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 […]
At Sensors Expo 2014, Gregor Novak, CEO of Bluetechnix explains depth sensing for a variety of applications using Texas Instrument’s 320×240 pixel video sensor. To watch the video, click here. For more information about Bluetechnix’ depth sensing technology, click here. For more information about Texas Instruments video processing capability, click here.
Telecom, servers and central office equipment in the communications infrastructure are among the electronic products that needs precise power monitoring. To meet their needs, Texas Instruments (TI) developed a digital current sensor and voltage monitor with simultaneous sampling and SPI interface. Claimed to be a first to provide these capabilities, the LMP92064 integrates a precision […]
Industrial sensing applications require special design considerations to address the technical challenges that are imposed on the sensor and industrial includes more than manufacturing and factory applications. One of the main criteria that a user has to consider is the choice of technology used for the sensor. However, this is just the start. By attending […]
by Randy Frank, Contributing Editor In medical and healthcare applications, sensors cover a variety of aspects from routine to critical patient measurements and more. There are several different sensing techniques that specifically address well being and health monitoring. The increasing importance of sensors is noted by the 2012 market research report’s (World Sensors Market in […]
Called a development ecosystem with sensor fusion technology, Texas Instruments’ Sensor Hub BoosterPack is a plug-in daughter card for its ARM Cortex-M4 microcontroller (MCU). TivaWare software shipped with board enables measurement of pressure, humidity, ambient and infrared (IR) light along with temperature and motion (including acceleration, orientation and compass). Sensors on the board include: • […]
Daniel Mar, a Product Marketing Engineer for Sensing Products at Texas Instruments demonstrates the TMP006 infrared temperature sensor to Randy Frank at Sensors Expo 2011. Using microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology and chip-scale plastic packaging, the sensor is the smallest (1.6 mm × 1.6 mm) non-contact temperature sensor available today. For more information about Texas Instruments […]
Any energy harvesting system requires some level of power management including battery charging. At CES 2011, Jon Beall, product marketing engineer in the Battery Management Solutions Division of Texas Instruments, explains the functionality that the BQ24210 provides to a solar energy system. To view the video, click here. For more information about the BQ24210 800mA, Single-Input, […]