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controlling dc motor

do you need a DC Motor Driver board to control a motor or can you somehow implement the controlling on an fpga (which has a soft-core).

 

so basically: controlling a motor with just an fpga/core, and without a seperate dc motor driver

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an absolute beginner beginning with fpga's?

as i understand it fpga's are programmable chips that behave like logic circuits.
you can set up a bunch of logic gates like or, nor, nand, exor etc.
instead of telling it what to do like with a micro, you tell it what to 'be'.

based on that alone i suspect they will not provide enuff current to directly drive motors.

what's that

 

umm if you can run  a few Amps threw it