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    • Sep 12, 2019

    Getting the most out of your power stage at the full temperature range – part 2

    In part 1 of this series, I described a situation in which you are designing a power stage for motor control with high efficiency. To ensure that the power stage is only used under recommended temperatures, a temperature sensor monitors the temperature and shuts down the power stage in the event of an overtemperature condition. The accuracy of the temperature...
    • Sep 3, 2019

    Non-contact and private stance detection with TI mmWave sensors

    This article was co-written by Keegan Garcia According to Forbes , by 2050, the global population of people over the age of 60 is expected to hit 2 billion. To put this into perspective, this will represent over a fifth of the world’s population. With a growing elderly population comes the need for more advanced in-home monitoring, while still...
    • Aug 28, 2019

    How using bi-directional DC/DC converters for an elevator automatic rescue device improves efficiency and reduces cost

    Because elevators transport millions of people every day, operational safety is of prime importance. Have you ever thought about what happens when the mains supply to the elevator shuts down? Will the elevator drop down the hoist way, or get stuck somewhere between landing doors? To prevent the first consequence, fail-safe braking mechanisms ensure...
    • Aug 8, 2019

    Achieving accuracy in bin picking with TI DLP® technology-powered structured light systems

    In an industrial environment, parts of different shapes, size, material, and optical properties (reflectance, absorption, etc.) need to be handled every day. These parts have to be picked and placed in a specific orientation for processing, and the automation of these pick and place activities from an environment (containers or other) where the parts...
    • Aug 6, 2019

    Designing highly efficient, powerful and fast EV charging stations

    As the number of electric vehicles (EVs) increase, there is a growing need to create more energy-efficient charging infrastructure systems around the world that can charge vehicles faster than ever before. New EVs have higher ranges and larger battery capacities than their predecessors, necessitating the development of fast DC charging solutions to...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.”...