Recent technical articles
  • Power management
    • Jul 15, 2019

    Do all rails need low Iq?

    All designers of ultra-low power systems are concerned about battery life. How much time will elapse before the battery in a fitness tracker will need recharging? Or, for primary cell systems, how long will it be before a technician must service the smart meter and change the battery? Clearly, the design goal is maximum battery runtime. For a fitness...
  • Industrial
    • 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...
  • Power management
    • Jul 15, 2019

    Deciphering low Iq: Using WEBENCH® to design near 100% duty-cycle for ultra-low power applications

    Many battery-powered applications require a step-down buck converter to work in 100% duty-cycle, where V IN is close to V OUT , in order to extend battery run time when battery voltage is at its lowest value. For example, let’s say that there are two lithium manganese dioxide (Li-MnO 2 ) batteries powering a smart meter. Li-MnO 2 batteries are...
  • Automotive
    • Jul 9, 2019

    Imaging radar: one sensor to rule them all

    There is still some confusion in the industry about the different roles that three major sensor types – camera, radar and LIDAR – have in a vehicle, and how each can solve the sensing needs of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving. Recently, I had an interesting discussion with one of my friends, who knows I...
  • Analog
    • Jul 4, 2019

    Design, optimize and simulate an active filter within minutes

    You are on a quest to design an active filter. You have the specifications of the filter’s frequency response, but how do you create a circuit that does just what you want? If you took the conventional approach, you would need to manipulate the...
  • Industrial
    • 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...
  • Embedded processing
    • Jun 27, 2019

    VIDEO: Wearable, wireless patient monitoring demo with Bluetooth 5

    In this Connect series demo, we will demonstrate a new reference design available on ti.com for a simple, wearable multi-parameter patient monitor for synchronized electrocardiography (ECG) and photoplethysmography (PPG) measurements. Check it o...
  • Power management
    • Jun 27, 2019

    Optimizing power density with eFuses

    Do you still remember what it was like have dial-up internet? If not, here’s an audio snippet that may jog your memory ! It was only a few years ago that you had to wait 10 minutes for someone to get off the phone before you could log in to your AOL Instant Messenger account, which probably took another five minutes with the typical 40-kbps transfer...
  • Industrial
    • 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...
  • DLP® technology
    • Jun 26, 2019

    Changes to Enlightened: The TI DLP Blog coming soon

    Thank you for following Enlightened: The TI DLP 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. Moving forward, you will find the content under the category of “technical articles” rather than “blogs.”...
  • Embedded processing
    • Jun 26, 2019

    Changes to The Process

    Thank you for following our company’s The Process 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.” The...
  • Industrial
    • 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...
  • Industrial
    • 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.”...
  • Power management
    • Jun 26, 2019

    Changes to Power House

    Thank you for following our company’s Power House 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. Moving forward, you will find the content under the category of “technical articles” rather than “blogs...
  • Embedded processing
    • Jun 26, 2019

    Changes to MSP Low-Power Plays coming soon...

    Thank you for following our company’s MSP Low-Power Plays 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. 1) We are changing the content category name from “blog” to “technical articles.”...