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Motor Control & Drive

This 24-Volt 3-phase Brushless DC (BLDC) permanent magnet Hurst NT Dynamo motor comes with Hall-Effect sensors for 6-step commutation. It can also be controlled with a sensorless Back EMF (BEMF) or Field Oriented Control (FOC) algorithm. This Hurst motor is perfect for applications in office automation, instrumentation and medical equipment such as high-speed copiers and printers, ATM machines, medical analyzers, mail processing and sorters and general-purpose equipment. This motor has been extensively tested with the dsPICDEM™ MCLV-2 Development Board (DM330021-2), the Low Voltage Motor Control Development Bundle (DV330100) and with the PICDEM MC LV Development Board (DM183021).
This 24-Volt 3-phase Brushless DC (BLDC) permanent magnet Hurst NT Dynamo motor comes with Hall-Effect sensors for 6-step commutation and also has a 250-line incremental encoder for position control applications. It can also be controlled with a sensorless Back EMF (BEMF) or Field Oriented Control (FOC) algorithm. This Hurst motor is perfect for applications in office automation, instrumentation and medical equipment such as high-speed copiers and printers, ATM machines, medical analyzers, mail processing and sorters and general-purpose equipment. This motor has been extensively tested with the dsPICDEM™ MCLV-2 Development Board (DM330021-2), the Low Voltage Motor Control Development Bundle (DV330100) and with the PICDEM MC LV Development Board (DM183021).
This compact 80nm frame, 3-phase, 110/220 VAC, 4-Pole Induction Motor (ZD Motor 4IK25A-S) is rated for 25 Watts at continuous duty.  At 1,300 RPM it draws 250mA and produces 0.19 Nm of torque.  This motor has been certified for use with all dsPIC33E/F ACIM motor control application notes using the dsPICDEM MCHV-2 and MCHV-3 Development Systems (DM330023-2, DM330023-3).   Orders for this motor are Non-Returnable/Cancelable).
This Leadshine model 42HS03 stepper motor can be used with the PICDEM MCSM development board (DM330022 and DM330022-1). Featuring 8 leads, it can be configured for unipolar or bipolar operation and has a step angle of 1.8°.
The Leadshine (EL5-M0400-1-24) 400W 220VAC Brushless AC Servo Motor is designed for high-torque industrial applications. A 2,500-line incremental encoder is attached for servo positioning. The rated speed is 3,000 RPM and the peak speed is 4,000 RPM. The rated torque is 1.27 Nm and the peak torque is 3.82Nm. It responds quickly and moves quietly and smoothly with high precision for control systems. Cables are included. This motor has been tested with Microchip's high-voltage dsPIC motor control application notes and motorBench(R) Development Suite using MCHV-2 (DM330023-2) and MCHV-3 (DM330023-3).

Air Conditioner Reference Design

**For development reference only, not a product for sale**

Part Number: aircon-board

Air conditioner (A/C) designs need to meet stringent energy efficiency ratings and power factor specifications to reduce overall power consumption. High energy efficiency is achieved by using an inverter-based variable speed drive for the brushless motor-based compressor and condenser fans. The variable speed drive and the sensorless field-oriented control (FOC) of brushless motors allow an appliance to operate at an optimal power setting compared to a fixed speed single phase AC induction motor (ACIM) drive. Power factor correction (PFC) is required for all high-power appliances to connect to the electrical grid.

Microchip’s Air Conditioner reference design, based on the dual core dsPIC33CH family of digital signal controllers, demonstrates efficient control of the condenser fan, compressor, PFC and the overall application logic implementation. The high-performance dsPIC33C DSCs (Dual core dsPIC33CH DSCs and Single core dsPIC33CK DSCs) offer the right set of peripherals that is ideal for dual motor control and enables replacing three controllers with one for a cost advantage in your design.

This reference design has proven power stages for high power PFC (220V, 1.8 KW), condenser fan (120 W) and compressor (1.34 KW) motor control. Additional features like temperature sensor interfaces, field communications and valve drives will enable you to develop on this platform for a wide variety of air conditioner systems like window A/Cs and the outdoor unit of split A/Cs.

Read more about the cost advantage of our air conditioner reference design.

Ready for a live demonstration? This reference design is provided with full user’s guide, source code, schematics and PCB layout. Contact Microchip sales for demonstration, design files and firmware.

