Designing for Brushless DC Motors (aka: Digital motors)

Dealing with post pandemic chip shortages

Over the last few years it has been all too easy to design new products and get them into the market quickly but all that changed in 2020. The onset of COVID-19 sent shockwaves around the world with country after country imposing lockdowns. At that time many...
Designing for Brushless DC Motors (aka: Digital motors)

Using LIN Bus for locker systems

LIN (Local Interconnect Network) is a serial network protocol used for communication between components in vehicles. LIN is a low cost communications solution as it requires only 3 connections; Ground, Power and signal. These same 3 connections can be daisy chained to...
Designing for Brushless DC Motors (aka: Digital motors)

Giving old equipment a face lift

There are many examples of industrial equipment that were designed may be 20 or 30 years ago that work perfectly well and do the job they were intended for efficiently but on which the user interface is very dated. In today’s world of smartphones and tablets most...
Designing for Brushless DC Motors (aka: Digital motors)

Low Power Card Detect – Friend or foe?

Historically if you were designing a contactless card reader then to detect cards you needed to poll periodically by turning the RF field on and sending out polling requests (REQA for ISO14443A for example). This is fine for USB or mains powered readers but for...
Designing for Brushless DC Motors (aka: Digital motors)

COLLABORATION LEADS TO SUCCESS FOR DYNAMIC NEW GAME

Nottingham based Near Field Solutions (now Touché Technology) are no strangers to facing obstacles in developing new products and services. The team are frequently challenged to design innovative solutions and are known as leaders in Near Field Communication (NFC),...