The designer of industrial process control systems and instrumentation must deal with a wide array of requirements. Adapting to multiple sensor and actuator types, with their associated signal levels and signal conditioning requirements, is just the start. The typically harsh operating environment impacts noise and common mode performance, which must be addressed. Choosing the right isolation scheme (analog vs digital) is also an important consideration.

This fast-paced seminar will cover trade offs and options associated with these design issues as well as their impact on system cost, size, power and adaptability. Considerations in choosing appropriate data converters, switches and muxes, amps, and more, will also be covered.

Chris Hyde
Senior Field Applications Engineer
Analog Devices, Inc.

During Chris’ 28 year career, he has designed IC’s, RF, optical and quantum electronic systems, as well as semiconductor processes. He has lead groups in field applications and marketing and been Director of Business Development. Chris has been with Analog Devices for over 21 years.

Gonzalo Saavedra
Field Applications Engineer
Avnet Electronics

During his 18 year career, Gonzalo has worked as a systems design engineer, design engineer, applications engineer, and in technical marketing in RF & Microwave. He has a E.E. from California State Polytechnics University Pomona, and has been with Avnet for the past 9 years, in the Irvine, CA. office.