To learn more about the MotionFire control platform and general interest regarding FPGA-based motor control, here is an interesting web-TV program presented by National Semiconductor.
This program shows Jeff Wimett, Sr. App. Eng. at Altera, and Steve Herhusky, FAE at Arrow, discussing about advantages brought to motor control system designers by integrating FPGA devices in their medical or industrial applications. Among them is the ‘no-chip obsolescence’ advantage that is particularly interesting for applications that are planned to be operating in the field for at least 15 years and that need to benefit of continuous improvement – from motor control technology but also communication protocols technologies.