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Quite the contrary. The IMD really shines when the axis count is large due to the multipliacation of wiring and installation savings for each axis added to the system. It is a greater challenge for the IMD to penetrate the 1, 2 or 3 axis system because the advantages are not as signficant.
No I do not see most applications using IMDs. That said, we will see more motors using basic electronics on the motor such as the commutation electronics, even in simpler applications. However the electric motor/motion market has such a myriad of applications that users will continue to take advantage of the specific benefits of different technologies and system architecture to meet their needs.
Impact of DSP and fpgas......significant impact.....companies like Texas Instruments keep improving their offerings and are focusing some products on motion control. I have used an fpga for motion control and I can tell you the software and the help from the fpga makers makes their use simpler.
I expect to see wider support for popular industrial Ethernet networking protocols such as EtherNet/IP and PROFINET moving forward, but digital I/O is another alternative since many IMDs have their built-in I/O as well.
Depends on the application. SSI, a serial interface is still one of the more used protocols. Can and CanOPen that came out of the automotive industry is also well regarded. For highest end BiSS may be employed. The interface depends on the application
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