Benefits

  • Single chip solution to optimize cost 
  • Simplifies the development by enabling independent code development for the PFC and Dual motor control using the dual core dsPIC33CH DSCs 
    • Slave core implements dedicated time-critical dual motor control algorithms  
    • Master core implements Interleaved Boost PFC, system functions and other custom features 
  • 3-phase motor control power stage for driving Low Power High Voltage BLDC/ PMSM motors

The ATSAMC21MOTOR is an MCU card for Motor control starter kit - ATSAMxxxBDLCxxx-STK. The hardware has the SMART ARM based MCU, ATSAMC21J18, with integrated on-board debug support. The MCU card can be directly used with the currently available ATSAMD21BLDC24V-STK, a low voltage BLDC, PMSM motor control starter kit.

The ATSAMD21BLDC24V Base board can be found here - ATSAMD21BLDC24V-STK

The ATSAME54MOTOR is an MCU card for Motor control starter kit - ATSAMxxxBDLCxxx-STK. The hardware has the SMART ARM based MCU, ATSAME54, with integrated on-board debug support. The MCU card can be directly used with the currently available ATSAMD21BLDC24V-STK, a low voltage BLDC, PMSM motor control starter kit.

The ATSAMD21BLDC24V Base board can be found here - ATSAMD21BLDC24V-STK
The kit contains an MCU control board featuring the ATSAMD21 microcontroller and embedded debugger and a driver board with ON Semiconductor drivers supporting motors operating up to 24V DC. The PCB is mounted on a chassis with a motor and can be directly connected to a PC running Studio and START for immediate development and debug of motor control applications.

What's in the box: 24V motor control driver board, SAMD21 MCU board, 100-240VAC to 24VDC Adapter, Motor and chassis assembly

Additionally Supported MCU's : 
ATSAMC21 Series with ATSAMC21MOTOR card

 Motor Control software for this board is available in Atmel START as a free download. 

Atmel START Download

The ATSAME70MOTOR is an MCU card for Motor control starter kit - ATSAMxxxBDLCxxx-STK. The hardware has the SMART ARM based MCU, ATSAME70Q21A-AN, with integrated on-board debug support. The MCU card can be directly used with the currently available ATSAMD21BLDC24V-STK, a low voltage BLDC, PMSM motor control starter kit.

The ATSAMD21BLDC24V Base board can be found here - ATSAMD21BLDC24V-STK

For customers looking to evaluate the ATSAME70 MCU with The Microchip MCLV-2 or MCHV-2 motor control kits, please click here - ATSAME70 Motor Control PIM

Refrigerator compressors are now driven by brushless DC motors or permanent magnet synchronous motor to meet high energy efficiency ratings. You must use an inverter-based variable speed drive for the brushless motor to achieve this high energy efficiency. The variable speed drive allows you to operate the compressor at an optimal speed in order to maintain a constant temperature setting as compared to a fixed-speed single-phase AC induction motor (ACIM) drive. Field-Oriented Control (FOC) of brushless motors enables you to implement the variable speed drive and add advanced motor control features like on-the-fly startup and stall detection with auto-recovery.

This refrigerator compressor reference design will help you to rapidly prototype and develop a cost-effective and innovative design using a dsPIC33EP64MC202 Digital Signal Controller. Other Microchip components utilized in the design include  a MCP16331 DC/DC converter and a MIC5239 LDO voltage regulator. The design works with a wide variety of refrigerator compressor motors, supporting both Interior Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (IPMSM) and Surface Mount Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (SPMSM).This reference design implements sensorless control and single-shunt current sensing technique to save BOM cost. This design also addresses the challenges of reliable startup of the compressor with high pressure and low standby power consumption.

Microchip provides Class-B Safety Software libraries for the dsPIC33 to reduce your development time for appliances requiring functional safety.

Ready for a live demonstration? This reference design is provided with full user’s guide, source code, schematics and PCB layout. Contact Microchip for demonstration, design files and firmware.

The dsPIC33CK Low Voltage Motor Control (LVMC) Development Board is a cost-effective rapid development platform for Brushless DC (BLDC), Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) and Internal Permanent Magnet (IPM) motor control applications.  The LVMC development board is ideal to explore and prototype motor control applications that operate from 12 to 48 Volts and up to 10 Amps of continuous current. The board can also support higher current, up to 20 Amps with an optional fan or heatsink.  The board supports application development for sensored six-step trapezoidal or sinusoidal control with hall sensors, sensorless BEMF measuring phase voltages, or Field Oriented Control (FOC) with single, dual or triple-shunt resistor current sensing circuits.  This flexibly in architecture allows you to evaluate various design techniques that suit your application requirements, balancing the cost and performance.

