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Simulink eQEP block for speed calculation with C2000 MCU

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Armin Lensker
Armin Lensker on 22 Aug 2017
Hi all! ;)
I am working with a C2000 Microcontroller from Texas Instruments. I try to calculate the shaft speed of a DC machine in Simulink using my F28377S-LaunchPad. I already established the high speed measurement using the QPOSCNT signal. My problem/question is about the low speed measurement: I want to use the QCPRD signal to calculate the shaft speed. I already asked for help in the TI E2E forums. You can find the discussion here:
Somebody told me to monitor the QEPST.UPEVNT signal because the timer value is latched into the QCPRD register everytime the QEPST.UPEVNT (unit position event) happens. Does somebody know a way to monitor this signal in Simulink? I cannot find this option in the eQEP block.
Best regards, Armin
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Armin Lensker
Armin Lensker on 22 Mar 2018
Hello Canberk!
I attached screenshots of the content of the two subsystems:
These are the regular algorithms (for high speeds and low speeds) that TI suggests in their reference manual for the eQEP modules.
Best regards, Armin

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Venkatesh Chilapur
Venkatesh Chilapur on 23 Aug 2017
Hi Armin,
Right now, via our eQEP block, we are not supporting the monitoring of QEPST.UPEVNT signal in Simulink.
However, as a workaround, the "Memory Copy" block can be used and the reference of this signal be provided to be able to read it's state.
Please refer example model "c28035pmsmfoc_cla" shipped with our support package, on how "Memory Copy" can be used. (c28035pmsmfoc_cla -> Hall Sensor C)
You may then design the model to read "QUPRD" around the QEPST.UPEVNT signal and see if it helps.
Regards,
Venkatesh C
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SALIL PATWARDHAN
SALIL PATWARDHAN on 21 Jan 2019
Hello all,
I am working on similar problem. I am using F28379D DSP processor and 1024 pulses per revolution encoder to determine the speed. I am using it with Simulink with block eQEP C28x.
Can somebody suggest me a working example as of hpw to configure C28x QEP block for the same .It would be really helpful and grateful !!!
Best Regards
Salil Patwardhan

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Michael Valasek
Michael Valasek on 29 Mar 2018
Edited: Michael Valasek on 29 Mar 2018
Thank you much Armin,
I checked your suggested links. There not much more information than in sprug05 from TI says. I will try to approximate the position with continuous function such as regression of spline function. Then to derive that approximated function to get the velocity. I hope that it works. I will report then the results. This is interesting: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=4510607
Thank you
Michael
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Armin Lensker
Armin Lensker on 30 Mar 2018
Hello Michael! I think you have not read the blog posts entirely until the end because there is indeed much more information than in sprug05 by TI! The blog suggests using a "two phase type PLL" which I think is some kind of state of the art when it comes to encoder measurement filters. Best regards, Armin

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Pradyumna Ranjan Ghosh
Pradyumna Ranjan Ghosh on 22 Mar 2019
Hello,
I am working on estimation of rotor speed and position of an AC machine connected to DC machine via eQEP blocks using DSP F28377s through an encoder. I am observing speed and rotor position through DAC. As per your instructions, speed estimation was good when DC machine is used as motor and AC machine as generator. However, when I am observing the speed while implementing v/f control on the AC machine, the motor was rotating at the speed as given by command, but estimation through encoder was incorrect.
I am attaching the model as per convenience. Do I need to change the switching frequency? Is there any problem of interrupt mismatch for speed calculation?
I would be extremely thankful.
Regards,
Pradyumna Ranjan Ghosh

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