Autonomous drones and robots utilize small motors. These fast-spinning mini motors require miniature encoders and IC package sizes. This article shows how an optical sinusoidal encoder provides a higher resolution and increased speeds with a 2x3 mm dual simultaneous-sampling SAR-ADC.
August 11, 2020 by Bonnie Baker, Maxim Integrated
In part 12 of Resolving the Signal, we look at a power-supply noise design example to discuss which supplies are most critical when trying to increase a system's PSR. From that example, we offer best practices to maintain low power-supply noise and debugging tips for a system's overall noise performance.
January 29, 2019 by Bryan Lizon, Texas Instruments
Part 11 of the Resolving the Signal series explores how power supplies contribute to unwanted noise, how to measure and quantify that noise, and how noise ends up impacting system performance.
December 11, 2018 by Bryan Lizon, Texas Instruments
Part 9 of the Resolving the Signal series analyzes several different methods for reducing reference noise's effect in systems and examines the difference of reference noise's impact on low- and high-resolution ADCs.
October 02, 2018 by Bryan Lizon, Texas Instruments
This article shows how to implement an analog PID controller, including adjusting of the angular position of a DC motor shaft, editing the design to control its speed, and tuning PID parameters for reliable performance.
August 14, 2018 by Mahmoud Hamdy, Brightskies Technologies
Part 6 of this 12-part Resolving the Signal series focuses on output- versus input-referred noise, adding an amplifier at the input of an ADC, and low- versus high-resolution ADCs as they relate to amplifier noise.
June 19, 2018 by Bryan Lizon, Texas Instruments
Part 5 of this 12-part series continues to explore effective noise bandwidth as it relates to delta-sigma ADCs and system-level design by stepping through a simple example using a two-stage filter to understand how to calculate the ENBW and how system changes affect the ENBW.
May 22, 2018 by Bryan Lizon, Texas Instruments
Part 4 of this “Resolving the Signal” article series covers noise in delta-sigma ADCs focuses on understanding basic effective noise bandwidth (ENBW) topics.
April 11, 2018 by Bryan Lizon, Texas Instruments
In part 2 of this series, I'll continue the fundamental ADC noise discussion by covering how to measure ADC noise, noise specifications in ADC data sheets, and absolute versus relative noise parameters.
February 13, 2018 by Bryan Lizon, Texas Instruments
This 12-part “Resolving the Signal” series aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of noise in delta-sigma ADCs. In part 1 of this series, I’ll focus on ADC noise fundamentals.
January 23, 2018 by Bryan Lizon, Texas Instruments
Part 1 of this two-part series discusses the key parameters and features a designer needs to be aware of and how they relate to inclination and stabilization applications, thus helping the designer choose the most suitable accelerometer.
December 12, 2017 by Chris Murphy, Analog Devices
The industrial Internet of Things (IoT) encompasses the broad transformation underway that will make pervasive sensing across connected machines not just a competitive advantage, but an essential fundamental service. The industrial IoT starts with the edge node, which is the sensing and measurement entry point of interest.
September 12, 2017 by Ian Beavers, Analog Devices