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SMALLEST ISOLATED LINEAR HALL-EFFECT CURRENT SENSOR: MCS1806
This linear, Hall-effect current sensor delivers 3kVRMS minimum isolation voltage and 500VRMS maximum working voltage. The MCS1806 is designed for a variety of applications requiring high isolation, and is immune to stray fields when in close proximity to other applications such as motors. It is highly integrated, requiring a minimal number of external components and comprising the smallest isolat...
UNDERSTANDING ANGLE POSITION SENSOR RESOLUTION AND BANDWIDTH IN SERVO CONTROL LOOPS
This presentation details the advantages of magnetic angle sensing compared to optical sensing, the differences between Hall-effect and TMR-based solutions, and how to assess resolution accuracy and bandwidth. Learn the impact of error sources, and the importance of calculating real resolution in an application. Next-generation TMR sensor solutions such as the MA600 offer new levels of sensitivity...
MP1528: UNBOXING AND GETTING STARTED
Our engineers walk you through unboxing and getting started with the evaluation kit for the MP1528, a 36V precision LED driver. The EV1528DQ-00A evaluation board provides the ability to test and configure the driver for your application.
HIGH-PERFORMANCE ANGLE, POSITION, AND CURRENT SENSING
Overview of MPS position sensors and current sensors.
IF SMALL IS TOO BIG: THE NEW MA782 HALL ENCODER IS THE WORLD’S SMALLEST TRUE ABSOLUTE IC ENCODER®
Over the last several decades, product development has become more and more dominated by design and ergonomic aspects. We all happily embrace this as consumers, but as developing engineers we are also aware of the implications on our daily work. Complex functions get squeezed into tiny packages, and increasing numbers of applications are now battery-powered and mobile. This also has a significant...
RFSOC GEN2/GEN3 REFERENCE DESIGN WITH FULL PMBUS SUPPORT
RFSOC GEN2/GEN3 REFERENCE DESIGN USING DISCRETE REGULATORS
RFSOC GEN2/GEN3 REFERENCE DESIGN USING MODULES
STEPPER MOTORS BASICS: TYPES, USES, AND WORKING PRINCIPLES
In this article, we will cover the basics of stepper motors. You will learn about the working principles, construction, control methods, uses, and types of stepper motors, as well as its advantages and disadvantages. A stepper motor is an electric motor whose main feature is that its shaft rotates by performing steps, that is, by moving by a fixed amount of degrees. This feature is obtained tha...
ARTIX 7 - PMIC REFERENCE DESIGN
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USING MAGALPHA ROTARY MAGNETIC SENSORS IN SIDE SHAFT MODE
The previous article discussed types of magnet and their uses with MPS MagAlpha sensors in “end of shaft” mode. This article will explore the “side shaft“ mode topology. MPS MagAlpha sensors utilize an array of Hall elements in the center of the IC that sense the horizontal vector of the field from the rotating magnet. This field typically comes from a simple two-pole, diam...
CHOOSING THE RIGHT MAGNET FOR MAGALPHA SENSORS
The MPS MagAlpha family offers rotary Hall effect magnetic sensors that sense the position of a magnet as it rotates above or at the side of the sensor. Exact magnet sizes, shapes, and materials should be selected depending on application requirements and target costs. This article discusses tradeoffs, and how to choose the best magnet for an application. MPS MagAlpha sensors utilize an array o...
VERSAL ACAP HIGHEST EFFICIENCY ALL POWER RAIL REFERENCE DESIGN
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MAGALPHA MAGNETIC ANGLE SENSOR FAMILY
The ability to detect position or speed is a fundamental requirement in the control and monitoring of many mechanical systems. Slow speed position measurement in applications such as motorized actuators has historically used resistive potentiometers. In high-speed applications such as servo motors, optical encoders have typically been used. Though potentiometers are inexpensive, they suffer from ...
MCAR ANGLE SENSORS
The mCar is a demonstration and marketing platform for MPS hardware. It integrates MPS power and motion control components in a real, large scale system that allows MPS teams to implement and test hardware and software on a challenging application. mCar was fully developed and fabricated in-house at MPS. Learn more about themCaror visit ourautomotivecomponentspage. MA704 10-bit, High Bandwith, ...
