Engineer It

Engineer It is an educational, “how-to” video series where TI experts provide customers with fundamental knowledge and solutions to overcome design challenges. Here, you can learn how to spin your motor in minutes, avoid amplifier input/output swing limitations, test and isolate power supplies and more from industry experts.

Section 1: Amplifiers & RF

Whether designing a precise weigh scale or a high-bandwidth communication system, these fundamental tips and tricks will help you select the right amplifier, overcome design challenges and get the most out of instrumentation amplifiers, op amps, RF amplifiers and more. 

#NameDuration / Date
1.1Engineer It - How to determine the ins and outs of instrumentation amps11:25
1.2Engineer It - How to prevent electrical over-stress of analog integrated circuits09:29
1.3Engineer It - How to avoid amplifier input/output swing limitations07:21
1.4Engineer It – How to select an op amp based on datasheet noise specs09:28
1.5Engineer It - How to terminate an unused op amp12:52
1.6Engineer It – Understanding operational amplifier long term stability10:08
1.7Engineer It- Understanding the precision challenge in op amp06:17
1.8Engineer It: How to do precision current limiting for a supercapacitor application04:34
1.9Engineer It: How to simplify high voltage current measurement07:10
1.10Engineer It: How to avoid electromagnetic interference (EMI) in op amp circuit designs 14:39
1.11Engineer It: How to understand ripples in RF devices performance06:26

Section 2: Clock and timing

These training videos cover a wide variety of high-performance clock and timing topics, including controlling phase noise in communication systems, understanding clock jitter, simplifying clock-tree designs and more. 

#NameDuration / Date
2.1Engineer It: How to control synthesizer phase noise08:37
2.2Engineer It: How to design with excellent PLL & VCO noise performance18:18
2.3Engineer It: How to measure additive jitter in fanout buffers12:07
2.4Engineer It: How to ehance accuracy in radar applications13:54

Section 3: Data converters

From simplifying high voltage current measurements to getting the most out of a SAR ADC, these data converter training videos explore everything from selecting the right DAC to defining a multiplying DAC.  

#NameDuration / Date
3.1Engineer It- How to select a precision DAC 08:11
3.2Engineer It - What is a multiplying DAC (MDAC)? 07:36
3.3Engineer It- How to get data sheet values from your SAR ADC08:47
3.4Engineer It- How to select an op amp to drive your SAR ADC07:09
3.5Engineer It: How to Design Protection Circuits for Analog I/O Modules 06:51
3.6Engineer It: How to simplify high voltage current measurement07:10
3.7Engineer It: How to do a ratiometric configuration of an RTD sensor application05:03
3.8Engineer It: Understanding Transient Immunity for Analog I/O Modules05:10

Section 4: Interface

These training videos provide a better understanding of industrial interface and digital isolation designs, which enable higher bandwidths and longer transmission distances while reducing system size and complexity.

#NameDuration / Date
4.1Engineer It: Demystifying creepage and clearance for isolation06:06
4.2Engineer It: How to isolate a power supply for RS485 & CAN07:14

Section 5: Motor driver

Whether learning how to simplify motor drive solutions or just simply learning the basics of a BLDC motor, these training videos cover everything from the difference between a pre-driver and integrated motor to the basic motor operations that every designer should know. 

#NameDuration / Date
5.1Engineer It: Thermal considerations when selecting an integrated motor driver 03:51
5.2Engineer It: When to use a pre-driver vs. an integrated motor04:21
5.3Engineer It: Understanding basic sensored BLDC motor operation 04:33
5.4Engineer It: How to simplify your motor drive solution03:22
5.5Engineer It: How to regulate your current when micro-stepping a stepper motor 03:39

Section 6: Linear Regulator (LDO)

These training videos will be used to better understand LDOs, and include information on designing the best ADC power supply, stabilizing an LDO, measuring LDO noise and power supply rejection ratio, measuring thermal resistance between junction temperature and ambiance, and more.

#NameDuration / Date
6.1Engineer It: Is Your LDO in Control?16:23
6.2Engineer It: How to Measure LDO Noise and PSRR12:18
6.3Engineer It: Can't Take the Heat? Share the Current10:12
6.4Engineer It: Measuring Thermals - How Hot is Your LDO?05:54
6.5Engineer It: What is ADC PSR?17:05
6.6Engineer It: Why Not A DC/DC Converter?14:40

Section 7: Power Management

These videos provide a variety of power design advice, from suggestions on testing power supplies to reducing electromagnetic interference. Designers working with DC/DC, SEPIC and other topologies can find design tips from TI’s leading power experts.

#NameDuration / Date
7.1Engineer It: How to Achieve Great EMI Performance With a Non-Synchronous Converter10:43
7.2Engineer It - How to test power supplies - Overview04:43
7.3Engineer It - How to test power supplies - Measuring Stability07:07
7.4Engineer It - How to test power supplies - Measuring Efficiency 07:07
7.5Engineer It - How to test power supplies - Measuring Noise06:53
7.6Engineer It: Why Not A DC/DC Converter?14:40
7.7Engineer It: How to power 3G/4G MIPI® RFFE power amplifiers08:29
7.8Engineer It: How to manage envelope tracking for 3G, 4G LTE08:28
7.9Engineer It: How to use Fly-Buck DC/DC converter topology06:32
7.10Engineer It: An introduction and guide for designing a SEPIC07:34
7.11Engineer it: How to use slew rate control for EMI reduction04:12
7.12Engineer It: How to isolate a power supply for RS485 & CAN07:14

Section 8: Sensing

Whether working with position, temperature or proximity sensors, designers face a wide variety of design challenges. These videos will help provide advice on performance, accuracy and power consumption required in a sensing design. 

#NameDuration / Date
8.1Engineer It: How to do a ratiometric configuration of an RTD sensor application05:03
8.2Engineer It: When to use an analog temp sensor vs. a thermistor05:27