A new article on Power Systems Design describes the new motor control hardware platform designed by Intel and D3 Engineering. This tandem motion-power motor control board features a single Max® 10 FPGA to control a bidirectional DC-DC converter as well as two motors.
"Motor control applications using small fast-spinning motors such as e-turbos, UAVs, surgical instruments and high-speed pumps, and the advent of SiC and GaN switching transistors, are driving a need for compact drives with high-frequency control loop updates. This paper describes a multi-axis motor and power control platform suitable for academic or commercial research and development. It includes motor and power control kit, FPGA development board and FPGA hardware and software design. It supports integrated power and motor control with PWM time resolution up to 300MHz and control update frequencies of 100kHz or more."
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