Texas Instruments Tag

Size does matter! In contradiction to other areas for electronics the rule usually means the smaller the better. However laws of physics often restrict us from saving space and shrinking parts. This has been the case for power conversion for several years. Texas Instruments now developed a new buck converter based on the innovative capacitive conversion topology which enables engineers to shrink the size of on-board electronic power supplies by up to 80%. As power conversion often takes up a significant area of the board space this is a remarkableRead More
Charging Wearable
Wearable technology has come a long way from the first Walkman. There are tons of new sub-categories with thousands of different products. However all of them have one thing in common: the need for power and thus batteries. While cassette players could be recharged in seconds by exchanging the battery modern devices usually have customised batteries which are installed internally and need to be charged within the wearable. For users it’s as easy as plugging in a cable – for designers it’s about much more. In order to offer aRead More

Posted On February 24, 2016By Christian JakobIn Embedded World, Events, Internet of Things

Embedded World 2016 – Day 1 Recap

The first day of the embedded world 2016 in Nuremberg/Germany is over for a couple of hours already but we are still full of adrenaline. It was so busy on the EBV booth in Hall 5/278 that time flew by just like nothing. There were so many lively discussions and meetings with the visitors, our manufacturing partners, colleagues and friend that we are already looking forward to hitting the ground of the Nuremberg Exhibition and Conference Center tomorrow. And of course we want to share some of our impressions withRead More
This fall, on November 11, 2015, 30 persons, 20 litres of coffee, 10 kilograms of cake and 500 kilograms of brochures have been brought together in one room to find the ultimate answer to the question “How to digitalise my world?”. 15000 seconds on one afternoon have changed their lives forever… here is what they found. You did not smile reading those bold lines? Read again and imagine Don LaFontaine reading them to you as in a scary movie trailer. Now, that’s better isn’t it? In reality the startup eventRead More
Wireless technology and sophisticated low power semiconductor products have enabled the Internet of Things (IoT) for consumer electronics – now it is time to implement similar solutions into industrial applications. The next few years are crucial for modern companies in order to stay efficient and to optimise their workflows and production processes. Wireless connectivity solutions for the industrial IoT (IIoT, often referred to as Industry 4.0) have to be reliable, cost-efficient and secure. This also applies to consumer applications but for industrial applications the challenge of delivering the necessary levelRead More
Texas Instruments and EBV Elektronik deliver comprehensive support for the recently introduced SIMPLE SWITCHER regulators that simplify wide VIN synchronous power supply design and help engineers create energy-efficient, electromagnetic interference (EMI) compliant products. The easy-to-use LM43600/1/2/3 and LM46000/1/2 DC/DC converters feature an input voltage range of up to 60 V for high reliability in rugged systems, and 27 micro amps of standby current that minimizes power consumption at light load. The unique synchronous power stage architecture reduces radiated emissions for EMC compliance in a variety of industrial, automotive and communicationsRead More
Near Field Communication (NFC) enables devices such as smartphones to communicate with each other by touching them. The technology is hot these days especially if we look at the Internet of Things (IoT). NFC is fast, seamless and secure as the devices have to be very close together to communicate making it nearly impossible to hack the connection without physical presence. The trending technology is already used in many ways as the NFC tags (NFC chip which holds information, energy mostly through energy harvesting) are really tiny in size and canRead More
The Internet of Things (IoT) – interconnecting objects, data, processes and people – long ago ceased to be merely a future vision, and is now reality. It’s estimated that 1 trillion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2025. With billions of smart connected devices waiting to share their data, the engineering community is facing the critical challenge of increasing performance while reducing the energy consumption of their electronic products. An additional challenge is how to secure, store and share the tremendous amount of data collected by all the interconnected things and systems.  CEO VoicesRead More
Before an exciting year 2014 comes to an end let us throw it back to the Electronica a couple weeks ago. EBV Elektronik added its flavour to the show by presenting various Internet of Things (IoT) solutions at the booth together with customers, participating in a number of  key notes and making some noise for the EBVchips program in the press conference on the topic. Our suppliers showed so many great innovations, new products and demos as well, that we were not even able to film and photograph all of the cool stuff they presented. ButRead More
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the hottest buzz word in almost all high-tech markets these days, generating tons of news every week. The IoT basically describes the connectivity of devices and applications to the internet, enabling these “things” to communicate and interact with other things and humans in the network. This interconnectivity creates so many new ideas and holds so many possibilities that it seems hard to keep up with it. We brought two experts from Texas Instruments and EBV together at our Electronica booth in order to talk about thisRead More