Modern applications demand faster, cheaper, and better motor control systems, and the performance demanded from embedded motor controllers is ever increasing. Programmable controllers offer the unique opportunity to improve performance, reduce cost, and enable designers to improve the efficiency of motor control systems. Such performance objectives typically need advanced algorithms that are computationally intensive and are best implemented on digital signal processors (DSPs).
For most engineers looking to implement control algorithms on DSPs, they are faced with a significant barrier-a definite lack of comprehensive information on the process of achieving the conversion.
Texas Instruments (TI)™ has constructed a comprehensive portfolio of control solutions with the TMS320C2000 DSP controllers, to assist with this conversion process. This application note provides an overview of the process used to convert an existing legacy analog or microcontroller-based solution into a DSP-enabled solution.