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Want a fast (4-minute) introduction to model-based design and motor control using MATLAB and Zynq?

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Field-oriented control (also called vector control) is currently the hot motor-control technology for AC synchronous and induction motors because it allows these motors to operate over their full speed range, full torque at zero speed, with fast acceleration and deceleration with superior power consumption. What’s not to like? The complexity of the control algorithm.


The Mathworks’ MATLAB and Simulink development environment supports model-based design of field-oriented control (FOC) systems, allowing you to reduce the design complexity of FOC systems by modeling the motor, the drive electronics, and the environment in which the motor will be installed with models. The Mathworks has developed a workflow that takes the MATLAB FOC model and generates software and hardware-programming code for motor-control systems based on the Xilinx Zynq All Programmable SoC.


If you’re not familiar with model-based design, here’s a painless 4-minute video to get your feet wet. The explanation comes from Alexanter Schreiber, a Senior AE with The Mathworks. He spoke to Yvonne Lin from Xilinx at the recent SPS Drives 2013 trade show held late last year in Nuremberg, Germany.