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ULP FRAM MCUs with LCD ensure data retention upon power loss.

May 22, 2015

Compute Through Power Loss (CTPL) technology, featured in MSP430FR6972, enables context save and restore after application unexpectedly loses power. Along with 64 kB non-volatile FRAM, MCU integrates smart analog and digital peripherals. Specific features include LCD controller, 12-bit differential ADC with internal window comparator, and 256-bit AES accelerator. Other features include 52 capacitive-touch-enabled GPIO, 5 timers, comparator, RTC counter, and SPI, UART, and I²C communications. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Evaluation Platform explores industrial drive subsystems.

May 18, 2015

Powered by TI's C2000 Delfino™ TMS320F28377D MCU, DesignDRIVE Platform helps engineers develop/evaluate variety of motor types, sensing technologies, encoder standards, and communications networks. MCU integrates dual C28x real-time processing cores and dual CLA real-time co-processors, providing 800 MIPS of floating-point performance with trigonometric and FFT acceleration. Sensing peripherals enable DesignDRIVE Kit to support shunt, fluxgate/HALL, and delta-sigma current sensing simultaneously. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

ADCs and DVGA promote optimal wideband equipment performance.

May 13, 2015

Offering 2 channels in 10 x 10 mm package, 16-bit ADS54J60 offers traits — >70 dBFS SNR at 1 GSPS, -159 dBFS/Hz noise floor, 86 dBc SFDR — that promote spectral purity and enable finding of weak signals in presence of large, unwanted blockers. As 14-bit, 500 MSPS ADC, ADS54J54 offers 4 channels in 9 x 9 mm package. Both ADCs work together with 4.5 GHz LMH6401 fully differential digital variable gain amplifier (DVGA) to provide optimal performance while reducing power and space requirements. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Li-Ion Battery Charger IC can achieve 80% capacity in 30 min.

May 6, 2015

Combining narrow-voltage DC/DC power path management with TI's MaxCharge technology, Model bq25892 supports input voltages up to 14 V while delivering charge current up to 5 A. Switch-mode charger provides up to 91% efficiency at 9 Vin 3.5 A with only 18°C temperature rise. Housed in 4 x 4 mm, 24-pin QFN package, I2C-controlled device offers peak 9 A supplement current for instant system-power burst and is designed to work in single-cell portable devices with TI battery fuel gauges. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

Inductance-to-Digital Converters offer 28-bit resolution.

May 1, 2015

Offering 2 or 4 matched channels in single IC, Series LDC1614 provides precise position and motion sensing in almost any environment. Multiple, well-matched channels enable differential and ratiometric measurements, allowing designers to compensate for environmental aging conditions. With up to 28-bit resolution, devices can detect submicron changes in distance. Converters are powered by 3.3 V supply, consume 6.9 mW during standard operation, and support frequency range of 1 kHz to 10 MHz. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

DLP Chipset targets automotive head-up display applications.

April 23, 2015

Combining DLP 0.3 in. WVGA digital micromirror device and DLPC120 controller, DLP3000-Q1 Chipset enables head-up displays with up to 12° field of view. Wide FOV HUD allows augmented-reality elements such as navigational indicators and real-time landmark details to be displayed in driver's line of sight, with depth perception of 2–20 m ahead. With chipset, HUDs can produce 15,000 cd/m² of brightness, 5,000:1 dynamic dimming, >1,000:1 FOFO contrast, and 125% NTSC color-gamut performance. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Cable Driver supports SDI- and IP-based 4K video.

April 15, 2015

Supplied in 4 x 4 mm QFN package, LMH1218 supports uncompressed 4K ultra high definition (UHD) video transmission using SDI and 10 GbE protocols. Transmission of up to 12 Gbps enables UHD resolution of 4K at 60p frame rate over one coax cable. With integrated reclocker, cable driver supports coax cable and optical media for uncompressed video transmission inside buildings and over long-haul networks. Board diagnostics are included, and typ power consumption is 300 mW. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Synchronous Buck Converter features PMBus(TM) digital interface.

April 8, 2015

Integrating 4 synchronous buck switching regulators and 8 power MOSFETs, Model TPS65400 offers efficiency up to 95%. Each switching converter supplies 2 A or 4 A output to efficiently power digital circuits such as processor, FPGA, ASIC, memory, and digital I/O. Switching frequency is independently adjustable up to 2.2 MHz. Powered from 4.5–18 V single-input voltage rail, DC/DC converter supports applications running off 5 V or 12 V intermediate power distribution bus. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Microcontrollers enable ultra-low-power embedded applications.

April 2, 2015

Based on 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M4F core, 48 MHz MSP432™ Series consumes 95 µA/MHz in active power and 850 nA in standby power. Units feature integrated DC/DC converter, LDO, and 14-bit ADC that consumes 375 µA at 1 MSPS. Selectable RAM retention feature provides dedicated power to each of 8 RAM banks needed for operation. Operating from 1.62–3.7 V, MCUs include up to 256 KB flash and boost performance with dual-bank flash memory that enables simultaneous read/write functionality. Read More

Software, Controls & Controllers, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Daughter Card facilitates digital power control design. .

March 24, 2015

Available for C2000™ Piccolo™ TMS320F28069M LaunchPad development kit, Digital Power BoosterPack helps users understand digital power development using real-time control architecture of TI's C2000 microcontrollers. Operating on 18 W, BoosterPack integrates TI's CSD87588N NexFET™ power block, LM5109B and UCC27424 FET drivers, and OPA353 op amp, all within small form factor. BoosterPack is supported by collection of graphical software tools in powerSUITE to further ease development. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Controls & Controllers

PSR Chipset achieves zero standby power consumption.

