| Give your Robot the Mobility Control of a real Mars Rover: Part 4 |
In Part 1 we covered the theory behind PID control; Part 2 we discussed the practical issues of odometry and using PID for precise mobile robot navigation; Part 3 we looked at code and other features of practical rover design. Now, in our final blog we look at the number of wheels you will need and whether suspension is required - this depends on the type of terrain your robot will move on... Read blog
| IoT Blockchain Demonstrators Part 1 |
When you hear “blockchain” it’s natural to immediately think of Bitcoin — and in turn its highly dynamic nature, along with specialist computer rigs that consume lots of energy in a race to mine more of the cryptocurrency. However, this is but one blockchain application and the secure, distributed ledger technology can be put to use in supporting a great many other applications. Such as, for example, the Internet of Things. Read blog
| R7FS1JA Synergy Ultra-low power Microcontroller |
The R7FS1JA Synergy MCU is based on a 48MHz Arm® Cortex®-M23 processor core with up to 256KB code flash and 32KB SRAM memory. A key feature of the device is potential elimination of a range of external components that might traditionally be used for signal conditioning applications or for the precision measurement of analogue signals. Integrating a 16-bit ADC, a 24-bit sigma-delta ADC, a 12-bit DAC. Find out more
| 650 V & 1200 V Silicon Carbide Schottky Diodes |
Silicon Carbide (SiC) Schottky Diodes use a new technology that provides superior switching performance and higher reliability to silicon. No reverse recovery current, temperature independent switching characteristics, and excellent thermal performance sets Silicon Carbide as the next generation of power semiconductor. Benefits include highest efficiency, faster operating frequency, increased power density, reduced EMI, and reduced system size and cost. See range
| Synergy S1JA MCU from Renesas |
Ultra-low power microcontroller based on 48-MHz Arm® Cortex®-M23 core and up to 256-KB code flash and 32-KB SRAM memory.
| Buccaneer® Cat6a Ethernet Cable |
Connectors from Bulgin, IP68 rated, available in 2, 3, and 5m cable lengths and offer dust and waterproof sealing when mated.
| FN 9255 Filter Series |
This Schaffer series offers a high number of variants of approximately 100 different filter types, ideal for medical applications.
| VM816C Graphics Controller Modules |
VM816C graphics controller modules provide the platform to add high quality HMI displays to any system. Available with SPI or USB interfaces this simple module uses the recently released BT816 graphics controller from Bridgetek. The system enables creation of smart displays with an object oriented approach to placing each object or widget (complex object) on the display and enabling touch control. Find out more
| Conductive and Hybrid Conductive Aluminium Polymer Capacitors |
These capacitors from Vishay offer longer lifetimes than standard aluminium capacitors, while providing higher ripple current and better impedance to save PCB space and lower costs. With life to 5000 hours at +105 °C, ripple current to 5600 mA, and ESR down to 9 mΩ, the capacitors are optimized for mobile devices and consumer and telecom applications. Ideal for automotive and industrial applications. Find out more
| dsPIC33CK Signal Controllers |
16-Bit Digital Signal Controllers integrate control attributes of MCUs with computation capabilities of DSPs in a single core.