Motor control development tools target a variety of motors - Embedded.com

Motor control development tools target a variety of motors

Texas Instruments Inc. has introduced a suite of motor control tools to be used with TMS320C2000 digital signal controllers, which, according to the company, are optimized for control applications. The tools target systems that require features like sensorless alternating current (AC) induction vector control, current shaped switched reluctance control and permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) servo control.

The tools include The DMC550 motor development board, Code Composer Studio, the TMS320LF2407A eZdsp development platform, and the DMCLib digital motor control software library. The DMC550 development board is designed as a drive controller for brushless direct current (BLDC) motors. Code Composer Studio (CCStudio v2.2) is a set of integrated development tools including DSP/BIOS 3 kernel, code-generation tools, simulators, and a debugger that can be enhanced with plug-ins.

Compatible with CCStudio, the LF2407A eZdsp is a standalone development platform for demonstrating and running software and allows designers to start hardware and software development on LF2407A digital signal controllers. TI's application-specific software, DMCLib, covers a range of motors types, including single and 3-phase, sensored and sensorless, alternating current induction (ACI), BLDC, permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM) and switched reluctance (SR) motors. DMCLib allows designers to use pre-written, motor specific algorithms as a foundation to their code.

The motor control tools are available now at www.ti.com/dmctools. The DMC550 motor development board and Code Composer Studio are priced at $495 each. The MS320LF2407A eZdsp development platform is $295, and the digital motor control software library (DMCLib) of pre-written motor specific algorithms is available at no cost.

Texas Instruments, Inc.
Dallas, Texas
www.ti.com

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