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These webcasts are created by engineers for engineers. They typically run about 40 minutes, and some do not require registration.

Smart Partitioning and IoT System - This webcast introduces the concept of "smart partitioning" in Internet of Things (IoT) systems, demonstrating how developers can add intelligence at the right places in the IoT signal path to develop better insights. It then discusses how to leverage those insights, along with hardware kits and cloud development platforms, to build an optimized IoT solution.

Technical Solutions for UAV Critical Operational Challenges - The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) market is growing and evolving from small quadcopters through High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) fixed wing platforms. The market is faced with operational challenges to allow UAVs to co-exist with other aircraft and comply with current governing regulations. This webcast focuses on overcoming operational challenges such as collision avoidance, navigation, attitude/payload long term stability, and reliable communications.

Getting the Most from ADI PLL Products - With over 80 unique PLLs and PLLVCOs, covering frequencies from DC to 18 GHz – ADI has the widest frequency range in the industry. This webcast is an overview of Phase Locked Loop (PLL) Technology and Applications.

Noise Analysis in Precision Analog Designs - There are many app notes and articles explaining component-level noise analysis for amplifiers or for ADCs, but very few that explain how to budget noise or analyze noise from the system level. This webcast reviews the basics of noise analysis in precision designs, relates those calculations to system-level specifications such as sensitivity, dynamic range, and resolution, and answers some of the big questions about low-noise design.

Fundamentals of Op Amps - The operational amplifier (op amp) is one of the most common building blocks in linear design. This webcast discusses the op amp structure, basic op amp specifications, techniques to compensate for op amp limitations, and how to select an op amp for a given application.

Designing High Reliability Components in Airborne Systems - TThis webcast addresses the challenges of using electronic components in aviation applications. Concerns about reliability, single event effects and expanded environmental performance are ever present in this industry. Suitable components for this market require quality and reliability that approaches space grade levels. This webcast discusses solutions that will help engineers in making the best design decisions for their airborne application.

GaN Solutions: Devices to Solid State HPAs - Gallium Nitride (GaN) is revolutionizing Aerospace and Defense Systems. This webcast discusses Gallium Nitride technology, and reviews the benefits and challenges of using GaN devices in future high power amplifiers (HPA) for a wide range of Radar, Communications and Electronic Defense systems. A detailed comparison to alternative solutions is provided as well as insight into future GaN based solutions.

Ubiquitous Measurement and Control with LVDS isolators - Today's high-speed serial interfaces for data converters and ASICs can be hard to isolate with sufficient bandwidth for precision measurement and control. The solution can be drop-in 600 Mbps LVDS isolators that provide isolation without the need for deserialization or signal conditioning requiring extra design work. View this webinar and learn about the advantages of isolating LVDS at high speeds, how to support cable interconnects for PLC/IO module backplanes, and how to implement isolation while maintaining full ADC performance and resolution.

Electromagnetic Flowmeter Design for Industrial Process Control - This webinar discusses some of the electronic design challenges associated with Industrial electromagnetic flowmeters. It compares conventional analog demodulation with a newer digital oversampling architecture that significantly simplifies the circuit design and bill of materials, bringing advantages in board area, power consumption and cost.

Sensors and How to Use Them - This webcast introduces the concepts of changing physical signals into analog/electrical signals and then back into physical signals. A range of devices are discussed including: temperature sensors, and photodiodes (analog/electrical signals); actuators, speakers, and motors (physical signals).

GSPS DACs Enable Ultra-Wide Bandwidth Applications - To meet the increasing capacity demand of mobile customers, the emerging E-Band market requires wider bandwidth capabilities compared to traditional microwave backhaul wireless architectures. To support this increased backhaul capacity, 2 GHz E-band systems will be needed in the near future. This webcast covers the demands of current E-Band point-to-point systems and how ADI's high-speed DACs provide the necessary bandwidth and sampling frequencies to meet next generation system requirements.

High-Performance MEMS IMUs - For MEMS IMU applications where the inertial profile is complex and highly dynamic, there are a number of attributes to consider when evaluating a device’s capabilities. This webcast provides an overview of these attributes and provides insight into key application conditions enabling the designer to perform the IMU evaluation early in the design cycle.

Using On-Off Keying, Digital Isolators in Harsh Environments - This webcast reviews ADI's new family of robust iCoupler® Digital Isolators incorporating On-Off Keying (OOK) architecture. It discusses the importance of isolation and different options for data transmission with a focus on how these digital Isolators have achieved advanced performance. Robustness criteria (CMTI, DPI, EMI, etc.) and the applications which benefit from low propagation delay and high robustness are discussed.

