Showing posts with label Texas Instruments. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Texas Instruments. Show all posts

Sunday, March 1, 2015

TI Announces Ultra-low Power Wireless Platform

Texas Instruments introduced its new SimpleLink ultra-low power wireless microcontroller  platform for Bluetooth Smart, 6LoWPAN, ZigBee, Sub-1 GHz and ZigBee RF4CE aimed at new class of battery-less devices powered by energy-harvesting techniques or coin cell batteries.

The SimpleLink ultra-low power platform features an ARM Cortex-M3 MCU, Flash/RAM, analog-to-digital converter, peripherals, sensor controller and built-in robust security on chip. TI offers ready-to-use protocol stacks.

The new ultra-low power platform includes a unique integrated sensor controller that interfaces external sensors autonomously while the rest of the device sleeps. The platform includes radio peak currents below 6.2mA and MCU active current of less than 61uA/MHz. The complete chip can stay in standby at only 1 uA with memory retention and RTC (real time clock) running.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Texas Instruments Debuts IoT Wi-Fi Chips

Texas Instruments (TI) introduced its new, low-power SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3100 and CC3200 family aimed at embedded Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Key features:

  • low power consumption for battery operated devices with a low power radio and advanced low power modes.
  • flexibility to use any microcontroller (MCU) with the CC3100 solution or leverage the CC3200’s integrated programmable ARM Cortex-M4 MCU
  • development tools for quick connection, cloud support and on-chip Wi-Fi, Internet and security protocols  
  • "SmartConfig" technology for easy set-up
  • WPS and AP mode

Friday, June 13, 2014

Texas Instruments Launches New Power Line Platform

Texas Instruments (TI) announced a new power line communication (PLC) modem platform that supports the G3, PRIME and IEEE-1901.2 standards across both CENELEC and ARIB frequency bands.

The company said its new kit provides developers with a smaller low-cost design to evaluate any narrowband orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) PLC technology standard for use in a variety of industrial systems such as smart grid advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), solar energy installations, and building and factory automation systems.

Key features:

  • Incorporates all of the necessary PLC modem circuitry, along with a PLC docking station that includes the circuitry required to couple the modem to the AC mains.
  • Small form factor PLC modules enable rapid prototyping of PLC networks; available for purchase separately so developers can customize PLC systems to meet the needs of smart grid customers.
  • The TMDSPLCKITV4-CEN kit supports CENELEC A (35 kHz to 91 kHz) or CENELEC B (98 kHz to 122 kHz) frequency bands in Europe using TI's C2000™ F28PLC83 microcontroller (MCU) and AFE031 PLC analog front end.
  • The TMDSPLCKITV4-ARIB kit supports the ARIB frequency band (154 kHz to 403 kHz) in Japan using TI's C2000 F28M35H52 MCU and AFE032 PLC analog front end.