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Motor Control and Drive

The need for advanced motor control has increased due to user expectations for quiet operation and expanding government regulations to reduce energy consumption. To achieve these goals, motors require a much higher level of electronic control.

Microchip offers a variety of motor control solutions to address the needs of motor configuration and functionality. These include our low pin count 8-bit PIC16 microcontrollers and 8-bit PIC18 MCUs. In addition, the 16-bit dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers include dedicated motor control PWMs enabling variable speed with constant torque and field oriented control for greater efficiency. The dsPIC33 devices are supported by free algorithms for BLDC, PMSM and ACIM motors, including sensorless control and FOC. For 32-bit appliance solutions, the PIC32MK series of devices is designed to support dual-motor + power factor correction, and SAMC and SAMD devices offer low cost, 32-bit ARM® Cortex® M0+ options. 


Motor Control

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