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
Taking energy from renewable sources, recycling existing energy, and using components that don’t need much energy at all are becoming critical industrial and consumer design criteria.
Sales of semiconductors, interconnects, and other electronic components in North America were flat through the second quarter of 2015, reflecting a pattern that’s been repeating itself for several years.
Texas Instruments has produced an e-book intended to get you up to snuff on the Industrial Internet of Things.
A South African startup is combining recycled plastic with solar power to give underprivileged school children a stylish schoolbag that also supplies them with light to study by.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
8/13/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/24/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/11/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Aug 31 - Sep4, Embedded System Design Techniques™ - Writing Portable and Robust Firmware in C
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


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.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service