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    • Mar 30, 2020

    An engineer’s guide to autonomous and collaborative industrial robots

    Man’s best friend may soon be industrial robots. As robots are becoming more commonplace in factories, it is important that they become more intelligent, autonomous, safer and efficient. All of this is enabled with precise motor control, advanced sensing technologies and processing at the edge, all with robust real-time communication. These...
    • Mar 20, 2020

    How to scale real-time control resources and sustain platform development in power conversion applications

    In the space of real-time power conversion that continuously demands higher performance and efficiency, it is critical for designers to invest in scalable and sustainable industrial and automotive power conversion solutions. This demand, in turn, leads to real-time control system requirements like the number of million instructions per second (MIPS...
    • Jan 13, 2020

    Protect outdoor cameras from extreme weather with a temperature switch

    Because of their role in security applications, it’s important that outdoor cameras do not malfunction or fail, regardless of whether they’re placed in tropical or frigid climates, or climates that experience both extremes in a given day. Older generations of outdoor cameras can only operate reliably within a specific temperature range...
    • Jan 13, 2020

    Customizing on-chip peripherals defies conventional logic

    It is a familiar scene in labs across the globe: A design engineer is pushing the envelope, seeking to enhance functionality or improve performance. Unfortunately, while digging deep into low-level system timing, a design stalemate occurs. The potential solution demands the alteration of key control signals. These situations can impede creativity, leaving...
    • Nov 21, 2019

    Fast and furious: designing longer-lasting 16S-17S Li-ion battery packs for e-motorcycles

    With the rapid growth in demand for delivery services, electric motorcycles (e-motorcycles) are becoming more popular as a transportation method because the battery capacity is much larger than e-bike/e-scooter batteries. More capacity enables longer ride times, which helps save time and enables longer-distance deliveries. An e-motorcycle battery...
    • Nov 4, 2019

    Top 3 considerations for harsh industrial Ethernet

    Originally published November 17, 2015. Since its advent, Ethernet has grown by leaps and bounds, deployed prolifically in the commercial and enterprise markets. Due to well-defined standards and ease of deployment, it was only logical for Ethernet to spread in the industrial world as well. Meeting Ethernet requirements in harsh industrial environments...
    • Nov 1, 2019

    Solving lifetime and temperature challenges in AC motor drives with capacitive-based isolation

    Every day, we see systems in motion all around us, driven by motors. AC motor drives are the most common type of motor drive. They’re used in a variety of industrial applications, such as air conditioning in commercial buildings and factory automation equipment. These industrial applications operate at high voltages (typically 400 V and...
    • Oct 23, 2019

    Enabling smart meter wireless connectivity with level translation

    Grid infrastructure often plays a pivotal role in the success or failure of any modern economy, since electricity, water and gas resources are essential in powering commerce and industry. So that utility companies and municipalities can get the most from their infrastructure investment, they use smart metering technologies to enhance grid resource efficiency...
    • Oct 3, 2019

    Space Enhanced Plastic gives designers a new solution for emerging low-Earth orbit commercial applications

    One of the more exciting aspects of the emerging new space market is the launch of high-volume low-Earth-orbit (LEO) satellites that are small and economically feasible, but also radiation-tolerant and reliable. These satellites enable expanded communication and connectivity around the world. Unlike the traditional satellite market, where the majority...
    • Oct 2, 2019

    Designing smarter remote terminal units for microgrids

    Microgrids are becoming a popular solution for increasing the availability of power and optimizing energy costs. In remote areas, microgrids take the place of traditional power grids by using renewable energy, like solar or wind power. In areas with a traditional power grid, microgrids offer an alternative power source that can be activated during times...