We're having another chat session Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 11:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. PT (15:00 GMT/UTC). The topic: “The AFE: How much should be inside?”
This chat, which will build on a recent Steve Taranovich blog on the topic, is a text-based chat. No talking will be required — just typing.
Analog front ends (AFEs) contain varying amounts of analog functionality. How much depends on the demands of the marketplace and the folks who designed it. You'll see devices that range from an op-amp with a filter to a full signal conditioning front end, intermediate analog signal processing, an ADC, and perhaps a DSP or microcontroller unit.
Let's talk about what you'd like to see in a device.
- What functionality should be there and why?
- What's not enough functionality (among the devices you've seen already)?
- Alternately, what's too much functionality? Does it appear to do so much that you'll never use all it can do?
- How much should it cost?
- What are the typical specs?
- How good is the documentation?
- How good is the customer support?
We're still lining up our experts, and we'll announce the names shortly. For now, make sure you're registered, and then click here at or a little before the appointed hour. We look forward to seeing and hearing from you then.