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Application Notes
Consulting
Educational
Maglev
Manufacturers
Miscellaneous
Professional
Publications
Simulation Tools
Contact Information
Links to Thompson Consulting other pages


Application Notes, Patents, Short Courses, Etc.

 

Findarticles.com
NASA Engineering Links Page
Search Adobe PDF files via Google
Haus & Melcher Electromagnetic Fields textbook online --- (including some interesting demonstrations) --- http://web.mit.edu/6.013_book/www/book.html
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office --- searchable patent database with images --- www.uspto.gov

Scirus --- search tool for scientific information

Google patents

 

BATTERIES - Nicads, Lithium Ion, etc.
National Semiconductor LM3621

Maxim App. Notes on battery management

COIL WINDING
Coil winding notes

 

DC/DC CONVERTER DESIGN
Design notes --- Brad Suppanz
Jerry Foutz Switching-Mode Power Supply Design
Power Integrations --- application notes
http://www.eng.uts.edu.au/~venkat/pe_html/pe07_nc8.htm
National Semiconductor list of all application notes
Maxim list of all application notes
Ridley Engineering
SMPS Power Supplies, Inc. --- manufacturer’s database
SGS Thomson application notes
Texas Instruments --- power management application notes
Zetex --- list of all application notes

Power Integrations --- list of all application notes

ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE (ESD)
Electrostatic Discharge Association: http://www.esda.org/
ESD Journal
Evaluation Engineering Journal
National Semiconductor ESD webpage
Static Electricity page --- http://www.amasci.com/emotor/statelec.html

 

EMI  ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE
Maxim article on EMI

Power Integrations EMI app note

Power Integrations --- list of all application notes

 

FEYNMAN

Various Feynman videos

Feynman 1965 Nobel Prize lecture

More Feynman videos

List of all kinds of Feynman videos and books

 

FLYBACK CONVERTER DESIGN
Maxim article on flyback converter - effects of leakage inductance

International rectifier flyback notes

 

GAUSSMETERS
Magnetic Instrumentation, Inc. --- http://www.maginst.com/gauss.html
NIST paper on Hall measurements --- http://www.eeel.nist.gov/812/hall.html

FW Bell Gaussmeters --- (now owned by Sypris)

 

HEAT TRANSFER, COOLING, ETC
Thermal conductivity of selected materials --- Burr Brown --- http://www.burr-brown.com/download/ABs/AB-030.pdf

Thermal management --- http://www.extron.com/company/article.aspx?id=thermalmgt1_ts

EDN Article --- Quickly Estimate Cooling Requirements --- http://www.extron.com/company/article.aspx?id=thermalmgt1_ts

10 Stupid Things Engineers do in Cooling

Nidec --- Air Cooling and Fan Technology --- http://www.nidec.com/aircooling/fantech.htm

“All you Need to Know About Fans”

Articles from “Electronics Cooling” Magazine

 

INDUCTANCE
Estimating inductance of wire loops --- http://www.pels.org/Comm/Publications/Newsletter/9902/Vol11No2.htm#Tricks
Stanford paper on chip planar inductors --- http://www-smirc.stanford.edu/papers/IEDM98s-mohan.pdf
     http://smirc.stanford.edu/papers/Orals99s-mohan.pdf
     http://www.stanford.edu/~boyd/reports/inductance_expressions.pdf
     using inductors for shunt peaking --- http://smirc.stanford.edu/papers/JSSC00MAR-mohan.pdf
spiral inductor design --- http://wws2.uncc.edu/tpw/papers/spiral.pdf

JAVA applet for calculating inductance of air core inductors --- http://www.oz.net/~coilgun/mark2/inductorsim.htm

 

INDUCTION MOTOR MODELING

 

LASER DIODES
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/3931/laserdio.htm
Laser diode tutorial
ILX Lightwave appl. note on laser failures


LASER DIODE FAILURE MECHANISMS
http://www.spie.org/web/abstracts/2300/2382.html

MAGLEV APPLICATION NOTES
Search Google --- "Maglev"

Seminar on Maglev vehicles --- http://www.teicontrols.com/notes/SeminarEE155/MaglevVehicles.pdf
superconductor + permanent magnet levitation --- http://www.fys.uio.no/faststoff/ltl/files/johansen-jap93.pdf

    

DIAMAGNETIC LEVITATION
Levitating frog paper --- http://www.sci.kun.nl/hfml/frog-ejp.pdf
Nature article --- http://www.physics.ucla.edu/marty/diamag/magnet.pdf
     http://www.physics.ucla.edu/marty/diamag/levidot.pdf
http://www.sci.kun.nl/hfml/fingertip.html

