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    • Feb 19, 2015

    Start your BLDC journey with motor startup (Part III): Initial position detection (IPD)

    In part I and part II of this blog series, we talked about ‘blind’ startup of a motor, which is an easy approach but has certain limitations. If the application can’t accept the blades going back and forth (as in ceiling or pedestal fans) or reverse spinning is prohibited (for example HDD motor or VCM), you should consider initial...
    • Feb 6, 2015

    Is your IGBT gate-driver power supply optimized? – Part 2

    In part 1 of this series, we discussed how to correctly select the control voltage for an IGBT. This time, you’ll learn more about the isolation requirements and how to calculate the correct IGBT drive power. For any industrial motor dri...
    • Jan 22, 2015

    Step-by-step: Multi-axis speed and position control

    Guest post by Adam Reynolds, Application Engineer, LineStream technologies Have you wondered how to design real-time velocity and position control applications? In this blog post, we’re going to show you, step by step, how to achieve opt...
    • Jan 16, 2015

    Making Ideas Real. 3D Printer Technology From TI!

    3-D printing technology has exploded over the last few years! It seems as if every other day you are hearing a new story where 3-D printing is taking the lead. Just recently, I read about the first 3-D printer in space. NASA hopes that 3-D printing w...
    • Jan 8, 2015

    How to design your refrigerator motor drive

    Motors are found almost everywhere in our daily life. If you take a look inside a common home appliance, like a refrigerator, you’ll find some fancy applications of stepper and BLDC motors, the damper and the BLDC fan. These play very important...
    • Dec 19, 2014

    Start your BLDC journey with motor startup (Part II): Choosing your parameters

    In Part I of this blog series , we talked about ‘blind’ startup . ‘Blind’ startup is a very practical method to spin up the motor, especially for those applications where load conditions are predictable. However, in order to ...
    • Dec 12, 2014

    Is your IGBT gate-driver power supply optimized? – Part 1

    Many of us are familiar with low-power DC motors because we see them everywhere in our daily lives. What we may not see are all the larger AC industrial motors working behind the scenes to automate the assembly of our automobiles or to lift the elevators we ride every day. These high-power motors are driven by electronics with very different requirements...
    • Dec 8, 2014

    Live Training Event: December 9th, 2014

    In case you missed it, the recording is posted here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/5327060532403852546 . (Note: you may need to install the codec and use Windows Media Player to open the .asx video.) ----------------------------------- Lad...
    • Dec 8, 2014

    How to quickly tune your stepper motor

    In our fast-paced world, there are many times we are tasked with having to make something work but don’t have time to learn the theory behind it. It’s important that it works but not as important why. This allows us to move on to the next task. In modern stepper motor drivers, tuning the motor for optimal current regulation can be one of...
    • Nov 26, 2014

    Get Your Motor Running: Intelligent Over-voltage Protection

    In the world of motors, drive stage damage due to over-voltage is an all too common event. Although not the only cause of over-voltage failures, supply pumping is by far the most prevalent. Supply pumping occurs when energy from the motor is returned to the supply, causing the supply voltage to temporarily increase. If the voltage increase is significant...