Microsemi SmartFusion2 dual-axis motor control starter kit, in distribution

July 10, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Mouser Electronics has the SmartFusion2 Dual-Axis Motor Control Starter Kit from Microsemi. This kit provides a starting point to evaluate time-saving and proven motor control reference designs using Microsemi SmartFusion2 System-on-Chip (SoC) FPGAs.

The kit includes modular IP blocks, software, and a GUI, that designers need to quickly build a motor control solution and reduce time to market. Motor performance has been tested for speeds exceeding 100,000 rpm, making this kit a solution for sensorless field oriented control (FOC). It also features low latencies of 1.2 µsec for FOC with sensors and 2 µsec for sensorless FOC, which enable switching frequencies of up to 500 kHz. The device also offers security and safety features such as overcurrent protection and anti-tamper technology to help guard against failure.

Mouser; www.mouser.com/new/microsemi/microsemi-smartfusion2-starter-kit/