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    • Aug 8, 2019

    Achieving accuracy in bin picking with TI DLP® technology-powered structured light systems

    In an industrial environment, parts of different shapes, size, material, and optical properties (reflectance, absorption, etc.) need to be handled every day. These parts have to be picked and placed in a specific orientation for processing, and the automation of these pick and place activities from an environment (containers or other) where the parts...
    • Aug 6, 2019

    Designing highly efficient, powerful and fast EV charging stations

    As the number of electric vehicles (EVs) increase, there is a growing need to create more energy-efficient charging infrastructure systems around the world that can charge vehicles faster than ever before. New EVs have higher ranges and larger battery capacities than their predecessors, necessitating the development of fast DC charging solutions to...
    • Jul 15, 2019

    Real-time control meets real-time industrial communications development – part 4

    Part 1 of this blog series gave an overview of the market opportunities for EtherCAT slave stack support on C2000™ microcontrollers (MCUs) and an introduction to a three-phased solution to jump-start slave stack development. Part 2 detailed what’s different and compelling about the TI C2000 MCU EtherCAT implementation. Part 3 broke down...
    • Jul 2, 2019

    6 situations where small amplifiers solve big challenges in vacuum robots

    After a busy week, cleaning is the last thing people want to do with their downtime. The vacuum robot, which has been around for about 23 years, is getting more intelligent and automatic, enabling consumers to focus on what’s really important. Reference designs and products for vacuum robots Browse the designs here The inclusion...
    • Jun 27, 2019

    Overcoming Ethernet connectivity challenges on the power grid

    Traditionally, the power grid consisted of stand-alone equipment working independently; maintenance was a manual process using paper-based inspection and reporting. As equipment like protection relays, circuit breakers and smart meters became digital, using control cables to share equipment status and fault and control data helped utilities optimize...
    • Jun 26, 2019

    Changes to Motor Drive & Control coming soon...

    Thank you for following our company’s Motor Drive & Control blog. This week, we are refreshing the look and structure of the technical blogs on the TI E2E site to simplify how to find and select the relevant content for your interests. This week, we are changing the content category name from “blog” to “technical articles...
    • Jun 26, 2019

    Changes to Industrial Strength coming soon...

    Thank you for following our company’s Industrial Strength blog. This week, we are refreshing the look and structure of the technical blogs on the TI E2E site to simplify how to find and select the relevant content for your interests. This week, we are changing the content category name from “blog” to “technical articles.”...
    • Jun 25, 2019

    Designing compact, efficient and high performing multiparameter patient monitors

    Continuous measurement of patient vital signs like heart rate, respiration rate and blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) is crucial for effective care, and the ability to measure those simultaneously makes multiparameter patient monitors increasingly important. Electronic patient monitors use noninvasive sensors attached to patients to collect and display...
    • Jun 21, 2019

    Taking a modular approach to high-precision, high-current battery test equipment

    The demand for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries has increased rapidly over the past few years, and that demand does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon. Booming industries like electric vehicles and grid infrastructure are leading the way in Li-ion battery usage. As demand increases, so does the need for high-precision and high-current-capable...
    • Jun 19, 2019

    Real-time controllers get new connectivity capabilities

    In the current industrial landscape, there are multiple solutions and architectures available for a wide variety of motor drive, factory automation and high-power grid applications. Many of these offer solid performance and connectivity but at a price – they can be complex, costly and often multiple chips are required to meet system needs. In...