Product Engineering Services for Motor Control Application
During our fulfilling journey of more than a decade in Automotive Industry, we have developed a robust ecosystem for delivering quality Motor Control design solutions.
This ecosystem consists of experienced Embedded Software and Hardware Engineers, Automotive Domain Experts and Industry Partners.
For more than 12 years, our focus area has always been Product Engineering Services (Embedded Software and Hardware design services). This has facilitated our team to develop in-depth expertise in Model Based Development and in delivering Functional Safety (ISO 26262) and AUTOSAR complaint solutions.
We have partnered with customers to develop electronic based motor control solutions for Electronic Power Steering (EPS), Seating Control, Smart Actuator for Turbo Chargers and other applications.
Expertise in types of Motors
Experience in embedded system development for
Software & Hardware Design services for Motor Control Electronic Systems
Hardware Design & Consulting Services
Consulting services for evaluation and selection of microcontroller and other hardware components like:
Automotive Grade Hardware Development, Support for EM and Thermal Analysis
Application Software & Motor Control Algorithm Development
Expertise in following control algorithm development
Support for application software development
AUTOSAR and Non-AUTOSAR compliant Base Software (BSW) development support
MCAL / low-level Driver Development
BSW Layer Development
Application Software Development
ISO 26262 Compliant Development
AUTOSAR and Vehicle Diagnostics Support
Meet Our Automotive Leaders
AUTOSAR, Partial AUTOSAR and non-AUTOSAR Software Architectures
Depending on the project specification, we can help you follow any of three approaches in automotive motor control software architecture:
Steps Involved Motor Control Hardware Design Process
Tools and Technologies Expertise
- MATLAB, Simulink, Stateflow, RTW, E-coder
- PIC, Renesas, Fujitsu, Freescale controllers
- Fujitsu, PIC, Renesas tool chains
- Renesas RL78/F-13 Family Microcontroller
- IAR Embedded Workbench
- ORCAD: Schematic Design
- Simscape: Used within Simulink to create model of physical systems
- Allegro: Layout
- Hyperlynx 8.0 : EM and Thermal Analysis
Motor Control System Customer Success Stories
- An End-to-End Actuator Design Solution for a Throttle Control Unit (ECU)
- Motor Control Hardware and Software Development for an Electronic Power Steering (EPS) System
What is an Automotive Motor Control System?
How do you think the new power steering system work with minimal force applied by the driver? How does a seat go forward, backward, up and down with a push of a button? The answer of both these question is the automotive motor control system.
In the simplest terms, a motor control system is a set of hardware and software components that drive a motor or multiple motors. These motors, in turn, perform actions such as opening-closing of windows, power steering movement and more.
Type of motor control system
Open Loop Motor: The motor control system in which the quality of the output does not impact the input to the motor control process is called an open loop motor control system. It implies that they are open-ended system that do not have any feedback mechanism.
Closed Loop Motor: A closed loop motor works on feedback mechanism and hence, it is also called feedback control system. An error signal is generated by the Gate Driver IC in case the actual output is different than the desired output. This error signal will go to the motor controller which will take necessary actions. In a way, it is a self-correcting motor control system.
What are the components of a Motor Control System?
Microcontroller: This is where the motor is controlled from. Microcontroller will have the pulse-width modulation (PWM) control and other motor drive logic.
Gate Driver Unit: This Integrated Circuit acts a power amplifier. It will accept a low-power input from the motor controller IC and gives high-power input to a switch that transfers it to the motor.
MOSFETs: These are switches that will again amplify the signal received from the gate drivers. This signal will be passed to the stator of the motor causing an Electro Magnetic Flux, EMF.
H-Bridge: H-bridge is again a circuit that helps a DC motor to run in both clockwise and anti-clockwise. It can apply the voltage to a load in any direction and this how it controls the direction of the motor.
Motor: Motors can be DC, AC, Brushless, brushed etc. They are used depending on the use cases and the application.
So, in order to run the motor, a set of data (PWM signals) flows from microcontroller to the motor via the gate drivers and MOSFETs.
FAQs Regarding Motor Control System Development