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Analog Devices Demonstrates a High Performance Development Platform for Rapid Deployment of Motor Control Systems

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Analog Devices, Inc.
1 Technology Way, P.O. Box 9106
Norwood, MA, 02062-9106

Press release date: May 17, 2011

Collaboration with Boston Engineering simplifies motor control software development by combining MatLab® Simulink® and Blackfin® Processor

NUREMBERG, Germany - Analog Devices, Inc., a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal-processing applications, demonstrated a development platform which can be used to design and optimize motor control systems with any type of motor. By coupling the power efficiency of the Analog Devices' Blackfin® processor with the flexibility of Matlab®, a high-level technical computing language and interactive environment for algorithm development, and Simulink®, a model-based design environment, the development platform embraces the key objectives for reducing power consumption, development time and costs. The Blackfin-based development platform enables rapid deployment of advanced control algorithms which maximize the efficiency of permanent magnet synchronous and ac induction motors. Model based designs using Matlab and Simulink enable motor drive manufacturers to quickly develop new sensorless and sensored motor control algorithms that improve drive efficiency and reduce development time.

"We are collaborating with Boston Engineering to create a tool that will allow engineers to produce a working design within a couple of hours of opening the box," said Anders Frederiksen, motor and power control segment manager, Analog Devices, Inc. "Engineers will also be able to test many different control schemes easily and effectively for designing drives, robotics, and servo-control systems, among other motor control applications."

The development platform includes hardware and software to start designing "out of the box" using the included motor with different kinds of controllers. By utilizing Analog Devices' ADSP-BF506A Blackfin processor, engineers can model their system in Matlab/Simulink, generate the C code, and deploy with Analog Devices' Visual DSP++® Design Environment with bandwidth remaining for application code. Alternatively, engineers can use Boston Engineering's C libraries where specific embedded needs are required.

"Together with Analog Devices, we are developing a high-performance platform that takes advantage of the flexible MathWorks' Matlab/Simulink environment with added power of Analog Devices' Blackfin Processor," added Erik Goethert, account manager at Boston Engineering Corps. "With the availability of modelling and design libraries in the Matlab/Simulink environment, design engineers can develop, debug, and test new control loops quickly and easily."

The motor control development platform is planned for release in November, 2011 from Boston Engineering. For more information visit

About Boston Engineering Corporation

As an outsourced engineering services firm, Boston Engineering offers turn-key electrical, mechanical, software, and controls engineering development services for clients in industries such as electronics, medical, defense/homeland security, energy and environment, manufacturing and robotics. Boston Engineering's interdisciplinary systems approach follows a proven methodology that combines a focus on accelerated time to market with a Total System Responsibility(TM) (TSR) philosophy.

About Analog Devices

Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices' common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker "ADI" and is included in the S&P 500 Index.

Analog Devices, Inc. Corporate Communications Department, Three Technology Way, Norwood, MA 02062

Analog Devices Inc.
Howard Wisniowski, 781-937-1571
Porter Novelli
Andrew MacLellan, 617-897-8270
Boston Engineering Corp.
Erik Goethert, 781-314-0724

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