2017-03-28

TI Gives Engineers the Power to Innovate Industrial Systems

Texas Instruments (TI) is unveiling several innovative system reference designs at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) that include the company's most advanced analog and embedded processing technologies. Supporting a range of system requirements from high voltage to ultra-low power, TI Designs reference designs give engineers the "Power to Innovate" with breakthrough technology for industrial systems.
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2016-11-15

Texas Instrument Showcases Creation of Dynamic Power Solution for Stepper Motors, Relays and LEDs

Jose Gonzalez Torres Worldwide Product Engineer for Standard Power Products at Texas Instruments shares in this entry how to design dynamic power solution for stepper motors, relays and LEDs.
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2016-09-12

TI Releases High Efficiency Tunable White LED DC-Driver with Bluetooth Connectivity Reference Design

The TIDA-01096 TI design is a tested DC-DC LED driver sub system for tunable white LED luminaires. It is built-on a wireless SoC platform which can enable intensity adjustment (dimming) and co-related color temperature (CCT) control using any BLE smart device. Tunable white light luminaires simulate daylight conditions. With a separate warm-white and cold-white LED string, it allows CCT tuning and thereby helps achieving proper circadian stimulation. TI design TIDA-01096 provides high efficiency DC-DC conversion and allows dimming and color temperature control over more than 1:50 and 1:500 range using analog and PWM methods.
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2016-03-23

TI Calls Attention to Standards for Making Reliable GaN Power Transistors

Sandeep Bahl of Texas Instrument stresses the importance of making reliable GaN material will largely rely on joint efforts in the industry to establish related standards in this blog entry.
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2015-03-23

How to Design with GaN Drivers

You may have recently encountered “GaN,” which is replacing silicon (Si) in some key applications for power conversion. In this blog series, “How to design with GaN,” I will take a look at how gallium nitride (GaN) is different from Si and what the key considerations are when creating a power design with GaN.
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2014-11-06

TI LaunchPad Powers This Year's Hottest Costumes

Trey German, LaunchPad Applications Manager at Texas Instruments, shares his experience of applying LaunchPad LEDs in a Halloween costume in this latest entry.
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2014-10-17

Texas Instruments Launches LED Matrix Manager for Adaptive Automotive Headlight Systems

Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced the industry's first fully integrated high-brightness LED matrix manager IC for adaptive automotive headlight systems. The TPS92661-Q1 is a compact, scalable solution that enables automobile manufacturers to create innovative LED headlamps that vary beam patterns and intensity dynamically for optimum roadway illumination and enhanced driver safety. For more information, samples and evaluation modules, visit www.ti.com/tps92661-q1.
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2014-10-01

TI's New 450-V Linear Controller for Offline LED Lighting Design

Texas Instruments (TI) introduced a 450-V linear controller that simplifies current regulation of high-voltage LED strings. The TPS92410 controller integrates a multiplier and tunable phase dimmer detection, as well as analog dimming inputs and drive circuit protection functions to ease design of downlights, fixtures and lamps powered from an offline AC or conventional DC power source.  For more information, samples and evaluation modules, visit www.ti.com/tps92410-pr.
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2014-06-13

Texas Instruments Gives Insight on How to Improve Backlight Efficiency in Portable Displays

When you look at today’s smartphones, or phablets and you see that the screens are getting bigger and bigger, do you realize that the display is what is taking up most of the power in the system?  
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2014-05-15

TI Launches Next-generation Automotive LED Drivers for Automotive Lighting

Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the automotive industry's first two-channel switching LED driver for front lights and the only linear LED driver with single short LED detection for rear lights. Unlike other LED drivers in the market, the TPS92630-Q1 and TPS92602-Q1 feature both high-side current sense dimming and pulse width modulation (PWM) dimming capabilities, as well as full diagnostic and thermal management, which helps designers create flexible lighting systems that meet many countries' differing traffic regulations. Applications include automotive LED front lamp, rear lamp and interior lighting. For more information or to order samples, visit www.ti.com/tps92630q1-pr and www.ti.com/tps92602q1-pr.
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2014-02-07

Texas Instruments: Multi-string LED Lighting Systems and Top Four Linear Regulator Questions

Joe DeNicholas, Product Line Manager, Lighting Power Products, Texas Instruments (TI) tackles some common issues in Multi-string LED lighting systems in this blog entry.
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2014-01-24

Texas Instruments: Narrow Vin Circuits for Driving LEDs in Battery Powered Applications

Chris Glaser, Applications Engineer at Texas Instruments shares in this recent blog entry three narrow vin circuit methods for LEDs in battery powered applications. 
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2013-12-27

Options Abound to Power Your LEDs!

