In this interview, Texas Instruments talks to AZoM about why they are attending electronica this year.
Please could you introduce us to Texas Instruments and tell us why you're exhibiting at Electronica.
Electronica is an important show to demonstrate our capabilities, with a focus on sensing, processing, control and a big focus on automotive. We're showing how Texas Instruments can work to provide solutions for customers; whether this is a factory floor, a smart city, a smart building or for home automation.
We can help with all of these important trends, where autonomy and smart technology, which uses the cloud, can bring benefits. For all of these applications, Texas Instruments can provide solutions for.
What application areas is your technology designed for?
We work in three main areas – factory automation, building automation, and vehicle automation. Texas Instruments is providing solutions in all of these areas. Communication with the Cloud can be from your car, from a building, or it can be from a factory.
These can be for applications as diverse as building security and surveillance in cities, or predictive maintenance in the gas chambers of vehicles, where we can also detect leaks.
What sets your range of products apart from any others on the market?
We bring leading edge solutions from a technology standpoint. Texas Instruments is always investing in technology and making sure that our products meet our customer’s needs with the future in mind. We have everything for machine vision in factories, and we take that same vision and apply it to the automotive industry.
We strive to keep delivering to our customers the technology and solutions that they need.
How do you think your products will help advance industrial and automotive automation?
I think there is a common theme across all these markets. We're bringing greater intelligence and automation towards all these areas. Everything at the moment is moving towards automation, not further away, and the autonomous driving story is now ubiquitous. Taking these stories to their logical conclusion one would begin to image the widescale use of robots.
Delivery robots are in the news already. They can leverage the great investment made in automation for vehicles and move it to robotics inside and outside the factory. We’re at a point where we could take this technology into city planning, using radar to control traffic lights for example and keeping the light green a little longer if cars are coming.