HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
CountFormula
User Rank
Iron
New is right
CountFormula   2/27/2013 2:42:39 PM
NO RATINGS
This is exciting. Current sensing is becoming more and more critical in applications requiring the most efficient systems to report back valuable information on loads. I am happy to see there are companies out there gaining interest in this sort of IP so I would forecast a step towards increased resource conservation. Considering how efficient EV's and self-sustaining industrial buildings have become in recent years, the sensor market can only be breaching the threshold of impressive expansion; since most cars on the road still pollute with combustion engines and many factories herein carry the same output characteristics, I would be surprised if this market picks up speed.

apresher
User Rank
Blogger
Current Sensing
apresher   2/27/2013 4:02:02 PM
NO RATINGS
Excellent article. Low cost, good power management and compact design are all compelling advantages for these applications.  Along with the control advantages of course.  Will be interested to see specific applications that can use this technology.

tekochip
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Current Sensing
tekochip   2/27/2013 5:36:50 PM
NO RATINGS
I just finished a current sensing application last Summer.  I've been itching to use a Hall effect since then, but haven't had a chance.  Having an isolated solution with no power draw would have been beautiful on my last product.  NVE has some great products to use, as well as a part that includes a current trace inside the package.
 
 
 
 


Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Current Sensing
Cabe Atwell   3/1/2013 6:53:21 PM
NO RATINGS
I'm ahead of the curve, it seems. A few years ago, I used the hall-effect to sense current in a 3-phase DC motor (for a fuel pump on a UAV). It worked out well for the application.

C



Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Battery maker LG Chem Power Inc. plans to offer a new cell chemistry that could serve as the foundation for an affordable electric car with a 200-mile driving range by 2017.
The amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
New developments in sensors span a wide range of applications in all areas of manufacturing and plant automation.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
Two students have created a voice-command system for our homes, based on the simple and affordable Raspberry Pi.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/17/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/13/2014 10:00 a.m. California / 1:00 p.m. New York / 6:00 p.m. London
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Aug 4 - 8, Introduction to Linux Device Drivers
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: August 12 - 14
Sponsored by igus
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service