Current sensing in brushless motor drives: shunt vs current sensors

11 September, 2019 by Warren Pettigrew, Chief Technical Officer | Supplied by: Raztec New Zealand Limited

Sensing currents in brushless motor drives is essential, even if it is just for current limiting.

Eaton XLR-51 supercapacitor module for rugged applications

11 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Eaton Industries Pty Ltd

The XLR-51 supercapacitor module, from Eaton, extends the XLR module family to 51.3 V and 188 F. It is suitable for rugged applications in harsh environments, such as transportation, marine, grid storage and material handling.

Qorvo QPF4219 front-end module for Wi-Fi 5 designs

09 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Mouser Electronics

The QPF4219 front-end module (FEM) from Qorvo is designed for Internet of Things (IoT) systems based on Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac).

Quantifying crystal semiconductor efficiency

06 September, 2019

Scientists have found a new way to detect the efficiency of crystal semiconductors, using a kind of photoluminescence spectroscopy to characterise the semiconductors.

Neousys Technology Nuvo-7000E/P fanless embedded PCs

06 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Backplane Systems Technology Pty Ltd

The Nuvo-7000E/P series of fanless embedded PCs has been designed for ruggedness and versatility, with features including an effective fanless design, an expansion cassette and a proprietary MezIO interface.

Gallium oxide power transistors said to achieve record values

05 September, 2019

Researchers have made a breakthrough in the development of transistors based on gallium oxide, achieving high breakdown voltage combined with high current conductivity.

Transistors and other devices made entirely from thread

04 September, 2019

The fully flexible electronic devices could enable a wide range of applications that conform to different shapes and allow free movement without compromising function.

Renesas RX72T MCUs for motor control in robots

04 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Renesas Electronics

Renesas Electronics has introduced the RX72T series of 32-bit motor control microcontrollers (MCUs) with dedicated hardware accelerator IP to perform the complex, high-speed computations required for motor control in robots and other industrial equipment.

MACOM MAAL-011129 low-noise amplifier

04 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Wireless Components

The MAAL-011129, from MACOM Technology Solutions, is an easy-to-use, three-stage low-noise amplifier (LNA). It is designed for operation from 18–31.5 GHz and housed in a lead-free, 2 mm, 8-lead PDFN plastic package.

Qubit component assembled for quantum computing project

30 August, 2019

Archer Exploration, a Sydney-based advanced materials business, has assembled the first qubit component of a prototype room-temperature operation quantum computing qubit processor.

Artificial muscles created for soft robotics

29 August, 2019

Researchers have developed an ultrathin, artificial muscle for soft robotics, demonstrated via a robotic blooming flower brooch, dancing robotic butterflies and fluttering tree leaves on a kinetic art piece.

Zinc oxide nanowires enable cheaper, greener components

27 August, 2019

Due to their semiconductor properties, zinc oxide nanowires have potential applications in electronics and optics.

Renesas RX72M MCUs with EtherCAT support

26 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Renesas Electronics

Renesas Electronics has introduced the RX72M group of microcontrollers (MCUs) featuring an EtherCAT slave controller for industrial Ethernet communication.

Flexible and green electronics made from silk

22 August, 2019

Danish researchers are developing a new class of flexible, eco-friendly thin-film electronics, which they call 'fleco-ionics'.

Semiconducting polymers could be used in organic electronics

20 August, 2019

Scientists have modified a previous synthesis method to create a new semiconducting polymer with remarkable properties that could be used in organic electronic devices.

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