FTM May 2018 EMEA Edition


Application Spotlight: Motor Control Featured Articles from: IXYS – High-current solid-state relay features slim and compact chip-style package Nexperia – Qrr the forgotten parameter in power efficiency ON Semiconductor – Complete inverter module drives motors rated for up to 10kW STMicroelectronics – Comprehensive toolkit provides hardware and software for BLDC and PMSM motor control STMicroelectronics […]

ams – Magnetic position sensors provide accurate and precise angle measurements at very high rotation speeds


Magnetic position sensors from ams provide accurate angle measurements to enable electronically commutated motors to achieve excellent control of torque both at start-up and in high- speed operation. Effective torque control provides for more efficient motor operation and eliminates vibration and other interfering mechanical effects caused by torque ripple. The ams AS5x47 position sensors are […]

C&K – Tact switches offer wide choice of size, haptics and operating force options


The KSC series of tactile switches from C&K offers various options for configuring the elements of the assembly to meet the requirements of a wide variety of applications. Individual configuration of a switch is often important to successful integration in a system design. The configuration options for the KSC series include the height of the […]

CUI INC – Compact, low-power absolute rotary encoders offer 12- or 14-bit resolution


CUI’s Motion Group has introduced two new series of absolute rotary encoder modules for angle measurement in motor systems. The AMT21 and AMT23 encoders provide single-turn absolute position information in 12- or 14-bit resolution, accurate to ±0.2 mechanical degrees. Both series of encoders are based on CUI’s proprietary capacitive sensing technology. The capacitive sensing method […]

Cypress Semiconductor – High-speed non-volatile F-RAM has unlimited endurance and data retention


Cypress Semiconductor has introduced ExcelonTM, the next-generation of its Ferroelectric RAM (F-RAM) a high- performance non-volatile memory technology for mission-critical data-logging applications. It combines high-speed low-pin-count interfaces, low-power operation and unlimited Read/Write cycle endurance. The memory is capable of retaining stored data for 100 years.

Diodes Incorporated – Three-phase half-bridge gate driver simplifies PMSM and BLDC motor designs


The DGD2136 from Diodes Inc., is an integrated three-phase gate driver for driving N channel MOSFETs or IGBTs in a half-bridge configuration, and is intended for use in Brushless DC (BLDC) and permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSMs). The device is optimised for three-phase applications, driving three half-bridges formed from N-channel MOSFETs or IGBTs. A high- […]

EATON – Large ELDC modules provide back-up power in high-voltage DC power systems


Rugged, high-voltage supercapacitor modules from Eaton offer high power capability and the high reliability required in industrial and automotive applications. Eaton supercapacitors use an Electrochemical Double- Layer Capacitor (EDLC) construction combined with proprietary materials and processes. They are extremely rugged and reliable, and are suitable for use as auxiliary and back-up power systems for large […]

Future Electronics – Motor Control: recommended parts and manufacturers


PROCESSING MCUs with associated motor-control libraries STMicroelectronics’ STM32 NXP’s Kinetis E1xF ; V3x/V4x/V5x Microchip’s PIC32 MK, MC or ATSAMD5x/E5x or dsPIC33EP/EV Cypress’ PSOC or FM4 For high-end application (industrial robotics, very high-speed, >100k/rpm or high precision. FPGAs such as Microsemi’s SmartFusion 2 SoC (Cortex®-M3 + FPGA) with motor control algorithms implemented in FPGA. Software enablement […]

Future Electronics – Why the market for motor-control systems and components is set for steady and rapid growth


Adil Saleem EMEA Technical Product Marketing Manager Future Electronics The amount of sophisticated, electronically controlled motors under development in many sectors of the electronics market, is growing fast. The car is a perfect illustration of the reason for this. The number of electric motors per vehicle is increasing at a rapid pace – there can […]

Hirose – High-current wire-to-board connector provides for secure locking


Hirose has introduced the DF63 series of small, high-powered wire-to-board connectors for use in industrial equipment which must achieve high levels of reliability. The main connector range consists of cable- mount female crimp sockets and board-mount vertical and right-angle male headers. The connectors can handle a maximum current of 15A. Hirose also supplies in-line versions […]