Notebook PC

Notebook Computer (PC) Solutions from Texas Instruments.

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Design Considerations

A notebook PC is full-blown, genuine computer that can perform all computing tasks as a desktop computer does. The notebook PC is built with small factor ICs and to be more durable than the desktop PC.

Core Subsystems include:

  • CPU
    - perfroms all operations of the computer according to programmed instructions in the operating system software.
  • MCU/HID
    - Monitor and control various Human Interface Devices (mice, keyboards, etc) and maximize power efficiency of the design through various operating modes.
  • Memory
    - ROM contains the BIOS. RAM stores the application software and data files.
  • Disk Drives
    - stores operating systems, application programs, and data files.
  • Input/Output Ports
    - sends and receives data through serial ports, parallel ports, USB ports, and PC cards.
  • Sound Card and Speaker
    - plays sounds from CDs and DVDs.
  • Display
    - displays information and video/graphic on the LCD panel.
  • Input Devices
    - include the mouse, the trackball, the trackpoint, the touchpad, and the keyboard.
  • Fax/Modem
    - sends and receives data through the phone line.
  • Network Interface
    - allows the PC to connect to the LAN.
  • Power Conversion
    - converts the input power from the AC adaptor to run various functional blocks.

Application Notes (4)

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HTM 8 KB 28 Jul 2009 543
HTM 9 KB 24 May 2006 104
HTM 8 KB 09 Sep 2004 24
HTM 8 KB 04 Mar 2003 47
    

Reference Designs

Description Part Number Company Tool Type
Boost Converter, 12Vin to 35V at 150mA using the UCC2807 PMP2791 Texas Instruments Reference Designs
CC2511 USB Nano Dongle Reference Design CC2511NANO_REFDES Texas Instruments Reference Designs
CC2511 USB-Dongle Reference Design CC2511USB_REFDES Texas Instruments Reference Designs
Dual Output Synchronous Buck Converters using the TPS51220A for 5V and 3.3V System Rails PMP3843 Texas Instruments Reference Designs
High Current Integrated FET Synchronous Buck Converter Using the TPS51315 PMP3872 Texas Instruments Reference Designs
High Efficiency Synchronous Buck Converter, 12V Input to 1.1V at 25A using the TPS51117 PMP2993 Texas Instruments Reference Designs
High Efficiency Synchronous Buck Converter, 12V Input to 3.3V at 22A using the TPS51117 PMP2970 Texas Instruments Reference Designs
Low Cost Two Phase Synchronous Buck Converter, 12V Input to 1V at 33A using TPS40130 PMP3961 Texas Instruments Reference Designs
Multiphase (1.6V @ 80A) for Memory PMP5456 Texas Instruments Reference Designs
Multiphase Synchronous Buck Converter, Three phase 12V Input to 1.8V at 60A using 3x TPS40180 PMP3060 Texas Instruments Reference Designs
SEPIC for Notebook Computer (12V @ 1.5A) PMP2143 Texas Instruments Reference Designs
Single Chip DDR3 Supply using the TPS51116 PMP3130 Texas Instruments Reference Designs
Sync Buck (1.0V@20A) PMP5879 Texas Instruments Reference Designs
Sync Buck (1.1V at 110A) PMP5096 Texas Instruments Reference Designs
Two Phase Synchronous Buck Converter, 3.3V Input to 1.05V at 25A PMP2783 Texas Instruments Reference Designs
XIO2213B Evaluation Module / Reference Design XIO2213BEVM Texas Instruments Reference Designs

Selection and Solution Guides

Solution Guides (1)

Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 2.79 MB 30 Sep 2008 1044

Tools and Software

Name Part # Company Software/Tool Type
Code Composer Studio (CCS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE) CCSTUDIO Texas Instruments SW Development Tools, IDEs, Compilers
MSP430 20- and 28-Pin Target board and USB Programmer MSP-FET430U28 Texas Instruments Evaluation Modules & Boards
MSP430 USB Stick Development Tool EZ430-F2013 Texas Instruments Evaluation Modules & Boards
MSP430 Wireless Development Tool EZ430-RF2500 Texas Instruments Development Kits

Product Bulletin & White Papers

Product Bulletin (1)

Title Abstract Type Size (MB) Date Views
PDF 150 KB 09 Mar 2010 649

White Papers (1)

Title Abstract Type Size (MB) Date Views
HTM 8 KB 25 Oct 2006 23

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