Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN - Free Report) or TI recently took the wraps off an isolated amplifier, which it claims to deliver accurate signal measurements in industrial voltage-sensing applications.
The new amplifier is designed for isolated voltage sensing and finds use in several applications such as factory automation and control, grid infrastructure, rail transport as well as motor drive applications, thus strengthening the company’s presence in these markets.
Notably, the stock has underperformed the industry over the past 12 months. It has gained 18.7% compared with the industry’s growth of 31% in the said period.
Details of the New Amplifier
Known as ISO224, it features a common-mode transient immunity (CMTI) of up to 80 kV/µs and can operate over an industrial temperature range of -55°C to +125°C, supporting 50% higher working voltages than required by isolation industry standards.
The amplifier is optimized for offering accurate measurements in industrial applications over an extended temperature range, enabling engineers to reduce board space. In addition, ISO224 features a single, high-side supply with integrated voltage detection that simplifies the design and system-level diagnostics.
As the company continues to leverage on its expertise in analog and embedded products, as well as systems to launch compelling products for different markets, we believe that the move is intended to boost TI’s industrial market share.
The move highlights Texas Instruments’ R&D investments in several high-margin, high-growth areas of analog and embedded segments. The company is gradually increasing its exposure in industrial and automotive markets, as well as dollar content at customers, while reducing exposure to volatile consumer/computing markets.
The company has been integrating different functionalities into single devices, encouraging customers to opt for simpler, more power efficient and smaller form factor products that may potentially lower the cost of ownership and might be used in the smallest of applications.
This increases its dollar content per device, helping in share gains and margin expansion. It also helps to fend off tough competition from the likes of Broadcom, Analog Devices and Intel.
Zacks Rank & Stocks to Consider
Currently, Texas Instruments has a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell). Some better-ranked stocks in the technology sector are eXp World Holdings, Inc. (EXPI - Free Report) , ANGI Homeservices Inc. (ANGI - Free Report) and Internap Corporation (INAP - Free Report) , each carrying a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
Long-term earnings growth for eXp World Holdings, ANGI Homeservices and Internap is currently projected to be 10%, 25% and 2%, respectively.
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