September 1, 2016
mems design

Wearables TechCon 2016: Overcoming MEMS Design Challenges in Wearable Tech Space

Technology often has an evolutionary drive to fit ever-increasing functionality into smaller packages. Computers once filled rooms, and now we hold even more powerful devices in […]
August 25, 2016
wearable health technology

Wearables TechCon 2016: Wearable Health Technology Sci-Fi Becoming Sci-Fact

                          Here’s the scene: a patient is lying in a hospital bed hooked to […]
August 2, 2016
Wearable TechCon 2016

Wearables TechCon 2016: Unveiling the Future of Wearable Technology

In its third year, Wearables TechCon drew together leading experts and innovators in the booming field of wearable technology and IoT to inspire developers and shape […]
July 26, 2016
Equivalent Circuit of DC Brush Motor Connected to a Power Supply

Motor Current When Applying a Torque Load

Question: When applying a torque load to a DC brush motor by connecting the motor to the driver output side, rotation will become difficult, decreasing rotational […]
July 20, 2016

Power Consumption During Current Regeneration Flow

Power Consumption During Current Regeneration Flow Through the Parasitic Diode of the Output Transistor: Question: In the case regenerative current flows through the parasitic diode of […]
July 14, 2016
Current Flow

Maximum Current Flow to Motor

Question: Under what conditions does the maximum amount of current flow through the motor? Answer: Maximum current flow occurs when there is no load in one […]
July 6, 2016
current regeneration

Differences in PWM Current Regeneration Methods

Question: There seems to be different methods for current regeneration operation with PWM drive in the off-duty period. What are they? Answer: There are two main […]
July 1, 2016
Drone-Data-X-Pt-2

Drone Data X: Life-changing Drone Gadgets – Part 2

The Drone Data X Conference was held on June 3, 2016 in the Innovation Hangar at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco. It was one […]
June 30, 2016
robocon

All About Robocon: The Robotic Contest from Japan

Every year, students all over Japan put ideas to work building robots for a competition, with a different challenge each year. The results of those ideas […]
June 29, 2016
Drone-Data-X-Pt-2

Drone Data X: Life-changing drone gadgets

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), multirotor, quadcopter, free-flying robot, etc. These are the devices that have enabled us to explore the very last unmapped places on Earth […]
June 28, 2016
PWM drive

Constant Current Operation Based on PWM Drive

Question: How does constant current operation via PWM drive work? Answer: As an example, a small resistor can be inserted at the groundside side of the […]
June 27, 2016
DC brush

Simple DC Brush Motor Control

Question: What’s the easiest way to operate (stop/rotate) DC brush motors?   Answer: Simply inserting a switch between the DC brush motor and power supply will […]