SAN JOSE, Calif.At the Embedded Systems Conference here this week, Actel Corp. is demonstrating a solution for high complexity motor and motion control applications based on its SmartFusion mixed signal FPGAs.
According to Actel (San Jose), the development of smaller and more powerful motors, along with recent advances in high-energy batteries, has opened new markets to a wide range of motorized products. New designs for AC and DC motor control must be highly efficient and consume little power in order to provide longer operation without affecting performance, the company said.
Power and Control Design Inc. and Trinamic Motion Control GmbH & Co. KG are partnering with Actel to leverage the capabilities and strengths of SmartFusion devices for motor control applications to provide solutions, Actel said.
Last month, Actel introduced SmartFusion, a family of flash-based FPGAs that feature a complete microcontroller subsystem built around a hard ARM Cortex-M3 processor and programmable analog blocks.