Semiconductor producer Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) has introduced its low-noise, zero-drift operational amplifier. The ADA4528 zero-drift op amp is designed for instrumentation and medical applications that require precision over time and temperature without system calibration. The breakthrough design achieves an ultra-low integrated voltage noise of 99 nVp-p over 0.1 – 10 Hz meaning that the ADA4528 delivers a 26% lower voltage noise at 40% less power consumption than the closest competing amplifiers, according to the company. This improves system SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) and lowers the noise floor, enabling 24-bit resolution over 150 kHz in A/D converters while improving system accuracy.
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With a view to encourage analog system design at undergraduate level, Texas Instruments announces the Analog Design Contest for Indian Universities for the year 2011. Up to 50 universities will be selected from India for participation in the contest, which will take place in two phases. In the first phase, teams from within each university/ college compete for a $500 prize (to be split among team members). The winning team from each university/ college will then be entered in the second phase, called the Engibous Prize Contest. This contest has a first-place prize of $10,000 second place $5,000 and third place $2,500 to be split among members of winning teams.