POWERING 5G: PFC + LLC POWER SUPPLY SOLUTION
The development of 5G networks brings new and exciting challenges for the powering of base stations. The MPS solution for powering 5G combines high power and high efficiency within a 1U-sized rack mount casing. It is made up of two core blocks: a totem-pole topology power factor correction (PFC) stage, and a resonant LLC DC/DC converter that ensures stable and efficient power delivery to the outpu...
MPS'S ISOLATED MEDIUM- AND HIGH-POWER POWER SUPPLY PRODUCTS
Our lives are undergoing tremendous changes amidst the emergence of carbon neutrality, 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), and big data. The advent of the 5G era has transformed the design concepts of many power supply products, in that it has significantly increased the demand for medium- and high-power power supplies. Due to the increase in data traffic, communication frequency, and transmission ...
CURRENT SENSORS FOR HIGH-CURRENT MONITORING AND HIGH ISOLATION APPLICATIONS
MPS’s MCS18xx current sensor series offers a tiny, single-IC solution that is ideal for applications requiring the combination of high-current monitoring and high isolation voltage between the high-current primary-side and the low-voltage side. These applications include phase inverters, solar panels, uninterruptable power supplies, appliances and white goods, AC/DC power supply control, and more....
ACCURATE CURRENT MEASUREMENT IN MODERN ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS
As power electronic switching techniques advance, there is an increased need to accurately measure current for feedback control and system monitoring. There are several methods to achieve this, with each method having advantages and limitations. This article focuses on current measurement methods that require relatively high accuracy and bandwidth, such as those used to measure current on the inpu...
ISOLATED, HIGH-VOLTAGE ±5A TO ±50A CURRENT SENSORS
The MCS18xx current sensor series offers high-current monitoring and high isolation voltage between the high-current primary side and the low-voltage side that communicates to the system. The load current is sensed through the Hall sensors, and is indicated as a linear analog voltage proportional to the load current. These sensors are ideal for phase inverters and phase current-sensing application...
CURRENT SENSOR USE CASE: SMART LIGHT DIMMERS
In this use case, we’ll consider our highly integrated current sensors in smart lighting dimmer controls. Intuitive, smart home controls are in high demand as more and more consumers desire products that are energy efficient. Smart home lighting has the ability to detect a person’s presence and sense the level of light in the room, so it can adjust the lights to preset preferences. ...
MPS'S ISOLATED POWER SOLUTIONS PROMOTE CARBON NEUTRALITY
The revolution for a carbon-neutral era goes beyond an environmental commitment. With premiums on energy-saving solutions that reduce emissions, markets and individual companies are shifting their industrial and energy infrastructures to produce unique and environmentally conscious products. Across various power categories (e.g. photovoltaic and wind power generation, energy storage, battery manag...
MA102/MA302: 12-BIT, COMPACT ANGLE SENSORS FOR BLDC MOTOR COMMUTATION
The MagAlpha MA102 and MA302 series replaces discrete Hall switches in any block commutated brushless DC (BLDC) motor, including power tools, fans, white goods, automotive applications, and more. These sensors are available in a small QFN (3mmx3mm) package, providing flexibility for highly compact designs. Changing to a single MA102 or MA302 reduces board space by up to 70% with no need for a sepa...
MA800 FAMILY: MAGNETIC ANGLE SENSORS FOR HMI KNOBS, DIALS, AND BUTTONS
The MA800, MA820, and MA850 family of magnetic angle sensors comprises a complete solution in a tiny, 3mmx3mm QFN package. Different output interfaces — including SPI, SSI, ABZ, and PWM — offer design flexibility and additional compatibility. Features Contactless Sensing for Long Life with No Wear 8-Bit Resolution Absolute Angle Encoder 0° to 360° True Absolute Angle Output Push and Pull De...
MAGALPHA POSITION SENSOR USE CASE: POWER DRILL
In this use case, well consider the application of MagAlpha Angle Sensors for BLDC power tools. Using MPSs precision angle solution, all three Hall cells are replaced with a single MA102 Power tools are increasingly using brushless DC motors for efficiency and reliability. Traditionally, these motors have been commutated by placing three discrete Hall cells near the rotor magnet, but this requ...
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