Recent blog posts
  • Power House
    • Mar 3, 2015

    Measuring noise requirements for ADC power supplies

    In my previous blog, “ Measuring PSR in an ADC ”, I developed a complete PSR characterization procedure for a pipeline analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with low voltage differential signaling (LVDS) output and the methodology necessary to develop a power-supply specification for the maximum allowable ripple on the power-supply pins. ...
  • Precision Hub
    • Mar 3, 2015

    Delta-sigma ADC basics: Walking around the delta-sigma blocks

    In the first two posts of the delta-sigma (ΔΣ) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) basics blog series, we have discussed the two basic building blocks used in ΔΣ ADCs: the modulator and the digital filter. You’ll encounter...
  • Think. Innovate
    • Mar 3, 2015

    TI named top company for executive women

    When I began my career as an intern in Human Resources 15 years ago, I knew very little about what it truly meant to be a TIer. My appreciation for this beloved TI nickname has grown alongside my unforgettable career journey – a voyage that has taken me through virtually every corner of the HR profession and around the world many times –...
  • Behind the Wheel
    • Mar 3, 2015

    Eyes in the back of your head: Automotive radar goes mainstream

    Do you remember when you were a kid and it seemed like your mother always could see what you were doing, so much so that it seemed like she had eyes in the back of her head? There are several situations that we encounter on a daily basis where actua...
  • Multicore Mix
    • Mar 2, 2015

    4, 3, 2, 1 Countdown to MWC 2015

    Well we have marked the passing of the month of February, yet this relentless cold and snow in the US makes one wonder, will the winter of 2015 ever be over! Ah, but we are on the eve of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015, so spring must truly be a...
  • The Official MSP430 Blog
    • Mar 2, 2015

    Making a plant watering reminder system with LaunchPad & Energia!

    Don't you hate it when your plant forgets to remind you every time it needs water? Yeah, me too... Fortunately enough, there are tools available that make it easy for developers to rapidly prototype their own solution using the TI LaunchPad...
  • Precision Hub
    • Mar 2, 2015

    Doing the math: The inside story of the “Analog Engineer’s Pocket Reference”

    As an analog applications engineer, much of my problem-solving involves recommending application circuits for customers to use as subcircuits in their overall product design. Thus, I understand the need for standard values, formulas, printed circuit ...
  • Behind the Wheel
    • Mar 2, 2015

    Driving Innovation: In the right lane to making the drive safer, greener and more fun

    Ever since the introduction of the automobile, driving has always been an experience. Luckily for everyone, TI is dedicated to making that drive safer, greener and more fun. From headlights to taillights and all the systems in between, we offer a wid...
  • Think. Innovate
    • Mar 2, 2015

    5 reasons TI supports Trade Promotion Authority

    Congress is on the verge of introducing a bipartisan bill to reinstate Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which allows Congress and the Administration to better collaborate on U.S. trade negotiations and implement resulting trade agreements. As a leading global semiconductor company with more than 100,000 customers worldwide, TI strongly supports TPA...
  • Power House
    • Mar 1, 2015

    Power Tips: How to measure frequency response in isolated supplies

    Do you dread compensating the feedback loop of your isolated power supplies? Where you choose to break the loop for your measurement will affect the difficulty of your task. In Power Tip 76, we discussed how to easily select the compensation components around a TL431 circuit. While employing the equations in this Power Tip, it is crucial that you...
  • Precision Hub
    • Feb 27, 2015

    ADC accuracy: Effect of temperature drift on ADC signal chain (Part 3)

    In the first two parts of my ADC accuracy series, I established the differences between resolution and accuracy for an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and explained the factors that contribute to total unadjusted error (TUE) of the ADC. Most of these errors are static errors that can be calibrated under ambient conditions. System performance can continue...
  • Fully Charged
    • Feb 27, 2015

    Tips for making your battery solution more compact

    When designing a wearable product, the first thing that comes into mind is probably its size. The available space for wearables is very limited, yet the battery occupies a higher percentage of the total size due to the long operating time between cha...
  • Analog Wire
    • Feb 27, 2015

    JESD204B: How to measure and verify your deterministic latency

    In my last post, I presented a three-step process for calculating the deterministic latency of a JESD204B link. In this post, I’ll explain: 1) how to choose your release buffer delay (RBD) to ensure a deterministic latency, and 2) how to measure and verify the expected deterministic latency. Choosing the appropriate RBD value As discussed...
  • Power House
    • Feb 26, 2015

    Knock out the noise! Create a cleaner PLC design

    Used in factory automation, programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are basic necessities of any industrial automation design. Simply put, they are industrial computers specialized to control machines and processes and are designed to work in rugged industrial environments. Programmable Logic Controllers PLCs come in all shapes and sizes but can...
  • University Program
    • Feb 26, 2015

    World’s fastest 2-D camera uses TI DLP® technology

    To follow is a story which originally appeared on Think.Innovate , showcasing how research using TI DLP® Technology at the Washington University in St. Louis developed into the World's fastest 2-D camera. Happy reading! T...