Design Center: Motor Drives, Robotics & Controls

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Lower-Power Family of Isolated, Regulated DC-DC Modules
Power density, low weight and ease-of-use are critical considerations when designing isolated, regulated DC-DC converter systems for a broad range of robotics, UAV, rail, communications and defense/aerospace applications. The new DCM2322 ChiP family, a lower-power variant of the Vicor DCM3623 series, are targeted
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Date:
10/09/2019
Position Sensor Offers Robust, High-Resolution Performance
MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new high precision position sensor that offers more robust performance than existing absolute encoders and better resolution and accuracy than traditional Hall effect sensors for industrial robotics and other demanding applications. The new RAMK060
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Date:
10/08/2019
Squid-Inspired Robots Might Have Environmental Applications

Xiaobo Bi and Qiang Zhu discuss their work developing an aquatic robot inspired by cephalopods. (Left) Envisioned squid-inspired robot that combines fin flapping and jetting for locomotion. (Right) Numerical simulations provide insights of the underlying physical mechanisms.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Inspired by the unique and efficient swimming strategy of cephalopods, scientists developed an aquatic robot that mimics their form of propulsion. These high-speed, squidlike robots are made of smart materials, which make them hard to detect -- an advantage that has potential military
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Date:
10/01/2019