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    • Jul 19, 2019

    Solving synchronization challenges in industrial Ethernet

    Want to optimize and improve efficiency of an automated factory setup, increase overall performance in a data-acquisition system, or efficiently detect and correct faults to reduce downtime? If the answer is yes to any or all of the above, you may want to consider enabling clock synchronization with a network synchronizer . What is clock synchronization...
    • Jul 17, 2019

    Understanding the world of vacuum robots with motor drivers

    As the world becomes increasingly automated, cleaning the house with a regular, standing vacuum cleaner feels like a chore. Since the release of the first vacuum robot in 2002, there has been a dramatic increase in capabilities and available options ...
    • 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...
    • Jun 26, 2019

    Changes to Analog Wire

    Thank you for following our company’s Analog Wire 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...
    • Jun 24, 2019

    Use fast, precise overcurrent detection to enable diagnostics in automotive safety systems

    The electrification of vehicles is occurring not only in powertrain systems such as traction inverters, battery management and electric power steering, but also in automotive safety systems such as anti-lock brake systems or automated driving. Knowin...
    • Jun 10, 2019

    System basis chips 101 - A beginner's guide to CAN, CAN FD and LIN SBCs

    What is a system basis chip (SBC)? SBCs are simply integrated circuits that integrate Controller Area Network (CAN) or Local Interconnect Network (LIN) transceivers with an internal/external “power element.” This power element could be a low-dropout regulator (LDO), a DC/DC converter or both. When a designer needs additional output...
    • May 24, 2019

    Staying on budget: How digital isolators are transforming field transmitters

    What keeps chocolate factories, oil refineries and water treatment plants operating successfully? It’s automated machinery, which has the ability to sense, measure and react during every step of a designated process. Field transmitters give factories a way to automate the sensing, measuring and communicating of critical system vitals such as...
    • May 23, 2019

    So, what are S-parameters anyway?

    Modern high-speed analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) have enabled the direct sampling of radio frequency (RF) signals, which in many cases eliminates the need for mixing stages while increasing system flexibility and capability. Traditionally, ADC signal and clock inputs have been represented by lumped element models. But for RF sampling converters...
    • May 9, 2019

    Get started with smart home audio design

    Avi Yashar co-authored this article. Smart home technology has expanded rapidly in recent years. Companies that once made simple home appliances now have a demand for high-fidelity audio output. This audio goes beyond the typical beep or tone announ...
    • Apr 18, 2019

    Simplify your bill of materials with high-voltage amplifiers

    Engineers are often faced with the task of selecting multiple operational amplifiers (op amps) to fit the needs of each subsystem on their board, since op amp specifications often vary. This can complicate efforts from procurement to manufacturing. H...