HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Comments
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
bobjengr
User Rank
Platinum
Motor Drive Solutions
bobjengr   3/6/2013 2:50:22 PM
NO RATINGS
Ryan--Excellent post.  My company recently installed a Cartesian robotic system that uses steppers for positioning a dispensing head providing a bead of RTV.  I definitely wish I had your post prior to investigating this project.  Being a mechanical engineer, there always seems to be some "magic" relative to electrical engineering and certainly electronics.  Topics such as this one really gets to the basics in quick fashion.  Again, good post.

RKehr
User Rank
Iron
Re: Simplify Motor Drive Solutions
RKehr   3/5/2013 7:02:58 PM
NO RATINGS
Thank you for your positive comments.  These solutions not only save time, but save money with a high level of analog integration and just enough digital integration to take the burden off the MCU.  Two things we all wish we had more of: time and money!

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Simplify Motor Drive Solutions
Charles Murray   3/1/2013 5:41:14 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree, Al. Great post. As the author says, simple is better, especially for today's time-strapped engineers. Anything that can help alleviate the "control engineering nightmare" is welcome.

apresher
User Rank
Blogger
Simplify Motor Drive Solutions
apresher   3/1/2013 9:23:08 AM
NO RATINGS
Excellent post. Thanks for the entertaining explanation for how integrated motion solutions play out with steppers and BLDC motors. It's easier to simplify when motion control can be reduced to the component level and integrated capabilities. Thanks for the update.



Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
This Gadget Freak review looks at a cooler that is essentially a party on wheels with a built-in blender, Bluetooth speaker, and USB charger. We also look at a sustainable, rotating wireless smartphone charger.
Texas Instruments is rolling out a new microcontroller that could make the design of sensor networks and data logging systems simpler and less costly.
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
From pitchers and forwards to quarterbacks and defensemen, we offer a peek at some of the more memorable engineers in sports history.
IBM announced it is dedicating $3 billion of funding over the next five years to research and development of new processor technologies.
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.
Jul 21 - 25, Design Products With Bluetooth Low Energy
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