    

ELECTRODYNAMIC (EDS) Maglev
Marc Thompson paper on AC levitation

Maglifter --- from NASA --- http://www.msfc.nasa.gov/news/astptechbriefs/Maglev.pdf
     another maglifter IEEE T. Mag. paper --- http://w3.ascinc.org/manuscripts/papers/1LL08.pdf
National Maglev Initiative --- final report --- http://ntl.bts.gov/DOCS/TNM.html
Princeton 1991 study on maglev technology --- http://www.wws.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/byteserv.prl/~ota/disk1/1991/9132/913206.PDF
maglev technology overview paper --- http://www.acmaglev.com/images/taska.pdf
Scientific American Article --- "Racing to Oblivion?"
MIT Real player movie on AC electrodynamic levitation --- http://web.mit.edu/6.013_book/www/book.html
http://sensor.northgrum.com/stc/asc/pdf/lnb02.pdf

Magplane

    

ELECTROMAGNETIC (EMS) Maglev
High Tc EMS --- http://sensor.northgrum.com/stc/asc/pdf/lnb02.pdf
Trumper paper on magnetic bearings
Swiss Metro project --- http://leiwww.epfl.ch/publications/darrigo_rufer_maglev_00.pdf

Magnemotion

 

MAGNETIC DESIGN
.

Maxwell's equations review --- interesting problems and lots of worked solutions --- http://www.sfu.ca/physics/people/faculty/cochran/outline.html
     magnetic field calculation for magnetic recording --- http://www.sfu.ca/physics/people/faculty/cochran/chpt04.pdf
     magnetic field calculation for various configurations --- http://www.sfu.ca/physics/people/faculty/cochran/chpt03.pdf

         

HALBACH ARRAYS
French paper on Halbach arrays --- http://www.edpsciences.org/articles/epjap/pdf/1999/01/ap73102.pdf
http://www.ifr.mavt.ethz.ch/movic98/proceedings/47c.pdf
"Forces inside permanent magnet assemblies" --- http://www-sldnt.slac.stanford.edu/nlc/notes/Bowden_Eng/ABC_TechNote-067_2.pdf
http://www.physics.ucla.edu/class/00W/150_Rosenzweig/notes/Chapter6.pdf
"Effective use of NdFeB" --- http://www.magnequench.com/tech_resources/tech_center/reference/white_paper/whitepaper01.pdf
http://www.eml.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/library/kokusai/download/1998/hos_hungary.pdf
 

MAGNET WIRE
Copper Wire Figures
Litz wire application note

 

MAGNETIC SENSING
Micromachines article on magnetic field sensing

 

MAGNETIC SHIELDING
Advance Magnetics --- shielding design eqns.
MuShield
Amuneal Manufacturing Corp. --- strategies for magnetic shielding design
VitaTech --- magnetic and electric noise sources

    

ONLINE COURSES
Online power electronics course

 

OPTOELECTRONICS APP NOTES
Laser course online

 

PATENT SEARCHING
Delphion database --- http://www.delphion.com/cgi-bin/patsearch
Google patents
Patent searching resources
US Patent and Trademark Office --http://www.uspto.gov/patft/

 

PERMANENT MAGNETS
Dexter Magnetics
Group Arnold
Magnet Sales - design tools
MMPA permanent magnet tutorial --- http://www.mmpa.org/mmpapmg-88.pdf
MMPA standards for permanent magnets ---- http://www.mmpa.org/mmpa0100.pdf
Ohio state list of permanent magnet papers --- http://eewww.eng.ohio-state.edu/~procaa/resear.htm
     Permanent magnet motor paper --- http://eewww.eng.ohio-state.edu/~procaa/pdf/pm1.pdf
Princeton Magnetics - "Magnet Design"
Stanford Magnetics - Comparison of magnetic materials
Fun with Neodymium Magnets
ForceField ---- lots of magnet demos, they also sell magnets
Peter Campbell paper on energy stored in permanent magnets --- http://www.magnequench.com/tech_resources/tech_center/reference/white_paper/comments_energy_in_mag.pdf
Bill Beaty's magnetic fun page
"Cool experiments with magnets" from Magnet Man
"Novel permanent magnets and their applications" --- http://www.grouparnold.com/mtc/pdf/novel_pm.pdf
"Understanding permanent magnets," http://www.allegromicro.com/techpub2/arnold/tn_9802.pdf
http://www.magnequench.com/tech_resources/tech_center/reference/white_paper/CoilWinding2000.pdf
"Effective use of NdFeB" --- http://www.magnequench.com/tech_resources/tech_center/reference/white_paper/whitepaper01.pdf
papers on permanent magnet/motor design --- http://www.consult-g2.com/
application note on magnetic and permanent magnet design --- http://www.eece.unm.edu/faculty/humphrie/cpa/chap05.pdf
interesting paper on different PM arrangements --- http://mag-net.ee.umist.ac.uk/reports/P15/p15.html
PM articles --- http://mag-net.ee.umist.ac.uk/
PM design for motors --- http://www.ekc.kth.se/eme/publ/pdf/peter_hansi_london2000.pdf
Dexter mag papers on PM design --- http://www.comppub.com/publications/MSM/2000/pdf/T41.01.pdf

