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
Explore the LPC55S16, an MCU well-suited for industrial and professional applications, thanks to its fast clock speed of 150 MHz, out-of-the-box support for communicating over a CAN-FD bus network, and low current consumption.
August 06, 2020 by Mark Dunnett, on Behalf of NXP
With the adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning in a wide variety of applications, reliability verification of AI/ML processors is critical since failures can have major consequences for the validity and legitimacy of AI/ML technology.
January 21, 2020 by Neel Natekar, Mentor
This article discusses how the use of three key design methods utilized in optocouplers improves galvanic isolation performance and presents an accompanying high voltage surge test as proof.
January 14, 2020 by Lim Shiun Pi, Broadcom Inc
This design solution evaluates the accuracy of thermocouples used for high-temperature measurements as well as resistance temperature detectors (RTDs) used for local cold-junction-compensation (CJC) points.
April 11, 2019 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
In any high voltage and electrical noise system, the electrostatic discharge (ESD) immunity, an important aspect of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), is a key consideration in choosing a galvanic isolation device.
November 15, 2018 by Miller Henley
This article explores how SiC cascodes perform in difficult conditions—including avalanche mode and divergent oscillations—and looks at their performance in circuits that utilize zero voltage switching.
September 11, 2018 by Zhongda Li, UnitedSiC
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
This article outlines traditional half-duplex RS-485 configurations and then presents new alternatives for simplifying the control interface by eliminating the required control lines and software control code.
May 29, 2018 by Bonnie Baker, Maxim Integrated
Connected industrial machines can sense a wide array of information used to make key decisions within the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). A sensor within an edge node can be spatially far removed from any data aggregation point. It must connect through a gateway that links edge data with a network.
January 09, 2018 by Ian Beavers, Analog Devices