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    • Nov 19, 2020

    Designing TI mmWave radar made easier using our third-party ecosystem

    If you are new to radar or interested in replacing your existing sensing technology with radar, there can be a significant learning curve to both designing your product and ramping to production. In order to lower this barrier, Texas Instruments created a third-party ecosystem of radar experts who can provide solutions no matter how much help you need...
    • Nov 5, 2020

    Reaping the benefits of an MSP430™ MCU with Smart Analog Combo in pulse oximeter designs

    By measuring changes in infrared and red light absorption in oxygenated or deoxygenated blood, a pulse oximeter clipped to a finger noninvasively monitors a person’s heart rate and blood oxygen saturation (SpO2). Normally, the oxygen saturation of a healthy person’s blood is in the 95% to 100% range. Measuring oxygen saturation using a pulse...
    • Nov 4, 2020

    How to design one battery tester for a wide range of sizes, voltages and form factors

    With lithium-ion batteries found in both small electronic devices and much larger applications such as electric vehicles and electricity grids, they naturally span a wide range of sizes, voltages and form factors. But this breadth means that battery manufacturers have to buy and maintain testing solutions for each battery type, and the associated capital...
    • Oct 30, 2020

    White paper on evolving technologies for modern telehealth applications

    Health care continues to evolve toward self-treatment and away from in-person appointments. In addition to helping reduce physical contact, new technologies have given the general population unprecedented access to health care tools for self-monitoring and remote treatments. Whether it’s providing mobility to an aging population, helping with...
    • Oct 9, 2020

    Optimizing for protection and precision in servo drive control modules with multiplexers

    When designing reliable servo drive control modules , both precision and protection are critical for ensuring reliable operation. Underestimating the importance of these features in the design process could lead to incorrect readings or damages to the analog-to-digital converter (ADC) or microcontroller, thus lowering system efficiency or leading to...
    • Aug 24, 2020

    How to affordably add EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT and PROFINET to an autonomous factory

    Remember when science fiction movies would have a scene showing a fully automated factory managed by artificial intelligence? Such factories exist now! An autonomous factory relies on real-time communication between individual components such as motion controllers and robots, and this communication must happen in real time. For example, one delayed...
    • Aug 19, 2020

    Demystifying medical alarm designs, part 1: IEC60601-1-8 standard requirements

    Sanjay Pithadia co-authored this technical article. If you have ever heard the not-so-melodic alarm of a patient monitor in an intensive care unit (ICU) or even on a TV show or movie set in a hospital, you might remember that these alarms have particular patterns. These specific patterns help a caregiver distinguish between critical and non-critical...
    • Aug 3, 2020

    Selecting the right processor for your data concentrator design

    A trend in the rapid growth of smart grids is enabling more intelligent functions in residential equipment, such as smart electricity meters and data concentrators. A smart grid requires a multi - communication approach to analyze grid status, detect problems and report issues. A data concentrator acts as an aggregator of endpoint consumption data...
    • Jul 29, 2020

    Enabling IIoT to reach beyond the factory floor

    Internet of Things (IoT) and industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) have become synonymous with connected factories and making traditional factories smarter in order to reap the benefits of greater efficiency. Today, it’s becoming more common for factory equipment to monitor and control collocated equipment such as chemical storage tanks, pumping...
    • Jul 27, 2020

    Overcoming common design challenges in an UV sterilization box system

    An ultraviolet (UV) sterilization box is designed to use UV rays to kill bacteria. UV LEDs can produce UV rays of 260 nm to 280 nm, which can break the bacteria DNA/RNA strand and kill bacteria completely, with a sterilization rate as high as 99%. LED ultraviolet sterilization technology, first used by astronauts to disinfect water on space missions...