Low-cost, lightweight, high-performance computers open the door to smart engines

The idea of using built-in computers to drive motors without the assistance of external equipment is not a new one, but it has taken for computers with the performance level necessary to control motors in real time to become small and cheap enough to make this concept a reality.

Nidec has previously introduced the use of microcomputers to control vectors and to replace stepping motors with brushless DC motors, in response to this trend of rapid technological change. With our intelligent drive technology, capable of effectively monitoring and regulating a wide range of motor parameters, we are now looking to take this idea one step further.

Asianet Ventures Develops Intelligent Computers Embedded with Compact High-Performance Microcomputers.