    

FIELD CALCULATIONS
paper showing field from bar magnet --- http://www.fys.uio.no/faststoff/ltl/files/johansen-jap93.pdf
field calculation paper, cylindrical bar magnet --- http://www.consult-g2.com/papers/paper16/paper.html
Online field strength calculator for cylindrical and bar magnet --- http://www.grouparnold.com/mtc/calc_gauss.htm
Magnet Sales calculators --- http://www.magnetsales.com/Design/Tools1.htm#rect

    

HALBACH ARRAY ANALYSIS
Another inductrack paper online

 

POWER DISTRIBUTION

Eaton power distribution online tutorial

Case study of Belgian power distribution system

 

POWER GENERATION APPLICATION NOTES
http://www.polarpowerinc.com/info/y2k-year2000.htm
alternative energy links
http://smallhydropower.com/
http://www.nopowernoproblem.com/wind%20systems.htm

 

RESONANT SCANNERS
Resonant scanner Master's thesis --- http://www.hitl.washington.edu/publications/tidwell/index.html
MEMS paper --- http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~cmartin/work/mems/mems_paper.pdf
http://mems.mirc.gatech.edu/research/magnetic.html
Berkeley paper on resonant scanner --- http://bsac.eecs.berkeley.edu/archive/conference/hh1994/jjudy/paper.pdf
     http://sprg.ssl.berkeley.edu/ConstellationClassMissions/eyre.pdf

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Consulting 

 

Boston IEEE Consultants' Network
IEEE Consultants main page
Independent Computer Consultants Association (ICCA)
http://www.referrals.com
http://www.4expertise.com

NASA Engineering Links Page

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Educational

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT Libraries
MIT Libraries --- database information
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
W.P.I. Electrical Engineering Department
W.P.I. Webpage of Marc Thompson

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Maglev

 

THEORETICAL
Earnshaw's theorem
Argonne National Lab Page
Boeing Maglev page
Brookhaven lab Maglev links
California High Speed Rail/Maglev
Encarta Encyclopedia MAGLEV listing
FTA --- Federal Transit Administration
French Site with Maglev Pictures
High Speed Ground Transportation Association
Maglev article by Taylor Moore
Maglev Links --- U of Washington
Magnemotion, Inc.
National Maglev Initiative Final Report
Summary of National Maglev Initiative Reports
Popular Mechanics article
RTRI Home Page
RTRI List of Other Maglev Links
Miyazaki Test Center
History of Japanese Maglev R/D
Scientific American Article
Transrapid Page
Another page
University of Alabama at Huntsville High Speed Ground Transportation Page
Yahoo MAGLEV search
http://weber.u.washington.edu/~jbs/itrans/whatsnew.htm
http://www3.sunydutchess.edu/~web-mpcs/cavalieri/maglev.html

 

TOYS
http://scitoys.com/scitoys/scitoys/magnets/suspension.html

 

EDDY CURRENT BRAKES
Dynamatic

Magnetar

 

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Manufacturers

 

Edmund Scientific

 

DISTRIBUTORS
Allied Avnet
Digikey
Hamilton Hallmark
Marshall Electronics
Newark Electronics
Sager Electronics

 

ICs
Analog Devices
Apex Microtechnology
Burr-Brown
Cherry Semiconductor
Elantec
Fairchild Semiconductor
GMT Microelectronics
Harris/Intersil Semiconductor
Linear Technology
Maxim
Micrel
MicroLinear
Motorola
National Semiconductor
ON Semiconductor
Philips Semiconductor
Sipex --- power management
Texas Instruments
Unitrode

 

