TI New DLP Chipset for HUDs Enables Wider LED Applications

Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced the first DLP® chipset engineered and qualified for automotive head-up display (HUD) applications. Combining the award-winning imaging qualities of DLP technology with automotive reliability, the new chipset enables head-up displays with the industry's widest field of view (FOV) up to 12 degrees. It also enables high brightness, color and contrast levels and provides manufacturers with a scalable platform. For more information, seewww.ti.com/headupdisplay.
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TI to Unveil GaN Power Device for LED Applications at APEC

Texas Instruments (TI), the worldwide leader in power management integrated circuits, will demonstrate how its analog technologies and embedded processing are driving innovation in energy management for next-generation power designs at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), March 16-18, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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TI Introduces PRU Technology for LED Lighting Controls

This summer Texas Instruments (TI) talked about the programmable real-time unit (PRU) available on the Sitara AM335x andAM437x processors. As a refresher, the PRU is a 200MHz low-latency multicore co-processor optimized for deterministic, real-time processing with local peripherals and memory that allows customers to save time and money by removing costly FPGAs or ASICs from system designs.
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Texas Instruments: Are You Ready for Life without the Incandescent Light Bulb?

Prasad Dhond, Marketing Manager of Lighting Power Products at Texas Instruments (TI) gives a comprehensive overview of the effects of the incandescent bulb phase out in 2014. Below is his recent blog entry:
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TI Introduces High-Power LED Driver for Automotive and General-Purpose Area Lighting

Dimmable, multi-topology DC/DC constant-current controller features low-side current sense Texas Instruments (TI) today introduced a high-power, multi-topology DC/DC LED driver with adjustable switching frequency and current sense threshold that provides design flexibility and low electro-magnetic interference (EMI) for automotive headlamps, fog lights and general-purpose area lighting. The TPS92690 is an N-channel MOSFET controller with low-side current sense designed to support step-up (boost) or step-up/step-down (SEPIC, Cuk, flyback) LED driver t...
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TI Releases New LED Drivers for Retrofitting Light Bulb Design Simplify

Industry’s smallest and easy-to-use drivers reduce component count and solution size Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) has 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 designed for phase-dim...
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TI Introduces LED Drivers for High-Performance Lighting

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) introduced three new DC/DC LED drivers that simplify white color tuning for high-color rendering and ultra-low dimming in professional-grade indoor and outdoor LED lighting applications. The TPS92660 two-string LED driver and TPS92640/1 synchronous buck controllers address the challenges of precise color and brightness control lighting that designers face in creating high quality light engines for commercial area lighting, including architectural and retail displays, as well as LED-based projection systems and automotive running...
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TI’s WEBENCH® tools export power and LED lighting designs to industry-leading CAD development platforms

WEBENCH Schematic Export supports CAD platforms from Cadence, Mentor Graphics and Altium Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) unveiled WEBENCH® Schematic Export, a new online tool that exports analog designs from TI’s WEBENCH Design Center to industry-leading computer-aided design (CAD) development platforms from Cadence Design Systems, Inc., Mentor Graphics and Altium. WEBENCH Schematic Export will be demonstrated in TI’s booth #420 in Hall A4, at the Electronica trade show in Munic...
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TI introduces two phase-dimmable, offline LED lighting drivers

At the Strategies in Light Europe conference, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN) introduced two highly integrated, phase-dimmable AC/DC LED lighting drivers, LM3448 and TPS92070, for use in solid state lighting residential, architectural, commercial and industrial applications, such as retrofit bulbs, LED ballasts, downlights, spot lights and other luminaires. For information and samples, see: www.ti.com/lm3448-pr and www.ti.com/tps92070-pr. TI is showcasing its LM3448 and TPS92070 at Strategies in Light Europe (booths #222, #224) in M...
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TI announces LED-lamp reference board with Lemnis Lighting

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), today introduced a complete LED lighting driver reference board in collaboration with Lemnis Lighting to help address three important issues: cost, dimming and efficacy. The TPS92010 LED-lamp Reference Board applies TI’s semiconductor technology for general LED lighting and Lemnis Lighting’s expertise in dimmable lighting applications. The board can help speed adoption of energy-saving retrofit LED light bulbs.
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RGB-LED Development Board Includes Wireless Remote

Addressing the high level of interest in solid-state lighting, TPS62260LED LED develoipment board from Texas Inatruments enables lighting designers to develop and evaluate a variable-color RGB-LED lighting system using an RF lighting control for management of lighting intensity and color. The board combines three OSRAM high-brightness LEDs (red, green and blue) with an MSP430F2131 microcontroller to control the brightness of each LED using the output of three dedicated TPS62260 solid-state lighting drivers (SSLD).
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