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How is current measured using shunts?

created by Bert Weiss, Technical Support Resistors, Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH |   Knowledge

The use of shunts for measuring current is a simpler and more cost-effective alternative to the use of sensors for current measurement. However, they are precision measuring devices, and a few things need to be considered to achieve measurements of the necessary precision.

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How can sensors be powered with a battery for as long as possible in IoT applications?

created by Bianca Aichinger, Product Marketing Manager, RECOM Power GmbH; Co-author: Axel Stangl, Product Sales Manager Power Supplies, Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH |   Rutronik

Without sensors, there can be no Internet of Things (IoT). The fact that they require power is often overlooked. Not much, mind you – but they cannot work without it. The latest switching regulators allow sensors to be powered for much longer using batteries. Even from a 4–20mA current loop, it is possible to produce three times as much power.

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One for all - motor controllers from Micronas for DC motors, BLDC motors, and stepper motors

created by Ralf Hickl, Product Sales Manager Automotive Business Unit |   Rutronik

An ever-increasing number of safety and comfort features in automotive applications are equipped with an electric actuator. This has also led to a rise in the number of low-power motors. A highly integrated motor controller IC from Micronas for all of these automotive motors is now available.

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Ready for IoT

created by Daniel Barth, Senior Marketing Manager Wireless at Rutronik |   Rutronik

Bluetooth technology plays a major role in the Internet of Things (IoT) – with 8.2 billion Bluetooth-equipped smartphones, Bluetooth headsets and other Bluetooth devices already in use today. With Bluetooth 5, this is set to grow massively.

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PCB plug connectors: Small yet powerful!

created by Harun Ilhan, Product Sales Manager Connectors and Cables, Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH |   Knowledge

Space is at a premium on the boards of most end devices, and so plug connectors also need to shrink. An overview of mini plug connectors with additional features.

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