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Press Release - Alizem releases its new COTS Motor Control Software IP for Servo-Drives applications on Altera FPGAs


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Press Release - Alizem releases its new COTS Motor Control Software IP for Servo-Drives applications on Altera FPGAs

  1. 1. PRESS RELEASE For immediate release Alizem releases its new COTS Motor Control Software IP for Servo-Drives applications on Altera FPGAsQuebec City (CANADA), November 8th 2012. Alizem is proud to announce the release of its commercial-off-the-shelf(COTS) Motor Control software IP product targeted for Servo-Drives applications and designed for use with Altera®low-power, low-cost Cyclone® FPGAs. This solution offers significant benefits to custom inverter-fed electric motordrive system designers, as outlined below: Evolvable software IP based on vector control technique (also known as FOC) and optimized for servo drives applications requiring high-dynamic performances such as robotics and powertrains. Easy-to-use application programming interface (API) for easy configuration and operation including multiple debug modes for power stage, transducer and system protection verification for early bug detection. Fully encapsulated VHDL and software components for easy instantiation of multiple motor control drivers for multi-axis applications. According to Dr. Marc Perron, President at Alizem, “A typical system architecture often include an FPGA tointegrate human-machine interface (HMI) and communications functions on the same device, co-processing with seconddevice for motor control functions. Using Alizem IP, system designers can integrate all functions on one FPGA deviceand benefit from increased design flexibility, reduced component count, smaller system footprint and lower total cost ofownership”. Dr. Perron adds, “Since Alizem solutions are tailored for specific motor control applications requirementssuch as industrial servo-drives for packaging equipment and multi-axis robotics, this enables our customers to shipproducts with optimal motor control every time and keep focus on their specific differentiation, their productdevelopment schedule and budget.” According to Brian Jentz, director of the Industrial and Automotive Business Unit at Altera Corporation, "Alizem’sCOTS Motor Control Software and IP solutions help accelerate the design of motor control systems and significantlyreduces time to market. Systems built with Alizem IP on Altera FPGAs can easily integrate industrial Ethernetcommunications and support evolving standards alongside a designer’s own custom logic into a single FPGA. Thisallows the use of a common platform across multiple designs and product lines and lowers a customer’s total cost ofownership over time.” Alizem ships its Motor Control IP for Servo-Drives application as an Altera QSys component and a motor controlsoftware API/library running on Altera’s Nios® II processor. Teams with little to no experience in FPGA designs ormotor controls can be up and running in less than 30 minutes, which allows them to focus on their product design rightout of the box. This IP is packaged with complete documentation, reference design and integration support services.Interested parties can now download an evaluation demo directly at Alizem Boutique ( Alizem inc. - Alizem is a vendor-independent embedded software company specialized in power electronicsapplications such as motor control and solar power conversion. Alizem’s off-the-shelf software solutions are designed tobe quickly and easily integrated by non-power electronics experts and meant to provide significant cost, risk and time-to-market reduction in the development of custom power electronics systems. Alizem is a proud member of the AlteraDesign Service Network (DSN) since 2008. ###Source: Alizem Inc. +1 418 614 4643 -