Altera Motor Control Development Framework Delivers Unprecedented System Integration, Scalable Performance and Flexibility

   Altera Motor Control Development Framework Delivers Unprecedented System
              Integration, Scalable Performance and Flexibility

Drive-on-a-Chip Reference Designs, Software and IP, and Hardware Development
Boards Are Included in Scalable, FPGA-Based Motor Control Design Platform

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif.,, Nov. 12, 2012

SAN JOSE, Calif.,, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:
ALTR) today announced a new Motor Control Development Framework that delivers
unprecedented system integration, scalable performance and flexibility, while
at the same time significantly reducing development time and risks for motor
control system designs. The framework includes a set of customizable, single
and multiaxis drive-on-a-chip reference designs and a portfolio of motor
control hardware development boards, coupled with a system and software design
methodology, to support the diverse requirements of next-generation drive
systems. Altera will demonstrate the framework at the SPS IPS Drives show in
Nuremberg, Germany, in Hall 3, Stand 405 from November 27 to 29, 2012.


The framework exploits the digital signal processing (DSP) hardware and soft
embedded CPU capability in Altera® Cyclone® IV and Cyclone V FPGAs, as well as
the dual ARM® Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ processors in the Hard Processor Subsystem
(HPS) of Altera's Cyclone® V SoC FPGAs to provide flexible and optimal
hardware/software partitioning that helps designers meet their specific
end-application performance needs.

"The Altera Motor Control Development Framework brings the ideal of a
high-performance, drive-on-a-chip implementation to reality by combining the
flexibility and performance of Altera's low-cost silicon with productive
system-level design flows for motor control applications," said Christoph
Fritsch, senior manager in the Industrial business unit at Altera. "By
providing an integrated motor control solution, including tools, IP,
development boards and design methodology, combined with our Industrial
Ethernet and functional safety offerings, designers can rapidly build
differentiated drive platforms that also easily scale to meet evolving and
future system requirements."

The Motor Control Development Framework maximizes designer productivity by
providing a system-level development environment, allowing designers to use
high-level software algorithms for system management and higher-level control
functions integrated with accelerated low-latency control loops implemented in
the FPGA. The framework supports a model-based design methodology in
MATLAB/Simulink for the development of DSP-intensive motor control loops, such
as those found in field-oriented control implementations. Optimal mapping to
coprocessors in the FPGA and seamless integration with software running on
integrated processors is achieved through Altera's DSP Builder and Qsys
system-level design tools.

The Altera Motor Control Development Framework will be available in December
2012. For more information, please visit

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