Distracted by the noise caused by the many appliances in your home? TI’s newest BLDC motor drivers claim to quiet appliances by up to 3.3 dBA using trapezoidal and field-oriented control.
September 08, 2021 by Adrian Gibbons
Extracting DC from AC without any magnetics at all? A new solid-state circuit breaker put forth by Amber Solutions in partnership with Infineon Technologies stands to cause some pretty intense waves by displacing the nearly century-old technology upon which our electrical infrastructure is built.
July 06, 2021 by Kate Smith
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
High-performance motor drives commonly use field-oriented control since it offers smooth and efficient operation throughout the entire speed range. BridgeSwitch offers a unique function by providing a small signal output that is an instantaneous representation of the positive phase current.
In partnership with Power Integrations
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
Toshiba announced last month that it had developed the latest generation of its advanced RF SOI process, TaRF11, optimized for RF switches and low noise amplifiers in mobile devices such as 5G smartphones.
March 11, 2020 by Luke James