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This paper deals with the flux-weakening control of surface-mounted permanent-magnet synchronous motors, taking into account the influence of the resistive voltage drop in the stator windings, whose effect is usually neglected in similar studies. First, the motor equations exploiting the optimal torque-speed limits in the flux-weakening region are evaluated and discussed. Then, the influence of the resistive voltage drop is pointed out, highlighting its effect on the setup of the flux-weakening strategy. Hence, a simplified approach to flux-weakening motor control is presented, useful for the practical implementation in microcontrolled drives. Finally, experimental results are shown, using a position tracking application as a test case.