Wuhan Maxsine launched its POWERLINK Master line of high-performance industrial servo controllers last November at the China International Industry Fair 2013 (CIIF 2013). These Ethernet-based controller modules provide high-speed, real-time response (100µsec) for 220V or 380V servo motors with power ratings ranging from 100W to 5KW. High-power servo motors and the associated drive modules are used in a wide variety of motion-control applications including industrial robotics, CNC, textile manufacturing, packaging, printing, electronic assembly, and logistics movement/transportation. The new Wuhan Maxsine POWERLINK Master industrial servo controllers incorporate automatic vibration suppression, which permits smoother machinery operation to reduce wear and tear on both the machinery and the workpiece.
Wuhan Maxsine POWERLINK Master line of industrial servo controllers at the China International Industry Fair 2013 (CIIF 2013) last November. Photo used with permission, reprinted from China's industrial network (http://www.gongkong.com)
Today, Xilinx disclosed that the Zynq All Programmable SoC played a significant role in the development of these new servo-motor controllers, reducing design time and accelerating time to market for these Wuhan Maxsine products. The Zynq SoC serves as an ideal foundation for advanced motion-control electronic systems like the Wuhan Maxsine POWERLINK EP3E line of industrial servo controllers because it fuses a very fast dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor with associated microprocessor peripherals and an advanced FPGA programmable-logic array developed for Xilinx 7 series All Programmable devices. Here’s a block diagram of a typical Zynq-based industrial motor-control system:
A typical Zynq-based industrial motor-control system
The Zynq SoC provides everything system designers need for such applications including:
Very fast, dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor with associated microprocessor peripherals
Integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, used for industrial networking
High-speed DDR3 SDRAM controller for maximum system performance
High-performance programmable logic for implementing high-speed motor-control algorithms
The ARM-based processing system provides system management and communications while the programmable logic provides the means for implementing real-time servo-control algorithms to achieve high-speed cycle times and to support additional high-value features such as vibration suppression. It’s not possible to implement such fast, real-time motion-control algorithms in software alone.
For more information on the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC Intelligent Drives Platform, which provides all the necessary hardware, design tools, IP cores, and reference designs for industrial embedded control systems, click here.