OverviewWith drives and motor/motion control systems in wide use across Industrial, Automotive, Medical, Avionics, and Defense segments, motors account for nearly 45% of the world’s energy consumption. Examples of motor/motion control include factory and process automation, assembly/packaging, elevator control, robotics, EV/HEV powertrains, flight control systems, and more.
With increasing performance required to monitor and drive more efficient power electronics used in multi-axis motor control and high-RPM motor control applications, Microsemi offers a flexible motor control IP suite and reference design for our SmartFusion2 and Igloo2 FPGAs. On the power electronics side, Microsemi offers quality-leading SiC diodes and MOSFET products.
Microsemi Portfolio for Motor Control
Build safe and reliable motor control applications with Microsemi SoCs and FPGAs
Microsemi’s Motor Control Solution is specially designed to meet the challenging requirements of performance, reliability, and safety in an easy-to-use environment. The solution is compliant with industry coding standards for developing safe and reliable software for embedded applications. Microsemi offers a modular intellectual property (IP) portfolio, tools, reference designs, kits, and software to control motors such as permanent-magnet synchronous motor (PMSM)/brushless DC (BLDC) and stepper motors.
Reference Design Features
Microsemi’s SmartFusion 2 SoC FPGA based solution is ideal for developing high performance, reliable and secured dual-axis motor control 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 SmartFusion 2 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. SmartFusion 2 SoC FPGAs feature stronger design security than other FPGAs and include differential power analysis (DPA) resistant anti-tamper measures using technology licensed from Cryptography Research Incorporated (CRI). The security architecture was designed with a layered approach in mind, building on top of a foundation of secure hardware.
Microsemi offers modular IP portfolio, tools, reference designs, kits, and software for motors like PMSM/BLDC motors and stepper motors to meet the time-to-market needs for various segments. The rich library of IP provide for quick and easy implementation, optimized to leverage FPGA advantages. These IPs are available as MATLAB models and VHDL code for FPGA .
Full Modular IP Suite
IPs blocks are offered for the FPGA fabric and software libraries for the ARM® Cortex™-M3 processor
- Space Vector Modulation (SVM) IP
- Core 3 phase PWM IP
- FOC transformation IPs (Clarke, Park, Inverse Clarke and Inverse Park)
- PI controller IP
- Rate limiter IP
- Position Estimator
- Encoder Interface
Implement IPs in an easy-to-use reference platform
Microsemi offers an easy-to-use hardware platform on which IPs can be easily implemented.
Microsemi SmartFusion 2 Dual-Axis Motor Control Development Kit gives designers a great starting point for evaluating time-saving, proven motor-control reference designs. This kit is supplied with hardware and software IP blocks, and a fully integrated solution along with a powerful, easy-to-use GUI that enables users to quickly prototype.
|Part Number||Description||List Price|
|SF2-MC-STARTER-KIT||Motor Control Development Kit|
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Motor Control Product Flier
|SoC Motor Control Dual Axis Product Flier
Motor Control Brochure
|Motor Control Solution Brochure||1 MB||2/2014|
Computer Based Training
Motor Control User Guides
|UG0612: Speed ID IQ PI Controller IP User Guide||234.95 KB||3/2015|
|UG0609: Stepper Theta Generation IP User Guide||202.92 KB||2/2015|
|UG0595: Rate Limiter IP User Guide||168.81 KB||2/2015|
|UG0608: Position and Speed Estimator IP User Guide||217.87 KB||2/2015|
|UG0607: CPIPIC (FOC Transformations) IP User Guide||273.47 KB||2/2015|
|UG0362: CORE 3-Phase PWM IP User Guide
|UG0468: Space Vector Modulation IP User Guide
|DG0598: SmartFusion2 Dual-Axis Motor Control Starter Kit Demo Guide
|Sensorless FOC of PMSM using SmartFusion2 Devices Reference Guide||463 KB||3/2014|
|AC413: Implementing a Step-Direction Interface-based Stepper Motor Controller using SF2 Devices
|Designing with Microsemi SoC FPGAs for Industrial and Motor Control Solutions||1.06 MB||3/2015|
|Microsemi Motor Control Solutions White Paper