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An article from ES Design magazine providing a simple but innovative solution to adding current limiting to a voltage converter. By Matthias Ulmann, Reference Design Engineer worked in the EMEA Design Services Group at Texas Instruments.
New UL-certified SafeTI software packages from Texas Instruments help make designing functional safety consumer applications using TI C2000 real-time control microcontrollers easier and faster. The software in these SafeTI software packages is UL-certified, as recognized components, to the UL 1998:2008 Class 1 standard, and is compliant with IEC 60730-1:2010 Class B, both of which include home appliances, arc detectors, power converters, power tools, e-bikes, and many others.
Texas Instruments is pleased to announce today two high-current, low-dropout linear voltage regulators with excellent noise and power supply rejection ratio performance in very small, easy-to-use packages.
Michael Firth, Motor Driver marketing manager at Texas Instruments, discusses the basic operation of a BLDC motor.
Nowadays many microcontrollers have an internal D/A converter with a resolution of 8-12 bits. This is enough to meet most application requirements but sometimes a higher resolution is needed. A lower resolution may also be good enough if the D/A converter has ideal characteristics, but often non-linearity means the D/A converter can't be used.
Texas instruments and continental are pleased to announce their collaboration on the first 65 nm ARM Cortex safety microcontrollers with Flash technology in volume production. The Continental processor for advanced control in electronic braking systems is the foundation for the Continental MK 100 family of electronic stability control systems. This latest innovation is one of the many technologies jointly developed over the last 15 years to deliver leading automotive safety products that are continually improving with updated safety features, power consumption and reliability.
Watch a dancing BeagleBone-based SpiderBot that was created by a BeagleBone-Based 3D printer - it's a self-replicating marvel!
In this Texas Instruments video, BeagleBone gets fancy using facial recognition technology to give swanky mustaches to all!
Texas Instruments announce two new devices to simplify design and speed time-to-market for tablet designers. The first device introduced is the TCA8424. The TCA8424 is the industry's first human interface device over I2C, 128-key keyboard controller. It eliminates the need to program the device at production, simplifying design and speeding time-to-market. The keyboard controller provides a cost-effective and seamless way to interface keyboards with Windows 8-based systems.
Watch this Texas Instruments video as BeagleBoard's new BeagleBone Black makes a phone dock into a portable, laptop computer!
Maximising up-time for portable devices now demands specific high frequency buck converter design for very high duty cycle to 100% mode operation. Michael Couleur, Analog Designer at Texas Instruments, explores further in this article from ES Design magazine.
With BeagleBone Black, the next-generation offering from BeagleBoard.org, everyone from electronic artists to engineers has access to a ready-to-use, 1-GHz computer for only $45. This credit-card-sized, Linux computer is an open hardware and software development platform that makes it quick and easy to transform great ideas into products. BeagleBone Black allows developers to leverage the ideas and knowledge of the highly active and engaged users of the BeagleBoard.org community who support each other from concept through development. Opportunities for innovation are endless.
Texas Instruments is expanding its low-cost microcontroller development ecosystem with sensor fusion technology. They have unveiled the Sensor Hub BoosterPack for the Tiva C Series TM4C123G LaunchPad at DESIGN West 2013. This new Sensor Hub BoosterPack (BOOSTXL-SENSHUB) is a cost-effective, plug-in daughter card that allows ARM Cortex-M4 MCU developers to create products with up to seven types of motion and environmental sensing capabilities.
Texas Instruments présente le premier kit d'évaluation complet des systèmes de convertisseurs de données très rapides (HSDC-SEK), réduisant considérablement le coût de l'évaluation des systèmes et permettant aux concepteurs de faire fonctionner leur système en quelques minutes. Le HSDC-SEK-10 comprend une carte de capture de trames, une carte de générateur de trame, une source d'horloge à faible gigue, une source de signal 10 MHz propre et une alimentation régulée à sorties multiples.
Learn about the newly expanded MSP430 Value Line portfolio, with over 170 devices, including our newest MCUs with up to 56Kb flash memory. MSP430 Value Line MCUs deliver 16-bit performance for 8-bit microcontroller applications that are both cost- and space-sensitive.
Texas Instruments is pleased to announce today several design updates to TI E2E Community, its popular engineer-to-engineer online design community that now connects more than 120,000 engineers.
At long last, system designers have been liberated from limited operating ranges and time-consuming tuning processes with the new InstaSPIN-MOTION motor control solution from Texas Instruments. InstaSPIN-MOTION is a comprehensive torque-, speed- and motion- control software solution that delivers robust system performance at the highest efficiency for motor applications that operate in various motion state transitions.
Texas Instruments have announced the introduction of the industry's first 8-channel pulse-width modulator audio processor with dual asynchronous sample rate converters integrated on a single chip. The HD-compatible TAS5548 allows home and pro audio designers to seamlessly mix two audio sources, providing design flexibility and cost savings compared to competitive solutions that require two chips.
