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TI up for two UBM ACE awards
Awards season is great. We get to submit our best and brightest devices for recognition by industry leading engineers, analysts and researchers. But, as great as that is, we love it even more when we’re up for awards that the public gets to help decide. Who better to decide if our devices are innovative enough to win an award than the people actually designing them into products?
That brings us to the UBM ACE Awards presented by EETimes and EDN. We’re in the running for two awards, one in the “Passive Components and Sensors” category, and another in the “Power” category. These are two of the hottest devices we released last year, and ones that are gaining a lot of traction among designers. Here’s a little info on them to refresh your memory.
The TMP006 is the world’s smallest and most integrated infrared MEMS temperature sensor. With an integrated on-chip MEMS thermopile sensor, signal conditioning, 16-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC), and local temperature and voltage references, the device is an astounding 95 percent smaller than any leading solution, presented in a 1.6-mm by 1.6-mm package. This gives designers a cost-effective solution for temperature sensing and blows the market wide open for design possibilities, making temperature sensing possible now in mobile devices and laptops. This can lead to system designs that are safer and apps that are more fun.
The bq25504 is a highly efficient boost charger for nano (ultra low) power energy harvesting that manages the microwatts to milliwatts of power generated from a number of sources, such as solar, thermoelectric, electromagnetic and vibration, and stores the extracted energy in various storage elements, including Li-ion batteries and super capacitors. The bq25504 also includes circuitry to protect the energy storage element from over voltage and under voltage conditions and to kick-start the system when the battery is deeply discharged.
If you think these devices are as great as we do, we encourage you to click here and vote your favorite products from the past year. Just a note, it might not work so great if you’re using Google Chrome.
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