Motion Control System Architecture: Reconfigurable vs. Traditional
One of the primary areas of application for FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays) are in high-performance machines that typically require specialized control algorithms and advanced synchronization with sensors and vision systems. These requirements can be difficult to achieve with fixed function, traditional motion controllers and drives. A fully reconfigurable motion control architecture, however, leveraging an FPGA, real-time processor, and modular I/O can be used to implement specialized high performance systems more effectively than traditional approaches. Here’s why.