Inexpensive and easy to operate, brush DC motors provide the ideal balance of performance at the right price in industries such as automotive, aerospace, medical, industrial, appliance, consumer and home automation products.
A micromodule device resembles a surface mount IC; however, they include all the necessary support components that would normally be used to construct a power conversion circuit. This includes a DC/DC controller, MOSFET dice, magnetics, capacitors and resistors and so on, all mounted on a thermally efficient laminate substrate. They are then encapsulated using a plastic mold cap. The result was a complete power supply that can be simply adhered to a printed circuit board. Read about the evolution of this device.
Ransom Stephens describes himself as physicist, author and technologist. Add life coach to that list, which he aptly played delivering one of the two keynotes at the Electronic Design Innovation Conference (EDI CON) last week in Santa Clara. Titled “Innovation, Incorporation, and Integrity,” Stephens riffed on why we work and not losing sight of our values and calling.