• Martin Keenan, Business Development Manager, Analog Devices
  • Claire Croke, Platform Strategy Marketing Engineer, Analog Devices
  • Ryan Curran, ADC Product Marketing Manager, Analog Devices
  • Aine McCarthy, Application Engineer, Analog Devices
  • James R. Staley, Industrial Power Systems Engineering Manager, Analog Devices
  • Meabh Shine, Marketing Director, Analog Devices
  • Hao Jie Chan, Staff Analog Hardware Engineer, National Instruments
  • Daniel Schaeffer, Hardware Design Engineer, Tektronix
  • Sneha Patel, Senior Power Hardware Engineer R&D, Rockwell Automation
  • Xavier Pacheco, Senior Electronic Design Engineer, Eaton
  • Henry Fang, Electrical Hardware Engineer, HORIBA Scientific
  • Nishith Patel, Principal engineer, ABB GISPL

12 Experts on Precision Analog Signal Chain Technology was generously sponsored by Analog Devices and Mouser Electronics.

The proliferation of sensors is one of the most significant trends in today’s modern technological world.

Sensors have become a crucial aspect of many electronic devices, allowing us to digitally interpret, interact with, and understand the real analog world. Today, you are likely to find sensors everywhere— for example, in wearable devices, industrial robots, and test and measurement equipment. As sensor-dependent technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine learning, continue to grow in popularity, the importance and ubiquity of sensors likely will only continue to grow.

With an increasing number of applications depending on ever more precise sensor design, engineers strive for the highest performance possible while meeting their key specifications in areas such as resolution, bandwidth, and efficiency. From sensor to bits, a sensor’s analog signal goes through several stages before being converted to a digital output, and each step has an impact on the system’s overall performance. By selecting the best combination of precision analog components and understanding the key tradeoffs involved when optimizing a signal chain for different criteria, designers can confidently meet the challenges of precision sensing applications.

This eBook explores the analog signal chain and the field of precision technology, and details the levers engineers can adjust to tune their data-conversion circuit for their particular sensor-based application. Read on to see how Analog Devices (ADI) helps address the challenges of sensor-based electronic design by providing engineers with high-performance and highly optimized precision signal chain solutions.