Houston, Tex.-- In a move to accelerate the development of embedded motor control systems, Texas Instruments is launching a suite of low cost hardware and software motor control tools.
Targeting systems that require advanced features like sensorless alternating current (AC) induction vector control, current shaped switched reluctance control and permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) servo control, the tool set is said to simplify the evaluation, development and execution of code on the TMS320C2000 digital signal controllers.
Included is the DMC550 motor development board ($495), Code Composer Studio (CCStudio) integrated development environment (IDE) ($495), TMS320LF2407A eZdsp development platform ($295), and the digital motor control software library (DMCLib) of pre-written motor specific algorithms (no cost).
The DMC550 development board is designed as a drive controller for brushless direct current (BLDC) motors. Providing a complete design solution by integrating with CCStudio and the LF2407A eZdsp, the DMC550 reduces a designers development time by offering one system that allows for the evaluation, development and implementation of code on TMS320C24x digital signal controllers.
Code Composer Studio v2.2 is said to be a powerful set of integrated development tools including DSP/BIOS 3 kernel [BIOS is the kernel], code-generation tools, fast simulators and a debugger that can be enhanced with plug-ins to enable faster time to market with real-time embedded applications. Motor control developers can now benefit from fast simulators for deeper visibility and quick problem resolution, as well as real time data exchange (RTDX) channel status viewer for better management of real-time motor control applications.
Compatible with CCStudio, the LF2407A eZdsp is a standalone development platform for demonstrating and running software and allows designers to easily start hardware and software development on LF2407A digital signal controllers.
TI's application-specific software, DMCLib, covers a full 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 reduces development and costs by allowing designers to use pre-written, motor specific algorithms as a foundation to their code.
TI's complete motor control tools are available now for designers to start implementing their designs at www.ti.com/dmctools.
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