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Alizem is featured as "Monthly Spotlight" of Altera InsideEdge Newsletter !

Alizem has been recently featured as "Monthly Spotlight" of Altera InsideEdge Newsletter edition of September 2016 following its new ebook release on "Step-by-step design of a basic embedded system using an Intel MAX10 ® FPGA".
Hundreds of embedded system designers from all around the world have already succesfully downloaded the ebook. Its goal is to make it easy to go through a first basic FPGA embedded system design for those who are new to Intel MAX10 FPGA. Click here to download your FREE copy !
Alizem is a proud member of Altera Design Solutions Network. You can subscribe for FREE to Altera InsideEdge Newsletter directly on Altera website.

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Dr. Marc Perron interview at Warren Savage's Take Five Show

Warren Savage is the CEO of IP Extreme and semiconductor IP visionary. He his running the sixth season of his web-based show "Take Five with Warren" where he interviews personnalities in the world of EDA, IP and semiconductor business. Recently, Alizem's Dr. Marc Perron had the honor to be interviewed by Warren for the 11th episode (and last) of season 6th. Here is the result:

Some topics discussed during and after the interview:

  • How an embedded software IP company like Alizem can bring innovation, value and domain expertise to electrical equipment OEMs through the EDA/IP/semiconductor business environment.
  • Example of Alizem solution for Aerospace "More Electric Aircraft" applications.

 

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Alizem releases Embedded Motor Control Software for MAX10 FPGAs at Altera Industrial Showcase

Alizem releases its new Embedded Motor Control Software for MAX10 FPGAs
at Altera Toronto Industrial Showcase, June 25th 2015

Good news ! Alizem Embedded Motor Control Software for Servo-Drives Applications on Altera FPGA will soon be available in demo version on Altera MAX10 FPGA development kit ready to be plugged into a Falconeye-HSMC motor control board.
Key demo features
  • High performance field-oriented control (FOC) / vector control field tested on 30W to 100kW PMSM and BLDC motors
  • High bandwidth control with the new NIOS Gen 2 processor and VHDL optimized current loop
  • Leverage of integrated MAX10 Analog-to-Digital (A2D) converter for lower cost design (not available yet with sigma-delta A2D based Falconeye-HSMC)
  • Multi-axis application ready by leveraging MAX10 FPGA multi-core capabilities
  • Internet-of-things (IoT) ready with integrated energy consumption estimation
  • Alizem's proprietary easy-to-use API making it quick and safe to configure and operate for non-motor control nor FPGA experts
  • Fully encapsulated software that can easily ported from the kit to your system without modications
  • 5 integrations steps including power stage debug, transducer debug and system protection debug
  • Current & Position transducer technology independent
  • Packaged with an OpenCore Plus License and ready for Quartus II version 15.0

Target Applications

  • Industrial: Servo Drives and Multi-Axis Machine Tools
  • Automotive: EV powertrain, power steering and turbochargers 
  • Aerospace: More-Electric Aircraft and drones/UAVs
  • Medical Devices

Next Step #1: Live demo at Altera Industrial Showcase

Meet us for a live demo at Altera Toronto Industrial Showcase, June 25th 2015. Make sure to reserve your place ASAP on Altera website (previous link).

Next Step #2: Pre-order your FREE demo copy

If we can't meet at Toronto, you can pre-order your FREE demo copy directly from Alizem Boutique by following this link.

Questions ?

Feel free to contact us for more details. Meanwhile, thanks for your interest in Alizem and make sure to download our FREE ebook !

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Alizem is featured in Bodo's Power System Magazine of December 2014


Alizem's Dr. Marc Perron new eBook on the topic of "How to design a custom electric motor drive with COTS components ?" is proudly featured in the "News" section of this month's Bodo's Power System Magazine (see page 11).


Bodo's Power System Magazine is entirely dedicated with articles regarding electronics in motion and power conversion systems. Edited by the unique Bodo ArIt, it offers access to general power electronics information, industry news, and company specific solutions for power electronics applications. Articles are written as contributions by technology experts from the industry. Get your FREE subscription here !

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Alizem's Dr. Marc Perron publishes a new eBook !

While there exists many publications on the market regarding specific elements of electric motor drive design (such as electric motor design, power stage design, control design, etc.), very few address the whole process from a practical point of view.

In this eBook, Alizem's Dr. Marc Perron shares its field experience of this narrow and complex field of power electronics applications with a particular focus on the challenges related to embedded motor control software and how to make the whole design process easier.

Click here to get your FREE copy !

