Learn about the role of non-overlapping or complementary pulse width modulation (PMW) in DC motor control using an h-bridge circuit, taking into consideration PWM shoot-through and dead-time PWM.
August 29, 2022 by Jake Hertz
We’ll be walking you through creating a robotic subsystem with a voice-activated motor leveraging machine learning (ML) and an Arduino Nano 33 BLE Sense.
July 03, 2022 by Jake Hertz
Dive further into switched capacitor circuits by learning about charge pump circuits, what they are, how they work, their pros and cons, and their applications.
May 01, 2022 by Jake Hertz
This article is the second of a series on microcontroller timers. This article describes a more complex timer called the PWM or pulse-width modulation timer.
February 07, 2020 by Stephen Colley
Learn more about the design considerations that go into developing adaptive automotive lighting solutions.
November 06, 2019 by Dr. Steve Arar
How does temperature affect the output of a voltage reference? What is a temperature coefficient specification?
June 06, 2019 by Dr. Steve Arar
This article discusses features and functionality offered by integrated circuits that simplify the task of controlling a stepper motor.
December 12, 2018 by Robert Keim
This article provides some practical guidance on how to evaluate integrated circuits intended for controlling brushed DC motors.
December 07, 2018 by Robert Keim
In this article, we’ll discuss MOSFET characteristics related to transient conditions and switch-mode operation.
July 24, 2018 by Robert Keim
This article provides an overview of various characteristics and specifications that are relevant to low-frequency MOSFET operation.
July 23, 2018 by Robert Keim
Optocouplers are undoubtedly effective, but alternative isolation technologies may be a better choice for your application.
July 13, 2018 by Robert Keim
By connecting an L298 bridge IC to an Arduino, you can control a DC motor.
July 07, 2018 by Tim Youngblood
This article, part of AAC’s Analog Circuit Collection, presents a circuit that is a good choice when you need to remove high-frequency noise from a digital signal.
March 07, 2018 by Robert Keim
This article covers the various roadblocks encountered in a new design and how they were troubleshot and overcome.
January 19, 2018 by Mark Hughes
Learn about sensorless brushless DC motor controllers, some example ICs, and some disadvantages of using such motors.
October 18, 2017 by Nick Davis
We’ll use real collision data to refine the detection algorithm, and even better, we’ll confirm that the system actually works.
September 28, 2017 by Robert Keim
A Picaxe 08M2 microcontroller and an HIH6030 sensor team up to easily control a ventilation fan using temperature or humidity or both.
September 25, 2017 by Raymond Genovese
In this article, we’ll develop and test an algorithm for automatically shutting down a robot in response to a collision (or some other violent event).
September 21, 2017 by Robert Keim
In part two of the tachometer/speedometer project, we'll add a keypad and LCD for easier user interaction.
September 18, 2017 by Nick Davis
Learn how to make a tachometer and speedometer using a C8051 microcontroller, an optoelectronic sensor, and a spinning disc.
September 06, 2017 by Nick Davis
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