Voltage supervisors increase the system reliability and robustness by ensuring that power rails are active only during stable power supply. This is achieved through functions such as: precise voltage monitoring, over-voltage protection, power failure indicator, processor monitoring, power sequencing, battery backup, and reset latching.
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TI Precision Labs is the electronics industry’s first comprehensive online classroom for analog engineers. The on-demand curriculum pairs theory and applied lab exercises to deepen the technical expertise of experienced engineers and accelerate the development of those early in their career. This free modular curriculum includes more than 40 hands-on training and lab videos, covering analog amplifier design considerations with online course work.
This training series provides an overview of the the Energy Measurement Design Center for MSP430x microcontrollers (MCUs) The Energy Measurement Design Center is a rapid development tool that enables energy measurement using TI MSP430i20xx and MSP430F67xx flash-based MCUs. It includes a graphical user interface (GUI), documentation, software library and examples that can simplify development and accelerate designs in a wide range of power monitoring and energy measurement applications, including smart grid and building automation.
The 66AK2Gx DSP + ARM processors are designed for automotive and consumer audio, industrial motor control, smart-grid protection and other high-reliability, real-time, compute-intensive applications. This training provides an overview of the device architecture and the processor cores. It also includes training related to voice and audio processing, as well as additional how-to video topics relevant to the EVMK2G evaluation module.
The Logic Minute is a video training series covering a wide-variety of topics related to standard logic and translation integrated circuits.
These concise videos make complex ideas easy to understand in just a couple minutes. This training ranges from simple applications to detailed technical explanations from which both beginners and experienced engineers can benefit.
Tune in to learn more about meter tampering, why it is a problem for utility providers and some common ways a meter is tampered.
The first line of defense against tampering by bypassing current, reversing connections, and disconnecting leads is the meter case. Due to this, it is common for utilities to require some form of intrusion detection system to detect when someone opens a case. In this section, we will cover how to detect someone trying to open the case of a meter.
In this section, a summary of the entire Anti-tamper Techniques to Thwart Attacks on Smart Meters training series will be covered. This summary includes the Detecting Case Tamper Attacks Using Inductive Switches, Detecting Magnetic Tampering Using Hall-effect Sensors and Hardening a Meter Against Magnetic Tamper Attacks sections of the training series.
Non-technical losses (“theft”) account for billions of dollars of revenue loss for utility providers around the world as individuals are able to hack meters to slow or stop the accumulation of energy usage statistics. This loss has driven increased requirements for enhancing the protection designed into new smart meters. This training session will discuss different methods of attacking smart meters and how TI’s analog portfolio can be used to detect or even prevent these attacks. In one scenario magnets are used to saturate any transformers present in the system.