Posts tagged as Texas Instruments

MOSFET power losses and how they affect power-supply efficiency

  Power-supply efficiency is a critical criterion for today’s cloud-infrastructure hardware. The efficiency of the chosen power solutions relates to system power loss and the thermal performance of integrated circuits (ICs), printed circuit boards (PCBs), and other components, which determine the power-usage effectiveness of a data centre. Download pdf here

Giving sight to vision-enabled automotive technologies

  Cars continue to become smarter and smarter, integrating new and cutting-edge technologies to make the driving experience safer and more enjoyable.  In a White Paper entitled “TI Gives insight into vision-enabled automotive technologies” Texas Instruments’ authors Zoran Nikolic, Gaurav Agarwal, Brooke Williams and Stephanie Pearson provide insights into this fascinating subject. See the full […]

Power electronics in automotive applications

  Over the last few decades, electrical loads in an automotive system have evolved from lighting and battery-charging towards infotainment, sensors and safety, thanks to component miniaturisation. This has made the car smarter and more fun to drive! While the trend of electronics in infotainment systems continues, a future trend is electronics in power train […]

Antenna matching for RFID reader

This article describes the design method for determining an antenna matching circuit. While there are an infinite number of possible impedance matching networks, this application example focuses on a 50 Ω three element match. A three-element match is recommended as it allows the designer to select the required antenna quality factor, Q, for the application. […]

Avionic and radar systems soar with multicore DSPs

by Hector Rivera and Tom Flanagan, Texas Instruments, USA Today’s complex radar and avionics systems require high processing capabilities – but face restrictive size, weight and power (SWaP) constraints. The functions driving these systems are signal processing-intensive. They benefit greatly from efficient implementations of digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms executed on size, performance and power […]

Microcontrollers for the drive train in hybrid and electric vehicles

by Gerhard Wenderlein, Texas Instruments, USA The electric drive train is superior in many respects to the conventional drive train with combustion engines. The electric motor has higher efficiency, as well as better torque and performance. Please download pdf