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Designing a differentiated motor drive is a complex task. Often these drives are single processor that combine constraints of real-time embedded designs such as limited memory size and processing... (View Full Article)
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Besides running the primary control application for an embedded system, a single Stellaris MCU can also manage the HMI as a dynamic Web server so the system can be readily monitored and controlled -... (View Full Article)
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As the world grows ever smarter, the use of electronic systems in industrial, consumer, home automation and other areas has become progressively commonplace. With this trend comes the increasing need... (View Full Article)
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Stellaris® microcontrollers (MCUs) were the first MCU on the market to be based on the ARM® Cortex™-M core, an architecture that has quickly become a top choice for many developers... (View Full Article)
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Developers of battery-powered devices often have the challenge to offer high levels of functionality and performance while simultaneously maximizing battery life. Applications like water and gas flow... (View Full Article)
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To take advantage of the growing opportunities in Smart Metering and other energy-control applications, developers need to be able to add communication links to existing systems in a cost effective... (View Full Article)
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As the lighting industry continues to make the transition to LED technology, there is an increasing need for more intelligent controllers and drivers. The rising price of electricity presents a major... (View Full Article)
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Digital motor control has been a challenging subject since the beginning of early implementations. Although digital control techniques and the availability of high-speed microcontrollers made life... (View Full Article)
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This paper describes how to create a ZigBee Smart Energy Device using the MSP430F54xx as the host application processor to the CC2530-ZNP (ZigBee Pro Network Processor). The physical interface between... (View Full Article)
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Wireless inductive charging is gaining popularity for use in consumer rechargeable applications such as cordless power tools, net books, notebooks and other power-hungry rechargeable devices. With... (View Full Article)
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In today's world of advanced communication, industrial process control and automotive systems, the reliance on batteries to ensure power delivery is always available is becoming increasingly critical.... (View Full Article)
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When developing a new systems design, evaluating and choosing the proper microcontroller (MCU) is a critical step. An evaluation kit needs to demonstrate how capable the MCU is at performing the tasks... (View Full Article)
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Electronics continue to play a major role in products where functional safety is the most important consideration. Ensuring that products meet the stringent functional safety requirements of standards... (View Full Article)
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The 32-bit C2000™ Piccolo™ microcontroller from TI provides a true single chip solution for multiple motor drives, including the front-end PFC. In this paper, implementation of controlling... (View Full Article)
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With increasing interest and demand for renewable energy sources, the market has seen a surge in the deployment of solar photovoltaic systems that convert sunlight to electricity. While new... (View Full Article)
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n the quest for higher efficiency in high wattage power supplies, designers are turning to the digital implementation of these power systems in greater numbers. This article features the... (View Full Article)
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Lighting accounts for about 2,200 terawatt hours (TWh) per year - almost one-fifth of total worldwide energy consumption. This number will grow by 80% unless the world adopts more energy efficient... (View Full Article)
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Security is becoming increasingly important in a wide range of applications including smart phone accessories, smart metering, personal health monitoring, remote controls and access systems.... (View Full Article)
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Texas Instruments recently announced a new microcontroller family that implements FRAM as non-volatile memory instead of Flash, today's most common programmable, non-volatile memory technology. The... (View Full Article)
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As more applications continue to integrate LED technology, developers find themselves facing the challenge of driving greater numbers of LEDs while lowering system cost and increasing power... (View Full Article)
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The various development stages of electric vehicles range from simple start/stop systems, to mild hybrids, in which an electric motor provides the combustion engine with torque support, to full... (View Full Article)
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This application report enables easy migration from MSP430F2xx Flash-based MCUs to the MSP430FR57xx family FRAM-based MCU. It covers programming, system, and peripheral considerations when migrating... (View Full Article)
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As applications continue to advance, 8-bit microcontrollers are struggling to meet the growing demand for higher performance and ultra-low power to support evolving product designs. Texas Instruments... (View Full Article)
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This manual describes the modules and peripherals of the MSP430x5xx family of devices. Each description presents the module or peripheral in a general sense. Not all features and functions of all... (View Full Article)
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The eZ430-Chronos represents a new era in development - a customizable development environment within a sports watch. The kit allows developers to easily harness the leading integration, ultra-low... (View Full Article)
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With the growing importance of energy efficiency and smart grid technology, there is an increasing need for reliable silicon that supports real-time control with an interface capable of connecting to... (View Full Article)
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Realizing the need for low-power, cost-effective solutions, TI is committed to strengthening its embedded processing portfolio with a range of ARM-based solutions meeting the power, performance and... (View Full Article)
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Digital electronic equipment is becoming more sophisticated every day, so the programs running these processor-driven systems are becoming bigger and more intricate. Debugging these complex programs... (View Full Article)
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Bluetooth® has become a standard feature in all smart phones and tablets allowing communication with Bluetooth enabled headphones, speakers, cameras, watches and other devices. With so many... (View Full Article)
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A well-designed human machine interface (HMI) can be a major selling point for an embedded electronic system. From medical instruments and consumer devices to industrial controls, a nice display with... (View Full Article)
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Power line communications use existing power line infrastructures as a cost-effective alternative to wireless and other wired communications standards, introducing intelligent monitoring and control... (View Full Article)
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If you currently design or have designed power electronics using Texas Instruments (TI) TMSxF24xx DSPs, this guide will highlight the migration path and benefits to migrating TMSxF24xx-based designs... (View Full Article)
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TI achieves the "Wolverine" platform's impressive power gains through its new 130-nm ultra-low-leakage (ULL) process technology, integrated low-power non-volatile memory and enhanced MSP430 DNA with... (View Full Article)
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Performance, efficiency, flexibility and protection - these are the attributes paramount to power electronics technologies, such as motor control, digital power, renewable energies, lighting, and... (View Full Article)