Deterministic motor control with FPGAs

Deterministic motor control with FPGAs

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The kit will let you try out Microsemi’s deterministic motor control solution, compliant with industry coding standards for developing safe and reliable software for embedded applications. The solution has algorithms like Sensorless – FOC, FOC with HALL, FOC with Encoder and FOC with Resolver for PMSM/BLDC motors. The position control algorithm of stepper motor supports up to 1024 micro-steps. The SmartFusion2 deterministic motor control GUI allows for the dynamic tuning of parameters such as reference speed, Kp/Ki gains of PI controllers and viewing internal signals for debugging.

The kit also supports various communication interfaces including Ethernet, CAN, RS485, USB, and others. Motor performance is tested for speeds exceeding 30,000 RPM for sensorless field oriented control (FOC), with a low latency of 1.2μs when implementing FOC with sensors and 2μs when designing sensorless FOC at 100MHz, enabling switching frequencies up to 500kHz.

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Last month’s winners are…

In our previous reader offer, FTDI Chip was giving away six MCU development board packages worth Euro 315 each.

Lucky winners include Mr R. Bacenetti from Italy, Mr S. Fritiofsson from Sweden, Mr M. Hall and Mr C. Marston from the UK, Mr M. Szymczyk from Poland and Mr V. van Beveren from the Netherlands. All should be receiving their packages soon. Let’s wish them some interesting findings with their projects.

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