Real-time control systems require fast and efficient processing, with latency kept to a minimum in order to maintain stability and boost overall performance. In addition, the increasing sophistication of modern motor systems, power electronics, smart grid technology, robotics and similar applications require the central processor to keep up with numerous tasks simultaneously. The C2000 family of microcontrollers (MCUs) from Texas Instruments addresses these challenges with an array of integrated on-chip hardware accelerators that dramatically increase the performance of the MCU in many real-time applications.