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May 22, 2019

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Smart metering reference design: secured 6LoWPAN mesh end-node with enhanced network capacity
Smart metering reference design: secured 6LoWPAN mesh end-node with enhanced network capacity

This reference design implements an RF mesh network end node with DTLS security for smart meter Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) networks, using a single wireless MCU, which enhances performance and minimizes system cost. The network is an IPv6 over low-power wireless personal area networks (6LoWPAN) solution.

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Flexible 3.2GSPS Multi-Channel AFE Reference Design for DSOs and 5G Wireless Test Systems
Flexible 3.2GSPS Multi-Channel AFE Reference Design for DSOs and 5G Wireless Test Systems

This reference design demonstrates multi-channel AFE and clock solution using high speed data converters with JESD204B, high speed amplifiers, high performance clocks and low noise power solutions to achieve optimum system performance.

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Nanosecond Laser Driver Reference Design for LiDAR for robotics applications
Nanosecond Laser Driver Reference Design for LiDAR for robotics applications

This LiDAR (Light Distancing And Ranging) reference design can be used in various robotics applications. It showcases the LMG1020, low side nanosecond (ns) GaN gate driver, which is capable of driving a FET to produce a 1 ns laser optical pulse in excess of 100W.

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PAPER FEATURES

Modernizing the grid to make it more resilient and reliable through technology
Modernizing the grid to make it more resilient and reliable through technology

The distribution network connecting generating plants to factories, businesses and homes is being upgraded to make it more resilient. By employing advanced sensors in generation, transmission and distribution, grid operators can monitor health, optimize old assets, detect faults and restore power more quickly.

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Interlocking gate drivers for improving the robustness of three-phase inverters
Interlocking gate drivers for improving the robustness of three-phase inverters

Variable frequency drives (VFDs) are a key part of industrial automation machinery. They help drive pumps, fans, belts, computer numeric control machines and robotic automation solutions efficiently, helping reduce a factory’s total energy consumption. VFD reliability and robustness are key requirements for machine builders and factory owners.

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Free handbook from TI: Your comprehensive guide to radiation efforts for electronics
Free handbook from TI: Your comprehensive guide to radiation efforts for electronics

This handbook builds on decades of TI expert knowledge, featuring the latest design considerations for engineers who work on space, industrial or terrestrial applications. Learn about radiation environments, their effects on ICs and how to mitigate them, discover testing, procedures and requirements, and more.

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Whitepaper: Enabling the next generation of video doorbells
Whitepaper: Enabling the next generation of video doorbells

With the latest audio/video processors and wireless communications, doorbells are being transformed from century-old electric chimes to fully cloud-connected front-line security systems. Learn more about how to innovate to fit your power-, space-, processing- and cost-constrained projects with TI’s latest video surveillance whitepaper.

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VIDEO FEATURES.

Improving smart meter reliability and battery life
Improving smart meter reliability and battery life

With modern battery powered smart meters, being able to anticipate battery failure and plan maintenance are critical aspects for the service operator. In this video, we will discuss how you can improve your smart meter reliability and battery life.<

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Enabling the next generation of service robots
Enabling the next generation of service robots

Modern service robots use various technologies such TI mmWave sensors to help them successfully navigate in their environment and optimizing its path. Small and efficient motor drives increase the autonomy of the robot. Watch this video to find out more.

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TI’s connect video series: Wearable, wireless patient monitoring demo with Bluetooth 5
TI’s connect video series: Wearable, wireless patient monitoring demo with Bluetooth 5

This reference design is a simple, wearable, multi-parameter, patient monitor with single-chip, biosensing front end, the AFE4900 device, for synchronized electrocardiography (ECG) and photoplethysmography measurements. This design features raw data to calculate heartrate, SpO2, and PTT, Bluetooth 4.2 and 5.0 support, and small form factor.

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OTHER FEATURES.

50-W Opto-Regulated Multi-Output Flyback Converter Reference Design for 380-480VAC Motor Drives
50-W Opto-Regulated Multi-Output Flyback Converter Reference Design for 380-480VAC Motor Drives

This reference design showcases a robust, compact, and efficient main power supply in DCM flyback topology for motor drives using the UCC28740 flyback controller. This design works with a wide input voltage range of 290–1000 VDC delivering up to 50 W of continuous power.

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Multi-Channel JESD204B 15GHz Clocking Reference Design for Radar and 5G Wireless Testers
Multi-Channel JESD204B 15GHz Clocking Reference Design for Radar and 5G Wireless Testers

High speed multi-channel applications require precise clocking solutions capable of managing channel-to-channel skew in order to achieve optimal system SNR, SFDR, and ENOB. This reference design is capable of supporting two high speed channels on separate boards by utilizing TI’s LMX2594 wideband PLL. 

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Power line communication RS-485 simulation reference design for elevator call buttons applications
Power line communication RS-485 simulation reference design for elevator call buttons applications

This design establishes a simulation model for implementing RS-485 communication over power cabling, which can be used to assess the feasibility of implementing RS485 communication at a given data rate, cable length, and loading for a specific cable before building a representative network.

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