Pretty much everyone at CES thinks Guitar Hero is awesome. Even Bill Gates got into it during his keynote where he brought in Slash to sub for him. Texas Instruments used it as a draw in their booth with a very cool setup I'd love to have at home.
From real-time language translation to voice-enabled appliances, Texas Instruments invites public to sound off on the future of voice
TI's "vision for voice" contest seeks video submissions describing ideas for new products, technologies and innovations in voice
Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI) [NYSE:TXN] is unveiling a creative competition designed to tap into the brightest ideas and minds of all technology enthusiasts across the United States. TI's "Vision for Voice" contest asks individuals to submit a short video that demonstrates their creativity, knowledge and vision for the future of voice technology. Entrants can describe a specific Voice over IP (VoIP) product they imagine being developed, feature enhancements to current technology, or quite simply, their vision for voice 20 years from now. Contestants can receive additional information and enter the contest at www.memelabs****/texasinstruments.
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Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today announced a breakthrough generation of ultra-low power MSP430 microcontrollers (MCU), offering the industry's lowest power consumption for devices that can provide up to 25 MHz peak performance, increased Flash and RAM memory and integrated peripherals such as radio frequency (RF), USB, encryption and LCD interfaces. With as low as 160 µA/MHz (microamp per megahertz) active power consumption and 1.5 µA in standby, MSP430F5xx MCUs enable longer battery life and the ability to use smaller batteries for portable applications, or no batteries at all for energy harvesting systems that run off of solar power, vibration energy or human body temperature. For more information, please visit: www.ti****/5xx.
TI customer, Jim Vogeley, CEO, AdaptivEnergy, explains that their product, the Joule-Thief™ energy harvester, "collects and stores electrical energy from tiny mechanical vibrations and then uses this harvested energy to power a small, low-power MSP430 MCU. The MCU helps enable a compact RF sensor design to implement ambient intelligence that can detect and report critical conditions in factories, automobiles, offices, homes and other environments, all without wiring or batteries."
Increased memory and integrated peripherals like RF, USB, encryption and LCD interfaces allow designers to add functionally needed to advance fields like personal medical, home automation, human interface control, automated meter reading (AMR), portable instrumentation, sensors, consumer electronics and security. Development tools, collateral, third-party support, training and university programs facilitate ease of use and shorten time to market.
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Texas Instruments introduces industry's first eight-channel, highly integrated digital-input serializer!
Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today introduced the industry's most highly integrated digital-input serializer, which incorporates eight channels and flexible features to provide high-density signal conditioning in a single, compact device. The new serializer converts eight digital inputs, ranging from 0 V to 34 V, into a single data stream on SPI interface, which simplifies the design and saves overall board space for industrial automation and test and measurement equipment. (See www.ti****/sn65hvs882-pr)
"Customers are being challenged to design higher-density industrial automation systems that fit in smaller spaces," said Art George, senior vice president of TI's High-Performance Analog business unit. "The SN65HVS882's innovative architecture makes it easier for designers to solve both problems by providing a high-performance, compact solution for signal conditioning in high-density systems."
Industry's most compact serializer solution for industrial applications
The SN65HVS882 integrates several key functions, which typically must be performed by external components. The high channel density and feature integration allow engineers to reduce overall board space up to 60 percent compared to competing solutions. Several SN65HVS882 eight-channel serializers can be cascaded through an integrated SPI port, reducing both the isolation channels and controller pins required for high channel-count input modules. In addition, the internal programmable de-bounce feature filters out spurious pulses up to 3 ms on noisy switch inputs, eliminating the need for external components or software. These capabilities help provide a more cost-efficient, high-density input system.
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As developers look at their next designs for medical, audio, industrial and emerging applications, there is greater demand for portability with superior features, such as a consumer-friendly graphical user interface (GUI). The balance between power and performance of a processor has traditionally meant trading off one or the other; now that is no longer the case. Giving engineers the scalable solutions they need to design both basic and feature-laden portable end products, Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) (TI) today introduced its breakthrough low-power processor roadmap with more than 15 new devices across four product lines. For the first time, designers will be able to easily bring portability to applications requiring high-precision floating-point processor capabilities, as TI's new roadmap includes the industry's lowest power floating-point digital signal processor (DSPs). TI's new devices also enable significantly longer battery life with the industry's lowest power fixed-point DSP. Additionally, customers will have the option to design portability and feature rich GUIs into their products using TI's new ARM9™ and ARM9-plus-DSP applications processors.
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The Right Tool for Back-To-School: TI-Nspire Graphing Calculator by Texas Instruments helps students excel in math by offering interactive features, a large screen, and more.
For parents stocking up on back-to-school gear, Texas Instruments latest graphing calculator for beginning algebra through college-level math courses is one purchase that won't go out of style. The TI-Nspire™ graphing calculator is a major advancement in learning technology, adding computer-like features and enhancements which are shown to deepen student's understanding of math.
The TI-Nspire graphing calculator includes a large screen, mouse-like controls and spreadsheet capabilities similar to a laptop. These features are intuitive for today's tech-savvy students and help them visualize and interact with the math in real-time to gain a deeper understanding. Unlike laptops, TI-Nspire graphing calculators are allowed on SAT*, ACT and AP* tests helping students apply the math they learn in the classroom to achieve higher scores on these important college entrance exams.
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In honor of the first SolarDay™, a national day of recognition for the growth of solar energy in the U.S., Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) is announcing its sponsorship of the 2009 Solar Decathlon competition. As a returning sponsor, TI is investing in future innovators to help solve some of the world's most critical energy problems.
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Even though the 2009-2010 school year is barely off the ground, teens need to start thinking now about how to succeed on those ever-important math exams. Students are finding that the TI-Nspire graphing calculator is one tool that helps them make it.
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