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Stackable DC/DC buck converter maximises power density
Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced a new 40A SWIFT DC/DC buck converter, offering first-of-its-kind stackability of up to four integrated circuits (ICs). The TPS546D24A PMBus buck converter can deliver up to 160A of output current at an 85°C ambient temperature, four times more current than competing power ICs.
Digital isolator enables reliable communication
Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced a digital isolator that is qualified to the Grade 0 ambient operating temperature specification of the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC)-Q100 standard. The ISO7741E-Q1 features an industry-leading 1.5-kVRMS working voltage and supports temperatures up to the Grade 0 maximum of 150°C.
High voltage electric vehicle traction inverter demo
Check out this high voltage traction inverter that's able to drive a 60kW commercially available motor with a 400-12V DC DC converter being controlled by a single C2000 device.
Low thermal resistance for industrial applications
Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced a small low thermal resistance 36V, four amps power module in a quad flat no-lead (QFN) package. The TPSM53604 DC/DC buck module’s 5x5.5mm footprint enables engineers to shrink the size of their power supply by 30% while reducing power loss by 50% when compared to similar competing modules.
Small linear thermistors reach new thermal limits
Texas Instruments (TI) has expanded its temperature sensing portfolio to include linear thermistors that deliver up to 50% higher accuracy than negative temperature coefficient (NTC) thermistors. The higher accuracy of TI’s thermistors enables operation closer to the thermal limits of the other components and the overall system, helping engineers maximise performance while reducing bill-of-materials (BOM) and total solution cost.
Why go wireless for battery management systems?
In this video, Automotive Applications Manager, Evan Wakefield from Texas Instruments discusses the benefits of using 2.4GHz wireless connectivity technology in an automotive BMS to eliminate wiring harnesses and connectors for greater design flexibility, reduced overall weight and simplified maintenance.
EMI-optimised transformer miniaturises isolated power
Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced the first integrated circuit (IC) developed with a new proprietary integrated transformer technology that miniaturises isolated power. A 500mW high-efficiency isolated DC/DC converter with low electromagnetic interference (EMI), the UCC12050.
Enabling the software-defined autonomous car
There are three clear automotive trends: the migration to semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles, vehicles connected to the cloud with increasing data bandwidths, and vehicle electrification. These trends are driving changes to vehicle architectures. By David Maples, General Manager, Texas Instruments
SoCs for advanced ADAS and gateway systems
Texas Instruments has introduced the all-new TDA4VM and DRA829V SoCs for advanced ADAS and gateway systems, the first two SoCs in our new Jacinto 7 automotive processor platform. Additional SoCs will be introduced throughout the next few years.
Single-chip industrial radar sensor integrating a radar accelerator
The IWR1843 device from Texas Instruments is an integrated single-chip mmWave sensor based on FMCW radar technology capable of operating in the 76 to 81GHz band with up to 4-GHz continuous chirp. The device is built with the low-power 45nm RFCMOS process from Texas Instruments. This solution enables high levels of integration in an extremely small form factor.
Near-field analytic systems using deep learning technologies
The TDA4VM processor family is based on the evolutionary Jacinto 7 architecture, targeted at ADAS and Autonomous Vehicle (AV) applications and built on extensive market knowledge accumulated over a decade of TI’s leadership in the ADAS processor market.
MCU optimised for processing to improve performance
C2000 32-bit microcontrollers from Texas Instruments are optimised for processing, sensing, and actuation to improve closed-loop performance in real-time control applications such as industrial motor drives; solar inverters and digital power; electrical vehicles and transportation; motor control; and sensing and signal processing.
Current-sensing dynamics in automotive solenoids
During my first visit to the US, my brother and I drove from New York City to Columbus, Ohio. Although the 650-KM (400-mile) journey was long, our car’s automatic transmission and cruise control made the trip more comfortable. By Sandeep Tallada, Automotive Systems Engineer, Texas Instruments
Isolated power and data interface for low-power applications
This reference design from Texas Instruments provides power and data isolation for low and ultra-low power applications. Generating isolated and non-isolated power rails with a high efficiency and containing a power efficient isolated data interface for three forward- plus one reverse-direction channels.
A 360° surround-view and automated parking systems
Arriving home late at night to a garage filled with bicycles, sports equipment and yard gear, you hope there is enough room to fit your car inside for the night. On a rainy and cold morning, the office parking lot is nearly full, with every available spot seemingly miles from the front door.
Quad-channel audio analogue-to-digital converter with 120-dB SNR
The TLV320ADC5140 is a Burr-Brown high-performance, audio analogue-to-digital converter (ADC) that supports simultaneous sampling of up to four analogue channels or eight digital channels for the pulse density modulation (PDM) microphone input. The device supports line and microphone inputs, and allows for both single-ended and differential input configurations.
Evolving automotive gateways for next-generation vehicles
A processor can address in-vehicle connectivity. Subbu Venkat, systems engineer, automotive processors, Texas Instruments explains how it works
Automotive low-power, zero-drift, precision instrumentation amplifier
The INA333-Q1 from Texas Instruments is a low-power, precision instrumentation amplifier offering excellent accuracy. The versatile three-operational-amplifier design, small size, and low power make this device an excellent choice for a wide range of automotive applications that use resistive bridge sensors.
PIR motion detector enabling sensor-to-cloud networks
This reference design from Texas Instruments demonstrates how to create an industrial sensor-to-cloud end node capable of connecting to an IoT network gateway and cloud data provider. This design uses Texas Instruments’ nano-power operational amplifiers, comparators, and the SimpleLink ultra-low-power Sub-1 GHz wireless microcontroller (MCU) platform.
Wide-range proximity sensing with immunity to sunlight
Proximity sensing with wide field-of-view (FoV) is getting more and more popular and important for people detection in many applications. This reference design from Texas Instruments uses optical time-of-flight (ToF) techniques to build small and cost-effective proximity sensor systems.