September 7, 2005

Digital Speed Controller using RTAI/Linux

Speed control of an Industrial motor may sound complicated, but it's not as complex an affair as it sounds. What's interesting is that a PC powered with a Linux based RTOS can be used to control anything from a small motor to a complex industrial drive with the utmost reliability. This article presents the implementation of a Digital PI (Proportional+Integral) Controller on a PC running RTAI (Real Time Application Interface).

Link: Linux Gazette

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