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Integrated Analog Chat: May 29!

This Wednesday, May 29, we will be having a chat to discuss integrated analog. We will touch on different topics that have been discussed at length in blogs on these pages. Here is a shortlist that summarizes past topics and points towards future discussions:

  • Integrated analog – what is it?
  • What can it do for you?
  • What are the trade-offs?
  • Got any real-world examples?
  • Did you start looking at using integrated analog devices and then change your mind? Why? What held you back?
  • What’s your biggest design challenge?
  • Let's look more closely at analog and mixed-signal integration. Some specific areas to delve into are functional partitioning, sensor integration/fusion, and the idea of putting together digital + analog + sensors + wireless. Is that possible? Practical? Economically viable? What does it all mean going forward, and how should it be done?
  • We've seen discussions here regarding devices that (broadly speaking) could be called Field Programmable Analog Array. (See: Did You Say ‘Programmable Analog’?.) Let's explore these devices further and from there, move on to discuss the concept of a Flexible Analog Front End.
  • What would be the impact on your career if analog integration became more widespread?
  • Are there some circuits or functions that we should not put on an IC?

We can assume other topics will pop up during the discussion and we will be happy to address those topics too. The chat (browser-based and similar to using an instant messaging system) will start at 2:00 p.m. EDT, on Wednesday, May 29.

All you have to do is to click here at the appropriate time to join the discussion. Note: If you aren’t already registered on Planet Analog, register in advance to speed things up. Registration takes only a few minutes. We look forward to seeing you any Wednesday. Bring your questions and comments.

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5 comments on “Integrated Analog Chat: May 29!

  1. RedDerek
    May 29, 2013

    Look forward to joining Brad.

  2. Netcrawl
    May 29, 2013

    It's great to have some discussion on technical issues.

  3. SunitaT
    May 29, 2013

    @Brad, thanks for the discussion. Surely will be part of it.

     

  4. Steve Taranovich
    May 29, 2013

    I'm happy to be an analog engineer in these exciting times! Glad to be a part of this chat with all of my brother and sister “analog weenies”! (Of course, I'm one too)

  5. Steve Taranovich
    May 29, 2013

    Does anyone have any ideas on thermal management in ICs as we pack more and more functionality into the silicon?

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