Other Parts Discussed in Thread: TIDM-02006, DESIGNDRIVE
I am trying to identify a MCU for my motor control application. My application has DC servomotors. I am inclined towards TMS320F28386D. I read about the Utilizing Sitara™ processors for Industry 4.0 servo drives (spry330a.pdf) and would like to have a Sitara processor as my main controller for other peripheral interface and have TMS320F28386D as the motor controller unit. I have the following queries with respect to this approach
1. If interfacing to a servodrive module, would there be a need for separate C2000 based (TMS320F28386D, in my case) Can the Sitara processor's interfaces be used for interfacing to the servo drive
2. Is the C2000 based controller (TMS320F28386D) separate controller needed only for applications where there are no servo drive modules and have discrete circuitry for the motor controller interface
3. I went through the Distributed Multi-axis Servo Drive Over Fast Serial Interface (FSI) Reference Design (Design Guide: TIDM-02006). Here there are two c2000 based MCUs used. Master node based on F2838xD and Slave nodes based on F28004x. Again in this example, is the Slave nodes emulate the drive controller for the Inverter. If I am using a servo drive to drive my servo motor in my application, will just the F2838xD suffice?
4. What is the difference between approach in point 1 (Sitara + C2000 based design for motor control) Vs point 3 (F2838xD based master and F28004x based slave for motor control). which one is advantageous.
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