Simplifying BLDC commutation and feedback system
Design How-To 3/31/2009 Post a comment
In a Brushless DC (BLDC) motor system, an electronic mechanism
is required to commutate the system. Unlike a Brush DC motor system,
the permanent magnet is located at the Rotor and the windings are
located at the Stator. As a result of this setup arrangement, the
windings are required to energize in sequence, to enable smooth
commutation. For the electronic system to determine which windings to
energize, Hall sensor feedback is used to get the current location of
the windings with respect to the
Mobile operators seal, extend network sharing deals
News & Analysis 3/23/2009 Post a comment
In a wide-ranging cost cutting deal that will have major implications for their equipment suppliers, and further down the chain for many component suppliers, Vodafone and Telefonica have confirmed they will pool their mobile networks in the U.K and said that the deal covers several other European countries.
Making Automotive DC-motor driving simple and safe
Design How-To 3/5/2009 Post a comment
An increasing number of high-power DC motors are used in many automotive applications. Being smaller and lighter than previous versions, they have to draw higher currents in order to offer a suitable torque. The article describes a highly integrated MOSFET H-bridge for this purpose.