Instead of trying to tackle the problem purely in software, a better solution can be to make use of dedicated FOC hardware. However, hardware-based solutions can be inflexible and give engineers little scope to optimise the system to suit specific application criteria. The Vector Engine (VE) incorporated into a growing number of Toshiba’s ICs, however, provides the best of both worlds.
The VE is an adaptable FOC motor driving platform that embeds complex vector control equations alongside customisable firmware. This significantly diminishes the software overhead, reducing the associated processing workload while supporting increased motor speeds and curbing energy consumption. Engineers are given the ability to develop their own proprietary IP or make use of the existing IP that is provided with the platform.
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