Create thousands of matched 8-, 10-, and 12-bit data-converter/amplifier combinations

June 21, 2005

rich.nass-June 21, 2005

The latest Webench Signal-Path Designer toolset from National Semiconductor gives engineers an easy-to-use tool to select, design, and evaluate critical data converter and amplifier/filter components and circuits. Designing signal paths is a known art form where analog experts select resolution, sampling speed and filtering required by their desired system performance. The effects of noise, impedance, signal-level matching and power usage all play a significant role.

The Signal-Path Designer tool offers an intuitive, step-by-step guide to balance the resolution, speed and power consumption of a performance-matched ADC with the ideal filters, passive components and amplifier to create the optimal performance ADC/amplifier circuit. The tool also provides filter simulations for both the ideal and device models for comparison purposes. To see the tool quickly create an optimized 12-bit, 1 Msample/s signal path, visit

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