Designing PCBs and enclosures in parallel is the best way to ensure high-quality system designs. Learn how to use Fusion 360 to marry the 2D domain of PCB design with the 3D domain of mechanical enclosure design.
November 03, 2022 by Edwin Robledo, Fusion 360 Electronics
From mechanical latches and liquid flow restrictors to the earliest radio tuners and volume adjusters, rotary controls have been a mainstay of effective interface design. Learn more about rotary controls for modern hardware interfaces.
February 02, 2022 by Max Burk, ALMAX
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
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
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
This article offers an overview of the various component options for smart meter design and how they can improve the operation of the meters into which they are designed.
December 04, 2018 by Philippe Di Fulvio, Littelfuse Inc
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
This article details the problems encountered when trying to maximize channel count, discusses the traditional method used to control a group of switches and the associated drawbacks, presents the solution offered by SPI controlled analog switches, and introduces the SPI controlled ADI precision switches.
May 23, 2017 by Stephen Nugent, Analog Devices
In the systems where custom sensors are required, it's imperative that the designer quantifies the environmental, mechanical, electrical, and magnetic parameters of the entire system so that a sensor which meets those operating conditions can be selected.
January 14, 2016 by Gwenn Gmeinder, Littelfuse