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Motor Control Seminar | Cypress Semiconductor

Motor Control Seminar

Date: Please refer to our website for calendar date.
Time: 09.00 AM – 05.00 PM / open end
Location: Spansion International Inc. / Cypress
Germany Branch
D-63225 Langen (nearby Frankfurt/M), Germany
Fee: €149 + VAT
Included: Starter kit SK-FM3-100PMC-MB9BF516N
An upgrade to SK-FM3-100PMC-9BF516N-JL (starter kit including J-LINK adapter) can be requested during your registration for an additional fee of €180.

Seminar Objectives:

After giving an introduction into the FM Family of MCUs with focus on peripherals for motor control, this seminar provides an overview of different motor types used in typical applications, as well as how they are usually controlled in microcontroller-based systems. From a simple brushed DC motor up to a field-orientated (vector controlled) PMSM (Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor), the seminar explains the background of the control methods on a practical level.

In the afternoon hands-on session the participants are guided through a practical step-by step training of how to set up different embedded motor control peripherals based on the FM3 Family MCU MB9BF516N. Finally, a PMSM Field-Orientated Control example implementation is analysed and practically tested.


Seminar Agenda:

  • Introduction of Cypress FM Family MCUs
    • - Lineup and Feature Highlights
    • - Peripherals for Motor Control:
      • MFT (Multi-Function Timer)
      • ADC (Analog-to-Digital Converter)
      • QPRC (Quadrature Position & Revolution Counter)
      • Base Timer
  • Introduction of Popular Motor Types
    • - Brushed DC (BDC)
    • - AC Induction (ACIM)
    • - Brushless DC (BLDC)
    • - Permanent Magnet Synchronous (PMSM)
  • Introduction of Common Control Methods
    • - Block Commutation, Sinusoidal Commutation
    • - Open vs. Closed Loop Control
    • - Field Orientated Control: Basic Idea, Background and Implementation
  • FM Family Ecosystem Overview (SW Examples, Solution Packs, etc.)
  • Hands-on Exercise
    • - Step-by-step practical introduction to different peripherals for motor control, including PWM (by MFT), Encoder feedback, ADC – PWM synchronization, etc.
    • - Software example: Field Orientated Control of a PMSM (Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor)


Services included with the seminar:

1-day seminar on Embedded Motor Control -> contents of the seminar

Each participant will receive the presentation material as a print-out.

Each participant will receive a starter kit.

Lunch and refreshments are provided during the seminar.

Each participant will receive a certificate.


Other information:

The seminar will be held in German language (English on inquiry). Presentation materials are in English language.

The maximum number of participants is limited to 10.

The practical exercises will be done in groups of two participants who will share one PC and a connected starter kit.

For overnight stay Cypress recommends the Steigenberger Hotel at Langen.
Please ask for the special rate that Cypress has negotiated with the hotel.



What prerequisites are required?

Basic knowledge of embedded systems, microcontroller architectures and C programming


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