NXP — Motor Control Made Easy with NXP Kinetis V MCUs and Kinetis Motor Suite Software

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NXP® helps you focus on your end application by removing the complex and time-consuming task of motor control, offering you a quick time-to-market with a highly responsive solution.

Kinetis V series MCUs are designed for real-time control applications, including motor control, with the peripherals and performance built-in to meet the demands of these intensive applications. The Kinetis V series, based on Arm® Cortex®-M0+, M4 and M7 cores, feature quad or dual analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) sampling at up to 5 mega samples per second (MSPS) in 12-bit mode (KV5), multiple motor control timers, an integrated CAN controller and a comprehensive enablement suite, including reference designs for ACIM, BLDC and PMSM motor control built on NXP’s Embedded Software libraries and motor configuration tools.

The Kinetis KV1x, KV3x and KV4x MCU families are further enabled with Kinetis Motor Suite (KMS), a software solution that enables the rapid configuration of motor drive systems and accelerates development of the final motor drive application, while improving overall motor system performance. KMS simplifies motor control across variable speeds and loads of any type of 3-phase PMSM, BLDC and ACIM motor regardless of power level or motor control experience. KMS consists of four main components: 1) motor tuner, 2) motor manager, 3) motor observer, 4) and an open source reference solution that improves overall motor system performance due to its unique SpinTAC™ enabled motion controller.

Key MCUs

  • KV1x: Kinetis KV1x-75MHz, entry-level 3-phase FOC/sensorless motor control MCUs based on Arm Cortex-M0+ core
  • KV3x: Kinetis KV3x-100–120MHz, advanced 3-phase FOC/sensorless motor control MCUs based on Arm Cortex-M4 core
  • KV4x: Kinetis KV4x-168MHz, high performance motor/power conversion MCUs based on Arm Cortex-M4 core
  • KV5x: Kinetis KV5x-250MHz high performance multi-motor/power conversion MCUs based on Arm Cortex-M7 core