1Q 2011  
 
motor solution guide

Welcome to the all new quarterly TI Motor Control and Drive Solutions newsletter, featuring expanded content and up to date information on motor drive and control news.

Visit our all new motor solutions web portal at www.ti.com/motor.

In this issue:

Download our new motor solution guide Training: Implementing Digital Motor Control with High Performance, Low Cost MCUs
See future innovators in action at 2011 FIRST® Robotics Competition Register now - 1st TI Industrial Automation Virtual Conference
Piccolo with floating-point is here! MSP430G2xx2 Value Line Family Phase 2 devices released to production
Motor driver evaluation platform spins brushed DC, stepper motors Texas Instruments releases two new low voltage motor drivers perfect for battery powered applications
Try TI's Motor Drive and Control Solutions Product Finder Widget Featured Videos
Training: Digital Motor Control MCUs Visit the TI E2E™ Community
Check out the new TI motor control compendium
       
 
Download our new motor solution guide featuring comprehensive system solutions
motor solution guide Download our new motor solution guide featuring comprehensive system solutions, featuring TI's hero DRV8x drivers, microcontrollers and signal chain products.
See future innovators in action at 2011 FIRST® Robotics Competition
TI fosters development of future innovators around the world as Crown Supplier of the FIRST® Robotics Competition. TI's ARM® Cortex™-M3-based Stellaris® Brushed DC Motor Control Module with CAN (MDL-BDC24 and MDL-BDC), Jaguar, is an official speed controller of the competition.
Piccolo with floating-point is here!
New low-cost floating-point Piccolo™ microcontrollers provide optimized performance and power line communications capabilities for energy efficient applications. The 15+ new C2000™ Piccolo real-time control MCUs deliver floating-point core, new Viterbi Complex Math Unit (VCU), control-oriented peripheral options and work with the existing C2000 motor control library.
Motor driver evaluation platform spins brushed DC, stepper motors
First in a new line of scalable evaluation platforms for spinning motors, the DRV8412 evaluation kit (DRV8412-C2-KIT) includes all of the hardware and software needed to spin two brushed DC motors or a single stepper motor out of the box. This highly integrated, robust solution speeds development time for brushed DC and stepper motors running up to 6 A continuous/12 A peak at 50 V.
Product Finder Widget
Try TI’s Motor Drive and Control Solutions Product Finder Widget!
Check out the new TI motor control compendium
This tutorial covers basic motor control technology for a variety of motor types including Brush DC, brushless DC, permanent magnet synchronous, AC induction, and stepper.
Training: Digital Motor Control MCUs
Texas Instruments, along with Avnet Electronics Marketing and Portescap, presents a new video series that displays different motors from Portescap and provides TI analog and microcontroller solutions for design issues faced with motor control.



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Training: Implementing Digital Motor Control with High Performance, Low Cost MCUs
This presentation discusses the capability of using a low-cost Piccolo™ 32-bit MCU in advanced motor control. See the usage of a single Piccolo MCU to control multiple motors with advanced vector motor control algorithms such as FOC (Field Oriented Control).
Register now - 1st TI Industrial Automation Virtual Conference
The needs of the industrial market are to conserve energy, improve efficiency, increase productivity and improve reliability/quality. Learn about the wide product range and TIs industrial solutions.
MSP430G2xx2 Value Line Family Phase 2 devices released to production
64 new MSP430G2xx2 Value Line devices extending the G2xx1 family are now available to order offering more options in memory size and features for use in a variety of cost sensitive consumer and industrial applications.

Jump-start your Value Line development with the Launchpad MSP-EXP430G2!
Texas Instruments releases two new low voltage motor drivers perfect for battery powered applications
The DRV8830 and DRV8832 are 1A single H-bridge motor drivers designed for battery powered toys, printers or other low voltage motion controlled applications. Both devices can drive brushed or stepper motors and have on-chip PWM voltage regulation circuits. The on-chip regulation circuit extends battery life and provides constant spin speed over the life of the battery. Competing solutions require either a costly external regulation circuit or use an inefficient on-chip linear regulator. The DRV8830 has an I2C serial control interface while the DRV8832 has an IN1/IN2 control interface.
Featured videos
View DRV8412-C2-KIT, Brushed DC and Stepper Motor Control Kit
View Intro to Portescap Motor Portfolio - Motor Control eLab Ch 1
View Implementing Motor Systems - Motor Control eLab Chapter 9
Visit the TI E2E™ Community
Motor Drivers
Welcome to the Motor Drivers Section of the TI E2E Support Community. Ask questions, share knowledge, explore ideas, and help solve problems with fellow engineers. To post a question, click on the forum tab then "New Post". Products covered in this section are TI's DRV family of motor drivers. Learn more at www.ti.com/motorcontrol.

Isolated Controllers / Motor Controllers
Welcome to the Isolated Controllers / Motor Controllers Section of the TI E2E Support Community. Ask questions, share knowledge, explore ideas, and help solve problems with fellow engineers. Products covered in this section are PFCs and PWM Controllers.

Use the MCU Selection Tool to pick the microcontroller that’s right for you!


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