SoCrates is a starter kit based on the new Altera SoC
The SoC integrates a dual-core ARM Cyclone®V FPGA with a dual-Cortex™A9 Hard Processor System (HPS). The HPS provides the processor core and several peripherals. SoCrates provides a subset of the peripherals like Ethernet, USB, SPI, I2C, UART, SDCard and GPIO. A 32 bit DDR3 Memory is used together with a QSPI Flash as a BootOption, together with the SD Card interface. The FPGA can be configured using a second QSPI Flash. The FPGA I/O Pins are connected to several connectors, providing 3.3 V I/O and LVDS I/O Standard. A special LVDS connector is available to connect the EBV Observer CMOS Sensor Board to SoCrates. On the Bottom of the board, a TFT/Touch-display with an LVDS-interface can be connected.
FalconEye 3 Level Inverter
For 3-level inverters, EBV Elektronik offers the reference platform FalconEye as a quickly implemented solution
The FalconEye 3-Level Reference Design provides a 3-phase – 3-level design for 10kW inverters that can be used in several applications like UPS, Smart Grid Inverters or high performance drive applications. The kit is designed as a block based system that comes completely with source code (available under NDA) and is ideal as a starting point for 3-level applications. Main Technologies used: Infineon for the IGBT Power Stages, Broadcom for the gate driver and ΣΔ-ADC devices and Intel for the control part.
FalconEye FPGA is a motor control reference design, which enables an easy entry into highly efficient FPGA-based motor control
The FalconEye FPGA is ideally suitable for brushless AC and induction motors. FalconEye FPGA Motor Control is real time VHDL on hardware and a 'C' based software solution running on NiosII. The modular FalconEye board with PFC (Power Factor Correction) is used for controlling and/or regulating brushless synchronous and induction motors. FalconEye from EBV offers developers enormous potential benefits, ranging from huge energy savings to high-precision control options and significant improvement in EMI behaviour. At present, FalconEye is optimised for controlling brushless direct current motors (BLDC). The board can be easily converted for use with alternating current motors (BLAC), switched reluctance motors (SR) and induction motors (IM).