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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Part Number Name Product Family Sample & Buy Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
CSD17573Q5B  30V, N ch NexFET MOSFETâ„¢, single SON5x6, 1.45mOhm  MOSFETs  Sample & Buy Not Available
DRV8305  45-V max 3-phase smart gate driver with current shunt amplifiers & SPI   Motor drivers  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
LMR16006  SIMPLE SWITCHER® 4V to 60V, 600mA Step-Down Regulator with Low Iq  Step-down (buck) regulators  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TMS320F28027F  C2000â„¢ 32-bit MCU with 60 MHz, 64 KB Flash, InstaSPIN-FOC  Microcontrollers (MCU)  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPD4E05U06  4-channel ultra-low-capacitance IEC ESD protection diode  Circuit protection ICs  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules

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CSD17573Q5B VSON-CLIP (DNK)| 8 Download
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ZIP 1290 28 Sep 2015
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PDF 1296 28 Sep 2015
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PDF 218 28 Sep 2015
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