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Posts tagged with 'Texas Instruments'

16 Sep, 2013

Something new under the sun

Posted by John Day

John Day I can’t recall the last time I noticed one of the automotive electronics companies I cover introducing not just a new product but a new product category. Perhaps there have been many and I just can’t recall them, but no matter. The company in this case is Texas Instruments (TI), a very large manufacturer of analog semiconductor devices, and the new product category is inductance-to-digital converters, … Read More

Hall effect sensors, inductance-to-digital converters, analog semiconductor devices, Texas Instruments

19 Sep, 2011

John Day Texas Instruments (TI) has launched a new family of ARM Cortex-based microcontrollers (MCUs) for safety-critical transportation as well as industrial and medical applications. It said its Hercules platform is designed to protect against systematic failures, detect random failures, and provide the documentation needed to obtain ISO 26262 ASIL-D or IEC 61508 SIL-3 safety certifications, which should ease … Read More

TMS470M, Texas Instruments, TMS570, ARM Cortex=M3 core, ARM Cortrex=R4F floating point cores, AEC-Q100 qualified, ISO 26262 ASIL-D, RM4x, Hercules microcontrollers, IEC 61508 SIL-3 safety certifications

29 Jul, 2011

A movie theater on wheels

Posted by John Day

John Day National Semiconductor, which we might not hear from all that much longer, since it’s becoming part of Texas Instruments, announced this week that Audi will include National’s FPD-Link III Ser/Des automotive infotainment chipset in the 2012 Audi A3. Other Audi models are expected to get the current-generation chipset, though there was no specific word on which models or when. National says earlier FPD-Link … Read More

National Semiconductor, Multi Media Interface (MMI), Texas Instruments, Blu-ray movies, Digital Content Protection LLC, 2012 Audi A3, high definition video, High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), Dr. Peter Steiner, FPD-Link III Ser/Des automotive infotainment chipset

19 Nov, 2010

Getting to zero defects

Posted by John Day

John Day I want things to work the way they are supposed to – especially if it’s something important, like a car. I can imagine automotive electronics engineers must feel the same way about the chips they specify. “I remember one day that a customer asked me, ‘What are you going to do to ship me zero defects,’” recalls James Williams, automotive development quality manager at Texas Instruments. “I nearly … Read More

Texas Instruments, zero defects, Infineon Technologies


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