Motor-control kit helps reduce design complexity, development time and cost
3/21/2012 11:27 AM EDT
Expanding support for its RX62T microcontroller (MCU) Group, Renesas Electronics America announced a new motor-control kit that features a single precision floating point unit (FPU) and high-performance RX CPU core.
The RX62T MCU Group was designed for implementing high-efficiency motor control required by white goods and industrial control systems. The RX62T-based motor-control kit is a complete end-to-end solution that will allow engineers to learn more about sensor-less vector control algorithms, evaluate the performance using a graphical user interface (GUI) and implement sensor-less vector control in their applications.
In addition to a GUI for easy tuning and evaluation, and application notes as additional learning tools, the kit features:
- RX62T MCU featuring the high-performance 165 DMIPS at 100 MHz RX core, IEEE 754-compliant FPU, 5V supply voltage for excellent noise immunity and on-chip PGAs
- RJK0656DPB MOSFET, a high-speed switching power MOSFET featuring 60V source voltage, and low drive current, RDSon and gate charge
- A 24V/4-pole BLDC motor with encoder and hall sensors for flexibility in evaluating bi-directional speed and position control using the source code provided with the kit
- 4-speed control algorithms and 1 position-control algorithm, developed by Renesas
- Option to use external amplifiers or on-chip PGAs, and compare performance
- A connector for a user-supplied high-voltage inverter
- E1 debugger for code debugging and Flash programming
- Additional Renesas voltage regulator and logic ICs
- HEW IDE and evaluation copy of Renesas RX compiler schematics and gerber files of the board
Availability: In limited quantities beginning end of March 2012. The kit is expected to be available in volume production beginning end of September.
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