LASER DRIVERS
     PULSED DRIVERS
http://www.avtechpulse.com/appnote/
250 mA, 300 kHz http://www.ichaus.de/english/text/product_guide/wjwjz.htm
Analog Devices IC laser driver
     http://www.analog.com/publications/magazines/Dialogue/29-3/200_mhz.html
Delta Developments
EO Devices
Hytek Microsystems
ILX Lightwave
Melles Griot driver
Meshtel --- low power (< 1A) drivers
NVG, Inc.
Panasonic
Wavelength Electronics
35 MHz, 1W driver
Pulsed laser drivers
Fast laser driver --- http://homepage.tinet.ie/~lighthouses/mc2060-3.html

    

DC DRIVERS
Opto Power Driver, 65A laser driver -- http://tateweb.com/news-opc-PS6510.htm
http://www.analogmodules.com/datasheet/mod779A.htm
http://www.atcsd.neva.ru/products/drivers.htm
http://www.ramoptical.com/photonics/section1/5405.htm

 

MAGNETICS
     EMI Suppression
Taiyo Yuden

 

MISCELLANEOUS
Associate Component Tech. --- surface mount transformers
AVX
Bourns
Coilcraft
Coiltronics
Dexter Magnetic Materials
DT Magnetics
ELNA --- ferrites
Intusoft ---- power supply application notes, etc.
Kane Magnetics --- application notes on magnetic design
Lodestone Pacific
MHW --- power ferrites
MuRata
Prem Magnetics
Pulse Engineering
Shogyo
Signal Transformer
Steward --- ferrite cores
Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd, Japan
Talema Electronics
Toko America --- surface mount inductors
Ulveco toroidal transformers
Yahoo Relays, Inductors and Coils Listing

    

MAGNET CORES
DT Magnetics
Eastern Components, Inc. --- distributor
Elite Magnetics, Inc.
Fair-Rite
Group Arnold
Magnetics, Inc.
Micrometals
MMG North America
Philips --- ferrites
         Philips ferrites material properties
Renco
Signal Transformer

    

MAGNET WIRE
MWS Wire Industries

    

POWER TRANSFORMERS
Osborne Transformer
      

HALL SENSORS
Cherry Semiconductor
F. W. Bell
F. W. Bell Hall Sensor Tutorial
LEM
Melixis

    

PERMANENT MAGNETS
Yahoo search for "permanent magnets"
China Rare Earth Magnet Products LTD --- http://www.permanentmagnet.com/
Group Arnold
Hangzhou Permanent Magnet Group --- http://www.china-hpmg.com/
Magnet Sales
The Magnet Source
MagnetWeb search for U.S. manufacturers
MagnetWeb search for Asian manufacturers
Stanford Magnetics

    

TRANSFORMERS / INDUCTORS
DT Magnetics
Group Arnold
Newport Components
Prem Magnetics
Pulse Engineering
Signal Transformer ---- also transformer application notes

         

PLANAR TRANSFORMERS
Flat Transformer Technology
Electronic Design Magazine article
Signal Transformer
Telcon
Payton America
Philips
Innocore --- technical notes on planar transformers
Neosid

 

OTHER
MiniCircuits --- RF stuff
Murata quartz crystals

 

PIEZOELECTRIC DEVICES
American Piezo Ceramics
Mitsui petrochemical press release
Piezo Systems --- piezo devices, Cambridge MA
Applications information
Polytec PI Home Page
Queen's college paper on piezoelectric transformers
SamRyun Co. --- piezo transformers
Sony products
Toko press release

 

POWER CONVERTERS
Astec
Cherry Semiconductor
CoselUsa --- DC/DC
Datel --- DC/DC converters
Ericsson --- surface mount DC/DC converters
IMP --- Electroluminescent Lamp Drivers
Interpoint
Lambda
Linfinity --- inverters
Melcher --- DC/DC
Pico Electronics --- DC/DC converters
Power Convertibles --- DC/DC
Power Integrations --- converter controllers - http://www.powerint.com/
Power Trends
RO Associates
Seiko Instruments USA --- switching regulators
TDK --- inverters, DC/DC
Vicor

 

POWER PASSIVE DEVICES
Littelfuse
NEC --- power relays
Omron Relays
Sanyo --- capacitors
Unitrode Current Sensor
Wima --- snubber caps

 

POWER RESISTORS
AVX Corp. --- sensing resistors
Caddock --- power resistors, current sensing resistors
IRC --- power resistors, current sense resistors
Isotek --- current sensing resistors
Kepco
Ohmite --- resistors
Precision Resistor
Prime Technology
Riedon --- power resistors
Vishay

