Avnet Spartan-6 FPGA Motor Control Development Kit

Avnet Electronics Marketing introduced the Spartan-6 FPGA Motor Control Development Kit. The Avnet kit helps designers prototype motor control designs for applications in industrial automation, consumer electronics, medical diagnostics and robotics. The Avnet Spartan-6 FPGA Motor Control Development Kit is an ideal platform for engineers seeking to experiment with proven reference designs and develop custom control, integrating flexible peripheral functions like Ethernet, PowerLink and PCI Express (PCIe).

Avnet Spartan-6 FPGA Motor Control Development Kit

The Spartan-6 FPGA Motor Control Development Kit includes Avnet Motor Control FPGA Mezzanine Adapter (FMC) module. The Motor FMC module implements Texas Instruments integrated motor drivers and high precision Delta-Sigma modulators for voltage and current sense. Engineers also have the option to use the Xilinx XADC integrated 12-bit data converter for the ultimate integrated design. There is also a prototyping area for experimenting with alternate front end circuitry. Stepper, Brushed DC (BDC), Brushless DC (BLDC), and Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSM) can be driven by the FMC module, under control of the Spartan-6 LX75T FPGA on the baseboard.

Spartan-6 FPGA Motor Control Development Kit

  • Avnet Spartan-6 LX75T baseboard
  • Avnet Motor Control FMC module (AES-FMC-MC1-G)
  • Two portescap motors: BLDC and stepper
  • 12V power supply and adapter cable
  • USB A-mini-B cable
  • Ethernet cable
  • JTAG HS1 programming cable
  • One license voucher for ISE Design Suite: System Edition license (device-locked to Xilinx Spartan-6 LX75T FPGA)
  • Introductory reference designs to spin the motors
  • Getting Started Guide and User’s Guide
  • Schematics, BOM and PCB files

Avnet Spartan-6 LX75T Baseboard Features

  • Spartan-6 FPGA XC6SLX75T-3FGG676C
  • Dual 128 MB DDR3 SDRAM banks
  • 32 MB Parallel Flash
  • 128 Mb Multi-I/O SPI Flash
  • PCIe x1 edge connector
  • 10/100 Ethernet PHY
  • LPC FMC expansion header
  • Two 2×6 PMOD expansion ports
  • GPIO header with LVDS support
  • 16-bit ADC / 10-bit DAC

Avnet Motor Control FMC Module Features

  • Low Pin Count (LPC) form factor
  • Plugs into any Avnet or Xilinx FMC-enabled platform
  • Drive stepper, brushed DC (BDC), brushless DC (BLDC) and permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM)
  • Spin two motors (12-24V) simultaneously under FPGA control
  • Texas Instruments integrated motor drivers
  • Texas Instruments delta-sigma ADCs for high precision sensing
  • Xilinx XADC header enables low-cost 7 Series FPGA integration
  • Hall sensor/encoder and GPIO ports
  • User prototyping area
  • Powered from FPGA baseboard or external source
  • Portescap BLDC and Stepper motor

More info: Avnet Electronics Marketing