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Texas Instruments, Inc., Semiconductors

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electronic Components & Devices

Magnetic Sensing IC simplifies current sensor development.

June 3, 2015

Within 4 x 4 mm QFN package, DRV421 features fully integrated fluxgate sensor and compensation coil driver as well as all required signal conditioning circuitry. Integration helps designers develop magnetic closed-loop current sensors, while built-in closed-loop magnetic core degaussing procedure and offset calibration increase dynamic range up to 6 decades. Overall sensor accuracy is <0.1%, and design allows 3.3 V operation. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Drive Processor IDK increases device intelligence capabilities.

March 18, 2015

Allowing developers to differentiate and optimize motor control industrial system design, Sitara™ AM437x Industrial Development Kit (IDK) aids in evaluation of multi-protocol, industrial communication, and feedback interface capabilities of Sitara AM4379 and AM4377 processors based on ARM® Cortex®-A9 core. Combination of motor control feedback and certified industrial Ethernet protocols provides single-chip drive solution for Inverter, servo drive, or AC premium drive. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Controls & Controllers, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

ULP Wireless MCU Platform enables battery-less IoT connectivity.

March 3, 2015

SimpleLink™ fosters development of battery-less designs with energy harvesting or multiple-year, always-on, coin cell-powered operation. Supporting Bluetooth® low energy (BLE), ZigBee®, 6LoWPAN, Sub-1 GHz, ZigBee RF4CE™, and proprietary modes up to 5 Mbps, platform provides flexibility to develop products that support multiple wireless connectivity standards using one chip and identical RF design. Components include ARM® Cortex®-M3 MCU, Flash/RAM, ADC, peripherals, and sensor controller. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

NFC Sensor Transponder targets IoT applications.

December 18, 2014

Combining ISO 15693-compliant NFC interface with programmable MCU, non-volatile FRAM, 14-bit ADC, and SPI or I2C interface, Model RF430FRL15xH is optimized for use in fully passive or semi-active modes to achieve extended battery life in consumer wearables, industrial, medical, and asset tracking applications. With fully programmable 13.56 MHz transponder, developers can design products that require analog or digital interface, datalogging capabilities, and data transfers to NFC-enabled reader. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Wireless Transmitter/Receiver Pair charges Li-Ion batteries.

December 5, 2014

Fully integrated, 10 W, wireless charging receiver (bq51025) and transmitter (bq500215) enable waterproof and dustproof portable designs and accelerate charging for 1- and 2-cell Li-Ion batteries. Charging solution is also compatible with any 5 W, Qi-compliant products. While 3.60 x 2.89 x 0.5 mm receiver supports programmable 4.5–10 V output and achieves up to 84% charging efficiency at 10 W (paired with bq500215), 9 x 9 mm, fixed-frequency transmitter features foreign object detection. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

7-GHz ADC Drivers bring AC performance to DC-coupled applications.

November 28, 2014

Supplied in 14-pin, 2.5 x 2.5 mm QFN package, LMH3401 and LMH5401 are fully differential amplifiers (FDAs). While LMH3401 provides 16 dB of gain and delivers 7 GHz of -3 dB bandwidth at 16 dB gain, slew rate of 18,000 V/µs, and harmonic distortion of -77 dBc at 500 MHz, LMH5401 can be configured for 6 dB of gain or more. It delivers 6.2 GHz of -3 dB bandwidth at 12 dB gain and provides slew rate of 17,500 V/µs, harmonic distortion of -90 dBc at 200 MHz, and IMD3 of -90 dBc at 200 MHz. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Scalable MCUs accelerate control systems, increase integration.

October 30, 2014

With C28x CPU and accelerators, C2000™ Piccolo™ F2807x MCUs increase system performance without hardware/software design changes. Designers can leverage real-time control accelerator, which doubles MCU throughput to provide additional 120 MHz of floating-point processing capability. Other features include smart analog and control integration with flexible PWM, three 12-bit ADCs, simultaneously processing of 8 delta-sigma modulated channels, and Window comparators. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

DC/DC Regulators help engineers create EMI-compliant products.

September 19, 2014

Simplifying wide V(IN) synchronous power supply design, SIMPLE SWITCHER LM43600, LM43601, LM43602, and LM43603 support input voltage from 3.5–36 V and generate output currents up to 0.5, 1, 2, and 3 A, respectively, while LM46000, LM46001, and LM46002 support input of 3.5–60 V and output currents up to 0.5, 1, and 2 A. Housed in 5 x 6.4 mm package, synchronous regulators offer programmable switching frequency up to 2.2 MHz and standby current of 27 µA, minimizing power consumption at light load. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Electronic Components & Devices

SAR ADCs minimize space and power requirements.

September 15, 2014

Available in 1.5 x 1.5 mm QFN, ADS7042 uses 690 µW of power at full speed and scales consumption down with sampling rate. At 1 kSPS, power draw is <1 µW of power. This 12-bit SAR ADC provides serial peripheral interface that achieves 1 MSPS throughput with 16 MHz clock. Offering data rates from 600 kSPS to 2 MSPS per channel, 2-channel ADS8354 series includes 14- and 16-bit, simultaneous-sampling SAR ADCs. They come in 3 x 3 mm package with 2 independently programmable voltage references. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Li-Ion Charger, Power Modules help extend device run time.

