Microcontroller Peripherals for Electric Drives

Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)


At present, the electric machines are normally driven and controlled by a microcontroller or DSPs through smart and sophisticate electric drive. They have standard peripherals for its implementation such as I/O, timers, A/D converters, etc. However, several microcontroller and DSPs manufactures combine specific features and functions for high-performance machine control such as smart high-resolution pulse width modulation (PWM) timers and Delta-Sigma A/D converters. The high-resolution PWM signals help to generate smoother sinusoidal waveforms with high-frequency fine-tuning while Delta-Sigma A/D converters allow measuring accurately the machine phase current. The microcontroller/DSP peripherals, as well as the CPU performance, are determinant for the microcontroller/DPS selection, but it should be in agreement with the application. The GTM from Bosch is an example of smart high-resolution timer which can be found as an intellectual property (IP) integrated into different microcontrollers manufacturers. In this chapter, A/D converters and specifics peripherals for high-performance machine control are covered with simulations and real implementation examples for the AURIX™ family of Infineon and RX600 family of Renesas.


  1. GTM-Cookbook (2014) GTM-Cookbook: overview and application examples, Revision 0.5. Robert Bosch GmbH.
  2. Harris FJ (2004) Multirate signal processing for communication systems. Prentice-Hall PTR, USA, p 343Google Scholar
  3. Hogenauer EB (1981) An economical class of digital filters for decimation and interpolation. IEEE® Trans Acoust Speech Signal Process ASSP 29(2):155–162Google Scholar
  4. Meyer-Baese U (2014) Digital signal processing with field programmable gate arrays. Springer, BerlinGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BASc & MSC in Electronic EngineeringUniversitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

Personalised recommendations