EE Times University Series: Controlling BLDC Motors
This first class provides a theoretical overview of BLDC motors. It will cover how BLDC motors are constructed and operated. The two most common control techniques: Trapezoidal (Six-Step) Control and Field Oriented Control will be described and compared.
Register for Part II: Trapezoidal (Six-Step) BLDC Control
Trapezoidal control is the simpler control for BLDC motor. This second class will focus on how this control is implemented on a microcontroller while giving a real example of this implementation. We will also cover how to reduce design cost by replacing hardware sensors with software sensors.
Register for Part III: Field Oriented Control
Field Oriented Control (FOC) is the more complex control for BLDC motor. This final class in the series will focus on how this control is implemented on a microcontroller while giving a real example of this implementation. We will also cover how to reduce design cost by replacing hardware sensors with software sensors.Speaker
Adam Reynolds, Solutions Architect, LineStream Technologies
Adam has worked at LineStream Technologies for the past five years where he has been instrumental in developing new motor and motion control products. Prior to working at LineStream Technologies he worked to develop the industry's first robotic golf greens mower. His deep appreciation for all things motors comes from a desire to be at the cutting edge of where software and hardware interact.