Multi-Function Printers Content
Our LCD power supplies, WLED drivers, converters, rectifiers, and brushless, brushed, and stepper motor drivers make designing highly integrated, efficient multi-function printers easier than ever. These parts allow for exceptional motor and speed control, while reducing BOM and total solution cost.
MPS’s broad portfolio of solutions provide everything needed to design reliable, cutting-edge multi-function printers.
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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.
NEW, THREE-PHASE INTEGRATED POWER STAGE MOTOR DRIVER
Introducing the MP6540 and MP6540H: All new, highly integrated three-stage motor driver power stages from MPS. These parts offer high output current in a tiny package, with excellent efficiency and integrated FETs, saving design time and board space. MPS Motor Drivers Used: MP6540MP6540HMP6540AMP6540HA
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...
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...
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, ...
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...
ELECTRONIC SMART LOCKS
Electronic smart locks are increasing in popularity with the rise of IoT and smart homes, as they provide convenience and a sense of security to consumers. Because they are typically battery-powered, energy efficiency to maximize battery life is crucial. The nature of these devices means they must also offer ease-of-use, stable operation, and the ability to withstand wide temperature ranges and ex...
AIR PURIFIERS & HUMIDIFIERS
Air purifiers and humidifiers must be able to reliably improve air quality for end users. The best designs also offer improved energy efficiency, convenience, and low noise. As more and more appliances are expected to be smart-home ready, consumers are demanding new features such as wireless connectivity for ease of control. To meet and exceed customer expectations, designers are challenged with f...
Mobile points of service (POS) offer the same features as other portable POS devices from the convenience of a tablet or smartphone. POS are expected to deliver fast, secure payment transactions amid changing payment methods and rising customer expectations. They must offer high reliability, long battery life, ease-of-use, and quick processing speeds to accelerate checkout times. As retail and ser...
NETWORK-ATTACHED STORAGE (NAS)
Network-attached storage (NAS) is a data storage option that is quickly growing in popularity. A NAS system is a centralized storage server that is connected to a network and able to be accessed by any authorized user within the network. These systems provide convenience and flexibility by being able to be physically stored and maintained on-site, as well as the ability to have their storage scale...
Fitness machines can be a key component of medical treatment and physical wellness. State-of-the-art medical systems often include next-generation user interfaces, real-time sensing and biometrics, and multi-standard connectivity. With growing concerns about the price of healthcare, reliability and cost are also crucial factors for customers. And of course, to help enhance the abilities of healthc...
Ovens are a key household appliance, and one which consumers expect to be reliable, effective, convenient, and energy efficient. The rise of smart homes has added a new layer of design requirements to new generations of ovens, including durable and intuitive user interfaces, wireless connectivity, smart sensing, and predictive maintenance. IoT capabilities can help keep up with growing consumer ex...
Portable printers are incorporating more features into a small, lightweight packages. New designs are expected to include easier wireless connectivity, support for multiple input types, easy-to-use interfaces, and longer battery runtime. These printers must be able to quickly print high-quality renditions of documents or photos, as well as keep up with energy-saving trends that have increased the ...
MA800 FAMILY CONTACTLESS ANGLE SENSING INCREASES RELIABILITY IN ROTARY SWITCH APPLICATIONS
The mechanical potentiometers and switches used in most rotary user interfaces suffer from limited operating life and low reliability due to mechanical wear and susceptibility to environmental damage. This article discusses how magnetic contactless sensing can eliminate these issues and simultaneously provide additional benefits and features. Rotary knobs are used in a diversity of human-to-machi...
E-scooters have quickly risen in popularity in metropolitan areas and quickly growing cities. Lightweight, eco-friendly, and convenient, these e-scooters are two-wheeled battery-operated vehicles that integrate an electric motor and a controller that assists with increased propulsion. Of course, safety, performance, and cost are the greatest concerns for customers in any vehicle. In addition, new ...
USB WALL POWER OUTLETS
USB wall power outlets are becoming an increasingly common feature in smart homes and buildings. Being able to directly plug USB charging cables into wall outlets provides consumers with convenience and the ability to charge and power devices quickly. However, because this is a more direct form of power delivery, it is even more crucial that the power supply be reliable and safe, with the best pos...
Smart speakers are a growing market as end consumers expect more connectivity than ever in their day-to-day environments, and increasingly feature-rich devices available. Of course, any new speaker is expected to maintain exceptional audio quality, low standby power for extended playtime, and offer complete ease-of-use to the consumer. Smart speakers also integrate new features like voice command,...
HEADPHONES & EARBUDS
Headphones and earbuds are following the trend of other portable electronics adding more features and increased connectivity into smaller solution sizes. New headphone and earbud designs prioritize wireless connectivity and smart features, along with long battery life for maximum use time. Next-generation hearables are gaining mass market appeal offer exceptionally complex features, such as biosen...
THERMAL IMAGING CAMERAS
Thermal imaging cameras sense and display infrared radiation as visible light, and many are designed to withstand extreme conditions such as high heat, dust, and smoke. These devices need to offer high performance and long battery life amid varying environments. Above all, they need to be reliable, as they are used in applications from examining electrical equipment to dangerous first-responder em...
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