Category | Motion Control

Comparison of Sensorless Algorithms for PMSM Rotor Position Detection

Posted on 23 July 2019

      Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSM) and the actual implementation It’s no news that richer performance vector control drives for AC motors could be beneficial, in terms of dynamics and efficiency as well as for every aspect an ideal control should have. The good news is that the time has come to make [...]

Pulse-Width Modulated Fan Controllers for Automotive Applications

Posted on 17 July 2019

      PWM controllers for fan motors can also offer many benefits There are two areas inside the motor vehicle which require fans to facilitating cooling. These are the engine compartment, where primarily the engine cooling system needs to be cooled, and the passenger compartment for the HVAC system. By Eric Hustedt, Jim Tompkins, [...]

Blackfin BF50x Processors for Converged Digital Signal and Control Processing

Posted on 17 July 2019

      Breakthrough in Price/Performance Analog Devices’ Blackfin® processors for converged digital signal and control processing applications deliver exceptional processing performance at low price points, enabling system designers to build innovative features into their existing products, create new products, and successfully enter new markets. By Anders Norlin Frederiksen, Industrial Marketing Manager, Analog Devices, Inc. [...]

For Wishes Big and Small

Posted on 05 July 2019

      Reduced costs and space thanks to scaleable power electronics for drive systems Today, electric drives perform different tasks in industrial, public and vehicle applications. These vary from machine tools and pumps to elevators and forklift equipment. On the one hand, this has led to the development of highly specialised inverters; on the [...]

High Currents Under Control

Posted on 05 July 2019

      Compact Vehicle Power Systems Users of power control equipment have used third-party systems for many years, because they offer the benefits of reduced development costs, shorter time to market and ease of meeting qualification standards. As specifications have become more demanding, it has become necessary to use higher levels of integration, with [...]

Rectifier Integration Opens Door for High Power Density Intelligent Power Modules

Posted on 05 July 2019

      The temperature increase of the case is moderate High integration of power electronic systems requires optimized packages. This paper presents an innovative, fully-molded intelligent power module for small power three phase drives in a dual-in-line package. The package itself offers the possibility of integrating additionally the input bridge rectifier. The article discusses [...]

Low Resource Microcontroller - 3 Phase BLDC Motor Speed Controller

Posted on 05 July 2019

      This could form the basis where high performance is not required This article focuses on a minimal resource microcontroller implementation for a 3 phase BLDC motor, closed loop speed motor controller application based on a Microchip PIC12 device. It shows how minimisation techniques can reduce the number of I/O pins to just [...]

IGBT Drivers Provide Reliable Protection

Posted on 05 July 2019

      To ensure that power electronic components are reliably protected from the effects of non-permissible operating conditions, fast and reliable error detection and effective protective measures are needed. In power modules, error management can be provided either by the system controller or by IGBT drivers. By Johannes Krapp, Product Manager Driver Electronics, Semikron [...]

Scalable Solutions for Cost and Energy-Efficient Drives

Posted on 02 July 2019

      XE166 real-time signal controllers Numerous providers of electric drives think about extending their product portfolios. The reason for this is the trend towards improved energy efficiency which increases demand for variable speed drives. This applies both to consumer solutions in the low-end segment, where manufacturers can improve their margins with higher value [...]

Well-Rounded Drives & Motion Platform

Posted on 02 July 2019

      PCIe/104 Module with Intel Atom Processor E6x5C With the Kontron Microspace® MSMST, for the first time a PCIe/104 embedded single-board computer is available which offers a processor of the Intel Atom E600 series with an Altera field-programmable gate array (FPGA) on a single multi-chip module. Such a solution is very attractive for [...]