Seven things that only an analog engineer would understand

Analog engineers deal with subjects with which many people are completely unfamiliar. We have concepts, languages and heroes that are unique to us, that set us apart and give us common ground. This post is about things that only an analog engineer would understand.

Start-Stop Effect on Brushless DC (BLDC) Motor Drives

This video demonstrates the DRV8305-Q1’s ability to drive a motor during a cold crank situation. The device eliminates the need for extra circuitry and is able to operate down to 4.4V while driving the motor and PWM the gate of the power FETs.

IO-Link: TIOL111 and TIOS101 Product Overview

This video introduces you to our newest IO-Link transceivers which feature numerous advantages, including full pin-to-pin compatibility with our TIOS101 family of SIO device. The TIOL111 IO-Link provides fully integrated IEC, ESD, EFT, and surge protection.

Texas Instruments FPD-Link™ Learning Center can help light the way

This comprehensive online classroom targets system designers integrating FPD-Link™ serializer/deserializer technology into their ADAS or Infotainment applications. The on-demand curriculum offers subject matter, from basics to advanced, to widen the technical knowledge of experienced engineers as well as assist those who are just getting started.

THVD1500 300 kbps RS-485 Transceivers With ±8-kV IEC ESD Protection

THVD1500 is a robust half-duplex RS-485 transceiver for industrial applications. The bus pins are immune to high levels of IEC Contact Discharge ESD events eliminating need of additional system level protection components. The device operates from a single 5-V supply.

High accuracy humidity measurements in an ultra-compact package

HDC2010 provides high accuracy measurements in an ultra-compact package that is robust against dirt, dust and other environmental contaminants. It is designed for a wide range of environmental monitoring and Internet of Things (IoT) applications such as smart thermostats, white goods and smart home assistants.

First zero-drift, nanopower op amp

LPV821 combines the best of our nanopower and zero-drift amplifier portfolios. This high precision nanopower op amp enables you to push the limits of what’s possible in demanding low-power systems, such as industrial IoT, wireless nodes, and home/factory automation.

MgO film to boost TFT peformance on glass for LCD / OLED displays

Specifically, the patent (U.S. No. 9,856,578) is for making crystalline films on glass at low temperature with a high degree of crystal orientation or "texture". The particular material demonstrated, which has been reported in the Materials Letters back in 2013 under the title "Extremely highly textured MgO [111] crystalline films on soda-lime glass by E-beam", is magnesium oxide. The insulating material is not only highly transparent, but also has very high thermal conductivity, high thermal stability, and a high melting point.

Bar type TFT displays deliver panoramic views

Available in a range of sizes, from 6.2” up to 37”, the Bar Type TFT can be used for a whole host of applications. The wide viewing angle makes the display readable from all sides and perfect for both portrait and landscape applications. Each unit is delivered as a fully tested VGA/DVI/HDMI/DP, Video Kit Solution with the company's Prisma TFT controller boards or Artista-IoT. The displays operate in the extended temperature range of -40 to +85°C.