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||Instrumentation: Test and Measurement Methods and Solutions
by AnalogDevice - 2014-03-06 11:19 - 3,162 views
Tilt Measurement: Tilt measurement is fast becoming a
fundamental analysis tool in many fields including automotive,
industrial, and healthcare. Navigation, vehicle dynamic control,
building sway indication, and motion detection systems
all rely on this simple, cheap, and precise way of angle monitoring.
MEMS accelerometers are better suited to inclination measurement
than other methodologies. This session will address the challenges
encountered when designing a dualaxis tilt sensor using a MEMS
accelerometer including measurement resolution, signal conditioning,
single- vs. dual-axis, angle computation, and calibration.
Impedance Measurement: The measurement of complex impedance
is widely used across industrial, commercial, automotive, healthcare
, and consumer markets, and can include applications such as proximity
sensing, inductive transducers, metallurgy and corrosion detection,
loudspeaker impedance, biomedical, virus detection, blood coagulation
factor, and network impedance analysis. This session will cover the
concepts, approaches, and challenges of performing complex impedance
measurements and will present a system-level solution f...
||Data Conversion: Hard Problems Made Easy
by AnalogDevice - 2014-03-06 11:17 - 3,660 views
Data conversion for data acquisition is a two-part
process that involves sampling and then converting
signals into digital venues. These processes inherently
remove part of the complete analog signal in exchange
for the power and robustness of digital signal handling.
This becomes especially difficult when trying to capture
signals at the limits of the resolution and speed of our
systems. In this session, learn how to design a data
Presented by: Hank Zumbahlen, Senior Staff Applications Engineer
||High Speed Data Connectivity: More Than Hardware
by AnalogDevice - 2014-03-06 11:16 - 3,065 views
In wireless communications and data acquisition systems,
there is more to consider when designing and implementing
a complete solution beyond simply physically connecting a
high speed analog module to an FPGA platform. Available
hardware description language (HDL) components and software
are critical to establishing an interface, which is necessary for
practical system integration. This session starts with a top-level
overview of various physical interfaces that are typically used
and provides an in-depth focus on high speed serial JESD204B.
Prototype HDL used for these types of boards is covered, along
with the specific board components and how they are used to
interface to high speed ADCs and DACs. Linux device drivers for
the HDL components, as well as for the ADI components, are
presented. This includes a short introduction into the Industrial
I/O (IIO) framework, the benefits it offers, and how it can be
used in end designs.
Presented by: Michael Hennerich, Systems Engineering Manager
||High Performance DSP with Xilinx All Programmable Devices
by AnalogDevice - 2014-03-06 11:13 - 3,282 views
This session includes a discussion on rapid prototyping
concepts using Xilinx All Programmable FPGAs and SoCs
with Analog Devices high speed and precision products.
Covered in this session will be common use cases for
Xilinx devices in DSP applications that interface to high
speed analog. An overview will be provided of how Xilinx
accelerates development with DSP platforms that can be
used to quickly evaluate and prototype systems that include
high speed analog, programmable logic, and embedded
processing. Also covered will be an introduction to Xilinx's new Vivado™
Design Suite development environment that shortens design
cycles by providing an IP centric design flow, easy to use design
analysis and debug, and high level design flows supporting C/C++
Presented by: Tom Hill, Senior Manager DSP Solutions
||Instrumentation: Liquid and Gas Sensing
by AnalogDevice - 2014-03-06 11:11 - 3,601 views
This session focuses on liquid and gas sensing
in instrumentation applications.
Liquid Sensing: Visible light absorption spectroscopy
and colorimetry are two fundamental tools used in
chemical analysis. Most of these light-based systems
use photodiodes as the light sensor, and require
similar high input impedance signal chains.
