Future Electronics — How ST’s Motor Profiler Tool Helps Accelerate Motor-Control System Design

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By: Gianluigi Forte, Andrea Spampinato, Marcello Palano, Alessandro Corsaro Field Oriented Commutation (FOC), also called vector control, a method for controlling electric motors, was invented in the early 1970s, and remains the most advanced motor-control technique available to the system designer today. It operates by controlling the alternating currents that flow into the phases of […]

Future Electronics – Learn How You Can Leverage Future Electronics’ System Design Center

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                    System Design Center 1 Concept Define • Create • Develop 2 Design Engineer • Refine • Document 3 Prototype Prove • Iterate • Learn 4 Manufacture Tool • Debug • Support  

Future Electronics – Learn How You Can Leverage Future Electronics’ System Design Center

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                    1 Concept Define • Create • Develop 2 Design Engineer • Refine • Document 3 Prototype Prove • Iterate • Learn 4 Manufacture Tool • Debug • Support

Future Electronics — Mid-Power LEDs: Now a Valid Low-Cost Light Source for Street Lights?

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By: Emmanuel Gardette, Field Application Engineer, Future Electronics LED street lighting designs are entering a new phase. Lighting equipment manufacturers are attempting to maintain all the benefits of LED street lamps – their long operating lifetime, low power consumption, and pleasing light output with good colour rendering – while at the same time substantially reducing […]

Future Electronics — Effective Design Methods for Future-Proofing New Smart Lighting Equipment

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By: Adil Sidiqi, Field Applications Engineer, Future Lighting Solutions (a division of Future Electronics) Companies such as Google, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft are hungrily eyeing the opportunity to serve customers who might, one day, have almost every electrically-powered object that they own connected to the internet. Through products and services such as Google’s Nest and […]

Future Electronics – Flyback Transformer Design: Practical Guidance on Minimizing Losses

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By: David Woodcock, BSc, MEng, MBA, System Design Center Manager, Future Electronics There are many possible topologies for a Switch-Mode Power Supply (SMPS), but the most popular for circuits supplying a load less than 150W is the flyback converter. Some estimates go so far as to suggest that up to 75% of offline power supplies […]

Future Electronics – Learn How You Can Leverage Future Electronics’ System Design Center

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                    System Design Center 1 Concept Define • Create • Develop 2 Design Engineer • Refine • Document 3 Prototype Prove • Iterate • Learn 4 Manufacture Tool • Debug • Support  

Future Electronics – Silicon Carbide: Time for the Adventurous Designer to Take Advantage of the Latest Standard Products

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By: Erich Niklas, Power Specialist FAE, Future Electronics The performance advantages of Silicon Carbide (SiC), a wide bandgap material, are well known to designers of high-voltage power systems. The drawbacks of the products and the supply chain that supported them, however, have in the past appeared sufficiently serious to dissuade some designers from taking the […]

Future Electronics – Learn How You Can Leverage Future Electronics’ System Design Center

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                    System Design Center 1 Concept Define • Create • Develop 2 Design Engineer • Refine • Document 3 Prototype Prove • Iterate • Learn 4 Manufacture Tool • Debug • Support

Future Electronics – How to Successfully Connect IoT Devices to the Cloud: NB-IoT and LoRaWAN Technologies Compared

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For the past few years, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications have relied on 2G and 3G cellular telephone networks for wide-area connectivity. Consumer demand for high speed broadband coverage on the smartphone has led network providers to supplement these older protocols with the new high-bandwidth 4G, also called LTE, technology. While LTE […]