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The High Voltage Motor Control and PFC Developer’s Kit provides a great reference platform to learn and experiment with digital control of high voltage motors with Texas Instruments’ C2000™ 32-bit microcontroller family. This kit is a superb, all-around motor inverter design tool, showcasing control of the most common types of high voltage, three phase motors—including AC induction (ACI), brushless DC (BLDC), and permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM). Digital motor control methods are demonstrated, including trapezoidal, variable frequency (V/F), and field oriented control (FOC), using sensored or sensorless back-EMF techniques. Users learn design and digital control of a full inverter design from AC input—with Power Factor Correction (PFC)—all the way through the motor drive stages and motor control.
To view all available C2000 MCU Experimenter Kits, visit the C2000 MCU Tools and Software page.
The High Voltage Motor Control and PFC Developer’s Kit is based around the C2000 32-bit microcontroller family, supporting both the C2000 Piccolo™ TMS320F28035 MCU and the C2000 Delfino™ TMS320F28335 MCU. The C2000 Piccolo TMS320F28035 MCU features a 60 MIPS C28x™ core with additional 60 MIPS CLA Real-Time Control Co-Processor, 128 KB flash memory, 14 PWM channels with high resolution capability, 12-bit 4.6 MSPS ADC, capture interface, QEP interface, serial interfaces, and more. The C2000 Delfino TMS320F28335 MCU features a 150 MIPS C28x core, 512 KB flash memory, 18 PWM channels with high resolution capability, 12-bit 12.5 MSPS ADC, capture interfaces, QEP interfaces, serial interfaces, and more.
The board includes an AC rectifier stage, a two-phase interleaved power factor correction (PFC) stage, a 3-phase motor inverter stage, isolated CAN and SCI connectivity, PWM DAC’s for oscilloscope monitoring of system variables, and a controlCARD DIMM100 slot with included controlCARDs based on the C2000 Piccolo TMS320F28035 MCU and the C2000 Delfino TMS320F28335 MCU. Motors are sold separately.
The 3-phase inverter stage is capable of sensorless and sensored field oriented control of high voltage ACI and PMSM motors, or trapezoidal and sinusoidal control of high voltage BLDC motors.
This kit includes a free download the C2000 MCU family’s controlSUITE software. controlSUITE software provides a single-point access to a wealth of C2000 MCU development resources, including device drivers, libraries, example projects, application guides, documentation, hardware design files, and more. Detailed theory-based documentation and examples are provided detailing operation of the High Voltage Motor Control and PFC Developer’s Kit using various control methodologies and motor types. Users also get free access to an unrestricted version of Code Composer Studio integrated development environment (IDE) for software development with the High Voltage Motor Control and PFC Developer’s Kit.
To get started with the High Voltage Motor Control and PFC Developer’s Kit, first, download and install controlSUITE software . Launch controlSUITE and navigate the left-hand menu to Development Tools > Motor > High Voltage Motor Control and PFC Developer’s Kit v2.1 > Documentation > Quick Start Guide CCSv5, and follow the instructions in the guide. When ready, to explore further into specific control methodologies, motor types, and C2000 MCUs, consult the specific documentation in the Documentation menu.
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