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Fundamentals of Current Measurement: Part 2 – Current Sense Amplifiers Publish Date: 2018-11-07

How to accurately and safely amplify the low-level voltage generated by current sense resistors into a relatively large voltage that’s more easily measured.

Fundamentals of Current Measurement: Part 1 – Current Sense Resistors Publish Date: 2018-10-09

Current sense resistors are widely used to measure current flow to track system performance, but there are nuances to be aware of for successful implementation.

Makers and Engineers: Get to Know Your Instrumentation Amplifier for Accurate IoT Data Capture Publish Date: 2018-06-19

Instrumentation amplifiers (INAs) accurately capture low-level differential signals from a sensor, but users need to choose and apply them carefully.

Design a Switch Mode Power Supply Using an Isolated Flyback Topology Publish Date: 2018-01-17

Switch mode power supplies offer high efficiency and small volume so it’s worthwhile learning how to design or select the best one for the application.

Comparing Low Power Wireless Technologies (Part 3) Publish Date: 2017-12-20

Low power wireless technologies are adapting to the Internet of Things by including IP connectivity and mesh networking.

Comparing Low Power Wireless Technologies (Part 2) Publish Date: 2017-12-14

Each of the many short-range wireless technologies has unique benefits, requiring careful attention to product complexity, power consumption, and cost.

Comparing Low-Power Wireless Technologies (Part 1) Publish Date: 2017-10-26

The multitude of short-range wireless technologies provides engineers with optimized solutions for their applications, but makes careful selection paramount.

It’s Easier Than Ever to Use MEMS Accelerometers for the Industrial IoT Publish Date: 2017-06-21

MEMS accelerometers let IoT devices easily monitor the critical factors of vibration and shock, but first there a few mechanical design challenges that need to be overcome.

Bluetooth 4.1, 4.2 and 5 Compatible Bluetooth Low Energy SoCs and Tools Meet IoT Challenges (Part 2) Publish Date: 2017-04-20

Bluetooth SoCs in conjunction with development kits and software make Bluetooth 4.2 and 5 simplify implementation for the IoT.

Bluetooth 4.1, 4.2 and 5 Compatible Bluetooth Low Energy SoCs and Tools Meet IoT Challenges (Part 1) Publish Date: 2017-04-06

Enhancements to Bluetooth Low Energy broaden target applications with ultra-low power, longer range, greater throughput and advertising extensions.

Why and How to Sinusoidally Control Three-Phase Brushless DC Motors Publish Date: 2017-01-17

Learn how integrated motor drivers and controllers can accelerate the design process and lower costs.

How to Power and Control Brushless DC Motors Publish Date: 2016-12-07

A quick and simple designer’s guide to explaining the benefits of brushless DC motors as well as how to power and control brushless DC motors.

A Designer's Guide to Lithium (Li-ion) Battery Charging Publish Date: 2016-09-01

This designer's guide helps you discover how you can safely and rapidly charge lithium (LI-ion) batteries to 20%-70% capacity in about 20-30 minutes.

Designing Efficient Interleaved Power Factor Correction Solutions Publish Date: 2016-04-04

Learn how interleaved PFC solutions based on MCUs or specialized ICs provide a simplified approach for implementing efficient end product PFC capabilities.

RF Energy Harvesting: Batteries Not Included Publish Date: 2015-10-01

A look at energy harvesting from RF signals and how it can be used to power a multitude of wireless and distributed sensors, radios, and IoT-connected devices.

Controlling Sensorless BLDC Motors via Back EMF Publish Date: 2013-06-19

The brushless DC (BLDC) motor is becoming increasingly popular because, as the name implies, it does away with the wear-prone brushes used in traditional motors, replacing them with an electronic controller that improves the reliability of the unit.

Designing in Wireless Power for Portable Products Publish Date: 2013-04-30

Efficient wireless power solutions designed for today's need of cordless recharging including products from Freescale, IDT and Texas Instruments.

An Introduction to Brushless DC Motor Control Publish Date: 2013-03-27

Learn the advantages and fundamentals of operation along with how to control and drive BLDC motors.

Programmable Gain Op Amps for Multifunction Sensors Publish Date: 2013-01-03

Op amps have proven their usefulness as highly functional building blocks in the designer's arsenal.

An Engineers Guide to Power Inverters for Solar Energy Harvesting Publish Date: 2012-04-04

Home energy systems based on renewable sources, such as solar and wind power, are becoming more popular among consumers and will gain increasing support from governmental bodies.