Motor drives

Design more accurate, more reliable and more efficient motor drive systems with our real-time control and communication products and expertise

We drive your innovative motor control design by helping you create more accurate and high bandwidth control of postion, torque and speed. Reach the highest energy class and lowest latency with our real-time control and communication technology. The on-chip safety functions and available safety documentation streamlines your functional safety system certification according to IEC 61508 and ISO 13849 for more robust and reliable motor drive systems.

Why choose TI for your motor drive system designs?

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Enable real-time and accurate control

We provide an unmatched portfolio of precise analog technologies control position, torque and speed combined with advanced signal processing for accurate, real-time motor control.

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Maximize energy efficiency

Our innovative power and motor control and drive solutions reduce power consumption, while achieving the highest efficiency for switching supplies that lead to a smaller global energy footprint.

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Achieve high reliability and functional safety

Our best-in-class isolation technology with increased lifetime and isolation ratings including drive-based safety functions reduces the risk of unexpected and hazardous movement.

Engineering high accuracy, high reliability and more efficient motor drive systems

Reach below 1us lowest latest latency current loops with our real-time control technology

Build smaller, more reliable real-time control systems with our complete portfolio of sensing, processing, control and communication technologies, creating more efficiency, high precision and low-latency response for industrial drives. MCUs with integrated real-time peripherals and math accelerators, programmable real-time processors, configurable logic blocks and integrated motor control specific peripherals enable:

  • Less than 1us current loop from start of conversion to PWM update
  • Implementation of low latency and low jitter communication
  • Robust and accurate sensing, removing the need for external FPGA
  • Multi-core MCU with integrated real-time peripherals enables parallel execution of control and predictive maintenance algorithms.
Application note
Real-Time Benchmarks Showcasing C2000™ Control MCU's Optimized Signal Chain (Rev. A)
Learn about a real-time benchmark created around a real world control application that highlights the intricacies of real-time control and the need for this more comprehensive benchmarking approach.
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White paper
Utilizing Sitara Processors and Microcontrollers for Industry 4.0 Servo Drives (Rev. C)
Read how Sitara microcontrollers (MCUs) and processors (MPUs) address servo drive market trends and new requirements of Industry 4.0 and smart factory systems.
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Application note
AM243x/AM64x Single Chip Motor Control Benchmark
Constant-speed drives are inherently inefficient. This application note demonstrates how the AM243x/AM64x devices' support a fully integrated real-time servo drive control and communication path needed to improve efficiency.
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Featured products for Real-time control
NEW AM2434 ACTIVE Quad-core Arm® Cortex®-R5F-based MCU with industrial communications and security up to 800 MHz
NEW AM6442 ACTIVE Dual-core 64-bit Arm® Cortex®-A53, quad-core Cortex-R5F, PCIe, USB 3.0 and security
TMS320F28384D-Q1 ACTIVE Automotive C2000™ 32-bit MCU w/ connectivity manager, 2x C28x+CLA CPU, 1.5MB flash, FPU64, Ethernet

Create precise, reliable motor drive and control system designs with the highest power efficiency

Best-in-class isolation technology with increased lifetime and isolation ratings helps you meet IEC 61800-5-1 isolation requirements and enable highly reliable motor drives with a long lifespan.

Precise analog technologies for accurate (better 0.1%), robust and low latency isolated current sensing and encoder feedback help enable more precise and faster position, speed and torque control and high EMC immunity for less down-time.  

Innovative integrated power solutions with protection help achieve more robust and compact drives with the highest efficiency that enable a smaller global energy footprint.

Analog Design Journal
Using isolated comparators for fault detection in electric motor drives
In this article, learn the priority level and impact of different fault events, along with how to detect them to prevent damage to motor-drive circuits.
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White paper
High-Voltage Semiconductor Solutions for Meeting Isolation Requirements (Rev. A)
Learn common isolation methods for high-voltage systems, and how Texas Instruments (TI) isolation integrated circuits (ICs) can help designers meet isolation needs reliably while reducing solution size and cost.
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Application note
Better signal integrity with isolated Delta-Sigma modulators in motor drives
This application note discusses the best practices for clock and data line routing and termination when using isolated delta-sigma modulators.
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Featured products for sensing and power conversion
UCC23513 ACTIVE 5.7kVrms, 4A/5A single-channel opto-compatible isolated gate driver with 8 & 12V UVLO options
AMC1306M25 ACTIVE ±250-mV input, precision current sensing reinforced isolated modulator
DRV8350 ACTIVE 102-V max 3-phase smart gate driver

Meet IEC 61800-5-1 isolation requirements and enable more reliable motor drives with a long lifespan

  • Improve system performance and robustness: Our high-voltage certified isolated products offer low latency, excellent common-mode transient immunity and robust performance.
  • Lower system cost: Our isolation technologies reduce bill of materials, lowering system cost and enabling significant solution size improvements.
  • Scalability: Our packaging innovations and globally-owned manufacturing footprint help bring functional, basic, and reinforced isolation capabilities to more analog IC functions. 
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Certificate of conformity with factory surveillance
For magnetic and capacitive coupler for reinforced isolation.
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TÜV SÜD technical report 
For reinforced isolated delta-sigma modulators.
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TI Precision Labs - Isolation
Develop your isolation expertise by learning essential isolation parameters, certifications and how to design and troubleshoot with each type of device.
Featured products for isolation
ISO6760 ACTIVE General purpose, 50-Mbps, six-channel (6/0) digital isolator
ISO7821LLS ACTIVE Dual-channel, 1/1, 150-Mbps, high-performance, reinforced isolated LVDS buffer
ISO1211 ACTIVE Single-channel Isolated 24-V to 60-V digital input receiver for digital input modules

Broadest portfolio of wired real-time communication and interfaces

Layer higher immunity, higher speed and wider operating range to servers in industrial and automotive applications (CAN, RS-485, Profibus, Ethernet, IO-Link, FPDlink, LVDS).

