and is the primary inventor of the programmable modulus function for DDS.
RF Integration Solutions that Maintain Performance and Flexibility - RF ICs with higher levels of integration save on space and offer higher performance and more flexibility than dedicated chipsets. This webinar will present the current state of the art and will focus on the challenges that non-handset-based wireless equipment designers face as they strive for more functionality in smaller spaces, sometimes with the added headache of having to implement broadband transceivers that can be reused at multiple frequencies. Specific topics to be covered will include integration of high performance VCOs into PLLs, integrating horizontally vs. vertically and external vs. internal matching.
Eamon Nash is an Applications Engineering Manager in Analog Devices' RF Products Group. He has worked at Analog Devices for 22 years, first as a Field Applications Engineer, covering mixed signal products, then as an Applications Engineer specializing in discrete RF components for wireless applications. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree (B.Eng) in Electronics from University of Limerick, Ireland.
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