 

POWER SEMICONDUCTORS
Advanced Power Technology
Allegro --- motor controllers, etc.
Eupec --- IGBTs
International Rectifier
IXYS --- power modules
Magepower Semiconductor
Powerex
SGS-Thomson
Shindengen America, Inc. --- power surface mount
Siliconix
Solitron --- power devices
Supertex
Teccor --- thyristors
Temic
Toshiba --- IGBTs

 

POWER SUPPLIES
48VDC Company

STEELS
Armco

 

SURFACE MOUNT SEMIC.
Rohm

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Professional

Foster-Miller
IS Robotics
Polaroid Corporation
Thornton Associates, Inc., Waltham, Mass
Magnemotion, Inc., Sudbury, Mass.

Magplane Technology

Radiation Monitoring Devices

Second Wind, Inc.

 

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Publications

CATALOGS
Digikey
EDTN Network E-Search
Electronics Buyer's News Guide
Electronic Engineer Master Online
IC Master
Thomas Registry

 

MAGAZINES
Discover Magazine Online
ECN (Electronic Components News)
EDN
EE Times
Electronic Design
ESD Journal
Evaluation Engineering Journal
IBM Journal of Research
IEEE Potentials Magazine
IEEE Spectrum
Machine Design
PCIM --- Power Conversion & Intelligent Motion
RF Design
Scientific American
Sensors
Test & Measurement World
Yahoo Electronics Magazines Listing
Big List of Electronics Trade Magazines

 

NEWSPAPERS
New York Times


NASA Langley 1997 Technical Reports Online

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Simulation Tools

 

FEA
Ansoft
Biot Savart magnetic modeling
Field Precision
Magsoft
Tera Analysis --- QuickField, with evaluation and student version software
Vector Fields
big list of commercial FEA sites
http://femm.foster-miller.net/wiki/HomePage --- free FEMM software for magnetic FEA
list of commercial codes

 

OTHER
Demonstrations in Signals, Systems and Control --- Johns Hopkins University
Mathematica/ Wolfram Research

Microsim/Orcad
Penzar --- SPICE
Links to online SPICE references
PowerSim

 

MATLAB
Mathworks/ MATLAB
Control Tutorials for Matlab --- Carnegie Mellon
Minicourse on PDE Toolbox
Indiana University MATLAB page ---- lots of links here
     PDE toolbox --- http://www.indiana.edu/~statmath/math/matlab/pde/

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Misc.

 

Magnetar Corporation --- manufacturer of permanent magnet eddy current brakes

IBM Patent Search Engine
U.S. Library of Congress
NASA Commercial Technology Network
Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) Homepage
Tech Expo --- THE EXPOSITION OF HIGH TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES & PRODUCTS ON THE WWW
NASA Engineering Links Page

 

POWER ELECTRONICS LINKS
IEEE Main Page
IEEE Power Electronics Society
     IEEE Power Electronics Society Newsletter
IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS
PCIM --- glossary of power electronics terms
Siliconix/Temic Power Conversion Application Notes
Online Interactive Power Electronics Text
Berkeley Power Electronics Group Page
CalTech Power Electronics Group
Ridley Engineering
Venable Industries --- papers on DC/DC converter design
Prof. Robert Erickson Webpage

 

SEARCH ENGINES

Google
Altavista
Findlink
Galaxy --- Engineering and Technology
Goto
Starting Point

 

FLYWHEEL ENERGY STORAGE
Acumentrics --- commercial composite flywheel power system
Altavista search for "flywheel energy storage"
Argonne Labs --- storage using HTS
ASPES Engineering AG
Composite Flywheel Energy Storage -- PSU
Flywheel Energy Systems, Inc.
MIT Media Lab flywheel stuff
NASA flywheel page --- http://godzilla.lerc.nasa.gov/ppo/flywheel/program.html
University of Washington page
http://moon.cps.msu.edu/demos/flywheel/index.html
Mechanical Engineering Magazine --- composites article
MetaCrawler Search Result for "flywheel energy storage composite"
More NASA flywheel links
Satcon papers on flywheel bearings
Trinity Flywheel Power

 

SBIR
DOD SBIR page
DOT SBIR page
NASA SBIR page
NSF SBIR page
SBIR information page
SBA list of SBIR conferences and seminars

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Links to Thompson Consulting Other Pages

Main page

Consulting Projects

Maglev Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Teaching at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and other Design Seminars

Links to manufacturers'  websites, applications notes, etc.

 

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