Home Components Hardware Boards Books Kits
Futurlec - The Electronic Components and Semiconductor Superstore
 Search
Order Status Order Status

Corporate

dotAbout Us
dotDelivery
dotGuarantee

Services

dotPCB Manufacture
dotPCB Design
dotBoard Assembly

Need Help

dotContact Us
dotNews
dotLatest Products
dotOrdering Information

Hello. Welcome to Futurlec. The ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS Superstore. To find the component your looking for, either search by Part Number or visit the relative department. Need Help.


TOP STORIES


TI Releases New Reference Design for Battery Management and Motor Control in Drones


New Design helps extend the flight time and improves efficiency of the drones propellers


Texas Instruments has introduced two circuit-based subsystem reference designs that will help manufacturers add flight time and extend battery life to quadcopters and other non-military consumer and industrial drones used to deliver packages, provide surveillance or communicate and assist at long distances.

Click for Larger Image - TI Releases New Bluetooth 5 Low Energy Chips “Flight time continues to be a top design challenge for recreational quadcopters and professional drones, especially those being used by companies for beyond visual line-of-sight operation. Delivery companies want drones with enhanced battery life, and are testing delivery of parcels with drones to see how far they can go,” said Stelios Kotakis, senior analyst of data transmission & managed services with IHS Markit. According to a recent IHS Markit study, almost 50 percent of drones in the market have an estimated battery life of less than 30 minutes, 35 percent can fly between 31 and 60 minutes and the remaining 15 percent and less can fly more than an hour - all under ideal flying conditions without additional payload.

Breakthrough battery management design
TI’s 2S1P Battery Management System (BMS) reference design transforms a drone's battery pack into a smart diagnostic black box recorder that accurately monitors remaining capacity and protects the Li-Ion battery throughout its entire lifetime. Designers can use the drone BMS reference design to add gauging, protection, balancing and charging capabilities to any existing drone design and improve flight time. Leveraging the bq4050 multi-cell Li-Ion gas (fuel) gauge to accurately measure remaining capacity over the entire life of the battery, the design also features the bq24600 battery charge controller and a high-efficiency DC/DC converter to achieve high-efficiency power conversion efficiency.

High-speed performance for efficient motors
Another barrier to increased flight time has been the inefficiency of turning a drone's propellers. TI’s new reference design for drone electronic speed controllers (ESCs) will help manufacturers create drones with longer flight times and more smooth and stable performance. The Sensorless High-Speed Field Oriented Control Reference Design for Drone Electronic Speed Control helps electronic speed controllers achieve the highest possible efficiency with performance for speeds more than 12,000 rpm (> 1.2kHz electrical) including fast-speed reversal capability for more stable roll movement.

The design features TI’s C2000™ MCU InstaSPIN-FOC™ solution, including an F28027F microcontroller for precise motor control and FAST™ field observer proprietary software algorithm that estimates the rotor flux, angle, speed and torque. Motor parameter information is used to tune the current control bandwidth. Unlike other techniques, the FAST sensorless observer algorithm is completely self-tuning, requiring no adjustments for proper operation and propeller control. The design also includes a 60-V LMR16006 SIMPLE SWITCHER® DC/DC converter with ultra-low quiescent current to efficiently manage a drone's lithium polymer (LiPo) batteries.

For more information and datasheet, please visit, Sensorless High-Speed FOC Reference Design for Drone ESC

FAST, C2000, SIMPLE SWITCHER and InstaSPIN-FOC are trademarks of Texas Instruments. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.


The company's Web site address is TI.com
[Reprinted with kind permission from Texas Instruments - Release Date, 17th January, 2017]


Headlines

arrowAnalog Devices and Linear Technology to Combine

arrowNew MEMS Switch Technology

arrowNew Microcontroller with 256KB FRAM Memory

arrowQualcomm To Acquire NXP

arrowNew ST Low-Power, Long-Range Radio Chip

arrowMicrochip Releases New AVR Microcontrollers

Other Stories

arrowNew STM8 C-Compiler

arrowMicrochip to Acquire Atmel

arrowNew Time-of-Flight IC with Object Detection

arrowNXP Release Automotive Ethernet Solutions

arrowNew Galvanic Skin Response Design

arrowMicrochip Releases JukeBlox® 4 Platform

arrowNew 2-Pin Self-Powered Serial EEPROM

arrowNXP and Freescale Announce Merger

arrowMicrochip's New Motion Module

arrowNew Heads-up Swimming Monitor

arrow New Ultrasonic Flow Meter Design

arrowLinear Technology's New Power Monitoring IC

arrowNew Multi-Tuner Car-Radio IC from STMicroelectronics

arrowAtmel Release New ATmega Microcontrollers

arrowNew Low-Cost PIC32 Microcontrollers

arrowNew MPLAB Harmony Firmware from Microchip

arrowAtmel Release Studio 6.2 IDE

arrowNew High Accuracy Pressure Sensor

arrowNew Smart Meter IC from Microchip

arrowDynamic NFC Tags for Comsumer Appliances

arrowNew Floating Switch Architecture for LED Lighting

arrowNew Power Monitoring IC from Microchip

arrowSTMicroelectronics Releases Unique HomePlug Smart System-on-Chip

arrowAnalog Devices Release New Mixed-Signal ARM-M4 Processor

arrowNew Wireless Power Chip for Qi Charging Stations

arrowHigh-Performance Single-Chip AM/FM Radio Tuners

arrowNew Flourescent Ballast Control IC

arrowNew Ultra-Wideband High Linearity Mixer

arrowNew Near Field Communication Tags

arrowNew Freescale 5V 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 MPUs

arrowNew DockPort Solution Enables Video, USB and Power Over a Single Cable

arrowWorld's Smallest e-Compass Module

arrowNew Class-AB Audio Amplifers from NXP

arrowTI Releases Li-Ion Battery Fast Charge Chipset

arrowNew Atmel Cortex-A5 MPU Loaded with Features

arrowNew Sound Chip Delivers Excellent Sound Quality

arrowNew PIC Microcontrollers with Integrated Op-Amps

arrowMicrochip Releases New High Density 1Mbit Serial SRAM

arrowNew e-Compass Module with Motion and Magnetic Sensors

arrowMicrochip Releases New USB PIC® Microcontrollers

arrowRevolutionary New Audio IC Delivers 5 Times the Power

arrowNew Atmel ARM Cortex-M4 Microcontroller

arrowNew Fully Integrated Ultrasonic Signal Conditioner

arrowNew Java Design Platform for STM32 Microcontrollers

arrowNXP Adds New GreenChip IC for Use With Mains LED Lighting

arrowMicrochip Releases Improved C Compiler for PIC Microcontrollers

arrowNew Atmel Studio 6 Release with Support for ARM Microcontrollers

arrowFreescale Releases New Kinetis Microcontrollers with 16-bit ADC

arrowNew Low-Voltage Digital Thermometers/Thermostats from Maxim

arrowNXP Adds New Low Power ARM Microcontrollers

arrowAnalog Devices New MEMS Accelerometers




How To Order  |  What's New  |  Your Account  |  Order Status  |  Help

About Us  |  Contact Us

Copyright Information © 2017, Futurlec