Technical Highlights February 2015
This is our February selection of White Papers and Webinars.
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Powering FPGAs with SIMPLE SWITCHER® Power Modules
Learn how to overcome the challenges of powering FPGAs with SIMPLE SWITCHER® power modules from an expert. This webinar will review the specifications that are needed to power FPGAs as well as suggest ways to overcome common challenges and propose Xilinx®/Altera® solutions. All SIMPLE SWITCHER® power modules provide you with low EMI, excellent thermal performance and pin-to-pin compatibility for added design flexibility. SIMPLE SWITCHER® power modules utilize WEBENCH Designer, an online design tool, feature evaluation boards and reference designs, and include application notes and videos to make design easy.
Date & Time
- March 24, 16h00 CET (10h00 EST = New York time; 18h00 MSK = Moscow time; 20h30 IST = Mumbai time)
- 30 minutes presentation followed by 15 minutes Q&A
- Jason Arrigo. He is Applications Engineer with the Simple Switcher power module division of Texas Instruments located in Warrenville, IL. He studied at the University of Illinois at Chicago; graduating in 1999 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. Jason joined Texas Instruments in February 2005 as an Applications Engineer, supporting DC/DC power modules. His responsibilities include supporting customers and the field, as well as providing technical documentation and training of TI’s power module portfolio.
Simplify WAN optimization with standard Servers
This article shows how an approach based on the recently updated Intel platform for Large-Scale Communications Infrastructure Systems offers a cost-effective and scalable solution. See how this platform is optimized for the compression and cryptographic workload at the heart of the WAN optimization.
How to protect your products from tampering and reverse engineering
In this presentation you will learn how Gemalto’s (SafeNet acquired) Embedded Software Monetization Solutions provide device and equipment manufacturers all the tools they need to effectively protect their products from tampering and reverse engineering. This solutions also enable software publishers to provision, control, track, and manage their applications while maximizing profitability.
Making power supply design easier with TI’s WEBENCH Power Designer
Take a tour of the latest features of WEBENCH Power Designer, and instantly design and optimize your power supplies! In this Webinar, you will learn tips and techniques to quickly select a regulator, compute BOM, re-compensate the loop for externally compensated designs, edit a schematic, complete thermal analysis and electrical simulation. The latest WEBENCH Visualizer makes it a breeze to select the best regulators and design components from a vast set of design topologies based on your unique design requirements and preferences.
Check out the expanded schematic edit and simulation analysis tools where you measure and compare waveforms with ease. You will create, optimize and analyze single supply designs and learn how to export your design to favorite CAD tools and get a prototype kit quickly, to continue your analysis at the bench. Once single supply design techniques are conquered, you will take a quick tour of the latest WEBENCH Power and FPGA Architect, unleashing full power for multi-rail and system power design that saves weeks of effort in just a few minutes.
- Kishore Vanapalli is one of the Software Developers in the WEBENCH Design Center at Texas Instruments.
He has been with TI over 6 years and led many development projects in this timeframe. His past experience includes roles at Microsoft and the United States Dept. of Energy. He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts.
Learn how to rapidly design and develop industrial solutions
The most effective industrial solutions require products that meet harsh environment and long-operating-life standards, with the flexibility to integrate the latest technologies like wireless communication. In this webinar, we will walk through various industrial reference designs and discuss TI's portfolio of microcontrollers, wireless devices and analog ICs optimized for industrial applications. Learn how Texas Instruments' broad portfolio and extensive support resources can help address your industrial system challenges.
- Prajakta Desai, Product Marketing Engineer, Texas Instruments
Prajakta has been with TI –primarily on embedded technologies - for over 8 years. She has been working on Texas Instruments Microcontrollers for the past three years marketing low power and performance MCUs.
- Kunal Gandhi, Product Marketing Engineer, Texas Instruments
Kunal is a Product Marketing Engineer at Texas Instruments for Precision Analog. Prior to becoming a Product Marketing Engineer, he was a mixed-signal design engineer for 7 years.
- Dana Myers, Wireless Connectivity Marketing Manager, Texas Instruments
Dana Myers joined Texas Instruments in 1999 and has most recently been Channel Marketing Manager for the Wireless Connectivity Solutions organization at Texas Instruments.
