System Level Architectures

We developed the four fundamental categories below to consolidate the number of possible motor control architectures.

Click on a zone below to see how our technologies, system development boards and reference designs from Analog Devices can simplify your design process.

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Zone 1
Configuration Description Typical Application Technology Recommendation Sub-System and system Platform solutions Reference Designs
  • DC Rail-Referenced Controller
  • Low Side Shunt Current Sensing (<25A)
  • Low Speed Communications Protocols – Easily Isolated
  • Inverters
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Zone 2
Configuration Description Typical Application Technology Recommendation Sub-System and system Platform solutions Reference Designs
  • DC Rail-Referenced Controller
  • Transducer/Transformer-Based Phase Current Sensing (>25A) 
  • Low Speed Communications Protocols – Easily Isolated
  • Simple Function Servos and Drives
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Zone 3
Configuration Description Typical Application Technology Recommendation Sub-System and system Platform solutions Reference Designs
  • Earth-Referenced Controller and Communications
  • Isolated Control and Feedback for Better Performance
  • Transducer/Transformer-Based Phase Current Sensing (>25A) 
  • High Speed Communications Protocols
  • Advanced Functionality Servos and Drives
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Zone 4
Configuration Description Typical Application Technology Recommendation Sub-System and system Platform solutions Reference Designs
  • Earth-Referenced Controller and Communications
  • Isolated Control and Feedback for Better Performance
  • Shunt-Based Phase Current Sensing (<25A) 
  • High Speed Communications Protocols
  • Advanced Functionality Servos and Drives
  • High-End Drives
  • Multi-Axis Servo Designs
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Technologies

System and Sub-System Platforms

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Model-Based Design – Making Design Easy

System Design Value for Any Motor Control System

Model-based design was developed to help simplify the difficulties and complexities inherent in control systems designs using traditional nonautomated methods. Model-based design provides the designer with a virtual design environment that enables developers to use a single model of their entire system for data analysis, model visualization, testing, validation, and eventually product deployment. Once the model is built and tested, accurate real-time software is automatically generated, saving time and reducing overall development costs as compared to traditional manual coding. Modelbased design with automatic code generation can also be used in rapid prototyping, further reducing the design cycle. By its nature, model-based design provides a structure for software reuse that permits established designs to be effectively scaled up or down in complexity depending upon the desired application and reliably upgraded in a more simplistic and costeffective manner.

Model-based design saves valuable design resources by cutting design time and providing final designs that are more accurate and more closely approximae predesign expectations for performance, systems functionality, and features and schedule.


Benefits

  • Faster design iterations that produce desired performance, funcitonality, and capabilities.
  • Design cycles that are more predictable and result in faster product shipments
  • Reduction in design, development, and implementation

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Reference Designs

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