Analog Signal Chain real world problem solutions: Technology and Tools
    • Mar 15, 2019

    The need for current sensing in optical modules for 100G and beyond

    Industry pundits have recently speculated that demand for 100G/400G switches may take off in 2019, prompting optical transceiver module vendors to sample data center switches with high data transmission rates earlier than expected. As data center operators accelerate upgrades in preparation for 5G, demand for 100G/400G transceiver modules will become...
    • Mar 13, 2019

    Top 6 design questions about I2C isolators

    Become an isolated I 2 C expert with our design challenges FAQ. These insights are based on frequently asked questions from the TI E2E™ Community about I 2 C isolators. We hope this information provides actionable details for engineers working to isolate signals and power in their designs. 1. When is isolating I 2 C necessary? Isolation...
    • Mar 8, 2019

    What are isolated digital inputs?

    Although they might sound similar, there are actually some noteworthy differences between isolated digital inputs and digital isolators. After reading this post, I hope it will be easy for you to tell the differences between the two isolation functions. Internal structure Digital isolators serve the basic (or often reinforced!) function of providing...
    • Mar 6, 2019

    What’s with chirping smoke detectors?

    Most homeowners and apartment dwellers can relate to being woken up in the middle of the night by a chirping smoke detector that needs a new battery. Usually, the smoke detector is installed in a hard-to-access location, so silencing the alarm involves engaging in acrobatics with a broomstick or some other similar object. Why do smoke detector batteries...
    • 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...