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Webcast: LDO or DC/DC………….That is the Question!

by Texas InstrumentsJul 07, 2015

In the past the selection between an LDO and DC/DC converter centered on solution size and generated noise.  If these were the only considerations, the LDO would usually win "hands down".  However, with the advent of the new NanoModule™ DC/DC converters from Texas Instruments, the designer now has greater flexibility when deciding on the best power system solution.  This Webinar will explore the pros and cons between an LDO and DC/DC converter, such as solution size, generated noise, efficiency, and ease-of-use. Examples of how to select between these two power solutions will be given.

What Attendees Will Learn:

  • What are the features of an LDO and how it works.
  • What are the features of a NanoModule and how it works.
  • Example applications of where each type of regulator is best suited.

Webcast: Overcome the challenges of powering FPGAs

by Texas InstrumentsJun 01, 2015

Learn how to overcome the challenges of powering FPGAs with SIMPLE SWITCHER® power modules from an expert.

This webinar will review the specifications that are needed to power FPGAs as well as suggest ways to overcome common challenges and propose Xilinx®/Altera® solutions. All SIMPLE SWITCHER® power modules provide you with low EMI, excellent thermal performance and pin–to–pin compatibility for added design flexibility. SIMPLE SWITCHER® power modules utilize WEBENCH® Designer, an online design tool, feature evaluation boards and reference designs, and include application notes and videos to make design easy.

What the registrant will learn by attending this webinar

  • FPGAs rail requirements including Core, IO, Transceiver, and Aux rails
  • How to determine the power levels for each FPGA rail
  • How SIMPLE SWITCHER® power modules makes FPGA power design easier
  • Select the best part for the various FPGA rails
  • How to optimize transients and output ripple for meeting FPGA core requirements
  • How to optimize the overall system performance to reduce EMI
  • How Webench Power Architect tool simplifies the FPGA power design

Webcast: Low Noise Power Supplies for Data Converters

by Texas InstrumentsMar 27, 2015

This 30-minute presentation addresses issues related to low-noise power supply design for high speed data converters are presented along with methods for creating solutions.

Attendees Will Learn:

  • Drawbacks of using just a DC/DC converter for a power supply
  • Developing a method to determine power supply requirements for ADC PSR specifications
  • Overview of DC/DC post filtering strategies
  • Creating a overall high performance power supply solution

Who Should Attend:
This presentation is targeted at signal chain designers who are familiar with basic system performance analysis such as SNR, but need to understand how to design power supplies to get the most out of their data converters. It will also be helpful to power supply designers who want to understand how the power supply design affects overall signal chain performance and need techniques to anaylize and design to the requirments of the system.

Webcast: Measure Body Temperature Accurately and Cost Effectively

by Texas InstrumentsFeb 23, 2015

This webinar will cover human body temperature measurement solutions. A brief description of the technical challenges involved will be covered along with a summary of the pros and cons of thermistors, RTDs and IC temperature sensing solutions. Analysis of an example solution will be presented along with system requirements.

Who Should Attend:
Design and manufacturing engineers for portable medical devices and fitness/healthcare wearable devices

Whitepaper: Privacy in Radio Frequency Identity Documents

by Texas InstrumentsJan 01, 2008

This paper describes privacy concerns being voiced today regarding the use of contactless technologies in identity documents, the differences between RFID and contactless smart card systems and the methods available in each of these systems to protect privacy. A companion paper addresses the security issues in identity documents. The paper concludes with privacy recommendations for how contactless technologies should be used in ID documents.

Whitepaper: Introducing DLP 3-D TV

by Texas InstrumentsJan 01, 2008

2006 saw the introduction of several new cinema titles, such as Return of Superman and Nightmare on Christmas. In 2007, Meet the Robinsons was released by Disney Studios. In each case, the films that were presented in 3-D retained higher receipts than those that were shown in 2-D. With studios like DreamWorks announcing that all future animated titles will be in 3-D, it stands to reason that there will be 3-D content available for home viewing in the near future. This paper outlines the DLP 3-D HDTV Video Format and shows how stereographic content can be created using this format.

Whitepaper: Scaling From Pilot to Implementation

by Texas InstrumentsJan 01, 2008

This paper addresses relevant hardware and software considerations that companies will have take into account when attempting to scale from a small RFID pilot to a full-blown RFID deployment. When on talks about hardware, emphasis is given to the tag value chain that users should anticipate in moving from pilot-level implementation to rollout-level implementation. When one talks about software, emphasis is placed on considerations that will drive the ability to seamlessly and on a scalable level, integrate the real-time data-flowing from RFID-readers and other compute-infrastructure with traditional enterprise systems such as Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)-systems.

Whitepaper: Maximizing RFID Performance on Consumer Product Cases and Pallets

by Texas InstrumentsJan 01, 2008

This research paper identifies the product and packaging variables that affect the performance of RFID smart labels, and provides advice on the appropriate measures to take to address difficult data reads. This paper identifies the product and packaging variables that affect the performance of RFID smart labels, and provides advice on the appropriate measures to take to address difficult data reads.

Whitepaper: Reaping the Benefits of SoC Processors for Video Applications

by Texas InstrumentsJan 01, 2008

This Texas Instruments paper describes today’s demanding consumer video applications often require the high performance of system-on-a-chip (SoC) integration, yet SoC processing engines have created new challenges for system developers. SoCs have traditionally been based on closed architectures, giving developers few options for implementation; however, video applications ranging from consumer communications to multimedia products are becoming increasingly complex, requiring design flexibility for greater customization and advanced feature updates.

Whitepaper: Digital Broadcast TV - Coming Soon to a Mobile Phone Near You

by Texas InstrumentsJan 01, 2008

The TV services on mobile phones that consumers are most familiar with today is streaming TV over the cellular network, similar to how one would stream video over the Internet. MobiTV offered in the United States on some Sprint PCS Vision phones is one such service, which offers streaming of live or recorded TV over the cellular network. There is a downside to streamed DTV services over the network; it uses voice bandwidth, therefore lowering the overall capacity of the network for all users. While services like MobiTV are innovative, the real break-through will come from LIVE broadcast TV.