September 12, 2014

Supplied in 0.9 x 1.6 mm WCSP, bq25100 single-cell Li-Ion charger supports up to 30 V input and allows control of fast-charge currents from 10–250 mA and precise charge termination down to 1 mA. Step-down DC/DC converter modules TPS82740A and TPS82740B support 200 mA output current with 95% conversion efficiency and consume 360 nA quiescent current during active operation (70 nA during standby). While TPS82740A supports 1.8–2.5 V outputs, TPS82740B supports 2.6–3.3 V in 100 mV steps. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

Bluetooth Smart Wireless MCU serves high-temperature applications.

September 12, 2014

Operating from -40 to +125°C in industrial and lighting applications, SimpleLink™ Bluetooth® low energy CC2540T consists of integrated MCU and RF with 256 kB embedded Flash as well as TI BLE-Stack™ protocol stack, profile software, and sample applications. Single-chip Bluetooth low energy solution offers USB connectivity, sensitivity that promotes operational reliability in crowded 2.5 GHz environments, and 97dB budget for link reliability. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

PLC Modem Kits support all 3 major standards.

June 17, 2014

Supporting G3, PRIME, and IEEE-1901.2 standards across both CENELEC and ARIB frequency bands, TMDSPLCKITV4 power line communication (PLC) modem kits provide developers with design to evaluate any narrowband OFDM PLC technology standard for use in various industrial systems. Complete PLC solution includes all hardware, firmware, and development tools needed to get started. It can be used to create single PLC project with support for different regions and will also work with PLC-Lite™ software. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electronic Components & Devices

Multi-Cell Battery Monitors optimize battery pack safety.

May 29, 2014

Incorporating cell-balancing drivers, regulated output supplies, and other features to provide protection against overvoltage, undervoltage, and overcurrent conditions, Model bq76920 supports 3- to 5-series cells or 18 V packs, while Model bq76930 manages up to 10-series cells or 36 V packs, and Model bq76940 monitors up to 15 cells or 48 V batteries. Circuits measure cell voltages, temperature, and pack current to determine remaining battery capacity and battery state-of-health. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electronic Components & Devices

Low-Power DSP delivers up to 200 MHz performance.

May 29, 2014

Offering combination of low stand-by and low active power, Model TMS320C5517 is suited for battery-powered, portable systems requiring analytics, such as smart products offering face detection, object tracking, and voice recognition. McSPI operates in master or slave modes and enables low-power analytics through connectivity to external sensors. Allowing customers to connect to standard codecs, McBSP serial port supports continuous full-duplex communication and up to 128 channels in TDM mode. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Precison DACs reduce board space and increase accuracy.

May 15, 2014

Offering max total unadjusted error of 0.1%, DAC8760 series enables engineers to increase accuracy and performance of PLC I/O modules, field sensors and transmitters, and building automation systems while decreasing overall system size. Simultaneous voltage and current outputs afford system designers flexibility to use either one or both outputs. Each device includes voltage output, 4–20 mA output, precision reference, and LDO along with watchdog timer and cyclic redundancy check. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices, Green & Clean

ULP Microcontrollers are available in compact packages.

April 15, 2014

Helping developers conserve board space, MSP430™ ultra-low power (ULP) MCUs include FRAM-based MSP430FR5738 and Flash-based MSP430F51x2 in WLCSPs as small as 2.0 x 2.2 x 0.3 mm. I/O (1.8 V) on MSP430F5229 MCUs enables applications with sensor fusion capabilities, while libraries and support facilitate USB development on MSP430F5528 MCUs in CE applications. Range of 1.8 and 5 V tolerant I/O on MSP430F51x2 MCUs fosters diverse component interface capabilities. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Power MOSFET serve high-current motor control and power designs.

March 31, 2014

Supporting 40–100 V input, NexFETs™ include 14 power MOSFETs in TO-220 and lead (Pb)-free 5 x 6 mm SON packages. These 40, 60, 80, and 100 V N-channel devices, suited for high-current motor control and power applications, come in plastic packages with avalanche capability to support high-stress motor control applications. While CSD19506 supports 2.0 mΩ of Rds(on) at up to 80 V input, CSD19536 achieves 2.3 mΩ of Rds(on) at 100 V input. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

Logic Gate Device integrates up/down translation functionality.

February 28, 2014

Available in standard 5-pin SOT-23 and SC70 packages, SN74LV1T series operates from single 1.8–5 V supply over -40 to +125°C range and is available in 9 logic gates: NAND and AND, NOR, OR and XOR, as well as several different buffer functions. Series can also be utilized in industrial and telecommunications applications as logic gate, translator, or both. Integration of up and down level shifter with logic gate driver minimizes board space requirements. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Electronic Components & Devices

Discrete Serial Link Aggregator ICs support data rates to 10 Gbps.

January 22, 2014

Using 2 power rails, 1- to 8-channel TLK10081 and 2-channel TLK10022 aggregate and de-aggregate point-to-point serial data streams for transmission over backplanes, copper cables, and optical links. Features include intelligent serial link switching and built-in digital equalization. While TLK10022 supports 4:1, 3:1, and 2:1 bidirectional serial link configurations, TLK10081 manages 8:1 bidirectional links. Both ICs help reduce required number of gigabit serial links in equipment. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Analog DC/DC Controller features inductor current sensing.

October 28, 2013

Supplied in 4 x 4 x 0.8 mm package, LM27403 is 20 V DC/DC synchronous buck controller that delivers >95% efficiency from 12 V input at 25 A of output current. Step-down controller features remote bipolar junction transistor (BJT), temperature-compensated inductor DC resistance sensing that improves current limit accuracy to 10% over temperature. Accommodating 3–20 V input range, product can convert 3.3, 5, and 12 V input rails to point-of-load (POL) as low as 0.6 V with 1% accuracy. Read More

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