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    • Mar 22, 2019

    Designing the elevators of the future

    According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs , two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. With a fast-growing trend toward urbanization, smart people-sensing technologies in buildings such as artificial intelligence, computer vision and people counting can help improve mobility, reduce inefficiency...
    • Mar 21, 2019

    3 ways TI DLP® technology is revolutionizing industrial printing and production

    To meet the increasing demands of industrial imaging and printing, manufacturing solutions must be able to produce complex, high-resolution 2D images with consistent quality at a very fast rate. DLP technology is already used in high throughput 3D printing and printed circuit board (PCB) lithography using ultraviolet light sources. Extending support...
    • Mar 7, 2019

    Power to the pedal: Achieving longer-lasting 13S, 48-V lithium-ion battery packs for e-bikes and e-scooters

    The rise in popularity of e-bikes and e-scooters demands an increasing need for longer-lasting e-bike/e-scooter battery packs. A longer run time allows for further travel and less frequent charging. To achieve longer-lasting lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, you can choose one of two methods: either increase the total battery capacity or improve the...
    • Mar 5, 2019

    Gain ultra-high power density for 100-W USB Power Delivery adapters

    The USB Power Delivery (PD) standard enables power delivery via USB up to 100 W, which is sufficient enough to drive high power rated devices like laptops, monitors and DLP® movie projectors. USB PD adapters traditionally use an inductor-inductor-capacitor (LLC) or quasi-resonant (QR) flyback for isolated DC/DC conversion. The benefit of an LLC...
    • Feb 25, 2019

    Implementing Wi-Fi® connectivity for grid protection and control

    (Note: Amit Kumbasi co-authored this blog) With recent advancements in technology and the move toward a digital grid, wireless connectivity is gaining more traction as an extension to wired connectivity for grid equipment such as circuit breakers, merging units, photovoltaic inverters, electric vehicle chargers and other asset monitoring systems....
    • Feb 14, 2019

    How topology selection can help improve reliability in industrial AC/DC power supplies

    Increasing power-supply reliability is all about reducing thermal, voltage and current stress on power components, which are mostly a function of the input voltage and power required. Still, you have the option to select topologies that can help reduce these stresses. Similarly, while thermal stress is a function of power rating, power-supply efficiency...
    • Feb 12, 2019

    Going beyond traditional SpO2 measurement with multiwavelength optical measurements

    Photoplethysmography (PPG) is a popular optical technology for heart rate monitors (HRMs) and peripheral capillary oxygen saturation (SpO 2 ) measurements. It is simple and convenient because it requires only the attachment of an LED and a photodetector (PD) to the body. The fundamental theory of PPG is based on the variation of light absorption across...
    • Feb 1, 2019

    Anything but discrete: How to simplify 48-V to 60-V DC-fed three-phase inverter design

    Imagine that you’re designing the next power stage of a servo, computer numerical control (CNC) or robotics application. In this instance, the power stage is a low-voltage DC-fed three-phase inverter for voltages ranging from 12 V DC to 60 V DC , with power ratings less than 1 kW. This voltage rating covers the range typically used for battery...
    • Jan 31, 2019

    Intelligence at the edge powers autonomous factories

    A variety of robots, from traditional industrial robotic systems to today’s latest collaborative robots, rely on sensors that generate and process large volumes of highly varied data. This data can be used to enable autonomous robots that can make real-time decisions, resulting in smarter incident management while maintaining productivity in dynamic...
    • Jan 31, 2019

    This day in TI space: from 1958 to today

    When we say that our space products are out of this world, we mean it. Our heritage in space exploration is rich, dating as far back as 1958 with the launch of the U.S.’s first satellite, Explorer I, several months before our very own Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit. Since, then, TI semiconductors have been instrumental in a number...