In todays world, where motors account for almost 45% of energy consumption, motor/motion control has become ubiquitous in numerous industrial, medical, military, avionics and automotive segments with applications such as assembly/ packaging, CNC, elevator and factory/process automation, robotic arms, nuclear plants, implant devices, fusion pumps, missile launch systems, flight control systems, power trains, engine cooling, and many others. In order to have efficiency of these motors, motor control is of utmost importance.
IPs blocks are offered for the FPGA fabric and software libraries for the ARM® Cortex™-M3 processor
- Clarke & Inverse Clarke transformations
- Park & Inverse Park transformations
- PI controller
- Space vector PWM
- Ramp profile
- Angle estimation
- Speed calculation
- Current measurement
- 3-Phase PWM generation
Available Reference Designs
|PMSM/BLDC Motor||Sensorless FOC|
|FOC with HALL|
|FOC with Encoder|
|FOC with Resolver|
|Stepper Motor||Speed Control|
SmartFusion2 Six-Axis Motor Control Development Kit
Microsemi offers an easy-to-use hardware platform on which IPs can be easily implemented.
Microsemi SmartFusion2 Six-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. This kit helps designers in customizing and developing six-axis motor control solution on SmartFusion2 device for their specific application and shortens the time to market.
The above figure shows the hardware setup for running three-axis sensorless FOC (Field Orient Control) of BLDC motors and control of Stepper motors in three axes.
- Scalable Solution for PMSM and Stepper Motors
- Supports up to six motors with various configurations
- PMSM only
- Stepper only
- Three PMSM and three stepper
- Various communication interface support Ethernet, CAN, RS 485, USB and others
- Dynamic tuning of parameters such as reference speed, Kp/Ki gains of PI controllers by GUI software
Motor Control Brochure
|Motor Control Solution Brochure||1 MB||2/2014|
Motor Control User Guides
|AC413: Implementing a Step-Direction Interface-based Stepper Motor Controller using SF2 Devices
|Microsemi Motor Control Solutions White Paper