Advanced Motor Control: MCU Considerations
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
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
What attendees will learn:
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
Developers of embedded hardware or software for motor
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.
Pocs, Sr. Applications Engineering Manager, Renesas Electronics
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
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