Digital Motor Control Methodology for C2000 Real-Time Control Microcontrollers
Source: Texas Instruments
With the Microcontroller (MCU) revolution, motor control has evolved far beyond the common universal motor controlled using simple commutation. Today, a wide variety of low-cost MCUs are available that enable developers to create high-performance systems in a cost-effective manner. Specifically, by using more complex control algorithms, systems can provide better acceleration, more accurate speed/ position control, higher torque, better power efficiency, and higher precision while substantially reducing system cost through integration of functionality into both hardware and software. Choosing from the myriad of options available can be confusing, given the varied motor types and different control techniques.