Texas Instruments has introduced DesignDRIVE Fast Current Loop Software that makes C2000 microcontrollers (MCUs) to push current loop-performance below 1 microsecond. The combination of TI’s C2000 MCU portfolio and DesignDRIVE software delivers system-on-chip (SOC) functionality that simplifies drive control system development.
New DesignDRIVE Fast Current Loop Software outperforms traditional microcontroller (MCU) based current-loop solutions and can simplify designs by eliminating the field-programmable gate array (FPGA) typically used for external current-loop control.
The technology unifies a hardware and software platform making it easier for engineers to develop and evaluate solutions for a wide range of industrial drive and topologies. As a key part of DesignDRIVE solutions, the new Fast Current Loop software allows developers to achieve higher control performance while saving valuable board space and simplifying thermal considerations.
Texas Instruments’ new MCU Software Helps to Achieve Sub-1 Microsecond Current Loop
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• Innovative sub-cycle pulse-width modulation update techniques significantly improve control loop bandwidths and potentially triple the motor torque response.
• A novel cycle-scavenging C2000 MCU needs just 460 nanoseconds for field-oriented control processing.
• Its complex controller replaces traditional proportional integration control and facilitates greater stability at higher speeds.
• Industrial drive systems designed with Fast Current Loop software on a C2000 MCU, like the TMS320F28379, delivers SOC functionality to reduce board space, complexity, and overall cost.
Pricing & Availability
The new DesignDRIVE Fast Current Loop is available for the C2000 Delfino™ TMS320F2837x family of MCUs for advanced control applications start at USD11.32 in 1,000-unit quantities available in the TI store and at authorized distributors. Additionally, the C2000 DesignDRIVE development kit (TMDXIDDK379D) is available for immediate purchase for USD999.
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