Industrial motor-driven equipment accounts for more than two-thirds of industrial energy consumption, making their efficient electrical operation a vital component in factory expenses. The replacement of traditional drives with variable speed drives (VSD) in motor-driven systems provides significant efficiencies that can translate to up to 40% in energy savings. Altera’s FPGA architectures provide effective platform for VSD systems because of their flexibility, performance, integration, and design flow advantages, including performance scaling, design integration, design flexibility, deterministic latency, and powerful streamlined tools.