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Optimizing Motor Control Designs with Integrated FPGA Design Flows

Posted September 08, 2011 8:00 AM by embeddedreporter

Industrial motor-driven equipment accounts for more than two-thirds of industrial energy consumption, making their efficient electrical operation a vital component in factory expenses. The replacement of traditional drives with variable speed drives (VSD) in motor-driven systems provides significant efficiencies that can translate to up to 40% in energy savings. Because of the flexibility, performance, integration, and design flow, FPGA architectures provide an effective platform for VSD systems.

Optimizing motor control designs requires versatile tools (and a practical tool flow) to help model and simulate the system, implement complex algorithms with low latency, and have the ability to integrate the system together and fine tune the performance to the exact needs of the motor drive.

The system integration and embedded development tools described in this article help designers quickly build the interfaces that connect a processor to a hardware accelerated motor control algorithm designed in DSP Builder.

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