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Advanced Motor Control: MCU Considerations

Original Air Date: Mar 13, 2013 | Duration: 60 minutes Webinar
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Overview:
Energy efficiency is becoming a major focus when designing motor control applications. Hence, three phase brushless DC motors (BLDC) and vector control schemes are increasingly used to improve overall motor sub-system efficiency. Cracking the code of designing and implementing advanced motor control algorithms is a daunting task and also time consuming. A designer needs to define the system parameters such as current and speed loop control rates before selecting the microcontroller to optimize price, performance and power consumption.

Are you choosing the right microcontroller for the task? Is your microcontroller power hungry? Do you really need those additional MIPS? Does the floating point math simplify the design? Today, there are a myriad of choices, but thinking ahead allows you to get the biggest bang for the buck.

What attendees will learn:
Attendees will become familiar with the sensorless vector control algorithm and learn the important factors to consider while selecting the microcontroller to implement it. Specifically, the following topics will be covered.

  • What is a Sensorless Vector Control
  • Key features to consider when implementing it
  • Power, performance, price trade-off
  • Off-the-shelf tools available to simplify the design process
Duration: 50 minutes + Q&A

Who should attend:
Developers of embedded hardware or software for motor control applications

Presenters:
Shalabh Goyal, Sr. Marketing Manager, Renesas Electronics
Shalabh is a Sr. Marketing Manager at Renesas Electronics and is responsible for appliances and motor control. He has ten years of experience in mixed-signal and microcontroller application design and marketing. Shalabh has a Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering and is currently working on his MBA from UC Berkeley.

John Pocs, Sr. Applications Engineering Manager, Renesas Electronics
John is a Sr. Applications Engineering Manager at Renesas Electronics with over thirty years of experience in industrial applications and embedded development. John's recent areas of focus include motor control, power factor correction and smart energy. He has authored many application notes in all of these areas and lectured at many industry events. John holds a MSEE from San Francisco State University.



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