Brushless DC (BLDC) Motor Fundamentals Design How-To 5/25/2009 Post a comment Brushless Direct Current (BLDC) motors are gaining popularity and are used in the Appliances, Automotive, Aerospace, Consumer, Medical, Industrial Automation Equipment and Instrumentation areas. This technical paper looks at the fundamentals of these motors, and provides example control applications.
Distributors' association sees end to declines Product News 5/13/2009 Post a comment The pace of decline of electronic components distribution in Europe slowed during the first quarter of the year but, according to the International Distribution of Electronics Association (IDEA), they still show every indication of bucking the historic annual billings trend of a strong Q1 followed by three declining quarters.
USB product family offer improved power dissipation Product News 5/7/2009 Post a comment Diodes Incorporated has released the AP21x6 family of dual Universal Serial Bus (USB) power switches which are designed to support application solutions including USB port protection, heavy capacitive loads, short-circuit protection and over-current protection.
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.