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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...
Refrigerators must offer customers the key features of reliability, effective cooling, energy efficiency, and convenience. These key appliances must keep food the correct temperature without being noisy or significantly raising power bills. New generations of refrigerators are integrating smart-home ready features such as touch screens, wireless connectivity, and predictive maintenance. As one of ...
USING CURRENT REGULATION IN DC MOTOR DRIVERS
When starting a DC motor, large currents can be required that place a burden on the motor driver and power supply. This article will discuss using the current regulation function integrated into many motor driver ICs, while using examples from Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) to address high-current conditions. In many cases, using current regulation can allow designers to use a smaller motor drive...
BRUSHLESS VS BRUSHED DC MOTORS: WHEN AND WHY TO CHOOSE ONE OVER THE OTHER
Many motion control applications use permanent magnet DC motors. Since it is easier to implement control systems using DC motors compared to AC motors, they are often used when speed, torque, or position needs to be controlled. There are two types of commonly used DC motors: Brushed motors, and brushless motors (or BLDC motors). As their names imply, DC brushed motors have brushes, which are used...
DC MOTOR ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES
Learn about the main features of the different types of DC motors. Understand advantages and disadvantages between a stepper motor, a brushed DC motor, and a brushless DC motor.
HIGH-PERFORMANCE SOLENOID DRIVERS
Solenoid drivers are used in many applications to provide linear or rotational actuation in mechanical systems. Although driving solenoids can be as simple as switching the current flow on and off, oftentimes better performance can be obtained using a dedicated IC to drive them. In this article, we will examine how drive circuitry affects the electromechanical performance of solenoids. Two differ...
INTEGRATED DRIVERS VS. GATE DRIVERS FOR MOTOR DRIVING
When designing a motor control circuit, it is vital to determine how to deliver the high current required to drive the motor. Designers must choose whether to use monolithic integrated circuits that have internal power devices, or gate driver ICs and discrete external power MOSFETs. This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each approach and provides guidance on when to choose eit...
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....
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...
MP6500 & MP6600: INTEGRATED BIPOLAR STEPPER MOTOR DRIVERS
The MP6500 and MP6600 are bipolar stepper motor driver ICs. The MP6500 offers 2.5A peak output current and is available in in QFN-24 (5mmx5mm) and TSSOP-28EP packages. The MP6600 offers all of the same features and up to 1.5A of output current in a small QFN-24 (4mmx4mm) package. Beyond the standard integrated indexer logic and two PWM current-regulated H-bridge drivers, these parts provide unique...
ZU1/2/3 FULL POWER MANAGEMENT – SMALLEST SIZE
HIGH POWER SOLUTION FOR VIRTEX ULTRASCALE
SOLUTIONS FOR ULTRA-LOW POWER ANGLE SENSING
Learn more about the benefits and ease-of-use of MPS SpinAxis™ Hall sensor technology combined with ultra-low power functionalities and discover what IoT solutions for encoder applications could look like. Presenter: Marko Hepp, Business Development Manager Sensors Download the Presentation
ARTIX 7 - PMIC REFERENCE DESIGN
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