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March 22, 2021 15 min read

BLDC Motor Controller: How It Works, Design Principles & Circuit Examples

A fully electronic control system of a brushless DC motor creates opportunities for its widespread use in electronics of various power and size. High efficiency, reliability, and low maintenance are among the key benefits of a brushless DC motor controller. Learn how it works and what design techniques you can use for its implementation.

By Andrey Solovev & Anna Petrova

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March 30, 2021 19 min read

DC Motor Controller: What It Is, Design Principles & Circuit Examples

Supported by our own experience, this article provides an introduction to the control systems of DC motors. You will find out how a DC motor controller works, what functions it performs, and how you can use it. We’ll take a closer look at a brushed DC motor controller, and you’ll learn about the design features and the challenges that may arise in the course of its development.

By Andrey Solovev & Anna Petrova

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December 03, 2020 19 min read

Guide to How to Choose the Right Outsourcing Electronic Design Company

There are a lot of outsourcing development teams worldwide. They offer different technology stacks, rates, and collaboration models. Such a variety can complicate the decision-making process. In this guide, you will learn about the basic criteria you should consider when choosing an electronic design company.

By Andrey Solovev & Anna Petrova

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November 27, 2020 14 min read

Guide to Finding the Right Outsourcing Electronic Design Company

Choosing the right partner for electronic design services, you can achieve the desired results and complete your project within budget and schedule. A contractor company can handle important issues, such as a lack of knowledge and resources. In the first part of our guide, you will discover why outsourcing can be beneficial and where you can find a remote development team.

By Andrey Solovev & Anna Petrova

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October 09, 2020 17 min read

Technology Overview on Software Development for Battery Management Systems (BMS)

A battery management system or BMS performs many functions. It can help you estimate the charging level of your battery and protect it from fires. By reading this article, you will get an idea of a BMS, its functions, and the software it might use.

By Andrey Solovev & Anna Petrova

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September 10, 2020 17 min read

Reasons and Peculiarities of Choosing MQTT Protocol for Your IoT Devices

MQTT has a number of compelling features that make it a good fit for IoT applications. Supported by our own benchmark analysis, this article will give you a clue to the strengths and weaknesses of MQTT compared to its major competitors.

By Andrey Solovev & Anna Petrova

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June 10, 2020 15 min read

Linux vs Windows 10 IoT. How to Choose the Best OS for Your Medical Device?

Linux and Windows are the well-known OS families widely used in medical devices. Our comparative review of Linux vs Windows 10 IoT will help you figure out which option works best for you.

By Andrey Solovev & Anna Petrova

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April 16, 2020 19 min read

Linux OS for Medical devices

We at Integra know at least 7 good reasons for choosing Linux as an operating system for your medical device. In this article, we’ll provide a Linux overview and show how you can benefit from integrating a Linux solution into your embedded medical system and what challenges Linux may bring for the medical device manufacturers.

By Andrey Solovev & Anna Petrova

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April 06, 2020 22 min read

Windows CE End-of-Life: Guidelines to Migrate and Keep Your Medical Device OS Up to Date

Even if your medical device is still running on Windows CE, you have opportunities for a smooth transition from this operating system. We will provide comprehensive answers to the most asked questions on Windows CE end of life.

By Andrey Solovev & Anna Petrova

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March 22, 2021 19 min read

Bluetooth Mesh: Technology Overview, Examples, Alternatives, and First-Hand Experience

Hands-on experience from our team, which dug into this quite new technology. We have already implemented several projects based on BLE mesh networks and would like to share the pros and cons we discovered.

By Andrey Solovev & Anna Petrova

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March 30, 2021 20 min read

High Speed Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design Guidelines

There are a number of high speed PCB design rules as well as challenges that every engineer may confront. We decided to dwell on the key points of this complex process to help you avoid mistakes and improve your skills in high speed PCB design.

By Timofey Perminov & Anna Petrova

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June 05, 2019 4 min read

What are the Top 4 Technologies Spurring the Growth of IoT Sector?

Overview of technologies that might be IoT industry drivers in the nearest future. We see 4 interesting opportunities and want to share our thoughts.

By Jennifer Warren

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