This session examines the different components
of a photodiode amplifier signal chain, including a
programmable gain transimpedance amplifier, a
hardware lock-in amplifier, and a Σ-Δ ADC that can
measure a sample and reference channel to greatly
reduce any measurement error due to variations in
intensity of the
Gas Sensing: Many industrial processes involve toxic
compounds, and it is important to know when dangerous
concentrations exist. Electrochemical sensors offer several
advantages for instruments that detect or measure the
concentration of toxic gases. This session will describe a
portable toxic gas detector using an electrochemical sensor.
The system presented here includes a potentiostat circuit
to drive the sensor, as well as a transimpedance amplifier
to take the very small output cu...
||MATLAB and Simulink for Communications System Design
by AnalogDevice - 2014-03-06 11:10 - 2,588 views
This session will show how Model-Based Design
with MATLAB and Simulink can be used to model,
simulate, and implement communications systems.
Attendees will learn how multidomain modeling with
continuous verification and automatic code generation
can dramatically reduce system design time. A QPSK
receiver model will be used as an example to highlight
the design flow.
Presented by: Noam Levine, Partner Manager
||High Speed and RF Design Considerations
by AnalogDevice - 2014-03-06 11:05 - 2,995 views
At very high frequencies, every trace and pin
is an RF emitter and receiver. If careful design
practices are not followed, the unwanted signals
can easily mask those a designer is trying to handle.
The design choices begin at the architecture level and
extend down to submillimeter placement of traces.
There are tried and proven techniques for managing
this process. The practical issues of real system design
are covered in this session, along with ways to minimize
signal degradation in the RF environment.
Presented by: Zoltan Frasch, Senior Applications Engineer
||Signal Chain Designer: A New Way to Design Online
by AnalogDevice - 2014-03-06 11:03 - 2,956 views
Finding the right combination of parts to create
a signal chain can be a complex and daunting task,
due to time demands, unfamiliarity with various
technology areas, and the enormous amount of
unproven solutions scattered across the Web.
Signal Chain Designer is an intelligent selection and
design tool that accesses verified product
combinations and applications circuits, which can
be customized or newly created according to user
specifications. The Signal Chain Designer experience
is supported by direct access to online EE design tools,
evaluation hardware, software, documentation, and
ADI Circuits from the Lab® reference circuits.
Presented by: George Clernon, Engineering Tools Manager
||Sensors for Low Level Signal Acquisition
by AnalogDevice - 2014-03-06 10:59 - 3,290 views
Sensors are the eyes, ears, and hands of electronic
systems and allow them to capture the state of the
environment. The capture and processing of sensor
inputs is a delicate process that requires understanding
of the signal details. Integration of sensor functions
onto silicon has brought about improved performance,
better signal handling, and lower total system cost.
MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) sensors have
opened up entire new areas and applications. In this
session, the fundamental MEMS sensor concept of moving
fingers that form a variable capacitor is covered, along
with how it is turned into a usable motion signal. Adaptations
for multiaccess sensing, rotational sensing, and even sound
sensing, along with concepts of how these devices are tested
and calibrated, are covered.
Presented by: Dave Kress, Director of Technical Marketing, and Nitzan Gadish, Product Applications Engineer
||Integrated Software-Defined Radio (SDR)
by AnalogDevice - 2014-03-06 10:58 - 3,156 views
This session combines the high speed analog
signal chain from RF to baseband with FPGA-based
digital signal processing for wireless communications.
Topics include the high speed analog signal chain,
direct conversion radio architecture, the high speed
data converter interface, and FPGA-based digital signal
processing for software-defined radio.
The demo board uses the latest generation of
Analog Devices' high speed data converters, RF, and
clocking devices, along with the Xilinx Zynq-7000 SoC.
Other topics of discussion include the imperfections
introduced by the modulator/demodulator with particular
focus on the effect of temperature and frequency changes.
In-factory and in-field algorithms that reduce the effect of these
imperfections, with particular emphasis on the efficacy of
n-factory set-and-forget algorithms, are examined.
Presented by: Robin Getz, Engineering Manager for ADI Global Alliances