Voltage Reference Basics Training Series
This training series will highlight what VREFs are, will discuss the values that VREFs bring to different systems, and will review the technical aspects and parameters to consider when designing with VREFs.
Table of contents
1. What is a VREF?
This video will explain the basic functionality of a VREF and how it can output a constant voltage even with changes to temperature, supply voltage, and load current. A VREF can be thought of as a diode, but can be programmed to provide a wide range of voltage options. This video will also highlight the two common topologies used in VREFs which are called the series and shunt references. The advantages and disadvantages of these two topologies will be discussed.
What is a voltage reference?
This video will give an introduction to voltage references, and explain the pros and cons to series and shunt references.
|03:54||This video will give an introduction to voltage references, and explain the pros and cons to series and shunt references.|
2. Important Parameters of a Voltage Reference
Important Parameters of a Voltage Reference
This video will review the most important parameters in a VREF and will go over how to interpret each of these parameters in a system.
|08:53||This video will review the most important parameters in a VREF and will go over how to interpret each of these parameters in a system.|
3. Voltage Reference Use Cases
Commonly used in signal chain conditioning where an ADC, DAC, or MCU requires the need for an external voltage reference, voltage references can also be used in many more applications such as in power delivery, overvoltage detection, current sensing, and current sourcing and sinking.
Voltage Reference Use Cases
Beyond the scope of signal chain conditioning, see other voltage reference use cases in this informative video.
|05:54||Beyond the scope of signal chain conditioning, see other voltage reference use cases in this informative video.|