Safer. More Productive. Energy Efficient.

Today’s industrial motor control systems are required to meet the increasing energy efficiency and stringent safety standards while still achieving the goal of maximizing productivity. Designing such system can be further complicated by the different motor control architectures in the factory operation environment. 

We develop the four fundamental categories below to consolidate the number of possible motor control architectures. Follow the zone of your selection in the table for our recommended technologies, system development boards and reference designs that can help simplify your design process.


Quadrant

 

Configuration Description

 Typical Application

Technology Recommendation

Sub-system and System Platform Solutions

Reference Designs

Zone 1
  • DC Rail-Referenced Controller
  • Low Side Shunt Current Sensing (<25A)
  • Low Speed Communications Protocols – Easily Isolated
Zone 2
  • DC Rail-Referenced Controller
  • Transducer/Transformer-Based Phase Current Sensing (>25A) 
  • Low Speed Communications Protocols – Easily Isolated
Zone 3
  • Earth-Referenced Controller and Communications
  • Isolated Control and Feedback for Better Performance
  • Transducer/Transformer-Based Phase Current Sensing (>25A) 
  • High Speed Communications Protocols
Zone 4
  • Earth-Referenced Controller and Communications
  • Isolated Control and Feedback for Better Performance
  • Shunt-Based Phase Current Sensing (<25A) 
  • High Speed Communications Protocols

Technologies

System and Sub-System Platforms

Reference Designs

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EngineerZoneMotor Control Hardware Platforms

This is a discussion, FAQ and information forum related to the different motor control system platforms provided by Analog Devices. This specifically hardware-related forum covers the following platforms:

  • FlexMC High Voltage Platform
  • FlexMC Low Voltage Platform
  • FMCMotcon Low Voltage Drive

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