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Motor Control solution For Electric Vehicle Drivetrain

Leverage our Configurable Platform for developing Motor Controller for Electric Vehicles (EV) Drivetrain. This platform for Motor Control development is designed to deliver customized and production-grade solutions for Electric Vehicle Applications (E-Taxi/Auto, Electric Scooters, Electric Four-Wheelers and more)

This platform has been designed to help you to achieve your business goals. We will provide end-to-end support from prototyping to production-grade projects related to the Electric Vehicle (EV) product development.

[Demo Video] How our Motor Control Solution uses FOC Algorithm to overcome the Speed Error

Hardware and Software components of our platform for Motor Control Solution Development:

  • For power management, reading inputs from sensors and for communication with other control units.
  • MCU is integrated with algorithm designed according to functional requirements, diagnostics & the safety requirements.
  • Equipped with algorithms developed by using MATLAB\MBD methodology (like FOC).
  • Ensures correct sensing from the various sensors. It processes the feedback signals and drives the PWM signals.
  • It is a motor controller for electric vehicle, capable of driving upto 5 kW motors for the Electric Vehicle application.
  • Custom-designed hardware board that also ensures the correct delivery of power to the Motor
  • Contains the pre-driver & the Power MOSFETs
  • Responsible for providing the right switching patterns for the Power MOSFET
  • This platform can be integrated with our ready-to-deploy and reusable software stacks (UDS, J1939, OBD and others), as per your requirements.
  • Facilitates inter- ECU communication by providing operating parameters of the electric drive train to the external HMI or Other ECUs in the network.
  • Implements the UDS (ISO 14229) over CAN BUS diagnostics stack
  • Helps in measuring the motor operating parameters
  • This Motor Control solution can be integrated with motors like BLDC and PMSM, and AC Induction Motors for hybrid and IC Engine vehicles
  • The Motor & the inverter/power stage are tightly coupled elements.
  • Technology Architecture of the EV Control Unit

    EV ECU Architecture

    • The EV ECU consists of the communication, diagnostics, FOC and power management capabilities.
    • The motor specific daughter card is the motor control system that drives the motor with PWM signals.
    • The reference design is capable of driving PMSM, BLDC and DC motors of different capacities.

    Product Engineering Services for Motor Control Solution Development

    application-analysis

    Hardware and Software Development Services

  • Support for design and development of customized hardware platform
  • Ready-to-integrate Field-Oriented Control (FOC) algorithm
  • Motor Control System development
  • ISO 26262 compliant motor control solution development
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    Diagnostics-layer

    Model Based Development

  • Model driven approach for FOC development, by leveraging expertise Matlab and Simulink
  • In order to ensure time & cost savings during Bench Testing, we optimize tuning by testing the FOC algorithm using Plant Model Simulation. This is done to achieve the desired speed-torque characteristics
  • Reusable models that can be customized as per the target platform
  • Expertise in SIMScape tool for Plant Model Simulation
  • Support for ML, HIL and SIL testing services
  • Expertise in Polyspace tool for static code analysis
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    testing-services

    Porting and Integration Services

  • Support for porting of the software solution to the hardware platform of customers’ choice
  • BSW (HAL and low-level device drivers) Development and Integration
  • Ready-to-integrate Libaray of Communication and Diagnostics Stacks (UDS, CAN, DoIP, J1939 and OBD2)
  • Integration of the Flash Bootloader with the motor control solution
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    FAQs Regarding Motor Controller for Electric Vehicles

      Ans. Our platform for motor controller for electric vehicle is completely customizable, configurable and ready-to-deploy solution for your Electric Vehicle Applications.

      We have designed a suite of Base Software, that consist of the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) and Low-Level drivers (LLD). This Base Software can be customized for integration with your Application layer, helping you save substantial development time and cost (approximately 6-8 months).

      As an additional value-add, a critical software module of the Application layer, which is Field Oriented Control (FOC) algorithm, has also been implemented and can be readily integrated with your system.

      Depending on the project’s requirements, we can also partner for the development of other modules like regenerative braking, speed and torque limiting and so on, for the application layer.

      For an organization, that plans to develop a prototype of motor control ECU for electric vehicles, this configurable platform is an ideal solution.

      Ans. The design and development of this motor controller for electric vehicle, adheres to the guidelines of the ISO 26262 Standard for Functional Safety in Automotive.

      We have a dedicated team of Functional Safety Consultants and Engineers. This team has in-depth knowledge of the ISO 26262 standard and has also delivered successful Consulting and Implementation projects for our Global Automotive Customers.

      We will also extend all the necessary support; in order to help you achieved the compliance for the required ASIL value, for your EV project.

      Ans. In order to minimize the bench testing and tuning efforts in the FOC algorithm, we tune it using Plant Model simulation.

      Here, we simulate the actual operating environment of the Electric Motor and the Motor Controller Solution for FOC algorithm optimization.

      Our Model Based Development team has expertise of more than 13 years in the Automotive Domain. They partner with our EV Team to help our customers save time & cost during Bench Testing.

      Ans. Our Motor controller solution for Electric Vehicles is built on TI C2000 Delfino family of microcontroller, which is an automotive grade MCU.

      In order to help you develop the system on a different microcontroller, we will provide support for the necessary customization of the low-level drivers, of our base software module. The existing Hardware Abstraction Layer designed by our team can be reused completely.

      Ans. Our motor controller for electric vehicle is designed to drive different types of motors including BLDC, PMSM, and AC Induction motors.

      For all the applications in which these motors are integrated in an Electric Vehicle, our motor control system can be leveraged to demonstrate your PoC.

      (Specifications – Our motor controller ECU can drive 2 PMSM motors of 170 Watt and 5kW each, and 1 BLDC motor of 1 kW)

      One of the most widely implemented use-case is the Drivetrain of Electric Vehicles (both two-wheelers and cars).

      Other auxiliary motor applications can also be built using this platform.

      Electronic Power Steering is another use case of our motor controller driven BLDC motor. It may not be specific to Electric Two-Wheelers, but every electric car/truck (four-wheeler or higher) will need power-steering.

      Ans. We have implemented certain diagnostics and fault-handling capabilities in the motor control system ECU.
      Following algorithms for diagnostics are implemented in the application layer:

      • Overload Protection
      • Over-voltage, Over-current protection
      • Fault detection and logging
      • Temperature Monitoring
      Ans. Yes, we do provide support for integration in the production environment for the motor controller ECU.

      We have a team of hardware engineers who can take care of the implementation of the application, HAL and LLD in the vehicle phase.

      We can carry out this activity on-site or support from our premise.

      Ans. The skill set of Engineers who have developed the motor control system is as follows: