Hercules Motor Control Kit

Texas Instruments' evaluation kit for spinning three phase brushless DC and brushless AC motors

Hercules Motor Control KitTexas Instruments' DRV8301-LS31-KIT is a motor control evaluation kit for spinning three phase brushless DC and brushless AC (BLAC) - often referred to as permanent magnet synchronous (PMSM) – motors with examples of both sensorless Field Oriented / Vector Control (FOC) and TI’s InstaSPIN-BLDC sensorless BLDC solution. The DRV8301-LS31-KIT is a high-performance, power-efficient, cost-effective platform that speeds development for quicker time to market. Applications include Electric Power Steering, Power Doors/Roofs, EV/HEV/Train Propulsion, Dual Clutch Transmissions, Electronic Throttle Control, Fuel/Coolant/Oil pumps, A/C Compressor, and Wipers.

Features
  • Includes a controlCARD module featuring a dual core, lock-step Hercules ARM Cortex-R4F safety MCU with floating point with up to 220 MHz performance, 3 MB of flash and a safety architecture that is ideal for transportation (TMS570) and industrial (RM4) safe motor control
  • Enable customers to meet safety standards such as IEC61508 and ISO26262 by leveraging the Hercules safety MCU architecture
  • Generate PWMs and decodes the quadrature encoder signal with example microcode for the flexible, integrated 32-channel timer coprocessor
  • Include a state-of-the-art servo motor from Teknic with built-in encoder and hall sensors for providing robust rotor angle measurements to complement the shunt current based rotor angle estimation from the sliding mode observer
  • Leverage standard Hercules software to ease the development of safe motor control solutions with peripheral support and configuration via HALCoGen, connectivity stacks and example motor projects
  • Build upon the highly-integrated DRV8301 pre-driver which includes self protection and two programmable gain amplifiers to control sub-60V inverters with external FETs

Hercules Motor Control Kit

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable Quantity
DRV8301-LS31-KIT datasheet linkKIT EVAL MOTR CTRL LS31/DRV8301DRV8301-LS31-KITKIT EVAL MOTR CTRL LS31/DRV83010DRV8301-LS31-KIT product page link

Associated Devices-ICs

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable Quantity
DRV8301DCAR datasheet linkIC MOTOR CONTROLLER SPI 56HTSSOPDRV8301DCARIC MOTOR CONTROLLER SPI 56HTSSOP10495 - Immediate
DRV8301DCAR product page link
KIT CONTROL CARD RM48 HERCULESTMDXRM48CNCDKIT CONTROL CARD RM48 HERCULES2 - Immediate
18 - Factory Stock
TMDXRM48CNCD product page link
KIT CTRL CARD TMDS570 HERCULESTMDX570LS31CNCDKIT CTRL CARD TMDS570 HERCULES2 - Immediate
TMDX570LS31CNCD product page link
DRV8301-RM48-KIT datasheet linkKIT DEV HERCULES RM48/DRV8301DRV8301-RM48-KITKIT DEV HERCULES RM48/DRV83010DRV8301-RM48-KIT product page link
Published: 2012-10-15