Whether your servo application is in industrial automation, robotics, CNC machinery or automated manufacturing, what you really need is a sophisticated, high-quality servo motor capable of top energy efficiency and reliable performance. Leading semiconductor solutions from Infineon's vast portfolio let you have it all: quality, intelligence, efficiency – and the price you demand. Discover what your servo motor can achieve when you choose servo drivers, microcontrollers and more from Infineon. See additional motor control applications here in industrial automation.
A servo motor is made of a compatible motor coupled to a sensor that gives feedback about the position. In addition, it necessitates having a refined controller specifically designed for servo motor use. As a rotary actuator, it enables precise control of the position, velocity and acceleration. A unique characteristic of the servo motor is that it consumes power while rotating to the desired position and then rests upon arrival.
Example application for servo motor control and drives (integrated)
Example application for servo motor (discrete)
Converter system diagram for industrial drives
- High-performance alternative to stepper motor
- Encoder and controller for optimized speed, power and accuracy
- Sophisticated controller required
- Power consumption only while rotating to requested position
The XMC1000 and XMC4400 motor control application kits are ready-made evaluation kits for 3-phase drives. These two kits are best suited to customers looking for a motor control plug&play experience. Both kits have a similar setup with a microcontroller board, the respective 24V power board including n-channel OptiMOS™ power transistors and a 3-phase gate driver EiceDRIVER™ from Infineon, rounded off with a brushless DC motor. Both kits are supported by the DAVE™ Motor Control Apps library, including sinusoidal and block commutation as well as various position detection and sensing schemes with encoder, Hall sensors and shunts. The XMC4400 Motor Control Application Kit also includes a resolver interface.
Our DC motor control shield is one of the first high current motor control boards being compatible to Arduino as well as to Infineon’s XMC1100 Boot Kit. The DC motor control shield is capable to drive two uni-directional DC motors (half bridge configuration) or one bi-directional DC motor (H-Bridge configuration).
The XMC1300 and XMC4400 drive cards are microcontroller boards with galvanic isolation for evaluating 3-phase drives of up to several kilowatts. These two drive cards are best suited to customers looking to experience XMC microcontrollers and DAVE™ Motor Control Apps library with their power board/ existing Infineon power boards and their own motor. The debug interface is isolated from the XMC microcontroller and position detection interfaces in order to guarantee safe operation during software development. The XMC1300 drive card can control one 3-phase drive, while the XMC4400 drive card can control up to two. The DAVE™ Motor Control Apps library, together with xSPY for software development and motor parameterization, is the best fit for the XMC1300 and XMC4400 drive cards.
DAVE™ - free development platform for code generation
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Do more with DAVETM apps
Included with DAVE™ software is DAVE™ apps, an extensive, powerful library of more than 170 applications in four categories: Service, standard middleware, specific middleware and peripheral.