Trenz Electronic GmbH releases a new product, the Electric Drives Demonstration Platform (EDDP) Motor Control Kit

Bünde, Germany, January 2018 - Trenz Electronic GmbH releases a new product, the Electric Drives Demonstration Platform (EDDP) Motor Control Kit. The EDDP Kit enables rapid, simplified development and evaluation of three-phase motor control applications by providing software, documentation, binary images, editable source code to run on a Xilinx Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC along with associated hardware. For the first time ever, the highly parallel and deterministic benefits of FPGA-based motor control, offering up to 30-40x more responsiveness than traditional embedded approaches, is available in a C/C++ development environment. Furthermore, scalability with minimal CPU burden is increasingly differentiating for developers of such systems given the industry rise in demand for multi-axis motion control.

The three main hardware components included in the EDDP Kit are the development board, TEC0053, from Trenz Electronic as the motor driver board, the Arty Z7-10 from Digilent Inc. as the reference controller board, and a three-phase permanent magnet synchronous motor from Anaheim Automation as the reference motor. The main software components are the field oriented motor control algorithm implemented with the Xilinx Vivado® Design Suite and the Web UI. To edit the included design or replace with proprietary C/C++ code, users must have access to either a fully licensed seat of Vivado HLx Edition or the no-charge WebPACK Edition. Also required is the SDSoC™ tool, part of the SDx™ Development Environment, available for purchase or no cost evaluation from Xilinx. All other resources are available for free download from http://trenz.org/EDDP/.

Key Features

  • Development and evaluation of three-phase motor control applications
  • Speed and flexibility provided by FPGA-fabric in Xilinx Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC
  • Implementation of a Field Oriented Control Algorithm with Vivado® SDSoC™, offloading from processor to embedded 
  • Available motor control modes consist of speed control and stator? current control 
  • Internet connectivity provided by the Linux operating system running on an ARM processor 
  • Web UI and Network API for the control of the motor over internet 
  • Runs on 12V DC power
  • Optionally, the power stage can be run from a separate 5V … 48V DC power supply


Other assembly options for cost or performance optimization plus high volume prices are available on request.

Documentation

Extensive documentation as well as project, source code downloads and other resources can be found in the Wiki of Trenz Electronic at http://trenz.org/EDDP, including a Quick Start Guide, an User Manual for the EDDP Kit and the EDPS motor driver board, block diagram, design database and technical specifications. A support forum especially for this product is accessible at http://trenz.org/EDDPsupport.

All modules produced by Trenz Electronic are developed and manufactured in Germany.

Pricing and Availability

The EDDP Kit is available for 549 EUR in the Trenz Electronic online shop.

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