Motion control kit simplifies industrial drives and robotics

Focused on motion control applications using the Renesas RZ/T1 microprocessor, a motion control kit delivers hardware and software to simplify embedded development for industrial servo drives and controllers, industrial robotic systems, factory equipment, and machine tools that require high speed, responsiveness, and real-time performance, says the company.

 The kit delivers processing power and real-time architecture to run tighter control loops, network connectivity to support deterministic communication, and high-speed encoder interface. Effectively, says the company, a connected servo solution on a single chip. An RZ/T1 CPU card, and a dual channel, three-phase inverter support dual channel servo motor control with current and position feedback. The kit also supports incremental and absolute encoder over EnDat, BiSS or A-format protocols. All this reduces bill of materials costs, claims the company. The kit allows system manufacturers to activate a servo motor and begin the evaluation processes in just about 30 minutes after unpacking the kit.

 To simplify closing the current and position control loops, the kit integrates software algorithms including field oriented control, position control loop, and velocity profile generator. This provides a pre-tested example that allows customers to quickly evaluate the performance of the chip. This can shorten development time by three to four months.

 Multi-protocol and interface support, includes built-in RS422, RS232, CAN, USB and TTL UART. The RZ/T1 microprocessors includes the R-IN Engine network sub-system with hardware accelerators built in. The R-IN Engine includes EtherCAT on-chip, and a hardware switch that can support other industrial protocols such as PROFINET and Ethernet/IP.


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