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    • Jun 27, 2018

    Processor SDK: one for all and all for one

    With devices as complex and feature-rich as embedded processors, there is no one size fits all. This is especially true for industrial products since there is such a large difference between the requirements for a robotic vacuum cleaner in your home and a human machine interface (HMI) in a factory floor. This diverse set of system requirements poses...
    • Jun 19, 2018

    Accelerating into the future: Detecting velocity to help mmWave sensors understand their environment

    In the previous installment of this four-part series, I discussed how range helps millimeter wave (mmWave) radar sensors define their environment. The second key measurement is velocity, which I previously described as “the speed at which an o...
    • May 15, 2018

    Are you smarter than a fifth-generation appliance?

    Remember that game show “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?,” in which adult contestants attempted to answer questions from fifth-grade elementary school textbooks? The adults found these questions to be surprisingly challenging. Similar...
    • Feb 22, 2018

    The picture of the distance: Detecting range to help mmWave sensors understand their environment

    Since its introduction many years ago, millimeter wave (mmWave) radar has come a long way, with designers now interested in its use for applications such as traffic monitoring, semi-autonomous vehicles and factory automation. The three key ...
    • Feb 15, 2018

    Analog interfacing for grid infrastructure with Sitara processors

    Electrical grid systems are always trying to mitigate the risk of overcurrent events that can disrupt the flow of power from a power-generation source to millions of homes and businesses. To measure currents and voltages accurately, energy providers ...
    • Jan 30, 2018

    EtherCAT connectivity without DDR

    No, I’m not talking about Dance Dance Revolution. Double data rate (DDR) is a very popular external memory interface, but the external random access memory (RAM) can take up valuable board space. TI has found a way to host the entire stack for ...
    • Jan 9, 2018

    A smarter world will arrive in waves

    Our world is becoming much smarter. Across our cities, homes and many aspects of our everyday lives, the increased intelligence going into everyday devices – ranging from thermostats and security systems to cars and even macro systems like our...
    • Dec 12, 2017

    Making mmWave easier – part 1

    Millimeter-wave (mmWave) radar sensing systems provide rich data sets of range, velocity and angle data , but have typically been difficult to understand and challenging to implement. The team I work on is actively developing different tools to help y...
    • Nov 15, 2017

    Introduction to EV charging displays

    As more people own electric cars and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), the electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) infrastructure will need to support all of the extra battery-powered vehicles on the road. To address the quickly growing demand, EVSE components should be low cost and quick to set up. A charging station typically includes...
    • Nov 1, 2017

    mmWave fundamentals: Range, velocity and angle

    Large dishes pointed towards the sky for air traffic monitoring or handheld devices used by police or baseball scouts to track speeds of cars and baseballs – that’s what many people think about when the word “radar” is used.&...