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
Part 8 of the Resolving the Signal series dives further into how different noise sources impact precision delta-sigma ADCs by focusing on reference noise and ADC noise, and how gain affects reference noise.
August 21, 2018 by Bryan Lizon, Texas Instruments
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
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
There is a trend beginning for a whole new network of smart devices to listen and respond to requests for all rooms of your smart home so you don't have to hear "I'm sorry, I didn't get that" anymore.
October 10, 2017 by Morgan Lollar, Texas Instruments
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
In this installation of the "Protect Your Ports! Top Design Tips to Keep Your Communications Connected" series, we'll discuss low-speed interfaces and power supply circuits—including audio/video ports, DC power supplies, and more—as well as various methods of how to protect them.
July 11, 2021 by Todd Phillips
This article provides an introduction to microcontroller power management concepts. The NXP i.MX RT500 family of crossover MCUs will be used to provide examples of how these power management concepts can be employed by embedded developers in their applications.
July 08, 2021 by Alejandra Guzman, NXP Semiconductors
In this second installment of the "Protect Your Ports! Top Design Tips to Keep Your Communications Connected" series, we explore what protecting high-speed interfaces looks like, including USB, HDMI, DisplayPort, and eSATA.
June 29, 2021 by Todd Phillips
Learn about multi-threaded programs, developing applications using the XOS real-time operating system, resource sharing with semaphores, and how NXP's i.MX RT500 family of microcontrollers help engineers design DSP-enabled smart devices.
June 24, 2021 by Jason Tseng, NXP Semiconductors
This article discusses the use of an encoder to ensure accurate ongoing tracking of a motor's rotor shaft and the key factors that will help in the selection of the encoder based on different parameters.
March 16, 2021 by Jason Kelly, CUI Devices
This article discusses some concepts for ensuring motion detector designs will be robust to external disturbances by presenting an infrared detector assembly that can significantly reduce the parts count and improve product performance and reliability.
February 23, 2021 by Ryan Sheahen, Littelfuse
Leveraging board-level cameras offer a variety of benefits. To help identify the right mix of features and design elements, here are some factors to consider when selecting and designing in an embedded machine vision camera.
February 11, 2021 by Brian Cha, FLIR