Automotive High Current Brushless DC (BLDC) Motor Drive Reference Design TIDA-00142 (ACTIVE)

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This TIDA-00142 reference design implements a complete control and drive solution for 3-phase brushless DC motors up to about 3 kW in power rating.  The design includes analog circuits, digital processor, and software to spin BLDC motors without the need for position feedback from Hall effect sensors or quadrature encoder.   Operation is demonstrated with a 1 kW motor operating from a 12V supply, similar to many automotive applications.  Test data shows the type of results which are easily measured at the board test points.  References for the software and user documentation are provided to speed development time for similar BLDC motor applications.  This design incorporates the DRV8301-HC-C2-KIT board to create the solution.

  • DRV8301 2.3A sink/1.7A source, three phase inverter with integrated buck converter for 1.5A external loads
  • C2000 Piccolo F28035 MCU controlCARD – preflashed with code to spin motors using GUI
  • Supports 60V and 82.5A full-scale range
  • CCStudio v4.x Integrated Development Environment

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DRV8301-HC-C2-KIT :
Three Phase BLDC & PMSM Motor Kit with DRV8301 and Piccolo MCU


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Part Number Name Product Family Sample & Buy Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
DRV8301-Q1  Automotive 3-Phase BLDC Pre-Driver w/ Dual Current Sense Amps and Buck Converter  Motor drivers  Not Available View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
ISO7241C-Q1  Automotive Catalog Quad Channel, 3/1, 25Mbps, Digital Isolator  Isolation  Sample & Buy Not Available
OPA365-Q1  Automotive 2.2V, 50MHz, Low-Noise, Single-Supply Rail-to-Rail Operational Amplifier  Operational amplifiers (op amps)  Sample & Buy Not Available
SN74LVC2G17-Q1  Automotive Catalog Dual Schmitt-Trigger Buffer  Buffer/driver  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TMS320F28035  Piccolo™ 32-bit MCU with 60 MHz, 128 KB Flash, CLA  Microcontrollers (MCU)  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules

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User guides (3)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 243 07 May 2014
PDF 584 10 Apr 2014
PDF 2553 10 Apr 2014
White papers (1)
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PDF 841 05 Nov 2018
Design files (7)
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PDF 88 10 Apr 2014
PDF 111 10 Apr 2014
ZIP 329 10 Apr 2014
PDF 164 10 Apr 2014
PDF 168 10 Apr 2014
PDF 181 10 Apr 2014
PDF 137 10 Apr 2014
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