March 16, 2015

Supporting 5–24 V output voltages, UCC28730 primary-side regulation (PSR) flyback controller with 700 V startup switch and UCC24650 wake-up monitor is suited for AC/DC power supplies up to 75 W. Smart load monitor with wake-up feature enables rapid step response with tiny output capacitors. Adapting to converter-loading conditions, intelligent sleep function can disable system functions, adapt for AC relay control, or disable synchronous rectifier at no load. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Test & Measuring Instruments

Audio ADCs combine performance with portable integration.

March 12, 2015

Available in 7.8 x 4.4 mm TSSOP, PCM1865 series includes 6 pin-to-pin compatible audio ADCs that are powered by 3.3 V supply and achieve dynamic range performance up to 103 or 110 dB. Devices come in 2- and 4-channel options as well as software- and hardware-controlled variants and integrate clock-generating PLL, PGA, and universal front end. Other features include direct, high-voltage 2.1-VRMS support and automatic clipping-suppression feature (software-controlled devices). Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Nano Power Modules serve space-restricted applications.

February 6, 2015

Comprising 17 and 5 V nano power modules with 0.65, 1, and 2 A ratings, SIMPLE SWITCHER® products comes in sizes as small as 30 mm² for space-constrained applications. Component count simplifies design and increases system reliability, and EMI complies with CISPR 22 (Class B) radiated and conducted EMI standard. With output ripple at <10 mVpp for noise-sensitive rails, these DC/DC power modules also facilitate implementation of multiple power rail sequencing using Power Good pin. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

N-Channel Power MOSFETs achieve low resistance.

January 22, 2015

Part of NexFET™ product line, 25 V Model CSD16570Q5B supports max Rdson of 0.59 mΩ, while 30 V Model CSD17570Q5B achieves max Rdson of 0.60 mΩ. Both are housed in 5 x 6 mm QFN package and are suitable for hot swap and ORing applications. For low-voltage battery-powered applications, 12 V Model CSD13383F4 comes in 0.6 x 1.0 mm FemtoFET™ package with Rdson of 44 mΩ at 4.5 V. Read More

Controls & Controllers

12 V Motor Drivers eliminate stepper and brushed DC motor tuning.

December 16, 2014

Respectively available in 24-pin, 4 x 4 mm QFN package and 16-pin, 5 x 6.4 mm HTSSOP, DRV8846 and DRV8848 reduce spin-up time to seconds. DRV8846 incorporates adaptive current control technology and 1/32 micro-stepping indexer to automatically tune motor performance for precise, smooth, and quiet motion. DRV8848 can operate without current sense resistors and simplifies designs by using PWM control interface and minimal external components. Both models are fully fault protected. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Electronic Components & Devices, Display & Presentation Equipment

Evaluation Module enables HD projection in compact electronics.

November 14, 2014

To accelerate development cycle, DLP® LightCrafter™ Display 3010 Module allows assessment of DLP 0.3 in. TRP HD 720p video and data display chipset, which consists of DLP3010 digital micromirror device, DLPC3433/DLPC3438 display controller, and DLPA2005 LED driver. Evaluation module includes HDMI-input interface offering plug-and-play functionality, USB-based GUI for real-time chipset configuration, and 50-pin board-to-board connector, which enables direct interface with optical engines. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices

DLP Chipsets support 3D printing and lithography applications.

November 14, 2014

Programmable by DLPC900 controller, Model DLP9000 offers 4 million pixels, or 2,560 x 1,600 micromirror array, while Model DLP6500 provides up to 2 million pixels, or 1,920 x 1,080 micromirror array. Both digital micromirror devices feature programmable pattern rates up to 9,500 Hz for fast 3D measurements and product builds. Optimized for wavelengths from 400–700 nm, chipsets are compatible with widely available resins for 3D printing and resists for lithography applications. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® Combo Modules suit IoT applications.

November 13, 2014

Helping manufacturers add Wi-Fi® and dual-mode Bluetooth® to embedded applications, WiLink™ 8 combo connectivity modules support Wi-Fi in 2.4 and 5 GHz bands and offer extended temperature range of -40 to +85°C for industrial applications. Smart energy and home gateways, which offer Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and ZigBee® coexistence, can manage multiple devices through Wi-Fi multi-channel, multi-role capabilities. Maximal Ratio Combining and MIMO technology enable throughput up to 100 Mbps. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Industrial MCUs incorporate smart analog capacities.

November 13, 2014

Supplied in 28-pin TSSOP and 32-pin QFP, MSP430i204x MCUs integrate smart analog, including up to 4 integrated sigma delta ADCs (with simultaneous sampling) that provide accuracy and precision down to 1% in smart metering products across 2000:1 dynamic range, and digitally controlled oscillator (DCO) that eliminates need for external crystal. MCUs carry -40 to 105°C rating and let developers scale designs to include 16 or 32 KB flash memory and integrated analog such as sigma-delta AFEs.
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Electronic Components & Devices

LED Matrix Manager targets adaptive automotive headlight systems.

October 24, 2014

Supplied in 48-pin HTQFP, TPS92661-Q1 controls up to 96 LEDs from single serial port for headlamp beam forming and directional control. This lets automobile manufacturers create LED headlamps that vary beam patterns and intensity dynamically for optimum roadway illumination and driver safety. IC includes 12 individually controlled MOSFET switches to steer current through or around up to 96 connected LEDs to provide individual pixel-level light adjustment. Read More

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