Integrated Grade 0 BLDC motor driver shrinks 48-V motor-drive systems as much as 30% in mild hybrid electric vehicles
04/09/2021 | 150Texas Instruments (TI) introduced a highly integrated Grade 0 brushless DC (BLDC) motor driver for 48-V high-power motor control systems, such as traction inverters and starter generators in mild hybrid electric vehicles (MHEVs). The DRV3255-Q1 can help designers shrink their motor system size by as much as 30%, while providing the industry’s highest gate-drive current for increased protection and output power. Meeting the most stringent safety requirements, the new motor driver was designed according to TI’s TÜV SÜD-certified functional safety development process, helping enable up to Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) D.
TI revolutionizes EV battery management with the industry's best-performing wireless BMS solution, the first concept assessed for enabling ASIL D systems
02/19/2021 | 207Texas Instruments (TI) released a major advancement in electric vehicle (EV) battery management systems (BMS) – the industry’s highest-performing solution for wireless BMS, featuring the first independently assessed functional safety concept. Through an advanced wireless protocol with the industry’s best network availability, TI’s wireless BMS solution demonstrates how vehicle designers can remove heavy, expensive, maintenance-prone cabling and improve the reliability and efficiency of EVs worldwide.
TI introduces industry's first automotive GaN FET with integrated driver, protection and active power management
01/12/2021 | 188Texas Instruments (TI) expanded its high-voltage power management portfolio with the next generation of 650-V and 600-V gallium nitride (GaN) field-effect transistors (FETs) for automotive and industrial applications. With a fast-switching, 2.2-MHz integrated gate driver, the new families of GaN FETs help engineers deliver twice the power density, achieve 99% efficiency and reduce the size of power magnetics by 59% compared to existing solutions.
01/01/2021 | 172Texas Instruments (TI) introduced a new Ethernet physical layer (PHY) capable of transmitting 10-Mbps Ethernet signals up to 1.7 km through a single pair of twisted wires. This additional cable length helps designers extend the reach of industrial communications without increasing system weight or cabling costs.
Industry's first low-noise buck converters with integrated ferrite-bead compensation simplify high-precision designs
12/08/2020 | 179Texas Instruments (TI) introduced a new family of low-noise DC/DC switching regulators with integrated ferrite-bead compensation. The TPS62912 and TPS62913 offer low noise of 20 µVRMS for frequencies ranging from 100 Hz to 100 kHz and ultra-low output-voltage ripple of 10 µVRMS, giving engineers the ability to remove one or more low-dropout regulators (LDOs) from their designs, reduce power losses by up to 76% and save 36% of board space.
New PSpice® for TI tool helps engineers speed time to market with system-level circuit simulation and verification
10/23/2020 | 201Texas Instruments announced a new custom version of the PSpice® simulator from Cadence Design Systems Inc. that enables engineers to simulate complex analog circuits with unlimited analysis of TI power and signal-chain products. PSpice for TI offers full-featured circuit simulation with a growing library of more than 5,700 TI analog integrated circuit (IC) models, making it easier than ever for engineers to evaluate components for new designs.
TI introduces the industry's first DC/DC buck-boost converter to extend battery life by 50% and offer lowest IQ
10/06/2020 | 204Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s first DC/DC buck-boost converter to combine programmable input current limit and integrated dynamic voltage scaling to extend battery life by at least 50%. The TPS63900 maintains the industry’s lowest quiescent current (IQ), 75 nA, with 92% efficiency at 10 µA and delivers up to three times more output current than competing devices to help engineers extend the life span of battery-powered industrial and personal electronics applications.
08/25/2020 | 241Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the industry’s first zero-drift Hall-effect current sensors. The TMCS1100 and TMCS1101 enable the lowest drift and highest accuracy over time and temperature while providing reliable 3-kVrms isolation, which is especially important for AC or DC high-voltage systems such as industrial motor drives, solar inverters, energy-storage equipment and power supplies.
New buck-boost battery chargers deliver 50% greater power density and three times faster charging for USB Type-C™, USB PD and wireless dual-input charging
07/31/2020 | 333Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the industry’s smallest buck-boost battery charger integrated circuits, which integrate power-path management for maximum power density and universal and fast charging at up to 97% efficiency. The BQ25790 and BQ25792 support efficient charging and 10 times lower quiescent current through USB Type-C™ and USB Power Delivery (PD) ports in small personal electronics, portable medical devices and building automation applications.
Stackable DC/DC buck converter maximizes power density in high-current FPGA and processor power supplies
05/05/2020 | 357Texas Instruments (TI) introduced a new 40-A SWIFTTM DC/DC buck converter, offering first-of-its-kind stackability of up to four integrated circuits (ICs). The TPS546D24A PMBus buck converter can deliver up to 160 A of output current at an 85°C ambient temperature – four times more current than competing power ICs. The TPS546D24A has the highest efficiency of any 40-A DC/DC converter, allowing engineers to reduce power loss by 1.5 W in high-performance data center and enterprise computing, medical, wireless infrastructure, and wired networking applications.
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