STEVAL-IFN004V1 Demonstration Board

Designed as an evaluation environment for motor control applications

Image of STMicroelectronics' STEVAL-IFN004V1 Demonstration BoardSTMicroelectronics' STEVAL-IFN004V1 demonstration board is based on STMicroelectronics’ STM8S105 microcontroller and the DMOS fully integrated three-phase motor driver L6230 implementing 6-step scalar control of a BLDC motor.

The board is designed as an evaluation environment for motor control applications in the range of 8 V to 48 V of DC bus voltage and up to 35 W, exploiting the embedded features of the STM8S105. This microcontroller includes internal 2 KB SRAM and 128 KB Flash, and SWD debugging. The L6230 DMOS driver features 2.8 amp output peak current, non-dissipative overcurrent detection/protection, cross-conduction protection, internal comparator used for cycle-by-cycle current limitation/regulation, thermal shutdown, and undervoltage lockout.

The STEVAL-IFN004V1 is provided with a specific BEMF detection network with dynamic method selection.

Offering dedicated hardware evaluation features, the STEVAL-IFN004V1 board is designed to help developers evaluate the device and develop their own applications. The STEVAL-IFN004V1 can be used together with the STM8Sxxx three-phase BLDC motor control software library, constituting a cost-effective complete motor control evaluation and development platform.

  • Input range: 8 V up to 48 V (up to 35 W)
  • STMicroelectronics' STM8S105 8-bit microcontroller
  • DMOS fully-integrated three-phase motor driver L6230 in a QFN package
  • Four-layer board
  • Best mini-saturation vs. thermal performance ratio
  • Sensorless and Hall-effect sensor operation
  • Current sensing mode: single-shunt resistor
  • Debug connector
  • SPI interface
  • RoHS compliant


ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionMain PurposeEmbeddedUtilized IC / PartAvailable Quantity
STEVAL-IFN004V1 datasheet linkBOARD DEMO BLDC L6230/STM8S105STEVAL-IFN004V1BOARD DEMO BLDC L6230/STM8S105Power Management, Motor ControlYes, MCU, 8-BitL6230, STM8S1050STEVAL-IFN004V1 product page link
Published: 2013-05-21