Avnet, Portescap, TI launch Analog eLab videocast series

Phoenix, Ariz. — Avnet Electronics Marketing, Portescap, and Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) have launched a new 10-part, videocast series covering design ideas using motor control products and solutions. Leveraging the capabilities of Portescap’s motor portfolio and TI’s TMS320C2000 microcontroller platform, these 10-minute videos address topics such as product innovation, design best practices and conventional development considerations.

The Analog eLab video series features engineering and business development subject matter experts from Avnet, Portescap and TI discussing design topics in round-robin sessions. Each video covers a specific motor control topic such as brush vs. brushless motors, techniques for permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) control, analog signal processing for speed and position sensors, analog signal processing for voltage and current sensing, as well as an evaluation-board demonstration.

“We pack a lot of information into a short video clip — using Portescap’s motor portfolio and TI’s microcontroller library, we are able to demonstrate best practices in motor control design methodology. In less than 10 minutes, we can educate a customer on how they can speed up their design cycle time, while lowering the cost of manufacturing,” said Alex Iuorio, senior vice president of supplier business development for Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, in a statement.

Engineers can also visit Avnet’s technical forums and product video Website that covers different topics including MCU programming.

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