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15th January, 2020

What are the hardware latencies associated with PRU?

In this application report from Texas Instruments, the hardware latencies associated with PRU-initiated memory reads are explored. The PRU is a scalar processor, processing each instruction sequentially. With the exception of memory read instructions, all PRU instructions execute in a single cycle.

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Automotive brushed DC motor driver with fault reporting

The DRV8872-Q1 device from Texas Instruments is a brushed DC (BDC) motor driver for infotainment, HUD projector adjustment, motorised shifter knobs, and piezo horn drivers. Two logic inputs control the H-bridge driver, which consists of four N-channel MOSFETs that provide bidirectional control of motors up to 3.6A peak current.

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So tell me, what exactly are S-parameters anyway?

Modern high-speed analogue-to-digital converters (ADCs) have enabled the direct sampling of radio frequency (RF) signals, which in many cases eliminates the need for mixing stages while increasing system flexibility and capability. Traditionally, ADC signal and clock inputs have been represented by lumped element models. But for RF sampling converters, this approach is inadequate.

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Time-of-flight technology adapted for healthcare use

A healthcare-focused proof-of-concept design incorporating Analog Devices’ 3D time-of-flight (ToF) technology was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show by Arrow Electronics.  Powered by intelligent sensing algorithm, the design demonstrates how 3D ToF technology can be deployed to deliver highly accurate, up to nanosecond real-time sensory data for monitoring breathing pattern and small motion detection. 

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Partnership accelerates mobility by redefining design capabilities

Siemens Digital Industries Software has announced a partnership with Arm, that will bring leading edge IP, methodologies, processes and tools together to help automakers, integrators and suppliers collaborate, design and bring to market their next-generation platforms much faster. This partnership was formed to address the increasingly complex challenges facing the industry in developing platforms to realise active-safety, advanced driver assistance.

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Memory subsystem solution for next-gen AI training chip

Rambus has announced that Enflame (Suiyuan) Technology has selected Rambus HBM2 PHY and Memory Controller IP for its next-generation AI training chip. Rambus memory interface IP enables the development of high-performance, next-gen hardware for leading-edge AI applications. Optimised for low-latency and high-bandwidth memory applications, the Rambus HBM2 interface solution delivers maximum performance.

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