Conquering Your Electronic Countermeasures and Surveillance Design Challenges - This webcast provides an overview of the challenges and solutions for Electronic Countermeasure, Protection and Surveillance system applications. Wideband signal capture and analysis using next generation RF devices and high speed converters are discussed including Size, Weight, Power and Performance tradeoffs. Example signal chains including a detailed RF frequency conversion signal chain are used to illustrate the methods and techniques discussed.

Smart City and Building Vision-Based Occupancy Sensing - Smart City and Smart Building applications including in-building security, parking guidance systems, and street lighting are leveraging the power of the IOT. A vision-based occupancy sensing system with real-time data capture and analysis offers major advantages over PIR and video systems. In this webcast, ADI will introduce several emerging use cases that leverage the Blackfin Low-power Imaging Platform (BLIP).

Full RF Signal Chains from 0 Hz to 110 GHz - This webcast explains ADI's new and expanded RF capabilities enabled by its acquisition of Hittite Microwave, including examples of the wider frequency spectrum that is now covered by ADI. The presenter shows how low-noise, high-stability control and power components are important to overall RF signal performance and examples of full signal chains are also discussed.

RF & MW Control Products in Silicon - This webcast introduces Analog Devices' new RF & MW switch and attenuator family of products implemented in an advanced silicon process. An ADI expert discusses how the new products benefit from the inherent advantages of the silicon technology compared to legacy counter parts manufactured using gallium-arsenide.

The Challenges of Simplifying the Signal Chain - A typical signal chain starts with a sensor followed by an interface amplifier, signal conditioning blocks, an ADC Driver, an ADC, and a digital processing engine. Most digital systems have enough processing power to replace some or all of the analog signal chain and this webcast looks at the benefits and challenges associated with simplifying the analog signal chain.

Signal Chain Optimization for IoT Applications - This webcast looks at how smart partitioning techniques and accurate measurement technologies at the signal chain level can optimize your latest Internet of Things (IoT) application design. Learn how connecting systems on the network edge to cloud-based processing and resources offers designers an opportunity to rethink overall system optimization and design. Students and engineers new to the field, as well as those more experienced engineers looking to learn about how they can build smarter and differentiated Internet of Things (IoT) products should view this webcast.

Getting Started with Software-Defined Radio using MATLAB and Simulink - This webcast will work through a single hardware/software development and deployment environment for Software-Defined Radio. Using MATLAB® and Simulink®, users can go from designing and simulating communications algorithms to generating production implementations targeting the Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC and Analog Devices AD9361 RF Agile Transceiver™.

Designing High Fidelity Isolated Power Inverter Interfaces - This webcast explores system design issues in three-phase inverter systems. The challenges associated with isolated gate drive and current/voltage sensing are discussed along with system design aspects such as bias supplies and overcurrent protection. Practical circuit implementations are described along with experimental investigations on the impact of parameters such as gate driver timing on system performance of a motor control system. This is a must-see webcast for designers involved with inverter systems requiring isolated signal and drive.

ADI Clocks: Optimizing and Supporting JESD204B Interfaces - Clock jitter attenuators are designed to support the JESD204B serial interface standard for connecting high-speed data converters and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). ADI's clock jitter attenuators contain the functions that support and enhance the unique capabilities of that interface standard. This webcast is a must-see for designers and systems developers who rely on high speed serial data converters as a function in their system design.

Technologies and Solutions for Radar System Applications - New Radar systems are employing a range of different architectures to meet the challenges of multi-mode and multi-function requirements. In this webinar ADI applications engineers discuss key enabling technologies and solutions for Radar systems operating from L through Ku band and beyond utilizing RF sampling systems, direct conversion and super heterodyne architectures.

Solving Telecommunication Multiband Operation Needs with Wideband Amplifiers - There exist many telecommunication standards in today's world, covering different frequency ranges. This webcast addresses the usage of wideband amplifiers to enable RF system solutions to cover multiple frequency bands with one product, thereby reducing system cost and size. This webcast also covers key performance parameters for wideband amplifiers and biasing strategies required to achieve optimal RF amplifier performance.

Isolation Architectures for Motor Control Systems - This webcast discusses different system isolation topologies, such isolated current sense, driving high performance isolated gate drivers and overall system partitioning of the isolation architecture used in motor control. The presenter shows how ADI's board and system services speed up the overall design flow.

