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.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.