Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Microcomputer Control of Electrical Drives

MRP Acad. year 2005/2006 Winter semester 6 credits

In the course, modern microprocessors for electric drives control and their use in electric drives with feedback control are taught. To demonstrate problems, digital signal processor Motorola DSP56800 is used in laboratory practice. In laboratory practice, students work individually with microprocessor development system. There are simple tasks done to meet an architecture and peripheries of microprocessors for electric drives (DSP architecture, A/D converter, pulse-width modulation generator (PWM), timers, etc.), and in next, algorithms of control loop on real electric drive (PSD controller, 1st order higher limiting filter) are done.


Language of instruction



Credit+Examination (written)

Time span

39 hrs lectures, 26 hrs pc labs

Assessment points




Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

A view of modern methods of digital control of electric drives, introduction with microprocessors for electric drives control.

Learning objectives

Introduction to modern digital control of drives.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Basic knowldge of programming technology incl. some assembly language usage.

Study literature

Fundamental literature

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Introduction to electric drives control.
  2. Microprocessors in electric drives.
  3. Architecture of digital signal processors DSP56800 I.
  4. Architecture of digital signal processors DSP56800 II.
  5. Architecture of digital signal processors DSP56800 III.
  6. Periphery: I/O port, timer.
  7. Periphery: A/D converter.
  8. Periphery: PWM generator.
  9. Feedback signal of speed and position sensors processing.
  10. Algorithms: PSD controller, 1st order higher limiting filter.
  11. Hardware of inverters.
  12. Control structures of DC drives.
  13. Control structures of AC drives.

Progress assessment

Seminar tests.

Exam prerequisites

Seminar tests, two individual projects.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, any year of study, Elective
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