Ronald Grootelaar, 3T
Products and systems increasingly use advanced motor drives to control cars, pumps, medical equipment, robots, and industrial automation. 3T has developed scalable amplifier platforms called VIPER and PEPPER. Together with the MINT system-on-chip (SoC) platform they can be used for a wide range of applications. These platforms are used to kick-start customer projects and reduce development cost and time to market.
VIPER is a cost-efficient solution for most power control applications. PEPPER provides increased power density and bandwidth. Applications for both platforms are modelled in MATLAB® and Simulink®, including power electronics and plant dynamics. The complete control loop is closed in a multidisciplinary simulation environment to rapidly develop control algorithms without the need for physical hardware and prove feasibility early in the design phase.
This talk focuses on PEPPER applications developed and deployed using MathWorks SoC design flows including C and HDL code generation. Ronald Grootelaar of 3T discusses a high-speed sensorless brushless DC motor drive running a field-oriented control algorithm at 50 kHz and a solenoid actuator control loop suppressing machine frame vibrations.