4.4 V to 30 V, 15 A, High Performance Brushless DC Drone Propeller Controller Reference Design


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The TIDA-00643 reference design is a 4.4 to 30 V brushless DC motor controller for high power drones, quadcopter, propeller, fan, and pump applications. It uses the Texas Instrument’s DRV8305 brushless DC motor gate driver, CSD17573Q5B 30V NexFET power MOSFETs, TPD4E05U06 TVS protection IC, C2000 motor control MCU, and LMR16006 3.3 V buck converter. It utilizes InstaSPINTM-FOC for sensorless field oriented motor control and commands the motor speed through an external reference signal from a central controller. This design is focused on demonstrating a highly efficient and high power BLDC motor system.

  • 4.4 to 30 V input voltage range
  • 15 A RMS, 23 A peak output current capability
  • Ultra small form factor (L x W): 2.2" x 1.0"
  • Onboard 3.3 V, 0.6 A buck converter
  • Motor control through InstaSPIN-FOC sensorless field oriented control
  • Wide array of system protection features included MOSFET overcurrent and supply undervoltage protection
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A fully assembled board has been developed for testing and performance validation only, and is not available for sale.

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Design files

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TIDUAK1.PDF (14975 K)

Reference design overview and verified performance test data


Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components


Complete listing of design components, reference designators, and manufacturers/part numbers


Detailed overview of design layout for component placement


Files used for 3D models or 2D drawings of IC components

TIDCB13.ZIP (1290 K)

Design file that contains information on physical board layer of design PCB

TIDRHG9.PDF (1296 K)

PCB layer plot file used for generating PCB design layout


Includes TI products in the design and potential alternatives.

AC/DC & DC/DC converters (integrated FET)

LMR16006SIMPLE SWITCHER® 4V to 60V, 600mA Step-Down Regulator with Low Iq

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
BLDC drivers

DRV830545-V max 3-phase smart gate driver with current shunt amplifiers & SPI

Data sheet: PDF | HTML
C2000 real-time microcontrollers

TMS320F28027FC2000™ 32-bit MCU with 60 MHz, 64 KB flash, InstaSPIN-FOC

Data sheet: PDF
C2000 real-time microcontrollers

TMS320F28027F-Q1Automotive C2000™ 32-bit MCU with 60 MHz, 64 KB flash, InstaSPIN-FOC

Data sheet: PDF
ESD protection diodes

TPD4E05U06Quad 0.5-pF, 5.5-V, ±12-kV ESD protection diode for USB, HDMI & High Speed Interfaces

Data sheet: PDF | HTML

CSD17573Q5B30-V, N channel NexFET™ power MOSFET, single SON 5 mm x 6 mm, 1.45 mOhm

Data sheet: PDF | HTML

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* Design guide High-Performance Brushless DC Propeller Controller Design Guide Sep. 09, 2015

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