Texas Instruments introduced their MSP430F525x microcontrollers. The new TI MCU devices reduce power consumption in “always on” applications like smart phones, tablets and accessories. Developers who transfer sensor hub, keyboard control and battery/power management functionalities to MSP430F525x MCUs can create portable consumer devices that put power-hungry application processors and touch screen controllers on standby instead of draining the system’s battery. The MSP430F525x MCUs are available now. Prices start at $2.61 for 1K units.
Embest introduced the SBC8600B single board computer. The SBC8600B SBC is based on the Texas Instruments 720MHz Sitara AM3359 ARM Cortex-A8 processor. The board is powered by a tiny core board Mini8600B, which has integrated AM3359 processor, DDR3, and Nand Flash. The SBC8600B single board computer supports Linux 3.2.0, Android 2.3 and WinCE 7 BSP. A DVD with the software driver source code and relative documents to help customer better understand this board and start their reference design is included with the board.
CommAgility introduced the AMC-4C6678 Advanced Mezzanine Card. The AMC-4C6678 module features four of the latest TMS320C6678 fixed- and floating-point octal core DSPs from Texas Instruments (TI) running at 1.25 GHz, giving a total performance of 640 GFLOPS and 1280 GMACS. The AMC-4C6678 is available now. It is ideal for high performance DSP applications like image sensor processing, telecoms and stepper.
Texas Instruments announced the SN65HVD101 and SN65HVD102 fully-integrated IO-LINK physical (PHY) layer devices. The SN65HVD101 and SN65HVD102 are available in a 4mm by 3.5mm, 20-pin VQFN package. They are ideal for space-constrained applications. Prices start at $2.23 in 1,000-unit quantities. The TI devices replace discrete implementations and provide flexibility.
Texas Instruments introduced the Tiva ARM microcontrollers. The Tiva C Series TM4C123x ARM Cortex-M4 MCU is the first device of the new platform. It is the first Cortex-M-based MCUs to be built on 65 nanometer flash process technology. The Tiva C Series TM4C123x MCUs, formerly known as Stellaris LM4F MCUs, are in production now. Pricing for the TI Tiva ARM microcontroller starts at $2.15 at 10K quantities. They are ideal for home, building and industrial automation.
Texas Instruments introduced a pre-production codec based on the H.265 video encoding standard. The codec is optimized for TI’s TMS320C6678 KeyStone-based multicore digital signal processor (DSP). The C6678 multicore DSP is an ideal platform for H.265 implementation via its eight 1.25 GHz DSP cores capable of delivering 320 GMACs and 160 GFLOPs of combined fixed- and floating-point performance.
Texas Instruments announced the SN65LVDS324 image sensor receiver. The new TI IC acts as a dedicated LVDS bridge between image sensors and processors. The SN65LVDS324 is ideal for surveillance IP cameras and video conferencing systems, as well as industrial, consumer and professional video recording equipment. The chip is available in a 4.5mm by 7mm, 59-ball PBGA (ZQL) package. The suggested retail price of the IC is $2.65 in 1000-unit quantities.
Texas Instruments introduced the RD-195 DC arc detection reference solution. Designers can program the evaluation board to optimize the balance between arc-detection accuracy and false detection prevention to meet their system needs. The RD-195 reference solution includes a software application tool that enables alteration of threshold detection parameters. The RD-195 arc detect reference evaluation kit is available now. It has a suggested retail price of $199.
Texas Instruments introduced their MSP430F66xx microcontrollers. The new TI MCU devices feature embedded 512K Flash, 64K RAM, integrated analog, 160-segment LCD driver and USB. The microcontrollers are code and pin compatible with MSP430F663x microcontrollers, which offer 256K Flash and 16k RAM. MSP430F66xx MCUs are priced from $4.25 in volume units. Samples are now available.
Texas Instruments introduced the 32-bit, real-time C2000 Piccolo F2806xU microcontrollers. The new TI MCUs feature integrated USB 2.0 connectivity, CAN peripherals, and 12-bit, 3 MSPS, analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The F2806xU Piccolo microcontrollers are available in various configurations to meet a variety of performance, memory, peripheral and package size requirements. Prices start at $4.95 in 1k volumes.