The work here is directed at examining a model predictive control (MPC) im-
plementation that takes advantage of recent advances in the availability of high
performance computing platforms at modest cost. The focus here is on the potential for
developing custom architecture solutions on field programmable gate array (FPGA)
platforms. This is illustrated by demonstrating the solution of a disturbance rejection
problem on a real 14’th order lightly damped resonant system at 200μs sampling rate,
using only 30μs to compute the control action.