Texas Instruments announce the first lead-acid battery management gas gauge integrated circuit with TI's proprietary Impedance Track capacity measurement technology for lead acid batteries. The bq34z110 gas gauge IC, which comes in a small 14-pin package, is the industry's only scalable power management device to support multi-cell lead-acid battery packs with battery voltages of 4 V, 12 V, 24 V, 48 V and higher.
Texas Instruments is pleased to announces its new Tiva ARM MCU platform. The first devices in the new platform – Tiva C Series TM4C123x ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs – are the first Cortex-M-based MCUs to be built on 65 nanometer flash process technology, setting the roadmap to higher speeds, larger memory and lower power.
Bob Hanrahan of Texas Instruments demonstrates how to measure stability when testing power supplies.
Texas Instruments and the University of California, Berkeley today opened the doors to a state-of-the-art electronics teaching lab. A $2.2 million gift from TI helped transform the existing lab into the Electronics Design Laboratory, designed to encourage ingenuity among undergraduate engineering students.
Texas Instruments is introducing its newest DaVinci video processor, the DM369, which features best-in-class low-light technology for the megapixel IP camera market. The DM369 video SoC enables video security manufacturers to leverage superior low-light technology to produce crisp, clear image quality. Because the DM369 video SoC is also pin-to-pin compatible with the DM36x family of video processors, current TI customers can now easily extend their existing IP camera product lines to take advantage of this exceptional technology, a key differentiator in the market.
Texas Instruments announce its participation in HP Project Moonshot and the HP Pathfinder Innovation Ecosystem and affirmed its commitment to helping HP develop innovative, energy-efficient server technology optimized to address new styles of IT workloads. TI's KeyStone II-based multicore System-on-Chips, now shipping, further advance efforts to design, deliver, standardize and deploy innovative solutions that are uniquely tuned for today's extreme-scale demands.
Texas Instruments announce the availability of a pre-production codec based on the industry's newest video encoding standard, H.265. This codec is optimized for TI's TMS320C6678 KeyStone-based multicore digital signal processor. The H.265 standard has been designed to take advantage of parallel processing, making the C6678 multicore DSP an ideal platform for H.265 implementation via its eight 1.25 GHz DSP cores capable of delivering 320 GMACs and 160 GFLOPs of combined fixed- and floating-point performance.
Check out the DRV10x motor driver for small appliances like toothbrushes, fans and toys. It's a single-chip solution specifically designed to quickly and easily spin 3-phase brushless DC motors.
Bob Hanrahan of Texas Instruments demonstrates how to measure noise when testing power supplies.
Texas Instruments introduce the industry's first image sensor receiver IC to serve as a dedicated LVDS bridge between image sensors and processors. Compared to existing FPGA-based solutions, the SN65LVDS324 lowers the BOM by 20 percent, reduces system power consumption by more than 10 percent and shrinks package size by 50 percent. It provides full HD, 1080p60 image quality in a host of video capture applications, including surveillance IP cameras and video conferencing systems, as well as industrial, consumer and professional video recording equipment.
Texas Instruments introduce a haptic driver that makes it easy to add realistic tactile feedback effects to consumer and industrial products, such as smartphones, tablets, ebooks, refrigerators, microwave ovens and washing machines. The DRV2605 is the only eccentric rotating mass actuator and linear resonant actuator haptic driver pre-loaded with a library of 123 distinct haptic effects designed and licensed by Immersion.
Brian gives a quick tour of the DRV2605 evaluation kit. The DRV2605EVM-CT is a complete demo and eval kit that gives you the flexibility to control and explore the features of the DRV2605 ERM/LRA haptic driver. The board contains the DRV2605 haptic driver, a programmable MSP430 microcontroller, an ERM and LRA actuator, and capacitive touch buttons. With one board, you can both characterize the DRV2605 on the bench and demonstrate it around the office.
Texas Instruments unveil a new synchronous step-down DC-DC converter with integrated MOSFETs in a very small 3.5-mm by 3.5-mm HotRod QFN package. The SWIFT 10-A TPS54020 features the highest power density and includes frequency synchronization, 180-degree out-of-phase switching and selectable current limit to power FPGAs, system-on-chip, DSPs and processors in high-voltage, space-constrained communication, gaming and industrial computing applications.
Part 1- of a 4-part video series by TI's Bob Hanrahan kicks off with an overview on testing power supplies.
Texas Instruments propose un nouveau module Wi-Fi qui offre la possibilité de piloter et programmer simplement et efficacement n'importe quel dispositif dépourvu de clavier ou d'écran depuis un Smartphone ou une tablette Wi-Fi.
Further advancing its low-cost portfolio, Texas Instruments today announces the expansion of the MSP430 Value Line microcontroller series with new G2xx4 and G2xx5 devices. These new devices offer a code-compatible upgrade path for TI's MSP430 Value Line series, expanding memory from 16kB up to 56kB Flash and up to 4kB SRAM, enabling customers to migrate existing solutions and support connectivity protocols such as wireless MBUS and near field communications.
