Mar 19, 2013
LONG BEACH, Calif., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) introduced the industry's first fully programmable DC arc detect reference solution. The RD-195 makes it faster and easier for designers to address a growing need to safeguard high-power DC systems, such as automobile and aircraft battery management systems, industrial factory equipment, and photovoltaic units, against the catastrophic damage that can result from arc faults. Designers can program the RD-195 to optimize the balance between arc-detection accuracy and false detection prevention to meet their system needs. The RD-195 is accompanied by a software application tool that enables alteration of threshold detection parameters. For more information or to place an order, visit www.ti.com/arcdetect-pr.
Key features and benefits of the RD-195
Tools and support
The RD-195 reference solution features a software application tool that allows designers to fine-tune the system's arc detection threshold levels to increase its accuracy in detecting valid arcs and avoiding false detects. Also included are reference design CAD files.
Technical support is available on the Precision Data Converters Forum in the TI E2ETM Community, where engineers can ask questions and get answers from TI experts.
Availability, packaging and pricing
The RD-195 arc detect reference evaluation kit is available today at a suggested retail price of US$199.
TI analog for industrial
TI is the industrial semiconductor market share leader, providing a diverse portfolio of analog integrated circuits (ICs) for a broad range of applications, including Smart Grid, factory automation, high-voltage power, LED lighting and control. TI data converters, ampliﬁers, interface, isolation, clocking, and power management devices enable customers to differentiate their products, while TI software, design tools and reference designs simplify and accelerate design cycles. Learn how TI analog products improve industrial safety, efficiency and reliability at www.ti.com/industrial-pr.
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