Texas Instruments and Arrow Electronics will present a live Analog eLab Webcast for designers entitled “EMI/RFI as Seen by Analog ICs” on Wednesday, December 6, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. CST (18:00 hrs CET). During the online discussion, speakers will talk about types of interference that can impact analog circuit performance. In addition, they will discuss test techniques for measuring circuit sensitivity and useful design modifications for eliminating interference.
Because all analog circuits can be sensitive to ElectroMagnetic Interference (EMI) and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI), it is important for engineers to be aware of the effect it can have on their designs. Understanding how this energy interacts with analog integrated circuits (ICs) helps designers determine when the interference impacts circuit performance and a correction is required.
Webcast panelists will discuss the physics of EMI and the pitfalls encountered in achieving successful designs. They will provide information on techniques to use for measuring how effective a design change can be in modifying the impact of EMI energy.
During the lab segments, test equipment will be used to demonstrate how it is possible to measure the exact sensitivity in analog circuits. Using simple test techniques, the webcast will show how to get a relative indication of the circuit sensitivity to EMI.