Analog Signal Chain real world problem solutions: Technology and Tools
    • Mar 5, 2019

    TI BAW resonator innovation puts time on your side

    Our CTO, Ahmad Bahai, explains our breakthrough TI BAW resonator technology and how it paves the way for high-speed connectivity. Every RF, mixed-signal and digital system needs a timing and clock subsystem to synchronize the generation and transp...
    • Mar 3, 2019

    How to achieve fast frequency hopping

    Frequency hopping describes a method in which communication systems rapidly change their operating frequency for purposes specific to their application. Applications such as communications, radar and electronic warfare use frequency hopping in order to avoid interference or detection, or to detect cloaked signals. The faster these systems can change...
    • Mar 1, 2019

    Three low-side LED biasing topology options and their trade-offs

    Many imaging products are moving toward more efficient LED array-based solutions and away from traditional technologies such as lasers or lamps. Applying resistive voltage dividers enables the linear forward biasing of LEDs for proper operation. However, because the biasing point of any LED can change across temperature – as well due to actual...
    • Feb 27, 2019

    Are you ready for BAW?

    The 5G revolution is around the corner. Whether it means faster, richer content in the form of seamless augmented and virtual reality experiences or technology that enables truly autonomous vehicles, it promises to inspire an array of innovations and...
    • Feb 21, 2019

    Low power, big impact: Low-power Ethernet PHYs for building automation

    By James Catt The use of Ethernet (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers [IEEE] 802.3) in building automation is growing, enabling smart buildings that use enhanced sensor and control networks to manage environmental systems (such as lighting and heating, ventilation and air conditioning), access control, security systems, safety systems...
    • Feb 12, 2019

    Your solution for measuring blood glucose levels just got smaller and more accurate

    According to World Health Organization statistics, the global prevalence of diabetes mellitus is approximately 155 million and is expected to increase to 300 million by the year 2025. Since there are serious health threats involved with high or low blood glucose levels in the body, precaution and monitoring are very important. So, you can imagine the...
    • Feb 7, 2019

    Power-supply supervision circuits made simpler with DACs

    When designers are defining a system-level power supply, one key consideration has to be the addition of the appropriate protection circuits in order to ensure that the design is not only effective, but robust. Although achieving system-level voltage...
    • Feb 4, 2019

    Top 7 design questions about digital isolators

    Looking for more information about digital isolators? We’re here to help. Based on TI E2E™ Community feedback, we compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about digital isolator design challenges. We hope this list will provide useful insights when isolating signals and power. 1. What is the difference between basic and...
    • Jan 31, 2019

    “The Jetsons” are coming to an electric vehicle near you – sort of

    “The Jetsons” cartoon, which aired on television in the early 1960s (and again with new episodes in the 1980s) featured a family in the year 2062 riding around in a flying car. While we don’t have flying cars yet, we are soon going ...
    • Jan 28, 2019

    The hidden cost of optocouplers for isolated RS-485 designs

    Optocouplers, also known as optoisolators or photocouplers, have been used to achieve galvanic isolation in electronic circuits for more than 40 years. Optocouplers use an LED and phototransistor to enable signal communication without the transfer of current. Historically, optocouplers have been popular because they were a low-cost solution. However...