This is a downstream E-Blocks peripheral module, designed to be controlled by one of the upstream E-Blocks processing boards which are available in a variety of MCU/FPGA architectures.
The DC Motor Speed Trainer E-Block is part of the HPACT actuators system that allows for a flexible way to learn and understand common types of mechatronic devices.
This board allows the speed of a DC motor to be measured as used in an open-loop or closed-loop system. It provides two forms of speed measurement:
- Digital signal (coarse)
- Analog voltage (fine)
This E-Block is useful for developing control systems, e.g. PID. It works with Flowcode and Ghost Technology, which provides advanced in-circuit debugging and test features via USB (requires Ghost-compatible Upstream E-Block and a Professional version of Flowcode). The robust mechanical design of this E-Block is ideal for a lab, and its flexible circuitry allows for the use of larger external motors.
E-Blocks Overview E-Blocks are small circuit boards each of which contains a block of electronics that you would typically find in an electronic system. Each E-Block performs a separate function as either an input sub-system, an output sub-system, an input/output sub-system or a processing sub-system.
E-Blocks can be put together to form a variety of systems that can be used for teaching and learning electronics, and for the rapid prototyping of complex electronic systems.
Each E-Block has one or more 9-way D-type connectors that provide up to eight input/output lines and a ground line. These D-type connectors allow connection between E-Blocks to be made in buses of multiples of 8 lines, just like a real electronic system. Power is routed separately to those E-Blocks that need it.
Processing E-Blocks based on PIC, dsPIC, ARM or AVR microcontrollers, Altera FPGAs, Arduino or Raspberry Pi control the whole E-Blocks system. Processing E-Blocks provide up to five input/output ports with up to eight lines per port.
Please see the E-Blocks Category for a list of available components. For more details on E-Blocks, see the E-Blocks User Guide (in English, French, German and Spanish) or watch the Introduction to E-Blocks video.