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Alizem signs MOU with Aerospace Software Certification leader Marinvent

      
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Alizem signs MOU with Mission and Safety-Critical Software Certification Leader Marinvent

 

Lévis and St-Bruno-de-Montarville (CANADA), May 21st 2014. Alizem is pleased to announce that it has recently entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Québec-based Marinvent regarding software certification aspects of its newly released Embedded Motor Control Software for Critical Applications. Marinvent is a recognized leader in the field of software certification of mission-critical systems with an extensive expertise in aerospace systems.
“Offering energy-efficient and reliable embedded motor control software is one thing, but qualifying this software to reach all safety and regulations standards mandatory for mission-critical applications is a complete other thing. By working with Marinvent, we leverage more than 30 years of experience in this very narrow field of software quality engineering to provide peace of mind to our customers and keeping them focused in reaching their market and business objectives” said Dr. Marc Perron, president at Alizem.
“Marinvent is always on the look-out for innovative companies with aerospace products that serve a gap in the market. Alizem’s Embedded Motor Control Software product certainly addresses a need that we see to find ways to reduce the size, weight and power consumption of the increasing number of electric motors being used in today’s aircraft, so it is with great pleasure that we are partnering with them from a certification perspective”, said Phil Cole, VP-Business Development at Marinvent.

About Alizem inc. - Alizem is a vendor-independent embedded software IP and technology transfer company specialized in power electronics applications such as motor control and solar power conversion. Alizem’s off-the-shelf software solutions are designed to be quickly and easily integrated by non-power electronics experts and meant to provide significant cost, risk and time-to-market reduction in the development of custom power electronics systems. http://www.alizem.com

About Marinvent – Marinvent is an aerospace R&D test and evaluation company headquartered in St-Bruno, Québec, whose major function is to reduce the risk, life cycle cost, time to develop, and time to certify novel aerospace technologies for fixed wing, rotary wing and unmanned platforms. Marinvent specializes in Flight Test Services, Systems Engineering, Human Factors Engineering, Software Development and Civil Certification. Marinvent and its US JV partner (AdvAero) have a stellar track record of providing outsourced software development and services, and have been awarded numerous Supplemental Type Certificates (STC), ranging from single display upgrades to complete cockpit retrofits, such as the Honeywell CDS/R® retrofit for the Piaggio P180 aircraft, which included a completely new Electronic Flight Instrumentation System, FMS, INS AHRS, autopilot interface, radar, lightning detection, EGPWS, T2CAS, and RVSM certification. Marinvent and AdvAero have more than 100 combined years of experience in the aerospace R&D, with a customer base extending from NASA to every major avionics manufacturer in North America. http://www.marinvent.com

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Meet Alizem at OPAL-RT Real-Time 2014 Conference - Montréal, Qc - June 9-12th

Meet Alizem's Dr. Marc Perron at the next OPAL-RT Real-Time 2014 Conference in Montréal Quebec on June 9-12th. Make sure to attend his presentation on: "The More Electric Aircraft: How to Innovate while also reducing software costs and time-to-market ? An energy-efficient motor controller example". Date: Tuesday June 10th at 5:00PM. Official program here. To book a meeting: please contact us.

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More informations about Real-Time 2014:
OPAL-RT website.
See you soon in Montréal !

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Alizem releases its new Embedded Motor Control Software IP for Critical Applications

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Alizem releases its new Embedded Motor Control Software IP for Critical Applications


Lévis (CANADA), February 18th 2014. Alizem is proud to announce the release of its new Embedded Motor Control Software IP for Critical Applications based on a technology invented and developed at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). This solution is meant to work with BLDC and PMSM motors operating in applications where energy-efficiency and reliability are critical. It offers significant benefits to inverter-fed electric motor drive system designers:

  • Optimal management of phase current distribution lowering losses and enhancing maximum achievable torque and speed by 20% leading to lower motor rating, weight, space and cooling requirements
  • Ripple-free torque leading to reduced mechanical stress, velocity fluctuation, noise and higher reliability and tracking accuracy in servo applications
  • Automatic fault recovery from a phase winding failure and/or phase voltage/current saturation
  • Capability to provide critical information regarding motor health to master system (M2M, machine-to-machine)
  • Easy-to-use application programming interface (API) for quick and safe operation including multiple debug modes for power stage, transducer and system protection verification for early bug detection

This software can be ported and run on any type of electronic device that fits motor control applications and integrated into new or existing electric motor drive systems.

“Critical applications are numerous ranging from airplane brake systems, robotics and electric vehicles to HVAC systems installed in a nuclear plant. In many of those applications, electric motors play a central role and failure may lead to catastrophic human and financial consequences” said Dr. Marc Perron, President at Alizem. “This is why the motor control software installed in those motor drive systems must not only deliver excellent operational performance but must also be robust to motor damage in order to reduce the risk of failure and downtime. This also includes consuming as low energy as possible to maximize operation time when systems are operating from a limited energy source such as batteries or gas tank. This new product is a great way to address this problem without investing all the efforts needed to develop this technology. This is how Alizem helps its customer to get more innovation in their product better, faster and cheaper.”

Customers interested in this solution have access to more technical information by consulting Alizem website or by contacting Alizem sales department.