  • MCUs with integrated real-time Ethernet and absolute encoder protocols
  • MCUs and MPUs with an integrated Time Sensitive Network, an integrated functional safety MCU to support functional safety over industrial Ethernet and encoders (HDSL safety, FSoE, Profisafe), and programable logic support custom interfaces and communication protocols 
  • One stop shop for top industrial Ethernet protocols
White paper
Utilizing Sitara Processors and Microcontrollers for Industry 4.0 Servo Drives (Rev. C)
This article explores how Sitara microcontrollers (MCUs) and processors (MPUs) address servo drive market trends and new requirements of Industry 4.0 and smart factory systems.
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Application note
How to Pass IEEE Ethernet Compliance Tests
When a design fails an IEEE Ethernet compliance test, the design layout is often the suspected cause of the failure when sometimes outdated software versions cause failure. Read to learn steps of validating failure scenarios.
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Low latency vs. low, deterministic latency Ethernet in real time communications
To get the most out of your system, it is important to understand the difference between low latency and determinism. Watch learn how to minimize latency and its variation enables faster cycle times.
Featured products for Industrial communication
NEW AM2434 ACTIVE Quad-core Arm® Cortex®-R5F-based MCU with industrial communications and security up to 800 MHz
NEW AM6442 ACTIVE Dual-core 64-bit Arm® Cortex®-A53, quad-core Cortex-R5F, PCIe, USB 3.0 and security
TMS320F28388D ACTIVE C2000™ 32-bit MCU w/ connectivity manager, 2x C28x+CLA CPU, 1.5-MB flash, FPU64, CLB, ENET, EtherCAT

Meet the rigorous requirements of functional safety standards IEC 61800-5-2 and  ISO 13849

Our Functional Safety-Compliant products leverage our TÜV SÜD-certified functional safety hardware and software development processes that helps you achieve the highest Safety Integrity Level and Performance Level your motor drive design requires to create safer and efficient environments.

Our integrated products and TUEV-assessed designs help you design smaller, smarter, more robust and more reliable safety functions such as Safe Torque Off.

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Functional safety information
Design Smaller Safe Torque Off (STO) Systems Using 3-Phase Smart Gate Drivers
This article discusses the requirements of STO, the market trend, existing solutions, and the approach of the small STO design using DRV8350F and DRV8353F.
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Functional safety information
The state of functional safety in Industry 4.0
This white paper focuses on what functional safety means for processors in factory floor automation subsystems and explore some of the options to enable functional safety.
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Featured products for Functional safety
DRV8350F ACTIVE 102-V max 3-phase Functional Safety Quality-Managed smart gate driver
TPS2660 ACTIVE 4.2-V to 60-V, 150mΩ, 0.1-2.23A eFuse with integrated input reverse polarity protection
ISO1211 ACTIVE Single-channel Isolated 24-V to 60-V digital input receiver for digital input modules

Technical resources

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Decentralized multi-axis motor control
Move your real-time control closer to the action with our decentralized multi-axis servo drive architecture.
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Implementing Functional Safety in Motor drives
This video integrates four TI designs and demonstrates how the safe torque off (STO) and safe brake control (SBC) functions can be integrated in variable speed drives.
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High precision in motor drive control enables industrial advances
Watch to learn more about the IEC 618000-3 standard for variable speed drives, CISPR 11 / EN55011 Class A emission requirements, and test methods.
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Design & development resources

Reference design
Distributed multi-axis servo drive over fast serial interface (FSI) reference design
This reference design presents an example distributed or decentralized multi-axis servo drive over Fast Serial Interface (FSI) using C2000™ real-time controllers. Multi-axis servo drives are used in many applications such as factory automation and robots. The cost per axis, performance and (...)
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Three-phase, 1.25-kW, 200-VAC small form factor GaN inverter reference design for integrated drives
This reference design is a three-phase inverter with a continuous power rating of 1.25 kW at 50°C ambient and 550 W at 85°C ambient for driving 200-V AC servo motors. It features 600-V LMG3411R150 Gallium Nitride (GaN) power modules with an integrated FET and gate driver mounted on an (...)
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TÜV SÜD-assessed safe torque off (STO) reference design for industrial drives (IEC 61800-5-2)
This reference design outlines a safe torque off (STO) subsystem for a three-phase inverter with CMOS input isolated IGBT gate drivers. The STO subsystem employs a dual-channel architecture (1oo2) with a hardware fault tolerance of 1 (HFT=1). It is implemented following a de-energize trip concept. (...)

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