If you are a college student or student team with an idea on how to implement sensing and/or electronics technology to provide an innovative product or problem solution, you should enter the 2018 ASU Innovation Open (ASUio). The 2018 ASU Innovation Open (ASUio) is a multi-round competition that supports student ventures from across the United […]
At Sensors Expo 2016, Peggy Liska, product marketing engineer at Texas Instruments describes the enabling technologies and sensors in TI’s Sensor Ball. For more information, click: MPS 430 and ADS7042 ADC.
Promoted as the industry’s first resolver sensor interface with an integrated power supply, exciter amplifier and functional safety features, Texas Instruments’ PGA411-Q1 resolver-to-digital converter’s architecture offers designers a lot from a 64-pin thermally enhanced thin quad flat pack (HTQFP) PowerPAD package. The high level of integration means the IC is capable of simultaneously exciting the […]
In this Frank Talk about Sensors, Randy Frank talks to Tarig Chang and Luke Lapointe from Texas Instruments about “A Differential Inductive Switch for Sensing.” For more information about Texas Instruments’ LDC0851 Differential Inductive Switch, click here.
Contactless sensing for buttons, knobs, and door open/close detection, as well as speed and direction without requiring a magnet can be a big plus in many designs. Other capabilities simply make the design decision easier. Called the industry’s first differential inductive switch, Texas instruments’ LDC0851 has a dual-coil architecture that performs contactless sensing and automatically […]
Interfacing position sensors in industrial servo and AC inverter drives can be challenging. With its TMS320F28379D and TMS320F28379S microcontrollers (MCUs), an expansion to its C2000™ Delfino™ MCUs, and DesignDRIVE Position Manager technology, Texas Instruments has addressed the challenges. The design approach supports both digital and analog position sensors for industrial applications. By completing the decode […]
Electrical noise source such as radios, power supplies, lights and motors can pose serious problems for capacitive sensors. To combat these problems, Texas Instruments (TI) FDC2214 capacitive sensing integrated circuit (IC) family offers 60x better performance in the presence of noise compared to existing capacitive-sensing solutions. The IC’s have a unique narrow-band architecture that eliminates […]
Among other integrated capabilities, Texas Instruments DRV421 magnetic sensing IC operates from 3.3V supply to simplify interfacing to ADCs on low-power microcontrollers. Target applications include magnetic closed-loop current sensing in motor controls, renewable energy, battery chargers and power monitoring. The 4-mm-by-4-mm quad flat no-lead (QFN) packaged IC contains a fully integrated fluxgate sensor and compensation […]
At Sensors Expo 2015 in Long Beach, CA, an application expert from Texas Instruments demonstrates ultrasonic sensing and time of flight technology using the company’s TDC1000 ultrasonic analog front end (AFE), and C2000 for water level detection. For more information about the TDC1000 AFE, click here.
The close proximity required for the Near Field Communication (NFC) technique makes it an interesting alternative and supplement to Bluetooth wireless technology. With its RF430FRL15xH system-on-chip (SoC) family, Texas Instruments (TI) makes it easy to implement an NFC sensor transponder. The 13.56 MHz fully programmable ISO 15693-compliant transponder includes programmable microcontroller (MCU), non-volatile FRAM, an […]