Showing posts with label TI. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TI. Show all posts

Monday, June 6, 2016

Video: TI's Xiaolin Lu - IoT Innovation Has No Boundaries

Innovation really has no boundaries and is everywhere, says Xiaolin Lu, Fellow and Director of the IoT Lab at Texas Instruments. Innovation is not just about creating cool new things, but in bringing improvements to how we do things, including cost and power consumption.

In this video, she offers advice and encouragement to women in the field.

https://youtu.be/uvrq0mQrspo







Sunday, October 18, 2015

TI's Sitara AM57x processor Targets Embedded Market

Texas Instruments (TI) announced the Sitara AM57x processor family, the highest performance devices in this processor platform.

TI's Sitara AM57x processors are designed for a broad range of embedded and industrial applications.  The design uses ARM Cortex-A15 cores for high-performance processing and running a high-level operating system (HLOS). Additionally, AM57x processors integrate TI’s C66x digital signal processors (DSPs) for analytics and real-time computation, programmable real-time units (PRU) and ARM Cortex-M4 cores for control functions, and video and graphic accelerators for advanced user interfaces and multimedia applications.

TI said the Sitara AM57x processors enable developers to simplify their designs with a single chip instead of needing multiple chips for each function. The design targets Internet of Things (IIoT), factory automation, machine vision, embedded computing, human machine interface (HMI), robotics, medical imaging, avionics, etc.

  • Compute: Two different types of computing cores, both with up to two ARM Cortex-A15 cores and C66x DSPs that each perform a different task. The multicore architecture provides flexibility by distributing tasks to the right cores while driving system integration and best-in-class performance – all within one chip.
  • Control: In addition to the high-performance cores, AM57x processors also include two ARM Cortex-M4 cores and four PRUs to provide developers with low-latency, real-time control functions necessary for industrial applications such as controlling a motor or monitoring sensors.
  • Connectivity: The processors are equipped with an industrial communication subsystem (ICSS) for real-time fieldbus protocols and other industrial communication, and extensive system flexibility with integrated high-speed peripherals such as PCIe, SATA, Gigabit Ethernet, and USB 3.0. These features, along with the high-performance ARM Cortex-A15 cores and DSP, enable AM57x processors to transmit and receive data quicker.
  • Multimedia: The devices integrate up to two SGX544 3-D and a GC320 2-D graphic accelerators for advanced graphical user interfaces; a 1080p60 video accelerator and multi-display support for high-definition video playback; and multiple camera inputs for recording events, taking pictures or reading a barcode.


Samples of Sitara AM57x processors are now available from TI.

http://www.ti.com

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

TI Extends its Keystone Multicore DSPs with OpenMP

Texas Instruments (TI) has added support for OpenMP Application Program Interface (API) to its KeyStone-based TMS320C66x multicore DSPs.

The OpenMP API is a portable, scalable model that provides a flexible interface for developing parallel applications in markets such as mission critical, industrial automation, embedded vision, medical imaging, video surveillance, audio and video infrastructure and high performance computing.

“With the industry’s first production release of OpenMP API support on their multicore DSPs, TI is truly making multicore programming easier for developers,” said Michael Wong, CEO of OpenMP. “TI’s support of the OpenMP API on its KeyStone-based C66x multicore DSPs allows developers to easily migrate their applications to take advantage of power and performance. This is an important milestone for all developers in the embedded processing space.”

http://www.ti.com/multicore
http://openmp.org/wp/



Monday, July 23, 2012

TI Posts Revenue of $3.34B, Sees Cautious Market


Texas Instruments posted Q2 revenue of $3.34 billion, net income of $446 million and earnings per share of 38 cents.  EPS includes 6 cents of charges associated with the company's September 2011 acquisition of National Semiconductor and restructuring.

"TI revenue in the second quarter was about as we had expected," said Rich Templeton, TI's chairman, president and CEO.  "Our Analog and Embedded Processing segments grew sequentially, while our Wireless segment declined.   "Although we believe customers and distributors have low inventory levels, the global economic environment is causing both to become increasingly cautious in placing new orders.  Our backlog grew last quarter but orders slowed in the month of June and our backlog coverage for September is lower than normal.  As a result of this increased uncertainty, we currently estimate that our revenue in the third quarter will be about even with last quarter and below our seasonal average growth rate."

http://www.ti.com

Monday, June 25, 2012

TI and AirHop Announce Advanced SON software for Small Cells

Texas Instruments and AirHop Communications are collaborating to integrate AirHop's eSON advanced self-organizing network (SON) software on TI's KeyStone-based small cell System-on-Chips (SoCs). This will enable small cell base stations that will facilitate operators' ability to deploy heterogeneous networks.

The companies said HetNet requires SON technology specifically designed for small cell networks to actively optimize system capacity and manage inter-cell interference.

TI's scalable KeyStone architecture includes support for both TMS320C66x digital signal processor (DSP) generation cores and multiple cache coherent quad ARM Cortex-A15 clusters, for a mixture of up to 32 DSP and RISC cores. In addition, TI's KeyStone architecture includes fully offloaded, flexible packet and security coprocessors and capacity expansion for SoC structural elements such as TeraNet, Multicore Navigator and Multicore Shared Memory Controller (MSMC).

AirHop's eSON software delivers multi-cell coordination and optimization that can be deployed in fully distributed, centralized or hybrid architectures and, for maximum flexibility, can be located anywhere in the core network cloud and on a variety of network edge devices. TI's KeyStone multicore SoC architecture enables more efficient measurements from the lower level PHY stack, required by the higher level SON algorithms, resulting in optimized SON solutions for customers.

AirHop's SON software support will be available for TI's KeyStone-based small cell solutions in the second half of 2012.
http://www.ti.com/multicore
http://www.airhopcomm.com

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Texas Instruments Sees Signs of Upturn

Texas Instruments reported $3.12 billion, net income of $265 million and earnings per share of 22 cents. EPS includes 10 cents of charges associated with the company's acquisition of National Semiconductor and restructuring.

"As we expected, our business cycle bottomed in the first quarter, and early signs of growth began to emerge," said Rich Templeton, TI's chairman, president and CEO. "Orders were up 13 percent, and backlog is growing again. Particularly encouraging is the breadth of increased orders across geographical regions and markets, including the industrial sector.

"Sales in our Analog segment were about level with the prior quarter. We continue to make progress with Silicon Valley Analog, formerly National Semiconductor, as this product line gains traction with customers and holds a strong position in the important industrial market. Sales in Embedded Processing were up 7 percent led by growth in the automotive and communications infrastructure markets. Sales in our Wireless segment declined sharply as we entered the final phase of our exit from baseband products, which were less than 3 percent of total sales in the quarter. We are expanding the reach of our Wireless segment into multiple markets and experiencing strong diversity in our design-ins."http://www.ti.com

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