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STEVAL-ESC001V1: 20A (30A Peak), 11.1 ~ 22.2V, BLDC or PMSM


The STEVAL-ESC001V1 reference design for electronic speed controllers (ESC) for drones fits entry-level commercial drone designs and drives any three-phase brushless BLDC (or PMSM) motor running off 6S LiPo battery packs, or any equivalent DC supply, up to 30 A peak current.

The STEVAL-ESC001V1 lets you spin a motor and its propeller in minutes thanks to a complete pre-configured firmware package (STSW-ESC001V1), implementing a sensorless Field Oriented Controlled algorithm with 3-shunt current reading, speed control and full active braking.

The reference design board can accept commands from a flight control unit through PWM signals; other communication bus interfaces like UART, CAN, and I²C are also available.

The reference embeds a battery eliminator circuit working at 5 V, an NTC sensor for temperature measurement and circuitry for overcurrent / overvoltage protection (OCP/OVP).

The compact form factor and current capability render this reference design suitable for electronic speed controllers on small and light unmanned aerial vehicles like professional drones.

The STSW-ESC001V1 firmware/software package plus STM32 PMSM FOC software development kit - MC library let you refine your electronic speed controller design by acting on the field oriented control parameters embedded in the STM32 and experiment with the ST motor profiler to rapidly retrieve the motor parameters. The ST sensorless FOC algorithm ensures longer flight times and optimal dynamic performance.

The STEVAL-ESC001V1 has been designed around the highly efficient, low Rdson STripFET F7 power MOSFETs, the high-performance STM32F303CBT7 microcontroller with ARM® Cortex®-M4 core and the L6398 drivers.

Key Features

  • Complete reference design for electronic speed controller implementing a sensorless FOC algorithm

  • ESC (Electronic Speed Controller) ready for communication with any standard flight control unit (FCU): PWM or CAN

  • Battery eliminator circuit (BEC): 5 V/0.5 A for external receiver or FCU

  • Complete pre-configured firmware package available (STSW-ESC001V1)

  • Supported by ST motor control software SDK and ST motor profiler

  • Compact PCB design: 29.1 x 58 mm


Manufacturer STMicroelectronics
Category Motor Control
Eval Board Part Number 497-17251-ND
Eval Board Supplier STMicroelectronics
Eval Board Normally In Stock
Voltage In 11.1 ~ 22.2 VDC
Number of Motors and Type 1, 3-Ph BLDC Motor
1, 3-Ph BLDC, Sensorless
1, 3-Ph PMSM Motor
1, 3-Ph PMSM, Sensorlesss
Power / Current Out 20 A RMS, (30 A Peak)
Features Brake Function
CAN Bus Interface
GUI / Design Software
I²C Interface
Over Current Protection
Over Voltage Protection
Sensorless Control (FOC)
Thermal Protection
UART Interface
Component Count + Extras 158 + 24
Application / Target Market Drones
Motor Control
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAV)
Design Author STMicroelectronics
Main I.C. Base Part L6398D
Date Created By Author 2018-11
Date Added To Library 2018-11

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