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How to Choose the Right Driver IC for Stepper Motors
This article discusses features and functionality offered by integrated circuits that simplify the task of controlling a stepper motor.
December 12, 2018
Choosing the Right Motor-Driver IC
This article provides some practical guidance on how to evaluate integrated circuits intended for controlling brushed DC motors.
December 07, 2018
Introduction to MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems)
This article explores basic characteristics and common applications of a technology that has been incorporated into a wide variety of high-performance electronic devices....
December 04, 2018
Ladder Logic in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
This article describes the programming language ladder logic used to program PLCs and shows examples of how it functions.
November 21, 2018
Stephen St. Michael
Understanding and Modeling Piezoelectric Sensors
This article explains some theory behind piezoelectric sensors and presents an equivalent circuit that you can use when you’re designing sensor systems....
October 15, 2018
What Is a PLC? An Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers
What is a PLC? This article will lay out a succinct definition of what a programmable logic controller is and lay out its basic components....
October 03, 2018
Stephen St. Michael
All About BLDC Motor Control: Sensorless Brushless DC Motor Controllers
Learn about sensorless brushless DC motor controllers, some example ICs, and some disadvantages of using such motors.
October 18, 2017
The Difference Between Slow Decay Mode and Fast Decay Mode in H-Bridge DC Motor Applications
Learn the difference between slow decay mode and fast decay mode, why these names are used, and how they influence motor deceleration.
August 10, 2017
Better Insight into DSP: 10 Applications of Convolution in Various Fields
This article presents an overview of various applications which exploit convolution, an advanced signal operation.
July 19, 2017
High-Frequency FET Control: A New Gate-Driver IC from Diodes Incorporated
Gate-driver ICs such as the DGD0506 provide a convenient and efficient way to control high-current loads.
May 18, 2017
Eliminate Brushes, Reduce Noise: A New Motor-Driver IC from ROHM
You can improve performance in motor-control applications by using brushless DC motors and handy driver ICs such as the BU69090NUX.
April 28, 2017
Bridging the Gap Between Solid-State and Mechanical: The MEMS Switch
The ADGM1004 MEMS switch from Analog Devices is a high-performance solution for both low-frequency and high-frequency applications.
March 02, 2017
An Overview of Using Makeblock in Arduino Programming
Makeblock allows young inventors to have early success in electronics through intuitive color-coded connections and an easy-to-use programming interface....
December 06, 2016
Solenoids: Understanding Actuation and Voltage Polarity
This technical brief will explore some fundamental details related to solenoid operation and implementation.
October 13, 2016
Tutorial and Overview of Infineon’s 3D Magnetic 2Go Kit
The 3D Magnetic 2GO kit is a development kit for the TLV493D from Infineon that can detect magnetic field strength in x, y, and z directions....
September 30, 2016
Industrial Instrumentation and Control: An Introduction to the Basic Principles
In part one of this instrumentation and control (I & C) series, we'll go over the fundamental terminology and concepts used when working with industrial plants....
September 28, 2016
Understanding MOSFET On-State Drain-to-Source Resistance
This technical brief covers some useful details regarding a common MOSFET parameter referred to as on-state resistance.
September 02, 2016
Non-inverting Configuration of an Operational Amplifier
Mentioned in the previous article, the first of two most commonly used operational amplifiers, the inverting configuration is heavily used in audio mixers or digital-to-audio converters. In...
May 02, 2016
Basic Analysis of a Quantum Processor’s Components
This article addresses the internal components of a Quantum Processor.
March 17, 2016
Switch Bounce and How to Deal with It
In this article I will discuss what switch bounce is and some ways to deal with it. First I will take you through the theory, and later I will show you some ways to handle it in both hardware...
September 03, 2015
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