Actel SmartFusion Motor Control Development Kit

Actel rolled out SmartFusion intelligent mixed signal FPGA reference designs for motor control applications. The reference designs are implemented in a single A2F500 SmartFusion device controlling up to four axes of permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSMs) simultaneously using the Field Oriented Control (FOC) algorithm. The reference design package includes an example of FOC implementation using space vector pulse width modulation (SVPWM) on the SmartFusion device while using various feedback methods such as optical encoders and Hall effect sensors. The reference design package (A2F-MOTOR-CONTROL-DESIGNS) is available for a list price of $499.

Actel SmartFusion Motor Control Development Kit

SmartFusion Motor Control Development Kit Features

  • Complete source code in C and Verilog
  • Torque, speed and direction control
  • Field oriented control for 3-phased PMSM
  • Multi-axis control
  • Hall effect, encoder and sensorless feedback
  • Critical fault detection using hardware
  • Communication via Ethernet
  • Quadrature encoder inputs (QEI) in hardware
  • Space vector PWM generation with dead band
  • Hardware/software partitioned for optimum result
  • Programmable FPGA for flexibility and upgrade
  • Programmable ADC for flexible triggering

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