High current ICs

This family of fully integrated current sensor linear ICs in a core-less package senses ac and dc currents up to 100 A. ACS780/ACS781 are provided in an automotive-grade, low-profile (1.5 mm thick) sensor IC package. This package has a small footprint and delivers high power density for current sensing applications. The Hall sensor technology also

A beginner’s guide to microcontrollers

by Jon Wilder Time after time I see beginners try to get started in embedded electronics, only to be overwhelmed and not know where to start. Some even…

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Motor control: Steppers, Brushless DC motors and permanent magnet DC motors

by Chris Francis Electric motors are everywhere. For example, whereas in the past a car would have had only one electric motor – for starting – (and if you go back far enough, not even that), now they have dozens of them. They control windows, mirrors, ventilation flaps and engine functions. Even power steering is

Small NEMA 12 Cabinet Coolers Resist Heat And Dirt

EXAIR’s new small NEMA 12 Cabinet Cooler® Systems keep electrical enclosures cool with 20°F (-7°C) air while resisting heat and dirty environments that could adversely affect the internal components. This durable Cabinet Cooler system provides a low cost, easy to install, maintenance free solution for enclosures in hot, remote and/or dirty environments. The cooling capacity

Squeezing light into metals

University of Utah electrical engineers Ajay Nahata and Barun Gupta used a $60 inkjet printer with silver and carbon ink cartridges to create a new, widely applicable way to make microscopic structures that use light in metals to carry information. This new technique could be used to rapidly fabricate superfast components in electronic devices, make

Precision positioning for microscope scanning

Modern microscopes have become an indispensable part of medical research. The procedure for quick and precise examining of relevant sample sections has always been to adjust the slide’s position by moving the stage under the lens. However, due to technological advances, manual adjustments are quickly becoming a thing of the past. The task is now

Magellan® Motion Control Processor

Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA ‚— Performance Motion Devices, Inc. has continued to develop the features of the Magellan‚® family of motion control processors since its launch in 2003. Recent advancements of the product line and demand from OEM design customers have propelled Magellan to its status as an industry leader in motion control IC design. It

16-bit USB Microcontroller

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32-bit USB On-The-Go PIC32 Microcontroller

CHANDLER, Ariz., [NASDAQ: MCHP] — Microchip Technology Inc. announces that, with the addition of a new low-cost family member with integrated USB 2.0 On-The-Go (OTG) functionality—and by bringing the first seven general-purpose members to volume production—the PIC32 family now provides customers with 12 options to solve their growing requirements for more performance, more memory and

AeroTest America 2008 Expo & Forum

WHEN:November 17-20, 2008    WHERE:Fort Worth Convena CO-LOCATION:Society of Flight Test Engineers Annual International Symposium Global Windtunnel Symposium WHAT:A unique, fully dedicated showcase of the very latest analytical, testing & evaluation, measurement, inspection, monitoring & compliance technologies, solutions, equipment, specialist services & facilities -meeting the needs of the Civil & Military Aviation, Space Engineering & Airborne

Microchip Technology Sets New Industry Standard

(Chandler, AR )- Microchip Technology Inc. announced full MPLAB® development tool availability to support today’s launch of the new PIC32 32-bit microcontroller family.  The immediate availability of a broad and compatible suite of tools means that Microchip’s current customers can easily make the transition from 8- and 16-bit microcontroller development to 32-bit development.  At the same

Opto 22 Releases New Products to Simplify SNAP PAC System

Opto 22’s SNAP PAC System combines PAC Project software, SNAP PAC controllers, SNAP PAC brains, and SNAP I/O into a completely integrated, easy-to-use system designed to simplify the typically complex process of solving automation, monitoring, and data acquisition problems. Opto 22’s new offerings focus on consolidating hardware to save space, simplifying the buying process for