XMOS Real-Time Platform for Energy-Efficient Motor Control

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XMOS Real-Time Platform for Energy-Efficient Motor Control

Postby jason » Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:52 pm

Please note - as the video is over YouTube's 15 minute limit, it has been split in to two parts. Happy watching!



The XMOS motor control platform is comprised of:

* XCore® processors, the industry’s only hard real-time, multi-threaded processor architecture
* XMOS motor control hardware board, with support for dual axis motor control and communication
* A suite of control, processing and interfacing functions, to help designers quickly develop advanced motor drives entirely in high level software programming languages

XMOS Motor Control Board Key Features

* Two XMOS XS1-L processors:
o XS1-L1 500 MIPS processor handling three-phase BLDC motor control loops
o XS1-L2 1000MIPS processor handling communication, logging and motion control
* Six-channel 14-bit 600KSPS ADC with individual sample/hold
* Two-channel hall effect encoder input
* Isolated power section supporting up to 24V and 10A total
* 7.7 Watt Faulhaber BLDC 24v motor
* 32MB of SDRAM
* General I/O including 12 ch 10b ADC, Ethernet, CAN, LCD and GPIO
* Power supply, demonstration software and documentation

Learn more via XMOS.com website here.
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Postby Folknology » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:14 pm

Here is the Kit link http://www.xmos.com/development-kits/mo ... l-platform

Where is the source code for the kit, I couldn't find it?

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Postby russf » Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:12 pm

This looks like a very usable kit. Could go directly into many motor drive applications, but also is a great test ground for ADC sensing apps, where one is expecting to lay out a cost-reduced custom board after proof of concept.

Nice interviews too!

Folknology I'm guessing the code would come out with the board, in December. Were you thinking same as me? I think we both want to see that ethernet stack.

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Postby RogerH » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:50 pm


Great stuff XMOS. That will be a great platform for all sorts of development, not just Motor control.

Pity that it didn't include a G4 which would have given even more room to play.

I am also looking forward to seeing the code especially the TCP/IP stack.
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Postby ozel » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:29 pm

I'm also eagerly waiting for the software package and how "industrial ethernet" will be adressed.
An Ethercat implementation in XC, maybe?
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Postby kster59 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:27 pm

Looks good and I will definitely buy one.

Hopefully XMOS can write some optimized closed DC brushed and brushless servo loop controls by reading encoders. Looks like it should have at least 6 H bridges to control 2 brushless so lots of options for various motors.

Looking forward to the source code and schematic layout so I can use in my designs.

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