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Athlon
15 August 2011, 1037
Hi everybody,

I ill soon start a small series of EV motorbike , our infrastructure is mostly linux based , do you know if there is any small controller (Like Sevgon Gen4 or similar) with a linux compatible PC , on bigger controller the standard is an Ethernet port and a web interface , but this small controller looks like they need a specific interface programm :(

frodus
15 August 2011, 1100
most are windows based, but it all depends on what you're trying to do.

Is this for programming? or for monitoring while driving?

Athlon
15 August 2011, 1227
is for programming and diagnostic , for data logging while driving I have a CAN data logger

frodus
15 August 2011, 1239
what kind of motor?

AC? BLDC? Brushed Series Wound? Permanent magnet DC, Separately excited?

Allen_okc
15 August 2011, 1349
i really dont think there is a linux system software - maybe the mac version would run on your platform...

Athlon
15 August 2011, 1449
@frodus the motors will be PMAC , something like the Mars PMAC-DS (maybe just the Mars Pmac-ds we still evaluating some option)

frodus
15 August 2011, 1521
use a handheld programmer if you use sevcon....

not much else out there, maybe Kelly, but it's windows AFAIK.

Saruman
15 August 2011, 2213
I guess you could run the Windows-based software on Wine (http://www.winehq.org/) on Linux, since controller software usually doesn't do anything fancy other than talking over the serial port.

ctirad
23 October 2011, 1522
For "infineon" type controllers there is http://xpd.berlios.de/

frodus
24 October 2011, 0813
infineon's are for bicycle's.... a little small for what we're doing.

DaveAK
24 October 2011, 0833
If I had the time I could get my Sevcon program written in Java and make it multi-platform. I seem to have landed myself with more projects than I know what to do with though.

ctirad
25 October 2011, 0406
infineon's are for bicycle's.... a little small for what we're doing.

You didn't specified the power range. However, I would not say the big 10kW 24fet infineon is for bicycle and there are 36 fet as well.

billmi
25 October 2011, 0621
I guess you could run the Windows-based software on Wine (http://www.winehq.org/) on Linux, since controller software usually doesn't do anything fancy other than talking over the serial port.

You beat me to the punch with that answer Saruman. Another alternative to consider would be getting a cheap (like $50 ish) laptop from a thriftshop or Craigslist. In most cases (Kelly for sure) the controller software is not very complex and can run under old versions of Windows. It needs very little memory - and with an old enough laptop you might actually get a serial port built in!

frodus
25 October 2011, 0846
You didn't specified the power range. However, I would not say the big 10kW 24fet infineon is for bicycle and there are 36 fet as well.
He kinda did tell us what he was looking for


Sevgon Gen4 or similar

@frodus the motors will be PMAC , something like the Mars PMAC-DS

like this: http://www.electricmotorsport.com/store/ems_ev_parts_kits_pmac_ds-gen4-72-350.php

That setup is ~12kw continuous, 30kw peak. Can the infineon do that?

Where do these even exist? I can't find any online readily available for sale and no documentation anywhere.