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    • Apr 21, 2017

    Designing a reliable grid edge for distributed energy resources

    The smart grid today has pushed utilities to their limit. With the emergence of distributed energy resources (DER) and atypical loads, the operation and construction of the power grid needs revamping. The current approach for solving these challenges is based on a centralized architecture: deploy connected devices, communicate with the cloud, then have...
    • Apr 19, 2017

    Simplified software development with TI’s CC2640R2F wireless MCU

    It’s called a SimpleLink™ microcontroller (MCU), but is it really simple to use? The answer is yes. The CC2640R2F is part of the SimpleLink MCU platform, which fosters unified software development with rich documentation and fast evaluation in a cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE). Building on that foundation, a plethora...
    • Apr 14, 2017

    Latest Energia version brings Arduino-compatible APIs to the SimpleLink™ MCU platform

    Energia is a TI and community-driven software framework integrated development environment (IDE) that provides Wiring/Arduino-compatible application program interfaces (APIs) to various TI microcontrollers (MCUs), including those found in the newly expanded SimpleLink™ platform. By adopting the Wiring/Arduino framework, you can leverage a large...
    • Apr 12, 2017

    SimpleLink™ MCU SDKs: Breaking down TI Drivers

    Welcome to the first installment in a series of blog posts that will review the major components of the SimpleLink™ microcontroller (MCU) platform’s software development kits (SDKs). These SDKs feature common components and device-specific middleware that speed time to market and provide a unified development experience across the entire...
    • Apr 7, 2017

    Well-pad automation through the CC1310 wireless MCU

    Oil companies use high-tech radios to automate production sites in cool new ways. Competition in oil production can get pretty ugly, especially when the price of oil is low, as it has been for the past several years. To stay competitive against big players, smaller regional oil and gas companies are turning to well-pad automation practices to keep their...
    • Apr 6, 2017

    Designing wireless motion-detector systems with Sub-1 GHz

    Widely deployed in households, commercial buildings and other facilities, motion detectors issue notifications when they sense the presence of people in designated areas. The detector shares these notifications through sound, light, or wired and wireless transmissions to other units like control panels, alarms or cloud applications. Systems based...
    • Mar 30, 2017

    Strengthening Wi-Fi security at the hardware level

    If you’re an Internet of Things (IoT) designer, you’re probably often challenged to do more with less when it comes to security, constantly looking for new ways to protect your products against an ever-growing list of threats with lean sy...
    • Mar 17, 2017

    Meet SimpleLink™ Academy

    Here at TI we understand that the connected technology industry is more competitive than ever. Because of this atmosphere, we are constantly looking for new ways to help developers get up and running faster, hit the market first and deliver innovative connected applications. Last year, we announced TI’s new resource, SimpleLink™ Academy...
    • Mar 15, 2017

    Rapidly scale your connected solutions with the new SimpleLink™ MCU platform

    As the world becomes more connected, embedded systems continue to add new connectivity options, along with advanced sensing capabilities and local analytics. And a rapidly expanding list of functionalities drives the need for new protocol stacks, sop...
    • Mar 14, 2017

    Long range sensor-to-cloud: Connecting to Amazon Web Services with Sub-1 GHz-based devices

    Proven effective through many years of use in proprietary networks, bands within the Sub-1 GHz frequency enable long-range communication for applications such as connected door or window sensors, smoke alarms and metering. In addition to long-range, these radio waves can better penetrate walls and bend around obstacles while consuming very little power...