Servo Magazine (March 2017)

System on a Chip Simplifies Servo Control

By Jonathan A. Titus    View In Digital Edition  


Control of digital servo motors – servos — can seem quite complicated. Thousands of microcontrollers include pulse-width modulator (PWM) circuits that will control servos. Unfortunately, the PWM timers, comparators, and registers that control them can baffle even expert programmers. I recently used a Programmable System on a Chip (PSoC) device from Cypress Semiconductor to overcome these problems.

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