There are many topologies that can be used to power LEDs.  But as you probably already know, it all starts with having the design requirements in place before you start.  Without this, you may end up with a design that is less than optimal, or worse, one that may not always operate properly. 
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2013-12-25

Texas Instrument’s 12 Nights of Christmas

Texas Instruments presents engineers with 12 handy engineer design tips this Christmas. Their Facebook profile offers some insights into designing power systems, wireless power charging, IC, and other designs. TI staff also gets creative with a humorous blog entry that investigates Santa’s sleigh technology.
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2013-12-23

Texas Instruments Acquires UTAC Facility in Chengdu, China

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) announced it has acquired a building in the Chengdu Hi-Tech Zone from UTAC Chengdu Ltd. Earlier this year, TI announced its investments in these operations could total up to US $1.69 billion over the next 15 years, further demonstrating its long-term investment strategy in this important region.
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2013-11-05

Efficiently Dim Your LED Without a Sense Resistor

When driving a single LED from a battery, efficiency is key.  Efficiently making use of the battery’s energy and efficiently converting it to light output prolongs battery life, which reduces cost and hassle for the end user.  While high efficiency switching power conversion is the first step in this process, dimming is a second step just as important as the first.  Dimming allows the user to reduce the light output, and thus the battery power consumed, when they don’t need such a bright light.  This combination of dimming and high efficiency power conversion gives such items as smartphones and glucose meters a sufficiently long battery life.
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2013-09-26

Why Should I Give a Flux?

Ian Williams, Linear Applications Engineer at Texas Instruments tackles printed circuit board (PCB) solder flux issues that affect circuit functionality in a recent blog entry. When troubleshooting non-functional or poorly performing circuits, engineers often run simulations or other analyses that consider the circuit at the schematic level. If these methods fail to resolve the issue, even the best engineer might be left feeling stumped, frustrated, or confused. I’ve felt this pain myself. To prevent you from reaching a similar dead end, I present to you one simple, but crucial, tip: keep it clean!
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2013-05-29

TI Delivers Industry’s Highest Voltage Rating in Next-generation Automotive LED Drivers

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) introduced the next-generation AEC-Q100 qualified automotive LED drivers, feature-packed with the industry’s highest voltage rating, thermal shutdown protection and optimized electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) performance. In harsh automotive environments, the electronics must endure high temperatures, high voltage transient and electromagnetic interference. It is crucial for the devices to survive such conditions while reducing electromagnetic emissions. The TLC6C598-Q1 and TLC6C5912-Q1 are monolithic, medium-voltage, lo...
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2013-02-18

TI’s New LED Drivers Simplify Retrofit Light Bulb Design

Industry’s smallest and easy-to-use drivers reduce component count and solution size Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) introduced the industry’s smallest off-line, phase-dimmable, constant-current lighting controller and an easy-to-use lighting driver that simplify the retrofit of a variety of LED bulbs, including E14, GU10, A19, PAR20/30/38, MR16 and AR111. The TPS92075 controller and TPS92560 driver reduce component count and solution size while improving compatibility with legacy lighting controls. The TPS92075 is d...
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2012-12-18

TI Makes LED Lighting Design Easy and Fast

Industry’s first fully integrated LED drivers in industry-standard IC packages helps developers skirt design complexities Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) introduced two fully integrated LED driver micro-modules that eliminate the external components and complex layout placement challenges typical of LED driver designs. The 450-mA TPS92550 and TPS92551 DC/DC LED driver modules are the industry’s first to incorporate all the required power and passive circuitry into a single IC package to deliver up to 23W of power to...
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2012-10-31

TI LED driver is the first with frequency synchronization, PWM dimming and thermal foldback

1.5-A constant current DC/DC buck converter with wide input voltage operating range and integrated MOSFET drives high-brightness LEDs Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced a 1.5-A constant current DC/DC buck converter with an industry-leading combination of frequency synchronization, pulse-width modulation (PWM) dimming and thermal foldback. The TPS92510 features a wide 3.5-V to 60-V input voltage operating range and integrated MOSFET. Together with TI's WEBENCH® LED Architect, the lighting ...
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2012-09-21

TI introduces the first wide-input voltage, high-power LED driver with multiple dimming control modes

Versatile controller maximizes system efficiency, simplifies design and reduces cost Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) introduced a six-channel LED driver with dynamic headroom control for high-power applications, which accurately and efficiently drives up to six strings of LEDs. The LM3463 is the industry’s first wide-input voltage LED driver with multiple dimming control modes that maximizes system efficiency and reduces complexity in LED area lighting applications, such as street, high-bay and ceiling lights. The LM3463 is a 12-...
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2008-09-01

Delta Electronics launches the Industry’s First Full HD LED Projector

Recently, Delta Electronics, Inc., a long-time industry leader in DLP® optics, light engine and projector development for a wide variety of applications, announced it has completed the development of a groundbreaking full HD LED projector for the consumer market.
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Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.

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LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100mW (mill watts) UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020.

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