TI Touts First Wireless Haptic Dev Kit

Dallas, Tex. – Texas Instruments (TI) has claimed the industry’s first wireless haptic development kit, providing system designers with a fast way to prototype eccentric rotating mass (ERM) motor and linear resonant actuator (LRA) haptic effects. The Haptic Bluetooth Kit (DRV2605EVM-BT), featuring Bluetooth low energy (BLE) and a free iOS app to control on-board LEDs…

Mouser Stocks TI SimpleLink Wi-Fi Dev Boards

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the new SimpleLink™ Wi‑Fi CC3100 and CC3200 Processor development boards from Texas Instruments (TI). Marketed as an Internet-on-a-chip™ low-power Wi‑Fi family, these SimpleLink Wi‑Fi development boards allow users to develop with the CC3100 network processor and CC3200 Wi‑Fi MCU families to easily add embedded Wi‑Fi and Internet connectivity to a wide-range of applications. The new SimpleLink™ Wi‑Fi development boards, available from Mouser Electronics,…

Element14 Launches TI WiFi Kit

Farnell element14 has announced the launch of the Texas Instruments CC3200 Launchpad and CC3100 BoosterPack, a development platform and Wi-Fi device, created for faster and easier implementation of solutions for the Internet of Things(IoT). The CC3200 LaunchPad kit is the industry’s first single-chip programmable microcontroller with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity suitable for applications in cloud connectivity,…

New Components Meet Designer, Buyer Requirements

Electronic component manufacturers are developing more and more new devices that serve double-duty roles – helping designers simplify and speed up their designs while reducing the bill of materials (BOM) and overall systems cost for the procurement teams. Here’s a sampling of some of the latest devices that play dual roles, including switching regulators, motor…

TI Delivers Integrated Thunderbolt DC/DC Power

Dallas, Tex. — Texas Instruments (TI) has expanded its Thunderbolt portfolio with the TPS65980 DC/DC switching regulator. Touted as the first fully integrated power solution for bus-powered Thunderbolt applications, the TPS65980 is the centerpiece of TI’s certified Thunderbolt single port peripheral reference design, simplifying the power chain and speeding the design of bus-powered applications, such as hard…

TI Q2 Up 8%

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today reported second-quarter revenue of $3.29 billion, net income of $683 million and earnings per share of 62 cents. Regarding the company’s performance and returns to shareholders, Rich Templeton, TI’s chairman, president and CEO, made the following comments: “Revenue for the quarter came in just above the middle of…

Newark element14 Offers TI LaunchPad Dev Kit

Chicago, Ill. – Newark element14 has announced the launch of the Texas Instruments MSP430 ULP (ultra low power) FRAM LaunchPad, a development platform which combines embedded FRAM (Ferroelectric Random Access Memory) and a holistic ultra low-power system architecture. The new addition to the LaunchPad family, MSP-EXP430FR5969 – an easy-to-use Evaluation Module for the MSP4305969 microcontroller enables developers to reduce energy…

TI Delivers Single-Chip Wi-Fi Solution

Dallas, Tex. – Texas Instruments (TI) has launched its SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3100 and CC3200 platforms for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The SimpleLink Wi-Fi family is the first in a series of low-power SimpleLink wireless connectivity solutions for the IoT. The Internet-on-a-chip family allows customers to easily add embedded Wi-Fi and Internet to a variety of home, industrial and…

TI Smart Meter SoCs Enable More Features

Dallas, Tex. – Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced three-phase metering systems-on-chip (SoCs) for smart electricity meters and portable measurement applications. The MSP430F67641 SoCs include high-performance delta-sigma analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) for energy measurement products requiring high accuracy across a wide dynamic range. An integrated 320-segment LCD eliminates the need for external drivers and enables developers to create smart energy measurement…

Altium Teams With TI on Design Tool

Altium Limited, a global leader in Smart System Design Automation, 3D PCB design (Altium Designer) and embedded software development (TASKING)) today introduced WEBENCH® Altium Connector, a collaborative effort between Altium and Texas Instruments (TI) to blend TI’s award-winning WEBENCH power design and simulation tools with Altium’s leading EDA tool suite Altium Designer. This powerful platform…