Innovation Pushes State-of-the-Art in Voltage References

March 15, 2011 // By Brendan Whelan
Most system designers use voltage references in their circuits. While many will agree that the performance may ultimately be limited by the reference, they are often unclear as to why. With so many reference products available, designers often choose based on a tradeoff between price and precision, using only initial accuracy and TC specs as a measure of precision.