Texas Instruments, better known in the electronics industry (and popularly) as TI, is an American company based in Dallas, Texas, USA, renowned for developing and commercializing semiconductor and computer technology.
Texas Instruments – TI Semiconductors
Chip IC Products include Solutions in Analog, DSP- Digital Signal Processing, Power Management, A/D Converter, Microcontroller based Systems, Mixed Signal Designs, Multiplexers and Thermal Management Solutions.
A Vintage Calculator from TI
Texas Instruments – wiki
TI produced the world’s first commercial silicon transistor in 1950, and designed and manufactured the first transistor radio in 1954. 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 (MCU) in 1970, which combined all the elements of computing onto one piece of silicon.
A Developer Evaluation Embedded System
Texas Instruments Embedded Portfolio Overview is made up of three sub-divisions: Wireless, Microcontrollers, and Processors
Embedded processors are the processing brains of electronics that gather inputs from analog chips and perform computational processing to operate a system.
A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services.
Silicone based products from Dow Corning
“Xiameter is a web-enabled global silicones supplier. With Dow Corning reliability, Xiameter offers more than 400 commonly-used products online”
Silicones from Xiameter – the Global Silicones Supplier
“Silicones have found use in HBLEDs for many critical needs – providing electrical and environmental protection, increasing light-extraction, minimizing heat build-up and forming lenses that provide options for specific light distribution patterns and intensities.”
High Brightness LED Tutorial
Silicones are polymers that include silicon together with carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and sometimes other chemical elements.
Silicone at Wikipedia
Frederick Kipping was the chemist who pioneered the study of the organic compounds of silicon (Organosilicons), and invented the term silicone.
You know that Silicones play an important role to electronics manufacturing. When you want to Insulate a Power Device from the heatsink, Silpad is used in place of Mica. In some situations, where a higher temperature is expected, Mica or Alumina is inevitable, but these are fragile.
Silicone shrink sleeves, Silicone Insulating Sheaths or Surfaces, provide good electrical insulation and Thermal stability to survive in the industrial environment.
Design and manufacture of advanced semiconductors, with focus on microcontrollers, nonvolatile memory, logic, radio frequency (RF) components and sensors.
Atmel Corporation – Advanced Semiconductors
The also have application-specific standard products (ASSPs) or custom ASICs. The popular products with the Embedded Engineer Include Atmel AVR 8-bit and 32-bit microcontrollers, ARM-based computing chips. and the New SAM D20 family based on the ARM Cortex…
SAM9M10-G45-EK – ARM926-based eMPU eval kit
Fully-featured evaluation platform for the Atmel AT91SAM9M10 or AT91SAM9G45 microcontroller. The evaluation kit allows users to extensively evaluate, prototype and create application-specific designs.
Highlights – Two high speed USB hosts and one high speed USB device port. An Ethernet 10/100 interface. Two high speed multimedia card interfaces. An LCD TFT display 480-RGB-272. A composite video output. A camera interface and communication peripherals.
8051 Architecture – Application Notes
Broad range of feature-rich 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) based on the 8051 instruction set. Pin-to-pin compatible members from our 8051 portfolio. 8-bit MCUs based on the low-power single-cycle AT89LP core to MCS-51 industry-standard socket drop-in devices and small-footprint 14/16/20/28-pin derivatives.
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STMicroelectronics was created in 1987 by the merger of SGS Microelettronica of Italy and Thomson Semiconducteurs of France. It is well know to engineers for very reliable and robust Power Devices and Integrated Circuits from Analog and Mixed-Power Signal to Embedded Devices.
STMicroelectronics – Industrial and Automotive Semiconductors
Segments include semiconductors for industrial applications, MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems), Sensors and chips for wireless and mobile applications. IC Interface and Management Solutions that are part of computing and embedded Systems.
- Transistors, Analog & Mixed Signal ICs
- EMI Filtering & Conditioning
- Automotive Devices and Systems.
- Microcontrollers, ARM, ASIC
- Power Devices and Motor Control
- Thyristors & ACSwitches and Motor Control
EVAL6235PD demonstration board
Fully integrated DMOS three-phase brushless DC motor driver. Used in conjunction with the EVALPRACTISPIN interface board and practiSPIN software, the board provides an evaluation platform to test the features of the L6235 device. In particular, the board provides a means to evaluate the power dissipation performance of the IC in the PowerSO package.