Designers using motor control techniques can now visit Mouser Electronics’ new Motor Control Applications site. It provides developers with technology resources, and the newest components available from Mouser Electronics for building motor control systems.
The site contains valuable resources for developers interested in expanding their knowledge about motor control systems. The Applications section segments motor control into five main subsections: Permanent Magnet Synchronous motors, Brushless DC motors, Stepper motors, AC Induction motors, and Low Voltage DC motors. These subsections describe the use and operation of each motor. Functional block diagrams are provided with explanations of each block, along with a parts list of products available for same-day shipping.
The Articles section discusses topics such as Introduction to Rotary Resolvers & Encoders and Passive Components for Advanced Motor Control. All articles offer an area to post comments and questions to facilitate further discussions on the topic.
The Featured Products section focuses on key products available from Mouser.com that speed and enhance the construction of motor control systems. Products include the Vishay Widebody VOW3120 2.5A IGBT and MOSFET Driver, Molex Sealed Industrial USB Solutions, and the Fairchild FAN9673 CCM PFC Controller. Additional products for motor control systems are listed including products for EMI suppression, circuit protection, passives, sensors, and motor control development kits.
Finally, the Resources section lists videos, application notes, and white papers that discuss device selection and system considerations when designing motor control systems. Systems discussed include selecting motor drivers, implementing control feedback loops, Power Factor Correction (PFC) techniques, and designing for thermal management.