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Hardware platform & software support for wideband interception and direction finding
This Case Study introduces a MicroTCA-based solution designed for wideband signal interception, monitoring and direction finding. In this application, VadaTech’s software development services took center stage, helping to fill in the gaps for the customer’s SIG-INT application. The result was a new generation of radio platform for real time monitoring, listening and direction-finding on very wide 200MHz instantaneous bandwidth over the full VHF/UHF band.
Powerful CPU modules drive four independent full HD displays
This White Paper introduces intelligent control of up to four high resolution displays for demanding visualization applications in industrial automation, POS / POI and digital signage systems Today, high resolution full HD visualization is standard and even higher resolutions such as 4K lie just around the corner. Therefore, industrial solutions are needed in order to quickly and simply implement these requirements in new projects. A cost-optimized solution is implemented in MSC‘s high-performance MSC C6C-A7 COM Express module family, based on AMD’s Embedded R-Series APUs with quad-core or dual-core processors.
Choosing the best Cortex-M processor for your design
Please join us for this webinar where our Cortex-M processor product experts take you through the options and configurations available to help you decide which Cortex-M processor is best suited to your needs.
We will provide answers to following questions: How do you go about choosing the right processor for the task and code at hand? What features are needed for specific applications? Which configuration is best for certain solutions? How should one plan ahead for future design considerations?
The ARM Cortex-M processor family is a range of scalable and compatible, energy efficient, and easy to use 32-bit processors designed to help developers meet the needs of tomorrow’s smart and connected embedded applications. Those demands include delivering more features at a lower cost, increasing connectivity, better code reuse and improved energy efficiency.
- Tim Menasveta, ARM.
Tim is currently the CPU Product Manager for Cortex-M0 and Cortex-M0+ processors. He started his career in embedded software engineering and has held various management, development and applications engineering roles at ARM, Accent Semiconductor, CEVA DSP, DSP Group, and Schlumberger.
M2M security tailored to your application
Security continues to be a hot topic in all areas of technology, including machine-to- machine (M2M) applications. But, what should enterprises using M2M and OEMs developing solutions be doing right now to protect their applications? This White Paper shows you potential threats and how to provide the right level of security for speciﬁc devices and applications.
SiC Power - low ON resistance and superior characteristics under high temperatures
The webinar gives an overview on ROHM‘s portfolio of SiC diodes, -MOSFETs and -Modules with the main focus on SiC MOSFETs. We will explain how designers benefit using SiC-MOSFETs by increasing switching frequency and operation temperature, and thus lowering total system cost, size and weight. Additionally, SiC MOSFETs can be used in reverse conduction mode enabling designers to achieve lower losses and costs in bidirectional applications. Suitable applications are e.g. Power supplies, UPS, Drives, Battery Charger etc. ROHM’s Gate Driver portfolio will also be introduced, featuring high output currents and high common mode noise immunity of 100kV/us.
- Christopher Rocneanu, Business Development / Field Sales Engineer, ROHM Semiconductor
Should you buy a module or build your own integrated design?
Don’t miss the Webinar that helps you calculate the costs and resources involved with buying vs. designing from scratch. New product features, certification, increased performance and quicker design
cycles are pressuring device manufacturers to reduce costs and still meet their time to-market requirements. One option is using MCU-based modules with production-ready BSPs and possibly eliminating development time and saving on design and manufacturing costs.
This webinar will show you how to use the Buy vs. Build on-line calculator to help you navigate the steps (and costs) involved with building the project including:
- Concept, selecting memory, interfaces, certification
- Hardware design, reviews, documentation
- Layout design, test points, autorouting
- Initial prototyping, BOM Costs, test tools
- Software design, BSP and OS selection, validation
- Pre-production qualification, testing
- Manufacturing costs, etc.
- Risk, investment and lifecycle management
At the completion of this 30-minute free webinar you will emerge with the knowledge to accurately calculate whether to buy an embedded module or build an integrated system in-house.
Mixed language programming for critical systems
Over the last 30 years Ada has gained the reputation of a programming language with an unrivalled pedigree in high integrity software development. It has become particularly relevant for systems with mixed-criticality constraints where it must interface with other languages.
We have put together for you a Microsite which provides
- a webinar that introduces the mixed language programming features of Ada through example use cases using C, C++ and Java
and useful information about topics like
- Ada for the C++ or Java Developer;
- Multi-Language Programming: The Challenge and Promise of Class-Level Interfacing
- Ada Gems: Mixed Language Development
- GNAT Pro for Mixed-Language development
- GPRbuild - Multi-Language Management.