Robot with "human-like" vision Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 7/6/2009 1 comment With robots being outfitted with many different types of sensors, it's not surprising that human researchers are interested in replicating how we perceive the outside world.
Designing high-performance and power-efficient motor control systems Design How-To 7/2/2009 Post a comment This paper provides an overview of motor control design considerations, such as control of multiple motors, field-oriented control, power factor correction and sensorless control. It also addresses how today's microcontrollers (MCUs) bring even greater precision, power efficiency and reduced cost to a wide range of applications.
Motor efficiency depends upon power factor Design How-To 7/2/2009 1 comment Advances in motor control algorithms and cost-effective electronic components for implementing motor
drives are creating a revolution in virtually every electric motor market. Control of the power factor in an
efficient manner also means less lost energy, both in the motor and drive electronics.
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.