Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced the Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC/Analog Devices Intelligent Drives Kit for prototyping next-generation motor control applications. Combining the Xilinx® Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC ARM® dual-core Cortex™-A9 + 28 nm programmable logic with the latest generation Analog Devices high-precision data converters and digital isolation, this kit enables high-performance motor control and dual Gigabit Ethernet industrial networking connectivity.
The Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC/Analog Devices Intelligent Drives Kit is supported by Model-Based Design using Simulink®, Embedded Coder®, and HDL Coder™ from MathWorks, allowing engineers to use an integrated hardware/software workflow to prototype on hardware directly from Simulink and deploy into production using the Xilinx Vivado® Design Suite. A pre-built Zynq reference design of Field Oriented Control features Analog Devices Ubuntu Linux framework to provide an ideal infrastructure for designers to quickly build their own custom control algorithms.
The kit, available now at $995, is ideal for motor control applications targeting the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC in the industrial and medical markets, including integrated applications such as surgical assist robotics, video surveillance and machine vision, vending machines, as well as manufacturing, assembly and automation.“Motor control applications are pervasive in the electronics landscape. Virtually every industrial or integrated application designed today contains some form of motor that requires software or firmware controls,” said Jim Beneke, vice president of global technical marketing for Avnet Electronics Marketing. “In the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC/Analog Devices Intelligent Drives Kit, we have integrated state-of-the-art software with production-grade versions of the chips and components that designers will use for their final applications, so that they can have the highest accuracy available when developing their motor control systems.”