The LVMC board features the high-performance, single core dsPIC33CK256MP506 Digital Signal Controller (DSC) with 256KB Flash, 8-pairs of advanced motor control PWMs, three integrated 3.5 Msps ADCs for implementing math intensive motor control algorithms like sensorless FOC, Initial Position Detection (IPD), Field Weakening (FW), etc.  The LVMC board comes with two mikroBUS™ headers to expand the board features to meet your application needs.  It features a high-speed USB to UART interface for debug purpose and to monitor key parameters in your control algorithm using a graphical PC tool like X2C Scope or RTDM.

Benefits

  • Low-cost development board to prototype low-voltage motor control designs
  • A complete design serving as a reference to implement your motor control solution using the dsPIC33CK DSC and MIC4605 MOSFET gate drivers in a small form factor
  • Flexible development board to explore various BLDC/PMSM/IPM commutation techniques:
  • Supports trapezoidal 6-step control or FOC of BLDC/PMSM/IPM motors
  • Multiple feedback methods to support both sensored and sensorless operation:  phase voltage feedback, Hall sensors, optical/magnetic encoders using the QEI, and operation using single, dual or triple low-side current sensing circuits
  • Signal conditioning circuit using either the on-chip op amps of the dsPIC33CK DSC, or the external op amps located on the LVMC board
  • PICKit-on-Board (PKoBv4) built into the board creates a standalone development tool, eliminating the need for an external programmer or debugger
The dsPIC33EDV64MC205 Motor Control Development Board is designed to demonstrate the features of the dsPIC33EDV64MC205 System in Package (SiP). This dsPIC® DSC is a 16-bit Digital Signal Controller featuring high-speed PWM, op amps, advanced analog integrated with a 3-phase MOSFET gate driver.  This board is targeted to drive a low-voltage three-phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor or Brushless DC motor (PMSM/BLDC motor).  The board comes programmed to run dual-shunt FOC with PLL estimator using the Hurst BLDC motor as the out of the box demo.  

For new designs, please consider purchasing the dsPICDEM™ MCHV-3 Development Board for high-voltage motor control applications.

The Microchip dsPICDEM™ MCHV-2 Development Board aids in the rapid evaluation and development of a wide variety of high-voltage motor control applications. This development board is targeted to control Brushless DC (BLDC) motors, Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSM), and AC Induction Motors (ACIM) in both sensored or sensorless operation. The MCHV-2 can be configured to use with Microchip’s motor control dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs), supporting 100-pin Plug-in Modules (PIMs) for the dsPIC33F, E and C motor control devices. There is also an option to mount a 28-pin SOIC dsPIC33 DSC device directly. The development board uses a three-phase Integrated Power Module device (IPM) that contains the motor inverter and the gate driver’s circuitry. The circuit drives 3-phase motors using different control techniques without requiring any additional hardware. The MCHV-2 supports using either the internal op amps found on dsPIC33E and dsPIC33C motor control DSCs, or the external op amps found on the MCHV-2 board for current sensing.

The rated continuous output current from the inverter is 6.5A (RMS). This allows up to approximately 2 kVA output when running from a 208V to 230V single-phase input voltage in a maximum 30ºC (85ºF) ambient temperature environment. Therefore, the development board is ideally suited for running a standard 3-phase AC Induction Motor of up to 1.4 kW (1.8 HP) rating or a slightly higher rated industrial servo-motor. The IPM is capable of driving other types of motors and electrical loads that do not exceed the maximum power limit and are predominantly inductive. Furthermore, single-phase loads can be driven using one or two of the inverter outputs. The unit is capable of operating from 85VAC up to a maximum of 265VAC.

The MCHV-2 (DM330023-2) replaces and is fully backwards compatible with the previous MCHV (DM330023) and all motor control PIMs.

The Microchip dsPICDEM™ MCHV-3 Development Board aids in the rapid evaluation and development of a wide variety of high-voltage motor control applications.  This development board is targeted to control Brushless DC (BLDC) motors, Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSM), and AC Induction Motors (ACIM) in both sensored or sensorless operation.  The MCHV-3 can be configured to use with Microchip’s motor control dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs), supporting 100-pin Plug-in Modules (PIMs) for the dsPIC33F, E and C motor control devices.   There is also an option to mount a 28-pin SOIC dsPIC33 DSC device directly.  The development board uses a three-phase Integrated Power Module device (IPM) that contains the motor inverter and the gate driver’s circuitry.  The circuit drives 3-phase motors using different control techniques without requiring any additional hardware.  The MCHV-3 supports using either the internal op amps found on dsPIC33E and dsPIC33C motor control DSCs, or the external op amps found on the MCHV-3 board for current sensing.  It also includes Power Factor Correction (PFC) circuitry to meet power regulatory requirements.

