Welcome to this installment of EE Classroom on Motor Control
Electric motors — small and large — are so ubiquitous that they don’t always command the most attention. And yet, they are at the heart of end products in wide-ranging applications. Most motors in use today fall into alternating current (AC), brushed direct current (DC), and electronically commutated motors and also include steppers, brushless, synchronous, and induction.
Here you will find resources on the basics of rotary encoders (optical and magnetic), and field-oriented motor control (FOC), which has progressed with improving and more sophisticated IC technology. A two-part webinar on advanced motor control technologies moves you further along your path of understanding beyond the basics, and testing tips for key motor control capabilities to help keep your designs in check. Then step into our Engineers Garage library with a couple of projects to do in your own garage. And the associated reference designs can help give your motor control application a kick-start.
These resources are all designed to give you a better understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of motors, their various implementations, and key consideration when implementing a motor control application.
On Demand Webinar: Advanced Motor Control Technologies
This webinar will present advanced motor control technologies for high volume applications such as appliances, residential fans and pumps, power tools and lawn and garden equipment. Discussion will include how advanced technologies can achieve high efficiency, compact size and low cost.
Remote controlling DC motor using RF
A simple demonstration of remote controlling a DC motor.
Driver stepper motors on Beaglebone
In this project, we arrange a setup to drive a stepper motor using embedded Linux on a BeagleBone board.
How it works: Servo Motors
Everything from control to wiring, to power supply, to selection.
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