2022-04-25 - Pete Millett

Why microstepping in stepper motors isn’t as good as you think

When designing a motion control system using stepper motors, do not assume that the holding torque of motor still applies…

2022-01-20 - Bill Schweber

After all these years, brushed motors still alive and kicking

Despite the ascendance of brushless and stepper motors, the classic brushed DC motor is still viable for many cutting-edge applications.

2021-06-03 - Jeff Smoot

DC fans for forced-air convection cooling

DC fans provide forced-air convection cooling and offer a range of options for better monitoring, control, and management of cooling.

2020-12-23 - Bill Schweber

Unique technique transfers power to medically-implanted device

Researchers have developed a technique to transfer power to a neural stimulator.

2020-11-24 - Craig Shultz

Make touchscreen interfaces easier to use with surface haptics technology

Software-defined surface haptics technology makes display devices with touch interfaces easier to use and more intuitive.

2020-10-14 - Chang Fei Yee

Study of fiber weave effect on PCB with 3DEM modelling

This article studies the fiber weave effect on PCB in terms of mode conversion and differential insertion loss due to…

2020-10-06 - Bill Schweber

Reed relays switch to new designs, applications

Ancient electromechanical components still have an irreplaceable role...

2020-08-10 - Nitin Dahad

Adaptive listening sensor ‘learns’ background noise

Piezoelectric MEMS technology company Vesper has announced its next generation microphone based on a listening sensor which ‘learns’ from background…

2020-05-13 - Bill Schweber

Terahertz waves and acoustic modulation: A datalink “Odd Couple”?

Researchers have mixed two radically different forms of energy waves, using laser-generated acoustic pulses to modulate terahertz waves generated by…

2017-08-10 - Paul Rako

Testing the Fluke meters

Making a bad design efficiently is not an optimal business practice. Thing is, engineers value on trusted brands so maybe…