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App note: Software phase locked loop design using C2000 Microcontrollers for single phase grid connected inverter

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

  This application note (PDF!) from TI details the design of Single Phase PLL: Grid connected applications require an accurate estimate of the grid angle to feed power synchronously tothe grid. This is achieved using a software phase locked loop (PLL). This application report discusses different challenges in the design of...

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App note: High voltage adjustable power supplies

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

  TI application note (PDF!) on high voltage adjustable power supplies: An improved approach is shown in Figure 2. Here an LM329B 6.9V zener reference has been stacked in series with the LM317’s internal reference. This both improves temperature stability, since the LM329B has a guaranteed TC of ±20 ppm/˚C,...

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App note: Latency in factory automation

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

An app note (PDF!) from Texas Instruments on importance of latency in factory automation: Latency is a critical parameter in Ethernet networks developed for Factory Automation applications.  Latency is not a defined value for Ethernet as specified by the IEEE 802.3 standard. Nor is Ethernet inherently synchronous or repeatable. This disconnect between the inherent...

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App note: AN-42 IC provides on-card regulation for logic circuits

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

This application note (PDF!) from TI provides on-card regulation for logic circuits: Because of the relatively high current requirements of digital systems, there are a number of problems associated with using one centrally-located regulator. Heavy power busses must be used to distribute the regulated voltage. With low voltages and currents of...

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App note: 1-μA capacitive grip detection based on MSP430 Microcontrollers

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

An app note from TI, 1-μA capacitive grip detection based on MSP430 Microcontrollers (PDF!) This application report  discusseshow to design a simple and ultra low-power grip detector Booster Pack for the MSP430 LaunchPad. The PINOSC feature in every msp430G2xx2 and msp430G2xx3 device makes it possible to eliminate all the external...

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TI Design Contest: Envision the ultimate NFC wearable

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

TI has announced a contest for NFC based wearable designs. Do you dream of creating a solution to make monitoring health and fitness activities easier? Using near field communication (NFC) in your designs can help! We want to hear your ideas for the next wearable design based on our RF430FRL15xH...

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TI’s CC2650 SensorTag gets three new exciting DevPacks

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Gerard over at 43oh has written up an article on TI’s three new development kits for the new CC2560STK – Audio, watch and debug development packs: A while back I wrote about the new SensorTag CC2650STK which comes with four more sensors than the previous CC2541 SensorTag. While looking through the TI’s SensorTag page,...

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App note: MSP432 platform porting guide

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Here’s a MSP432 platform porting guide from TI, app note here (PDF!): The goals for this porting guide is to help developers accurately assess the effort to port an existing application from one MSP platform to another, ultimately to derive a porting strategy with complete hardware and software coverage that properly ports the existing...

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App note: TPS6122x low input voltage, 0.7V boost converter with 5.5μA quiescent current

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

An application note from TI, TPS6122x low input voltage, 0.7V boost converter with 5.5μA quiescent current (PDF!): The TPS6122x family devices provide a power-supply solution for products powered by either a single-cell, two-cell, or three-cell alkaline, NiCd or NiMH, or one-cell Li-Ion or Li-polymer battery. Possible output currents depend on the input-to-output voltage ratio....

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TI releases the MSP432 microcontroller

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Introducing MSP432: MSP’s new low-power 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M4F MCUs TI is announcing an expanded MSP portfolio including a new family of 32‐bit processors built on the ARM Cortex‐M4F core. The first family includes the MSP432P401x MCUs with 48MHz speed, 1MSPS 14‐bit ADC, up to 256KB flash, up to 64B RAM...

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Soundbar design from start to finish

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Dafydd from Hacker Camp Shenzhen vol 2 works at TI and wrote this app note: The future of consumer home audio has shifted. The priority has moved from having speakers and wires all over the living room to a single, intelligent product capable of emulating the audio experience of other...

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TI EZ430 Chronos Black Friday sale

Monday, November 25th, 2013

In recognition of the Black Friday shopping sales, we will be selling the Chronos for only $29.99 + free shipping on the TI eStore all week! There will only be a limited number available each day, but this deal will be live for 10 days! So if you try one...

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Mouser free TI FRAM MCU webinar

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Mouser is sponsoring a free webinar on MSP430 FRAM MCUs. This event will provide a technical introduction to embedded FRAM, and provide reference designs that can help with your next project. The sponsors state that attendees will be entered for a chance to win a TI FRAM MSP-EXP430 Experimenter Board...

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TI samples MSP430F5259 ultra-low power MCU

Friday, November 1st, 2013

TI has announced they're accepting requests for samples of their MSP430F5259 Ultra-Low Power MCU. It features 1.8V split-rail I/O architecture without need for level shifters, 128Kb flash memory and 32Kb RAM for wireless protocol integration and eight serial interfaces for communication to sensors or peripheral devices. The component is available...

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TI glass breakage detector design and sample kit offer

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

TI is making samples available of of components used in their new glass breakage detector. This simple glass-breakage detector solution describes a simple glass breakage detector using the MSP430F2274 and was developed to operate at low power, allowing long battery life. The algorithm is based on the spectral analysis of...

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TI LDC1000 inductance-to-digital converter

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Manuel Garbe draws attention to a new inductance-to-digital converter chip known as the LDC1000 from TI. This should eliminate the need for Hall effect sensors and magnets, providing contactless sensing with immunity to non-conductive interferences. Here's a link to a good explanatory article from EDN. The datasheet can be downloaded...

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New MSP430 MCU selection guide

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

The new MSP430 selection guide is available from download from TI. This 25 page PDF provides an overview of the MCU line, dev boards and supporting peripherals.

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TI’s offers free Medical Imaging Software Tool Kit (STK-MED)

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

TI is making its STK-MED Medical Imaging Software Tool Kit available for free download. This Windows XP compatible software toolkit is a collection of several standard ultrasound and optical coherence tomography (OCT) algorithms for TI’s C66x™ and C64x+™ architecture. The algorithms showcase how medical imaging functions can leverage the C66x...

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TI Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) training

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Ti is offering free online training on Bluetooth low energy (BLE) devices. The materials are designed to cover topics appealing to a broad spectrum of experience levels from basic to advanced. You can find more information and start the training at TI's

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TI offering FRAM Experimenter’s Board + SimpleLink CC3000 WiFi module for $57

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

TI is offering the FRAM Experimenter's Board + SimpleLink CC3000 WiFi Evaluation Module as a bundle for a limited time for $57. The FRAM Experimenter's Board is The MSP-EXP430FR5739 Experimenter Board is a development platform for the MSP430FR57xx devices. It supports this new generation of MSP430 microcontroller devices with integrated...

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