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
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.
one day ago 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
This article explores using PSpice for TI to simulate potential causes for parasitic effects in a motor-drive design and offers design tips to mitigate the negative effects common with high-power motor-drive systems.
February 04, 2021 by Matt Hein, Texas Instruments
Stepper motors work well in a wide range of applications but can struggle with torque ripple and current distortion issues. Learn about QuietStep, a proprietary algorithm from Allegro MicroSystems, as a possible solution.
February 02, 2021 by Dan Jacques, Allegro MicroSystems
This article provides designers with recommendations for protection and low-power control components for power outlet design that both prevent overloads from damaging sensitive circuitry and maximize device efficiency.
January 26, 2021 by Ryan Sheahen, Littelfuse
Learn about the benefits of time-sensitive networking (TSN) and how engineers use it to ensure that an industrial system is ready for the future. This article focuses on three members of the set of TSN standards.
January 19, 2021 by Jeff Steinheider, NXP Semiconductors
Redriver or retimer devices can extend the Peripheral Component Interface Express (PCIe®) protocol signal range. This article discusses how to select the best one for compute system and NVMe™ storage applications today and into the future.
January 12, 2021 by Tam Do, Microchip
This article explores components that protect and control their circuits in smart home security applications, specifically components for protecting wired and wireless security cameras and wired doorbell cameras.
December 22, 2020 by Ryan Sheahen, Littelfuse
This article discusses an algorithm to find the optimum adjusted point in a two-dimensional space with orthogonal input vectors. The algorithm solves equations for intersecting circles based on measured data points.
December 15, 2020 by Russell Hoppenstein, Texas Instruments
Learn about the widely used methods for filtering and processing data samples in the time domain while taking a closer look at the Dual Biquad IIR engine of the PowerQuad unit in the LPC55S69 MCU.
December 03, 2020 by Eli Hughes, NXP Semiconductors
This article explores the IEC 60730 Class B standard for functional safety to address both mechanical and electrical design in appliances. Learn what the standard entails and controllers to help meet these standards.
December 01, 2020 by Chad Solomon, Microchip Technology
This article provides an overview of access control topology in smart homes and industrial buildings by covering the various protection and sensing solutions engineers can use in their designs.
November 17, 2020 by Ryan Sheahen, Littelfuse
Designers must consider processing temperatures, producibility, and solder joint integrity of every component as well as higher I/O connectors. This article looks at ways to enable smaller component footprints for high-density PCBs.
November 03, 2020 by Brian Niehoff, Samtec