The 'industry’s first' online classroom for analogue design

24th March 2015
Posted By : Nat Bowers
The 'industry’s first' online classroom for analogue design

Texas Instruments has launched TI Precision Labs, the electronics industry’s first comprehensive online classroom for analogue engineers. The on-demand courses pair theory and applied lab exercises to deepen the technical expertise of experienced engineers and accelerate the development of those starting their careers.

The free, modular curriculum includes more than 30 hands-on trainings and lab videos covering analogue amplifier design considerations with online coursework.

The TI Precision Labs training curriculum is free to anyone with a myTI account. In addition to free training, other benefits of myTI registration include the ability to purchase TI ICs, evaluation modules, development kits and software; request product samples; get technical assistance through the TI E2E Community; and to create, simulate and optimise systems in the WEBENCH Design Center.

TI Precision Labs incorporates a variety of tools to bring the online training experience to life. A TI Precision Labs – Op Amp Evaluation Module (TI-PLABS-AMP-EVM), which is available for purchase for $199, provides the opportunity for engineers to complete each demonstrated learning activity along with the trainer. The curriculum also provides access to free design tools, such as TI Designs reference designs and TI’s TINA-TI SPICE model simulator.

Engineers can evaluate circuits and small-signal AC performance created during the trainings with National Instruments’ VirtualBench all-in-one instrument and TI’s Bode Analyzer Software for VirtualBench, as well as standard engineering bench equipment.

Chad Chesney, Director, DAQ Marketing, NI, comments: “By combining TI Precision Labs and VirtualBench, TI and NI are providing a more immersive and accessible way to learn and apply analogue concepts. Viewing and interacting with multiple instruments in a single, intuitive user interface provides a better understanding of real-world design performance.”

In addition to the on-demand courses, in-person, hands-on trainings covering a variety of precision amplifier topics, such as noise, offset, input bias, slew rate and bandwidth, are scheduled for May in Illinois and Wisconsin. Both live trainings require registration and cost $99 to attend. More in-person training dates in the United States will be added.

 


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