Drives & Motor Control

Scale multi-axis control with exceptional determinism and real-time performance with AMD SOMs, SoCs, and FPGAs. Achieve better energy efficiency and longer service life for electric drives, enabled by advanced analytics of sensor data.


Actuators in modern applications are electric. Motor control is a dynamic process that requires algorithms with fast reaction on dynamic input parameters. AMD SOMs, SoCs, and FPGAs provide performance to go beyond the control loop frequency limits of a microprocessor. The more processing power dedicated to the motor, the more precise the control achieved. The key is to take advantage of modern power inverter technologies like SiC and GaN, which can be supported by AMD adaptive computing.

Flexible I/O

  • The programmable nature of I/Os enables the simultaneous acquisition of data via interfaces from every type of motor
  • Flexible support of encoder interfaces, such as Hiperface DSL, EnDat, BISS and others, enables easier adoption
  • Scalability, I/O customization, and streaming data into hardware-accelerated algorithms help improve productivity

Time-Sensitive Networking

  • Converged networking interfaces support future-readiness for next-generation control architectures
  • AMD SoCs and Kria™ SOMs are among the first to support Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN), a key standard for the IIoT

Functional Safety

  • Safety channels in Zynq™ UltraScale+™ MPSoCs can support up to SIL 3 by using HFT=1 within one common chip and SIL 2 without redundancy


  • Electric drive HMI dashboards can be created by running a local server on the device
  • Extended capability by using the Arm® Mali™ GPU available on Zynq UltraScale+ EG/EV devices for 2D/3D rendering

Get Started with the Kria KD240 Drives Starter Kit

The easiest way to get started is by using the Kria KD240 Drives Starter Kit and motor control-accelerated applications available from the Kria App Store.

The KD240 Drives Starter Kit integrates industrial motor control & inverters, communications, and data analytics, and simplifies DSP development with a scalable, power-efficient SOM.

Designed for electric drives, the KD240 Starter Kit is the fastest way to develop intelligent factory solutions for production volume deployment with the Kria K24 SOM.

Design Examples Description Device Support

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Single-Axis Motor Control

  • Flexibility to support multiple communication standards
  • Single-chip design for higher reliability
  • MicroBlaze™ soft processors for system control and communications
  • Full suite of production-ready IP for faster design productivity

Kria™ SOM
Spartan™ 7 FPGA
Artix™ 7 FPGA
Zynq™ 7000S SoC

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Multi-Axis Motor Control

  • Arm® Cortex-A9 processors for high-performance control and systems communications
  • Higher performance and reduced power consumption through optimized pulse width modulation implementation
  • Single API with AnyBus IP for connecting to multiple industrial Ethernet standards
  • Single-chip design for higher reliability
  • Full suite of production-ready IP for faster design implementation
Kria SOM
Zynq UltraScale+™ CG, EG, EV MPSoC
Zynq 7000 SoC

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Optimized Motor Control for Single Chip

  • Single-chip motor control with IP that includes comprehensive hardware functions for the most accurate control of electric drives
  • Instantiating the IP core multiple times in the same device allows multi-motor solutions to be created without any performance loss
AMD adaptive SoCs
Kria SOM
Versal™ AI Edge Series
Artix 7 FPGA
Spartan 7 FPGA
Solutions Stack

Some Industrial and Healthcare IoT products need all elements of the AMD IIoT and HcIoT Solutions Stack, all need some. The AMD IIoT and HcIoT Solutions Stack is comprised of optimized AMD and Ecosystem building blocks and solutions used across Industrial and Healthcare IoT platforms. Starting from scratch is never something you will have to do with a AMD-based Industrial or Healthcare IoT system. Minimize development time and cost and maximize design reuse on your next Industrial or Healthcare IoT platform by exploring the different elements of the AMD IIoT and HcIoT Solutions Stack.