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 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
Tesla Motors was founded in 2003 and is an American automotive and energy storage company. This article will focus on how Tesla's Roadster electric motor works. The basics of the car are pretty standard and straightforward, but the intricate details are much more intriguing. It will also detail the key differences between an internal combustion engine and Tesla's electric motor. At just about the size of a watermelon, the motor converts electricity into mechanical power and also acts as a generator, turning mechanical power into electricity.
October 31, 2015 by Donald Krambeck