Enhancing a Zynq Motor Controller to Address Additional Requirements Using Simulation

Eric Cigan, MathWorks

In part 2, a new requirement for the motor control systems is introduced, causing the initial design to fail dramatically in hardware. Using simulation, we then show how to diagnose the issue, and propose a design change to the velocity controller executing on the ARM core that could address the new requirement without the need for hardware changes. We then use simulation to assess whether the design change will work.

This video is part 2 of a three-part series demonstrating how MathWorks product support prototyping of motor controllers on Zynq SoCs.

View part 1 of this video series

View part 3 of this video series

About the Presenter: Eric Cigan is in MathWorks technical marketing supporting FPGA design workflows. Prior to joining MathWorks, he held technical marketing roles at Mentor Graphics, AccelChip, and MathStar. Eric earned BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Product Focus

  • SimPowerSystems
  • Embedded Coder
  • HDL Coder

Recorded: 17 Mar 2014