Texas Instrumentst has announced the industry’s first on-chip solution supporting both analogue and digital position sensors.
The new TMS320F28379D and TMS320F28379S microcontrollers (MCUs) are an expansion to TI’s C2000 Delfino MCU portfolio and, when combined with DesignDRIVE Position Manager technology, enable simple interfacing to position sensors.
This solution improves system performance by completing the decode tasks on-chip and reducing the communication latency, enabling faster control loop performance.
In addition, it allows developers to decrease system cost by reducing the board area required in FPGA or ASIC-based solutions. Position Manager gives developers access to the base functionality needed to interface to EnDat2.2, BiSS-C, Resolver and SIN/COS sensors, saving time in development, support and testing.
Based on the real-time control architecture of TI’s C2000 MCUs, the DesignDRIVE platform is ideal for the development of industrial inverter and servo drives used in robotics, computer numerical control machinery (CNC), elevators, materials conveyance, transportation and other industrial manufacturing applications.