Real-Time Audio and Industrial Applications Enabled by Multicore SHARC DSP + ARM SOC - Targeting real-Time Audio & Industrial applications, this next generation power efficient SHARC series delivers high performance DSP (24GFLOPS at <2W) with two SHARC+ cores and advanced DSP accelerators. This webcast reviews the key features and benefits of this new product family, use case examples & development tools.

Changing Safety Standards Environment for Digital Isolators - The IEC is developing a new international safety standard for digital isolation components. Systems designers have had to rely on applying specific system standards to these fast and precise isolation components which has resulted in contradictory isolation metrics that leave the system designer wondering if he has covered all of his bases. We will discuss current and upcoming component level standards support and how they can remove uncertainty.

Sensor Signal Conditioning with Synchronous Demodulation - This webcast will discuss the some of the basic concepts of synchronous demodulation and what benefits this technique brings to sensor signal conditioning. We will then examine real world examples to explore some of the subtleties of implementing systems using synchronous demodulation.

Simplifying Radio Design Using a Wideband IF Receiver Subsytem IC - This webcast will demonstrate how designers of high-performance communication equipment can reduce the complexity of their receiver designs while simultaneously achieving frequency planning flexibility and industry-leading instantaneous dynamic range (NF as low as 13 dB with IIP3 up to 36 dBm).

Solving Next Generation Aerospace and Defense Challenges - Analog Devices enables the most advanced A&D systems with fast time to market and high ROI using a broad portfolio of innovative component and system level solutions. In this webcast, we will discuss how Analog Devices can solve next generation and advanced system challenges across a wide range of applications. Various system level solutions and rapid prototyping platforms will be detailed including a direct conversion L & S Band Radar Receiver platform.

RF Connectorized Components and Signal Generators - This webcast will showcase Hittite Microwave Products from ADI’s broad range of connectorized modules. Attendees will learn how to use these components to combine transmitter and receiver functions, allowing them to produce prototypes, demonstrations, and production hardware covering 0.1 GHz to 40 GHz. Functions include amplifiers, VCOs, synthesizers, mixers, switches, attenuators, detectors, and signal generators.

Wireless Sensor Networks Solutions - This webcast is an overview of ADI’s Wireless Sensor Network demonstration system. We begin the webcast by describing the advantages and disadvantages of different types of systems. Next, we discuss the key parameters to consider when evaluating a system or building your own. We conclude with a discussion on the best ways to use energy harvesting to power wireless sensing systems.

Interfacing GSPS Data Converters to FPGAs - A new generation of high-performance GSPS data converters are poised to simplify wideband RF architectures and greatly enhance system capabilities. This webcast explores the conversion technology as featured on a reference design and quick-start FPGA-friendly prototyping module. Topics covered include: GSPS ADC and DAC IC technology, an overview of the JESD204B interface, and the software that makes the converters and FPGA work together seamlessly.

Integrated Approach to SPI using Digital Isolator Technology - SPI is used for IC-to-IC communications. Unidirectional lines make it easy to isolate, but interrupts and in-band addressing for target devices are not supported, so extra isolated channels are usually required. Also, the clocking scheme links the bus speed to the propagation delay of the isolation. This webinar looks at new integrated SPI digital isolators that address these shortcomings.

Troubleshooting your SAR ADCs - This webcast discusses the three main areas of support circuitry associated with high-resolution SAR ADCs. The first part focuses on driving the reference, choosing passive and active components, noise contributions, and performance characteristics. Next, we discuss front-end support circuitry, properly driving the ADC, and overstress protection. We conclude by highlighting support tools for evaluating or prototyping with ADI converters.

High-performance GSPS Data Converters Improve RADAR & EW Architectures - In recent years, ADCs sampling at GSPS rates have been pushing the data conversion stage closer and closer to the antenna, but when analog bandwidths reach 1 to 2 GHz, the ac performance of ADCs may be limited by the linearity and noise spectral density. This webinar discusses the advantages of new GSPS converters and the impact on radar and electronic warfare systems.

Digital Potentiometers - Where and How to Use - Digital Potentiometers (digiPOTs) provide a convenient way to adjust the ac or dc voltage or current output of sensors, power supplies, or other devices that require some type of calibration. This webcast describes the advantages of using digital potentiometers in various applications and shows the main parameters to be considered when designing a circuit using a digital potentiometer.

Isolation in Ultra Low Power Applications - Advances in isolation technology have reduced the power consumption of digital isolators by orders of magnitude, enabling safety and convenience in low-power applications. This webcast looks at several designs that take advantage of quiescent currents less than 1 µA per channel, including 4-20 mA field instrumentation, telecom interfaces referenced to negative 42-V rails, and battery operated devices.

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