The rated continuous output current from the inverter is 6.5A (RMS). This allows up to approximately 2 kVA output when running from a 208V to 230V single-phase input voltage in a maximum 30ºC (85ºF) ambient temperature environment.  Therefore, the development board is ideally suited for running a standard 3-phase AC Induction Motor of up to 1.4 kW (1.8 HP) rating or a slightly higher rated industrial servo-motor.  The IPM is capable of driving other types of motors and electrical loads that do not exceed the maximum power limit and are predominantly inductive. Furthermore, single-phase loads can be driven using one or two of the inverter outputs. The unit is capable of operating from 85VAC up to a maximum of 265VAC.

The MCHV-3 (DM330023-3) complements the MCHV-2 (DM330023-2) and is fully backwards compatible with the previous MCHV-2(DM330023-2) and all motor control PIMs.
The dsPICDEM™ MCLV-2 Development Board provides a cost-effective method of evaluating and developing 3-phase sensored or sensorless Brushless DC (BLDC) and Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) control applications.  The board supports Microchip’s 100-pin motor control Plug-In-Modules (PIMs) for the dsPIC33C, dsPIC33E and dsPIC33F Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) and also for the PICM32MK and ATSAME70 families.  The board supports the use of the internal on-chip op amps found on certain dsPIC® or PIC32MK devices, or the external op amps provided on the MCLV-2 board.  A dsPIC33EP256MC506 Internal Op Amp PIM (MA330031) is included with the board. The board is capable of controlling motors rated up to 48V and 10A (with TC1 modifications), with multiple communication channels such as USB, CAN, LIN and RS-232.  The MCLV-2 replaces and is fully backwards compatible with the original MCLV (DM330021).

The Microchip dsPICDEM™ MCSM Development Board is targeted to control both unipolar and bipolar stepper motors in open-loop or closed-loop (current control) mode. The hardware is designed in such a way that no hardware changes are necessary for 8-, 6- or 4-wire stepper motors in either bipolar or unipolar configurations. Software to run motors in open-loop or closed-loop with full or variable micro-stepping is provided. A GUI for controlling step commands, motor parameter input, and operation modes is included. This flexible and cost-effective board can be configured in different ways for use with Microchip’s specialized dsPIC33 Motor Control Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs). The dsPICDEM MCSM Development Board offers a mounting option to connect either a 28-pin SOIC device or a generic 100-pin Plug-In Module (PIM). A dsPIC33CK64MP105 External Op Amp MC PIM (MA330050-1) is included.

The dsPICDEM MCSM Development Board supports terminal voltages up to 80V and currents up to 3A. The dsPIC33C device uses the MOSFET driver to drive the two full-bridge inverters that power the motor windings. The board includes various circuits to perform the following functions:

  • Drive two motor windings with the two on-board full-bridge inverters
  • Measure feedback and other analog signals (i.e., current, DC voltage, Potentiometer and Fault signals)
  • Communicate with a host computer or an external device via USB

The dsPIC33CK64MP105 devices feature an 4-channel, high-speed PWM with Complementary mode output, a programmable ADC trigger on the PWM reload cycle, digital dead time control, internal shoot-through protection and hardware fault shutdown. These features make the dsPIC DSC an ideal solution for high-performance stepper motor control applications where control of the full-bridge inverter is required.

This is an external Isolated debugger / programming interface for use with SAM M0+, M4 and M7 Microchip classic (square) styled motor control plug in modules for the MCHV-3 High voltage motor control development kit. It allows a safe, isolated debugger connection to a PC. It is not required with low voltage hardware.

DM330023-3 - MCHV-3 High Voltage Motor control development kit

Low Power High Voltage Motor Control Reference Design

**For development reference only, not a product for sale**

Part Number: LPHV-MC-Board

Even though most high voltage (110Vac/220Vac) 3-phase motor control applications are high power (>1kW) there are many applications that are low power (<500W). In those cases running on a high power system is not very efficient.  To better demonstrate the capabilities in regards to efficiency in low power high voltage motor control we have developed this reference design (limited to 150W). This compact and cost-effective high voltage board is targeted to control various high voltage motors such as Brushless DC (BLDC) motors, Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSM) and AC Induction Motors (ACIM) in sensored or sensorless operation.

