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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As processing requirements for electricity meters gradually increase, it becomes increasingly difficult to find one device that meets both the processing requirements for adding advanced metrology features to smart meters while also accurately sensing metrology parameters, such as RMS voltage, RMS current and active power. To deal with this design challenge, one option is to use a separate metrology microcontroller and a standalone ADC.
As processing requirements for electricity meters gradually increase, it becomes increasingly difficult to find one device that meets both the processing requirements for adding advanced metrology features to smart meters while also accurately sensing metrology parameters, such as RMS voltage, RMS current, and active power. To deal with this design challenge, one option is to use a separate metrology microcontroller and a standalone ADC.
Over the last few years, the industry has been moving from mechanical to fully electronic meters. We have seen more and more functionalities such as metrology with ultrasonic technology, leak detection with audio patterns, communication with low power and long range radio being added to smart meters. These new functionalities allow utilities to deliver new services such as condition-based maintenance and remote monitoring of meters, which lead to efficient management of the network and better customer experience.
IPv6-based communications networks are becoming the standard choice in industrial markets such as smart meters and grid automation. These 6LoWPAN-based mesh networks address key concerns such as vendor interoperability, long-distance connectivity, security and reliability. This training will cover system- and software-level deep-dives on new RF 6LoWPAN mesh solutions, which implement open-source based 6LoWPAN mesh stacks on top of the frequency hopping based TI-15.4 stack.
Simple functions such as timer replacement, input/output expanders, system reset controllers and stand-alone EEPROM are common on PCBs. Low-cost, ultra-low-power MSP430™ value line microcontrollers (MCUs) offer cost savings when replacing digital and analog functions in a system. Watch this series to see how MSP430 MCUs can be used to enhance communication, pulse width modulation, systems and housekeeping, and timer functions in your next design.
The MSP-EXP430FR2433 LaunchPad™ development kit is a member of the MSP430™ Value Line Sensing MCU family. The LaunchPad kit provides a quick evaluation and prototyping tool for the MSP430FR2433 microcontroller (MCU). This series provides an overview of the LaunchPad kit’s features and the out-of-box temperature sensing demo.
Ultrasonic sensing techniques have been popular in smart water meters because the technology avoids any moving parts which are prone to degrade over the lifetime of the product. The MSP430FR6047 microcontroller (MCU) family takes ultrasonic sensing solutions to next level of performance delivering <25ps of accuracy, detection of low flow rates <1 liter/hour and high precision of <5ps.
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.
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This training presents TI’s ready-to-use EtherCAT masters solutions for Sitara processors. EtherCAT master on Sitara runs on different operating systems, including TI-RTOS and RT Linux. It also runs on the EMAC interfaces (CPSW and PRU ICSS_EMAC) of any Sitara device, including AM57x, AM437x, and AM335x.
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.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is now part of the smarter grid through the adoption of IPv6 communications networks. These 6LoWPAN-based networks address key concerns such as standards-based interoperability, reliability, low power, and long-distance connectivity.
Mobile Smart TV is a growing category that can extend the AV personal electronics category. This training includes all the information you will want to know about the mobile Smart TV category. Introduction, value proposition, benefits, and design considerations of the mobile smart TV category are included in the training. The last section, covers the benefits of DLP Pico technology for this application.
Modern battery powered motor drive applications such as power tools, drones, vacuum cleaners, eBikes, etc. show a clear trend towards permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM) and brushless DC motors (BLDC). The biggest challenge in designing the power stage for these applications is to meet form factor, efficiency, protection, peak current carrying capability and thermal performance. This training will explain how to do a system design to meet the design challenges by proper selection of power FET and gate driver.