Implementing a 3-Phase Brushless Direct Current Motor Drive News & Analysis 12/2/2004 Post a comment Brushless dc motors have a straight-line, speed-torque curve similar to that of their mechanically commutated counterparts. BLDC motor internals consist of a multi-pole permanent magnet rotor and a stator with multiple coils linked together using a triangle or star connection. Cypress engineers offer the sequencing codes for driving brushless motors with Hall Effect sensors and an analog controller.
Designing external cabling for low EMI radiation News & Analysis 12/2/2004 Post a comment The advent of equalizer circuits that compensate for cable loss allows systems to send high-speed data over very long copper cables. The use of integrated circuits for equalization of cable loss has enabled a major reduction in the cost of interconnects for communications systems. For optimum performance, such systems must minimize any radiated emissions from the cables and connectors. A Maxim engineer offers this assessment of EMI reduction techniques, including coax, twisted pair cabling and e
Digitally set DC/DCs boost portables Product News 12/1/2004 Post a comment San Jose, Calif. - Summit Microelectronics bills its SMB120 nine-channel DC/DC converter/controller as the first power-with-power-management IC for portable applications that's digitally programmable.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.