The new TI HealthTech fitness sensor guide provides info and application ideas on heart rate monitors, body worn fitness trackers, pulse oximeters and more. You can download your copy of the 49 page PDF from TI.
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Here’s a good refresher with basic knowledge regarding bypass capacitors with op amps just published on the Texas Instruments E2E blog. Wedecon Electronic Design via the contact form.
TI senior applications engineer, Robert Kollman discusses how quasi-resonance increases efficiency in switch mode power supplies for wall adapters.
If you missed it before, TI is offering the Chronos Watch as their current week’s deal at $38 (plus shipping.) The eZ430 deal includes the wireless enabled watch, CC1111 USB RF access point, and a CD containing software and documentation. … Read more
TI is making a limited number of samples available of their Field Transmitter: Pressure Sensor Solutions kit. The kit includes: • RCV420 – Precision 4mA to 20mA Current Loop Receiver • ADS1255 – 24 Bit, 30kSPS Very Low Noise Delta-Sigma … Read more
Adam Laurie (a/k/a/ Major Malfunction) is a white hat hacker from London, UK, who has presented at a number of conferences worldwide. He’s also the Director at Aperature Labs, Ltd. His latest explorations involve the world of RF remote control … Read more
Wedecon Electronic Design located this post on the Texas Instruments blog highlighting the problems presented in PCB design by parasitic effects caused by rapid high current transients and high frequencies. You can view the post Everything is Part of the … Read more
Here’s an antenna selection guide from Texas Instruments. What we find interesting are the various comparisons of 2.4 GHz wireless antennas and the linked documents which describe how to design them.
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player TI has announced the availability of their new CC3000 module. The TI CC3000 module is a self-contained wireless network processor that simplifies the implementation of Internet connectivity. The module uses TI’s SimpleLink WiFi solution which … Read more
Goran provided this quick tip: “TI has some free breakout boards right now – even shipping is zero cost.” Check the TI estore for details and availability. TI says the board involved is “the DEM-OPA-SO-1A demonstration fixture helps designers evaluate … Read more
Fred Nasb draws out attention to TI’s SMD to DIP adapter board. The DIP-Adapter-EVM supports these TI packages: D or U(SOIC-8), PW(TSSOP-8), DGK(MSOP-8), DBV(SOT23-6, SOT23-5 and SOT23-3), DCK(SC70-6 and SC70-5) and DRL(SOT563-6). It provides a handy way to convert SMD … Read more
Uwe tipped us to Texas Instruments’ low power 7-channel relay and inductive load sink driver ICs: TI offers two rather new low power 1,8V & 3.3V & 5V 7-channel relay and inductive load sink driver ICs: – ULN2003LV (Output/Switching Voltage … Read more
Have loads of 5 volt hardware you can’t use with your new 3.3 volt Stellaris Launchpad (or other hardware)? Mike solved this problem by building a level converter using two TXB0108 ICs And here is the proof that it works. … Read more
Adam writes: turret430 is a submission to the TI 2012 Co-op Design Challenge The goal was to design and build an office missile launcher that could be controlled by an analog joystick. As an added bonus, auto-mode was developed to … Read more
TI has announced the preview of the MSP430FR58xx and MSP430FR59xx family of ultra-low-power microcontrollers. This group consists of several devices featuring embedded FRAM nonvolatile memory, an ultra-low-power 16-bit MSP430 CPU, and different sets of peripherals targeted for various applications. The … Read more
video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player TI has announced the availability of their Bluetooth low energy SensorTag kit. With a downloadable SensorTag App and sample applications, the kit removes the barriers to entry for smartphone app developers who want to take … Read more
TI has released their Multicore Programming Guide. Their announcement states, “To meet the ever-increasing processing demand, modern System-On-Chip solutions contain multiple processing cores. The dilemma is how to map applications to multicore devices. In this paper, we present a programming … Read more
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) isn’t something you usually think about until after you’ve accidentally zapped a sensitive component and can’t figure out why it looks OK but isn’t working. Similarly, electromagnetic interference (EMI) usually isn’t taken into account unless it begins … Read more
The TI estore now has the Stellaris LM4F120 LaunchPad eval board available for pre-order at the promotional price of $4.99! Orders should begin shipping around September 25, 2012. Go to the TI estore for more info and to place an … Read more
Paco write to clue us in on a free offer from TI. It’s the Combosensor, a chemical and gas sensor solution that provides onboard processing and a configurable interface, allowing a single detector to be used for multiple sensor types. … Read more