Application report from Texas Instruments on heatsink designs. Link here (PDF) Power dissipation performance must be well understood prior to integrating devices on a printed-circuit board (PCB) to ensure that any given device is operated within its defined temperature limits. … Read more
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Allie informs us of TI’s new SimpleLink ultra-low power wireless platform for Bluetooth Smart, 6LoWPAN, ZigBee, Sub-1 GHz and ZigBee RF4CE Today, TI is helping manufacturers throw out the battery for their IoT devices with its new SimpleLink ultra-low power wireless … Read more
868 MHz, 915 MHz and 955 MHz inverted F antenna (PDF) application note from Texas Instruments: This document describes a PCB antenna designed for operation in the 868 MHz, 915 MHz and 955 MHz ISM bands. This antenna can be used … Read more
An application note from Texas Instruments, white LED driver with digital and PWM brightness control (PDF!): With a 40-V rated integrated switch FET, the TPS61160/1 is a boost converter that drives LEDs in series. The boost converter runs at 600kHz … Read more
App note: Design of a low cost, 45W flasher with short circuit protection using LM2902 (Quad Op-Amp) and CSD18534
App note (PDF) on automobile flashers from Texas Instruments This Application note presents the design of a low cost, flasher circuit with short circuit protection. The design incorporates the entire recommended design feature set for two wheeler flashers and includes … Read more
An application note from Texas Instruments, A single-supply Op-Amp circuit collection (PDF!): There have been many excellent collections of op-amp circuits in the past, but all of them focus exclusively on split-supply circuits. Many times, the designer who has to operate … Read more
Here’s an old but still good app note from Unitrode (Texas Instruments) on Adjustable Electronics Load. Testing power supply regulation over a specified output current range is greatly simplified with the use of an adjustable electronic load. Load current can … Read more
Here’s a video tutorial from Texas Instruments describing basic sensored BLDC motor operation. Michael Firth, Motor Driver marketing manager, discusses the basic operation of a BLDC motor.
This video by Robert Kollman, TI senior applications engineer, discusses how to use a two section filter for a low noise power supply.
Here is a video from Texas Instruments describing how to measure stability when testing power supplies.
Here is a video from Texas Instruments describing how to test DC-DC power supplies. Measurement of ripple and transient noise of switching power supplies is described in detail.
A video tutorial on the benefits and pitfalls of using aluminum electrolytic capacitors. Learn how these capacitors degrade, and how their life cycle is proportional to the stresses you put them through.
Texas Instruments goes over regulator output-voltage accuracy, warning that feedback resistor tolerances have a high impact on the output accuracy and should be chosen with care.
As with all electronics components capacitors can never be ideal, there are always parasitic components that have to be considered as well. With capacitors the most prominent parasitics are Equivalent series resistance (ESR), and Equivalent series inductance (ESl). The video … Read more
Here’s is a video from Texas Instruments describing the inner workings of delta-sigma analog to digital converters. The DS ADC is broken down into it’s basic parts. The delta-sigma modulator and digital decimating filter are then discussed. Delta-sigma converters are … Read more
Texas Instruments describes bootloaders and what they are all about. A bootloader is a piece of code that allows new firmware to be loaded into a microcontroller without a dedicated programmer. All of our projects use a bootloader so you … Read more
Here is a video from Texas Instruments describing the differences in motor pre-drivers vs integrated drivers. Pre-drivers have all the control circuitry but the FETs are external, while in integrated drivers everything is on one IC. Because pre-drivers use external … Read more
Mouser is giving away the Texas Instruments FRAM MCUs for Dummies book. Hand over your personal details to Mouser if you’re willing, and they’ll send you the book. Could be fun. Via the forum. Thanks Chuckt!
Texas instruments released the Power Management reference design library. It’s filled with schematics, design notes, gerber files, and any technical document you might need to get over 300 reference designs up and running. Texas Instruments PowerLab™ Power Management Reference Design … Read more
This app note from Texas Instruments focuses on understanding and interpreting datasheets for logic ICs. To assist component and system-design engineers in selecting Texas Instruments (TI) standard-logic products, this application report is a synopsis of the information available from a … Read more