I'm new to electronics and trying to understand the difference between analog and digital ICs. My understand of analog and digital signals is up to scratch but I am struggling to categorize ICs into either analog or digital based on their function.
After digging around in datasheets and looking around online I am becoming more confused! I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction or re-align my thinking so I can figure out what these ICs are without having to ask about individual components.
My confusion mainly comes from looking at functional block diagrams in datasheets.
For example, if we look at this Half-Bridge Gate Driver, http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/ucc27211a.pdf the schematic on pg 13 shows a diagram containing logic gates (digital signals) and what seems to be amplifiers of some sort(?), a diode, Schmitt triggers buffers (?), which are analogue components, so is this IC a digital or analog IC?
There are also some functional blocks; level shift and UVLO, I'm not even sure where to start with these!
Also, I seem to have been convinced that transistors are analogue components, but these are then use to create a logic gate. The line between analog and digital is becoming ever more blurry, any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.