The JESD204B video blog series explores the basic concepts related to the JESD204B SerDes standard in relation to High Speed Data Converter products.
This series explores the new realm of RF sampling converters for use in high frequency, large bandwidth systems.
This series explores advanced topics related to the JESD204B SerDes standard associated with extending the link length and multi-device synchronization.
This series covers general updates on Texas Instruments' high-speed signal chain portfolio.
This section focuses on the basics of current measurement with current sense amplifiers.
Section 2 of this training series focuses on the understanding the error sources associated with current measurement and the best methods for minimizing these errors.
Section 3 of this training series introduces three advanced topics related to current measurement with current sense amplifiers.
Before we dive into specific application-based examples of noise and EMI mitigation, let's start with the basics. What is noise? What is EMI? What is ripple? How are they measured? What are some common approaches to limiting their effects? This section discusses these topics with a more conceptual approach to serve as a primer for the rest of the series.
Now that we understand the sources of EMI and noise in switching regulators, and some of the common approaches to mitigating each, let's take a closer look at real-world examples of reducing their effects. In this section we will examine the impacts of various mitigation techniques to help you decide which approach makes the most sense in your design. Techniques covered in this discussion include external component placement, filter options and design, frequency manipulation via spread spectrum or dithering, snubbers, boot resistors, and more.
Noise and EMI can be detrimental to sensitive analog signal chain circuitry. For this reason, many engineers automatically default to linear regulators. But, in doing so, they are essentially trading one problem (noise) for another (heat dissipation). In this section we will discuss what types of signal chain loads can be driven directly by a switching regulator to get low noise and EMI without sacrificing efficiency. We will also discuss when a linear regulator is absolutely needed to reach levels of noise not possible with a switcher.
Because of the potential havoc that interference can wreak in radio and safety critical systems, automotive electronics are subject to the most stringent EMI standards- the most common being CISPR25 Class-5. The materials below provide a discussion around the sources of EMI in an automotive environment and a comprehensive blueprint to understanding how to minimize it's effects.