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Motor Control Electronics Handbook
by: Richard Valentine
Topics include: motor control designs, power stage design, bridge power stage, fast switching edges, motor current levels, inductive kickback voltage, rectifier data sheets, speed control input, turnon time, smart power modules, serial data network, time between edges, electrical characteristic curves, power stage topology, deadtime intervals, motion control board, feedback connector, slip frequency control, motor control logic, motor control applications, sensorless vector control, motor speed sensor, traction motor system, motor control algorithms, instantaneous forward voltage
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This is a clear, up-to-the-minute guide to controlling all types of motorswith precise, adaptable intelligence. Featuring the latest in electronics technology, this expert-written guide gives you everything from the fundamentals to cutting-edge design tips, including real-life examples with software code. With this insider's guide to electronic control technology, you'll be ready to make motors work better now and into the future.
From the Back Cover
Design and Apply State-of-the-Art Motor Controls
This book gives you expert design and application help in controlling all types of motors--with precise, adaptable intelligence. Featuring the latest in electronics technology from the best and brightest in the business, this expert guide gives you everything from the fundamentals to cutting-edge design tips, including real-life examples with software code.
More and more critical in motor design, sophisticated electronic controls provide greater efficiency, finer speed and torque regulation, and better motor protection. With this insider's guide to electronic control technology, you'll be ready to make motors work better now nd into the future.
Motor Control Electronics Handbook will help you:
* Understand all facets of electronic motor control design
* Implement microcontrollers, linear ICs, optocouplers, sensors, and power devices
* Master EMI, RFI, and effective circuit board layout
* Network motor control systems
* Minimize electronic noise
* Anticipate the future of motor control technology
About the Author
Richard Valentine is technical group leader of Motorola's GENESIS advanced vehicular electronics team. Holder of three patents and author of over 50 papers on electronic controls, he has 30 years' experience with power electronics and semiconductor devices used in industrial, computer, consumer, and automotive systems. The other contributors to this bookKen Berringer, Gary Dashey, Scott Deuty, Randy Frank, Jim Gray, Bill Lucas, Thomas Huettl, Peter Pinewski, Chuck Powers, Pablo Rodriquez, Warren Schultz, and Dave Wilsonare all distinguished members of Motorola's advanced engineering and technical staff.
Part I: Introduction
Motor Control: Driving Forces and Evolving Technologies
Part II: Motor Speed Controls
Motor Control Attributes
DC Motor Control Designs
Automotive Motor Controls
Appliance Motor Controls
Electric Car Drives
Part III: Digital Controls
Motor Drive Electrical Noise Management
AC Induction Motor Control
Deadtime Distortion Correction
Motor Control MCUs and Development Tools
Networking for Motor Control Systems
MCU Motor Control Reliability
Part IV: Motor Control Electronic Devices
Power Semiconductors for Motor Drives
Power Modules for Motor Control Applications
Motor Electronics Thermal Management
Motor Control Sensors
Part V: Diagnostics for Motor Controls
Electronic Motor Control Testing and Instrumentation
Part VI: Futuristic Motor Control
Future Motor Control Electronics
Appendices: A: Switching Power Loss
B: Wire Inductance
C: Motor Control Semiconductors
D: Motor Control Standards
E: Electrical Vehicle AC Induction Motor Program
F: Space Vector Modulation Routine, MC68HCO8MP16
G: Brush DC Motor Program, MC68HC05MC4
H: Brushless DC Motor Program, MC68HC05MC4
I: Three-Phase AC Motor Program, MC68HC08MP16
Overall, the book presents fairly practical hardware solutions to motor controllers design from industrial, automotive, to appliances.
It is a good book for those doing motor controller designs. It covered power device protection well and author seems to have practical experience and says when he has or has not tried out circuits presented in the book.
For those doing a lot of detailed control algorithyms, like PID, adaptive etc., or firmware development, if you are using motorola microcontrollers, the example code works well, however since flow chart or description of algorithym is not presented, and is buried in the code example, you are out of luck. Also, I think if it expands to cover DSP, and multiaxis controllers, it would be great. More details on the actual applications of say speed or torque control using position feedback like digital encoders may help those beginners in motor controls. I agree with another reviewer that it is one of the better books on motor control electronics that is out there. Definitely, a good companion to a firmware book on controls or actual application notes on application of micro or dsp's in motor controls.
Comprehensive book on motor control
Excellent book covering all aspects of motor control. This book did a very good job of covering control electronics, intermediate drive electronics and power devices. In addition it covered distributed drive controllers, sources of noise, and design principals. It had examples of a range of motor drive types including AC, DC PM, brushless, etc. It relied a little too much on Motorola parts but all in all it was an excellent book and a valuable resource.
good book on variable speed theory
I have been interested in electric motor controls for use in robotics for some time. This is the best book on the subject I have found so far. The book assumes you have a fairly complete knowledge of IGBTs, Mosfets and a solid background in electronics. Lacks important information on 3 phase, two phase, and single phase induction motor operation theory. Has good description of various problems produced by variable speed drives. There is a good theoretical overview of variable speed drive techniques.