Texas Instruments announce lithium-ion battery charger integrated circuits that reduce charge time by 50 percent in smartphones and tablets compared to other charger solutions. The bq2419x family of 4.5-A output, 20-V input-rated switch-mode chargers with I2C interface and USB On-the-Go support delivers faster and cooler charging to a wide array of applications ranging from power banks and packs to 4G LTE routers, Wi-Fi speakers, portable medical and industrial designs.
Texas Instruments reveal that its SafeTI functional safety hardware development process is now certified as suitable for development of ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 compliant components. TI achieved this process certification from TÜV SÜD. The certificate demonstrates TI's commitment to have a process suitable for developing hardware components that are compliant to ISO 26262 and IEC 61508.
A discussion of input/output, jumper settings, power supply and control pin mode for the evaluation modules for the CDCE9xx family of clocks.
John reviews traditional approaches to gate drives, shows the advantages of the UCC27531 and demonstrates performance on the evaluation board. UCC27531 is ideal for inverters, UPS, HEV/EV and industrial applications for switching IGBTs.
Expanding its line of energy-efficient, no-load adapter power controllers, Texas Instruments announce the industry's first flyback controller that exceeds Energy Star 5 standby power requirements for 10- to 65-W AC-DC adapters used with notebooks, motor control, smart meters, micro-inverters and other high-powered applications. Used in conjunction with TI's award-winning WEBENCH online design tool, the LM5023 flyback controller simplifies and speeds high-voltage DC-DC designs.
Digital power designs are now even easier with two new development kits from Texas Instruments. The TI C2000 microcontroller Interleaved Power Factor Correction Kit offers best-in-class efficiency, power factor and total harmonic distortion performance, supporting advanced power metering functions and alternating current lines. The first of its kind, providing complete training materials, the Digital Power Workshop Kit provides a robust, low-voltage, safe training environment, targeted for power supply engineers seeking to easily transition from analog power design to digital modes.
Expanding its broad portfolio of analog and digital power management products, Texas Instruments Incorporated today introduced a highly integrated and configurable digital power management controller with 64 kB of program Flash memory for AC/DC and isolated DC/DC power supplies.
Texas Instruments and 4DSP announce their collaboration on a new mezzanine card, the FMC667, for mission critical applications. 4DSP's FMC667 mezzanine card, based on the emerging FMC form factor, includes TI's KeyStone-based TMS320C6678 multicore digital signal processor, DRAM memory and peripherals.
Texas Instruments présente deux convertisseurs DC-DC, point-of-load monolithiques, destinés aux systèmes évoluant dans des environnements critiques tels le forage pétrolier et le domaine spatial. Le TPS50601, version de 6A et le TPS50301, 3A, sont des modèles synchrones, abaisseurs de tension, acceptant une tension d'entrée comprise entre 3 V et 6,3 V avec un rendement maximal de 95%.
Texas Instruments lance le LM10011, un CNA dont la fonction est de contrôler la tension de sortie du convertisseur DC-DC alimentant le cœur d'un processeur. Le LM10011 est spécifiquement destiné aux processeurs disposant d'une interface VID (voltage identification), comme par exemple, les DSP C6000 ou les KeyStone multicoeurs de Texas Instruments.
Texas Instruments unveil the industry's first 35-V, single-channel, output stage power management gate drivers for insulated-gate bipolar transistors and silicon carbide FETs. TI's new UCC27531 and UCC27532 output stage gate drivers with split output provide the most efficient output drive capability, shortest propagation delay and increased system protection for isolated power designs, such as solar DC/AC inverters, uninterruptible power supplies and electric vehicle charging.
Motor control system designers can now concentrate on differentiating designs rather than spending weeks and months tuning their motor control systems. With the new InstaSPIN-FOC (field-oriented-control) solution from Texas Instruments, designers can now identify, tune and fully control (through variable speeds and loads) any type of three-phase, synchronous or asynchronous motor in five minutes or less.
Texas Instruments announce two 3-phase, brushless DC motor drivers that allow designers to spin motors in minutes rather than months. Traditional BLDC motor designs require five to 10 components, along with firmware. The sensorless 5-V, 680-mA DRV10866 and the 12-V, 1.5-A DRV11873 cuts this component count to one with no firmware required, significantly reducing board space and system costs, while helping customers speed their time to market.
Texas Instruments has today announced the introduction of the industry's smallest monolithic point-of-load DC-DC converters for harsh environments, including radiation tolerant, geological, heavy industrial, and oil and gas applications. The 6.3-V, 6-A TPS50601 and the 6.3-V, 3-A TPS50301 are synchronous step- down converters optimized for small form factor designs.
Add proximity and grip detection to your designs using MSP430 Value Line microcontrollers from Texas Instruments.
Texas Instruments has unveiled a power management controller with 4- and 6-bit voltage identification interfaces. The LM10011 is the first VID controller designed to operate along with a point-of-load regulator to adjust the core voltage of a VID-enabled processor, such as TI's C6000 power-optimized DSPs and KeyStone multicore DSPs.