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The Low Voltage Motor Control Development Bundle provides a cost-effective method of evaluating and developing dual/single motor control power stage targeted to drive two Brushless DC (BLDC) motors or Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSM) concurrently. The bundle comes with a dsPIC DSC Signal board, Motor Control 10-24V Driver Board and dsPIC33EP512GM710 Dual Motor Control PIM (MA330037).

The dsPIC (DSC) Signal Board supports both 3.3V and 5V operated devices for various applications and frequently used human interface features along with the communication ports. The Signal Board has two major connectors, a 120-pin connector to the driver (inverter) board and a 100-pin connector to enable connection to the PIM plug-in module, alternatives include the dsPIC33EV256GM106 Motor Control PIM (MA330036) or the dsPIC33CK256MP508 External Op Amp PIM (MA330041-1).

The Motor Control 10V–24V Driver Board (Dual/Single) along with the compatible dsPIC DSC Signal Board provides a software development platform to build and evaluate embedded motor control application software using Microchip’s high performance motor control Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) and Microcontrollers (MCUs).
The MCP8025 TQFP BLDC Motor Driver Evaluation Board demonstrates Microchip’s 3-Phase Brushless DC (BLDC) Motor Gate Driver with Power Module, MCP8025, used in a BLDC motor drive application. When used in conjunction with a microcontroller, the MCP8025 will provide the necessary drive signals to drive for a 3-Phase BLDC motor. The MCP8025 contains the high-side and low-side drivers for external N-channel MOSFETs. A dsPIC33EP256MC504 processor is used to supply the PWM inputs to the MCP8025 as well as handle the high-speed Analog-To-Digital Conversion (ADC) required for 50 kHz PWM operation. The MCP8025 UART interface is used to configure the MCP8025 device and to send fault information to the dsPIC ® DSC controller. The evaluation board firmware uses a 6-step trapezoidal drive control algorithm to demonstrate the MCP8025 capabilities.
The MCP8063 12V 3-Phase BLDC Sensorless Fan Controller Demonstration Kit allows the control and monitoring of Microchip 12V fan driver devices, such as the MCP8063 or MTD6501, using a PC software connected to the demo board via a USB connection. The MCP8063 12V 3-Phase BLDC Sensorless Fan Controller Demonstration Board software provides several features, such as fan driver power supply control and monitoring, pulse-width modulation (PWM) control, and speed and current consumption monitoring. It also allows automatic application testing.
The MTS2916A Dual Full-Bridge Stepper Motor Driver Evaluation Board demonstrates the capabilities of the MTS2916A to control both windings of a bipolar stepper motor. The board also demonstrates the capabilities of the MTS62C19A, which has the same functionality, but different pin assignments. A PIC16F883 is utilized for motor control processing.
This evaluation board incorporates features through the implementation of push button switches and a variable speed input potentiometer to exercise a stepper motor in Full-Step, Half-Step, Modified Half-Step and Microstepping modes. LEDs indicate a binary representation of which mode has been selected. The evaluation board and the stepper motor can be powered from a single power input J1 (7 VDC to 12 VDC) with jumper JP2 installed. For higher motor voltages, make sure JP2 is not installed, and connect VLOAD at J4. Numerous test points have been designed into the board to allow easy access.

Devices Supported:  MTS2916A


The PIC32CM MC00 Curiosity Pro is an all-in-one development board for developers to get started with the PIC32CM series of devices.  This board features access to all device GPIO, Arduino Shield compatible headers, and an on-board programmer / debugger interface for use with MPLABX tools. 
The PIC32CM MC00 Motor Control PIM is an expansion plug-in-module compatible with the MCLV-3 and MCHV-2 motor control development base boards. It is supported in the MPLABX and MPLAB Harmony software toolchain for the development of motor control applications on the PIC32CM series of MCU's.  This PIM can be used for sensored or sensorless motor control designs. Sensored designs are supported via the PDEC (position decoder) interface supporting both Hall and Quadrature Encoder type sensors. 

This plug-in module comes with a 100-Pin PIC32MK1024MCM TQFP device. It enables using internal on-chip OpAmps, or the external OpAmps on the MCLV-2 and MCHV-2 boards. It can be used with the Microchip MCHV-2 [DM330023-2] and MCLV-2 [DM330021-2]. 

This PIM is not compatible with the MCLV[DM330021] and MCHV[DM330023].

This PIM can be used to evaluate the PIC32MK_MCM and PIC32MK_MCJ Motor Control devices featuring updated analog. 

PIC32MK Motor Control application software is available for free download as part of the Microchip Harmony Library.

Microchip Harmony Download Link