Motion controller IC implements field-oriented-control in silicon hardware

December 03, 2015 // By Julien Happich
The MCGP021 or Green Motion Controller (GMC) designed by Malaysia's national research and development agency in information and communications technology, MIMOS, together with two local collaborators, My Technology and Emerald Systems, could potentially replace existing controllers for Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSM).

Thirteen joint Intellectual Properties were generated in developing the solution, which took two years.

While traditional solutions for controlling Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSM) use software written for a microcontroller or microprocessor, MIMOS’ MCGP02I motion controller solution uses a new design approach in which complex mathematical calculations required for Field Oriented Control (FOC) of PMSM motors are directly implemented in silicon, with logic gates.

Because, when using the MCGP02I, there is no need to write firmware to implement the complex FOC algorithm, total development cost of the system can be greatly reduced. The programmability of all control parameters enables maximum flexibility and the quick design of control systems.

The MCGP02I comes in a 40-pin small footprint QFN package with an integrated on-chip oscillator, ADCs, voltage references and regulator.

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