FPGA-Based Intelligent Software Hardening Chip for Computer Numerical Control System
In order to meet the development demands for high-speed and high-precision of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine tools, the equipped CNC systems begin to employ the technical route of software hardening. Making full use of the advanced performance of Large Scale Integrated Circuits (LSIC), this paper puts forward using Field Programmable Gates Array (FPGA) for the functional modules of CNC system, which is called Intelligent Software Hardening Chip (ISHC). The CNC system architecture with high performance is constructed based on the open system thought and ISHCs. The corresponding programs can be designed with Very high speed integrate circuit Hardware Description Language (VHDL) and downloaded into the FPGA. These hardening modules, including the arithmetic module, contour interpolation module, position control module and so on, demonstrate that the proposed schemes are reasonable and feasibility.
Paul P. Lin and Chunliang Zhang
M. L. Wang et al., "FPGA-Based Intelligent Software Hardening Chip for Computer Numerical Control System", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 105-107, pp. 2217-2220, 2012