About Alizem inc. - Alizem is a vendor-independent embedded software IP company specialized in power electronics applications such as motor control and solar power conversion. Alizem’s off-the-shelf software solutions are designed to be quickly and easily integrated by non-power electronics experts and meant to provide significant cost, risk and time-to-market reduction in the development of power electronics systems. http://www.alizem.com

About the Canadian Space Agency – Established by the Government of Canada in March 1989, the Agency's headquarters are located in Longueuil, Quebec. To meet the evolving needs of Canadian citizens, CSA partners with government, industry, universities, and international organizations. By leveraging international cooperation, the CSA generates world-class scientific research and industrial development for the benefit of Canadians and humanity. http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/industry/ipmtt

 

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Related product: Critical Motor Drives Applications

Related news: Alizem signs with the Canadian Space Agency to offer new embedded Motor Control Software IP

 

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Alizem Embedded Motor Control Software IP reaches a new milestone of performance

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Alizem Embedded Motor Control Software IP reaches a new milestone of performance

 

Lévis (CANADA), October 22nd 2013. Alizemis pleased to announce that its recently released Embedded Motor Control Software IP for Servo-Drives applications has reached a new milestone of performance after having been successfully tested at customer site on industrial electric motors with power ranging from 25kW to 100kW. For strategic and competitive reasons, the name of this customer and operating data are kept confidential at this time.

“It is one thing to have an electric motor spinning, but that’s another to achieve desired performance into a real industrial application where all operating factors such as load cycle, temperature, energy consumption, acceleration, deceleration, vibration, etc. are in place” said Dr. Marc Perron, President at Alizem. “Alizem Motor Control Software IP performance has been successfully tested aside leading European off-the-shelf motor drive systems showing results that are equal or better according to customer’s engineers”.

“This new milestone of performance is a great achievement for Alizem and for the world of custom motor drive design in general. In the past, OEM needing to design their own industrial motor drive – to meet specific requirements not fulfilled by existing motor drives or for price reasons or both - could easily buy all components off-the-shelf for their design, except the software. It is well known this is where the bottleneck is because it can easily take up to 5 years to an engineering team to develop and test this software from scratch. Alizem precisely fix this problem with off-the-shelf software that can be easily downloaded from our website, quickly integrated in our customer’s system and paid upon entering into production phase. This radically changes the game in terms of costs, risks and time-to-market.” Dr. Perron added.

 

About Alizem inc. - Alizem is a vendor-independent embedded software IP company specialized in power electronics applications such as motor control and solar power conversion. Alizem’s off-the-shelf software solutions are designed to be quickly and easily integrated by non-power electronics experts and meant to provide significant cost, risk and time-to-market reduction in the development of custom power electronics systems.

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Related product: Alizem Motor Control IP for Servo Drives Applications on Altera Devices

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Alizem announces new distribution agreement for European market with Airics

  

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Alizem announces new distribution agreement for European market with Airics

 

Lévis (CANADA), October 15th 2013. Alizemis pleased to announce that it has recently entered into an agreement with Swedish Airics to distribute its embedded power electronics software and services over European territory. Airics is a recognized leader in the electronics design industry proposing cost-effective solutions based on 3rd-party semiconductor intellectual property.

 

“We are glad to work with Alizem to enhance Airics offer to its customers and to bring a new level of expertise in the field of embedded software for power electronics applications. Power electronics devices are found everywhere from industrial motor drives to electro-hydraulics actuators and medical equipment and the expertise needed to design embedded software for those applications is very rare. Alizem off-the-shelf embedded software solutions make it easy for customer in quickly bringing top-level domain expertise and the ability to pay the license when the product generates revenues at production stage. That’s a great advantage in a context where product development budget are on a shrinking path and schedule often delayed because of market uncertainty”, said Ulf Orrebrink, General Manager at Airics.

 

“Airics is an experienced electronics design company having a team of open-minded people that are totally dedicated to customer satisfaction. They have a profound knowledge of the electronic design market and their innovative approach has already convinced world-class companies. We are confident that our collaboration with Airics will increase our customer’s satisfaction over European territory and generate success for both companies”, said Dr. Marc Perron, president at Alizem.

 

European customers can know more about Alizem embedded software solutions by visiting Alizem website or by contacting Airics sales team directly.

  

About Alizem inc. - Alizem is a vendor-independent embedded software IP company specialized in power electronics applications such as motor control and solar power conversion. Alizem’s off-the-shelf software solutions are designed to be quickly and easily integrated by non-power electronics experts and meant to provide significant cost, risk and time-to-market reduction in the development of custom power electronics systems. www.alizem.com

 

About Airics – Airics is a pan-European provider of innovative, reliable and cost effective solutions for the electronic industry. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, we provide our customers with leading edge semiconductor intellectual properties (IP), embedded technology and design services contributing to our customer's success in their markets. Our expertise and experience span across the entire electronic design flow, covering the steps of system architecting & modeling, implementation, integration, test, verification and production. 

 

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