Welcome to Analog University (www.analogu.national.com), the industry's first online educational resource for analog semiconductor technologies, introduced by National Semiconductor Corp. The free online tool offers technical information and training for novice and experienced design engineers alike in the following fields: audio, amplifiers, displays, data conversion, power management, thermal management, wireless, and low voltage differential signaling (LVDS).
Using wireless chips and accessories, engineers can now extract data from the unlikeliest of places -- pumps, motors, bridges, conveyors, refineries, cooling towers, parking garages, down-hole drills and just about anything else that can benefit from monitoring.
With strong marketplace demand for qualified engineers across the board that currently outstrips the available supply, there may never be a better time for engineers and project managers to advance their careers and salaries. Whether those moves are successful in the short-term and long-term is likely to depend on how the transition from one job to the next is handled.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.