A field programmable gate array based modular motion control platform

Koç, Osman and Naskali, Ahmet Teoman and Kunt, Emrah Deniz and Şabanoviç, Asif (2011) A field programmable gate array based modular motion control platform. In: IEEE Intemational Conference on Mechatronics (ICM), Istanbul, Turkey

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The expectations from motion control systems have been rising day by day. As the systems become more complex, conventional motion control systems can not achieve to meet all the specifications with optimized results. This creates the necessity of fundamental changes in the infrastructure of the system. Field programmable gate array (FPGA) technology enables the reconfiguration of the digital hardware, thus dissolving the necessity of infrastructural changes for minor manipulations in the hardware even if the system is deployed. An FPGA based hardware system shrinks the size of the hardware hence the cost. FPGAs also provide better power ratings for the systems as well as a more reliable system with improved performance. As a trade off, the development is rather more difficult than software based systems, which also affects the research and development time of the overall system. In this paper a level of abstraction is introduced in order to diminish the requirement of advanced hardware description language (HDL) knowledge for implementing motion control systems thoroughly on an FPGA. The intellectual property library consists of synthesizable hardware modules specifically implemented for motion control purposes. Other parts of a motion control system, like user interface and trajectory generation, are implemented as software functions in order to protect the modularity of the system. There are also several external hardware designs for interfacing and driving various types of actuators.
Item Type: Papers in Conference Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Field Programmable Gate Array , Motion Control , hardware software co-design , modular , pantograph
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800-8360 Electronics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences > Academic programs > Mechatronics
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Depositing User: Asif Şabanoviç
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2011 11:37
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 09:02
URI: https://research.sabanciuniv.edu/id/eprint/17540

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