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Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is an American technology company that designs and manufactures semiconductors and various integrated circuits, which it sells to electronics designers and manufacturers globally. Its headquarters are in Dallas, Texas, United States. TI is one of the top 10 semiconductor companies worldwide, based on sales volume. The company's focus is on developing analog chips and embedded processors, which account for more than 80% of its revenue. TI also produces TI digital light processing technology and education technology products including calculators, microcontrollers and multi-core processors. To date, TI has more than 45,000 patents worldwide. Texas Instruments emerged in 1951 after a reorganization of Geophysical Service Incorporated, a company founded in 1930 that manufactured equipment for use in the seismic industry, as well as defense electronics. TI produced the world's first commercial silicon transistor in 1954, and the same year designed and manufactured the first transistor radio. Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit in 1958 while working at TI's Central Research Labs. TI also invented the hand-held calculator in 1967, and introduced the first single-chip microcontroller in 1970, which combined all the elements of computing onto one piece of silicon.

70-W BLDC motor drivers from Texas Instruments eliminate months of design time with code-free, sensorless FOC and trapezoidal control

“Integrated real-time control enables engineers to spin BLDC motors in less than 10 minutes while making motor systems quieter and as much as 70% smaller. Texas Instruments (TI) (Nasdaq: TXN) today introduced the industry’s first 70-W brushless DC (BLDC …

Developing the first ICs to orbit Earth

“For Charles “Bob” Cook, a project assigned by Jack Kilby led to the development of the first integrated circuits to ever orbit the Earth – and a foundation for future space electronics Jack Kilby was a little more than two years …

New MCU portfolio redefines microcontroller performance, enabling 10 times higher processing capability than existing devices

“Engineers can combine processor-level computing with MCU design simplicity for real-time control, analytics and networking applications with TI Sitara™ AM2x MCUs Texas Instruments (TI) (Nasdaq: TXN) today introduced a new high-performance microcontroller (MCU) portfolio that advances real-time control, networking and …

New TI humidity sensors provide the highest reliability and built-in resistance to contaminants and harsh environments

“Engineers can optimize system efficiency and extend industrial and automotive system lifetimes with the industry’s highest-accuracy and lowest-power humidity sensors Texas Instruments (TI) (Nasdaq: TXN) today introduced the first devices in a new family of humidity sensors that provide …

TI bridges the high-speed and precision gap with new SAR ADC family, including the industry’s fastest 18-bit ADC

“Engineers can design high-speed digital control loops with the highest dynamic range and lowest latency while reducing power consumption by as much as 65% Texas Instruments (TI) (Nasdaq: TXN) today expanded its portfolio of high-speed data converters with a broad …

Industry’s first DC/DC controllers with an integrated active EMI filter enable engineers to achieve the smallest low-EMI power designs

“Texas Instruments (TI) (Nasdaq: TXN) today introduced a new family of synchronous DC/DC buck controllers that enable engineers to shrink the size of the power-supply solution and lower its electromagnetic interference (EMI). Featuring an integrated active EMI filter (AEF …

Integrated Grade 0 BLDC motor driver shrinks 48-V motor-drive systems as much as 30% in mild hybrid electric vehicles

“Texas Instruments (TI) (Nasdaq: TXN) today introduced a highly integrated Grade 0 brushless DC (BLDC) motor driver for 48-V high-power motor control systems, such as traction inverters and starter generators in mild hybrid electric vehicles (MHEVs). The DRV3255-Q1 can …

TI introduces industry’s first automotive GaN FET with integrated driver, protection and active power management

“Engineers can deliver twice the power density and the highest efficiency in their automotive onboard chargers and industrial power supplies. Texas Instruments (TI) (Nasdaq: TXN) today expanded its high-voltage power management portfolio with the next generation of 650-V and 600-V …

The Signal - A compendium of blog posts on op amp design topics

“Learning analog seems like a daunting task. Analog engineers do not generally acquire their experience in a linear path from start to finish: They zigzag a path through an obstacle course of hurdles. They acquire insights in small pieces – a …

Analog Engineer Circuit Cookbook: ADCs

“The Analog Engineer’s Circuit Cookbook: ADCs provides analog-to-digital converter (ADC) sub-circuit ideas that can be quickly adapted to meet your specific system needs. Each circuit is presented as a “definition-by-example.” They include step-by-step instructions, like a recipe, with formulas …