The Motor Control industry is a strong aggressive sector. Each industry to remain competitive, must reduce costs but also has to answer to power consumption reduction and EMI radiation reduction issues imposed by governments and power plant lobbies. The results of these constraining factors are the need of enhanced algorithms. DSP technology allows to achieve both, a high level of performance as well as a system cost reduction.
Texas Instruments launches a new DSP, referenced TMS320C240, specifically designed for the Digital Motor Control segment. This device combining a 16 bit fixed-point DSP core with microcontroller peripherals in a single chip solution is part of a new generation of DSPs called the DSP controllers.