element14 and Texas Instruments showcase featured reference designs at Electronica China 2017

element14, The Development Distributor, joins hands with Texas Instruments to showcase a range of widely popular reference designs from TI Designs, covering industrial, automotive, consumer electronics, communication and computing area. The featured reference designs include schematics, test data and design files, enable engineers to proceed with rapid evaluation and customized system design and accelerate time-to-market.

Weidi Zhu, Regional Director of Greater China, element14, said, “element14 supports customers at every stage of the product lifecycle – ideation, design, supply chain and production. To fulfill this objective, we seek partnerships with suppliers from world’s leading brands to offer exclusive or leading-edge components or technologies for specific applications or customer groups. The selected reference designs from TI Designs will greatly simplify the system design for designers, able to meet their design needs in specific applications, particularly in the newly-emerging areas such as IoT and wearable.”

Highlighted TI Designs at Electronica China include:

  • Field Transmitter With Bluetooth® Low Energy Connectivity Powered From 4- to 20-mA Current Loop Reference Design: It can measure humidity and temperature and broadcast the measured values with Bluetooth Low Energy. The design is loop powered and the current value on the loop is changed according to the humidity value.

  • Single-Chip, Loop-Powered 4- to 20-mA RTD Sensor Transmitter: This reference design is a single-chip solution perfect for a two-wire, 4- to 20-mA loop-powered system including a four-wire RTD analog front end. The built-in processor enables the use of compensation algorithms, which increases the system performance. The design is ideally suited for applications with space constraints and operates at high ambient temperatures with a low power performance.

  • Turnkey IO-Link Sensor Transmitter: As the front-end design for RTD with IO-Link compliant sensor transmitter, it contains a totally validated IO-Link PHY and stack and also contains a form factor of 6 mm width (compatible with a standard M12 connector). With all three components, this design aims to jump-start IO-Link devices developments.

  • Isolated Loop Powered Thermocouple Transmitter: a system solution providing precision K-type thermocouple measurements for 4 to 20-mA isolated current-loop applications. This design is intended as an evaluation module for users to fast prototype and develop end-products for process-control and factory-automation.

  • Reference Design for Reinforced Isolation Three-Phase Inverter: This design provides a reference solution for a three phase inverter rated up to 10 kW, designed using reinforced isolated dual IGBT gate driver, 250kHz reinforced isolated amplifier, and MCU TMS320F28027. The inverter is designed to have protection against overload, short circuit, ground fault, DC bus undervoltage and overvoltage, and IGBT module over temperature.

  • EMC Compliant Single-Chip Resolver-to-Digital Converter (RDC) Reference Design: This design provides a solution for EMC-compliant resolver-to-digital converter (RDC) with a single-chip PGA411-Q1 with a 12-bit angle resolution. The included PGA411-Q1's integrated boost converter and exciter amplifier can reduce system cost and board space compared to traditional RDC solutions.

  • 48V 3-Phase Inverter Reference Design: This design can realize a 48V/10A 3-phase GaN inverter with precision in-line shunt-based phase current sensing for accurate control of precision drives such as servo drives. It also offers a TI BoosterPack compatible interface to connect to a C2000 MCU LaunchPad™ development kit for easy performance evaluation.

Visitors can pre-register at or visit element14 booth at Stand 5431 in Hall E5 to get a RMB30 Starbucks voucher. Visitors to the stand will be taken on a journey through element14’s expert design & manufacturing services, and see first-hand all the latest technologies and solutions from TI.

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