Thursday, December 15, 2011

XMOS platform simplifies high performance multi-axis motor control apps

BRISTOL, UK & BURLINGAME, USA: XMOS, developer of the industry’s first event-driven 32-bit embedded processor announced that it has worked with Larsen & Toubro Ltd Integrated Engineering Services (L&T IES), the world-renowned provider of motor control services, to create a development platform that enables rapid design of multi-axis motor control solutions, including BLDC and PMSM motors.

The platform is based on XMOS devices, allowing high performance control, interface and computational blocks in software. Developers can quickly integrate and characterize their control and interface IP, dramatically reducing development time. The determinism of the architecture guarantees that real-time requirements are met. Easy scalability makes XMOS processors ideal for multi-axis motor control applications.

“The XMOS device, tools and IP give system designers complete flexibility over their solution, enabling high performance and multi-axis control solutions to be implemented with ease. The flexible, deterministic processor allows the developer to produce differentiated products,” said Ali Dixon, co-founder and marketing manager at XMOS.

Engineers can take advantage of the I/O flexibility to customize the hardware interfaces for different motor configurations. With 500MIPS per core, XMOS devices provide the processing capabilities for high speed and high performance control loops. The XMOS development environment offers tools to simplify design of real-time systems, including XScope, a high speed real time tracing tool and a timing analyser to accurately determine code execution time.

The combination of XMOS processors, development tools and software IP are a must for designers looking for high performance, low-cost, multi-axis motor control solutions.

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