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Texas Instruments showcases leading analog, wireless and embedded processing solutions at ESC Boston and DesignMED

Sep 26, 2011

WHAT:          Experience the latest innovations and technologies from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) in microcontrollers, power management, digital signal processors (DSPs), low-power radio frequency (RF) and wireless connectivity, including a sneak peek of the ZigBee® Smart Energy Profile 2.0, at booth #600 during the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC), Boston.


TI will again give away hundreds of development kits as part of its “Tool Swap” microcontroller kit exchange program, which encourages attendees to bring in underperforming competitive microcontroller hardware tools and make the switch to TI’s leading solutions. Attendees can get more information at www.ti.com/maketheswitch.


While at ESC Boston, visit TI at DesignMED on the same showfloor to learn more about the latest TI technologies for medical system designs. TI experts will lead discussions on a range of topics, including personal health devices, medical imaging design and the changing face of the medical field courtesy of wireless technologies. 


WHEN:          September 26-29, 2011

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WHERE:       ESC Boston co-located with DesignMED

Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center

900 Boylston St

Boston, Mass 02115


TI ESC Boston booth: #600

TI DesignMED booth: #720


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Wednesday, September 28

8:00 a.m.         BeagleBoard 101

Get the basics of running Linux on the BeagleBoard. Also, learn how to engage the BeagleBoard community, detail the boot process and survey the available community and commercial software installed on the provided boards. Location: Room 210


8:00 a.m.         Introduction to personal medical devices

Eduardo Bartolome provides an overview of the physics and biology driving several architectures for personal medical devices and the key specifications for the signal chain, followed by a description of the integrated circuits addressing each of these solutions.

Location: Room 110, DesignMED


10:30 a.m.       Basic I/O with the TinCanTools Beacon Board

Stop by and learn about the basics of utilizing drivers in Linux to perform simple I/O tasks including GPIO communications. The TinCanTools Beacon Board will be used as an example to let you test your ability to control and time signals on your BeagleBoard-xM's expansion port.

Location: Room 210


12:25 p.m        Start your next medical imaging design with TI

Eduardo Bartolome will present an overview on TI’s product portfolio for medical imaging applications including its highly integrated 16-bit quad-channel analog-to-digital converter (ADC), the ADS5263, with high sampling frequency of up to 100 MSPS for high-end medical imaging systems.

Location: DesignDays Theater on the Expo Floor


3:30 p.m.         The changing face of the medical field courtesy of wireless technologies 

Examine the vital role that wireless technologies play in advancing new capabilities in the telehealth and telemedicine markets. What is the industry's call to action in the need for more accessible, accurate, cost-efficient and connected medical monitoring devices? TI’s Leo Estevez will address this question and more.

Location: Room 111, DesignMED


3:30 p.m.         eZ430-Chronos wireless watch lab and tutorial, interface with Linux-based BeagleBoard

Learn about sub 1GHz RF peer-to-peer wireless networks using the eZ430-Chronos development tool. In addition to activities and prizes, attendees will see how to wirelessly interface the eZ430-Chronos watch to the Linux-based BeagleBoard. Learn how to stream accelerometer, temperature and other data wirelessly using these TI solutions.

Location: Room 210


Thursday, September 29

2:30 p.m.         Low-power DSP uses in connected audio applications

TI’s Peter Chung addresses the challenge for more features in audio systems to improve the sound quality that a low-power DSP can meet. There are various implementations to improve voice and sound quality in connected audio applications (USB & Bluetooth®). This session provides an overview of how certain algorithms and software can improve the user experience as well as an example of how to meet those system-level challenges and turn your voice or music into high-def system territory.

Location: Room 103




Analog and digital power management: See how the latest technology in digital power management technology and new high-performance, high-density power products support leading-edge processors and microcontrollers.

Digital signal processors: Stop by for the Bluetooth hands-free audio streaming demo featuring TI’s CC2560 and C5515 ultra-low-power DSPs. TI will also demo the software framework for USB audio class applications, which uses TI’s C553x ultra-low-power DSPs to develop reliable audio systems such as headsets, speakers and voice recorders as well as USB speakerphones for VoIP programs such as Skype™.

Microcontrollers: Experience the latest from TI’s ultra-low-power MSP430™, Stellaris® ARM® Cortex™-M, real-time control C2000™ and Hercules™ microcontrollers with featured demos on industry-first technology, capacitive touch, digital LED control, wireless connectivity and more.


Wireless: Get a “sneak peek” of the ZigBee Smart Energy Profile 2.0 running over a TI smart meter board, Stellaris and MSP430 microcontrollers. Experience how TI brings low-power, sub-1 GHz wireless connectivity over IP to new spaces such as lighting, industrial control and monitoring, and home and building automation with TI’s 6LoWPAN network processor demo. Additionally, check out TI’s recently announced sub-1 GHz performance line with a “sniff-mode” demo running on a CC1120 receiver for low-power devices in security, Smart Grid, healthcare and other spaces.


TI DesignMED booth: #720


TI will feature a broad range of analog, embedded processing and wireless semiconductor solutions for medical system designs. Demos include Continua™ Certified solutions for telehealth and personal health devices, tools and evaluation modules for ECG, ultrasound, digital thermometers, weight scales, heart rate monitors and other applications as well as a range of innovative medical electronics devices based on TI technology.


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