FPGA Technology and Software IP in Power Electronics Applications

How to design a custom electric motor drive system using COTS components

If you are an electric motor drive designer, you might be interested in getting my brand new eBook:

alizem_ebook_200kThis eBook provides guidelines to make the process of designing a custom electric motor drive faster and easier. Hence, whether you are a project manager, a system / mechanical / electrical / software engineer, you will find in this document relevant informations to help you achieve your objectives.

TABLE OF CONTENT
1- Why would you design a custom electric motor drive system ?
2- Reasons to use Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) components
3- Anatomy of an electric motor drive system and COTS component selection
4- Bottleneck is software: how to plan the software development ?
4.1 – Application Software
4.2 – Commodity Interfaces Software
4.3 – Motor Control Software
5- Embedded Motor Control Software: Expertise needed !
5.1 – Developping from scratch
5.2 – Developping from reference design
5.3 – Developping from 3rd-party software
6- Development of a custom electric motor drive: A 5 steps process
6.1 – Step #1: Requirements
6.2 – Step #2: Design
6.3 – Step #3: Prototype
6.4 – Step #4: Product development
6.5 – Step #5: Production
7- How can Alizem help you achieve your business and technical objectives ?
Format: Powerpoint presentation, 64 pages.

You can download a FREE copy on Alizem website, just click here !

Impacts of an embedded software bug in power electronics applications

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We all know software is a difficult skill to master and there are tremendous differences in developping software for: PC/desktop applications mobile/tablet applications ... and real-time embedded control applications such as power electronics … [Continue reading]

IECON2014 – Call for Papers – Electronic System-on-Chip for Power Electronics Applications

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CALL FOR PAPER Special Session on:  Electronic System-on-chip in power electronics applications  organized and co-chaired by: Dr. Marc Perron, marc.perron@alizem.com Dr. Éric Monmasson, eric.monmasson@u-cergy.fr Topics of interest include, but … [Continue reading]

The Virtualization of Embedded Computing

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In September 2011, I have been contacted by CATA's Jean-Guy Rens who was doing a study regarding the embedded systems industry in Canada titled "The Other Computing : Is Canada ready for the Internet of Things ?". You can freely access his full study … [Continue reading]

FPGA-based Motor Control and Embedded Motor Control Software IP – A review of 2013

Time passes and it is now the moment to make a short review of what happenned, in my opinion, in the world of FPGA-based Motor Control and Embedded Motor Control software IP in 2013: New FPGA evaluation kits Lattice has started the year with … [Continue reading]

ISIE 2014 – Special Session on “Industrial Applications of FPGAs and Embedded Systems”

 ISIE 2014 - IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics June 1-4, 2014, Istanbul, Turkey Website: http://www.isie.boun.edu.tr Call for papers: Special Session on Industrial Applications of FPGAs & Embedded Systems The Special … [Continue reading]

EDA Tool in the cloud: A web-based IOPT Petri Net Editor

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A few weeks ago, I have been pleased to attend IECON2013 in Vienna and had the chance to meet my friend Luis Gomes from the University Nova of Lisboa, Portugal. While discussing together, he took some time to give me some details about a web-based … [Continue reading]

IECON2013: Electronics System-on-Chip in Power Applications

Are you registered for the next IECON2013 in Vienna ? It's still time to plan your trip ! If you happen to be there, I invite you to attend the Technical Session on Electronic System-on-chip in Power Application that I will chair with Dr. Éric … [Continue reading]

FPGA-based Motor Control: “The Brains behind the Motion Controller” Webinar

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I will be giving a webinar on the topic of FPGA-based Motor Control on May 30th 2013. Make sure to register by click this link. Meanwhile, if you have any particular question you would like to be addressed during the Q&A session, feel free to … [Continue reading]

Why developing power electronics embedded software is so hard ?

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Here is a figure I did use in a recent presentation explaining why power electronics software is so hard to develop: Hence, in order to create quality embedded software for power electronics applications, one must have advanced knowledge on … [Continue reading]