Motor Control Kits promote regulation compliance, efficiency.

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Piccolo Motor Control Kits enable power factor correction (PFC) and sensorless field-oriented control of up to 2 motors with one MCU. Leveraging Piccolo 60 MHz TMS320F28035 MCUs, kits include everything needed to begin development of motor control applications. Components consist of Piccolo controlCARD, Code Composer Studio(TM) IDE, software libraries, and hardware designer's package. Other features include dual full bridge PWM motor drivers and isolated onboard USB JTAG emulation.



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Easy Regulation Compliance and Improved Energy Efficiency Made Possible with TI's New Low-Cost Piccolo(TM) MCU Motor Control Kits with PFC



Two new kits are industry's first to enable power factor correction and sensorless control of up to two motors using one MCU

HOUSTON, June 24 -- Power factor correction (PFC) is becoming a key requirement for motor control applications, as regulation standards aimed to prevent spikes in the power grid are increasingly implemented. Today, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN) announced two new Piccolo Motor Control Kits that enable PFC and sensorless field-oriented control of up to two motors with a single low-cost microcontroller (MCU). Leveraging TI's Piccolo MCUs and high-performance analog, the kits include everything needed to immediately begin development of cost-sensitive motor control applications such as pumps, HVAC, refrigerators and other appliances/white goods. Allowing developers to efficiently meet their design needs, these controlCARD-based kits include a Piccolo controlCARD, Code Composer Studio(TM) IDE, software libraries and a hardware designer's package. The Motor Control and PFC Developer's Kit includes a single permanent magnet motor while the Dual Motor Control and PFC Developer's Kit includes two. For more information, visit www.ti.com/1motorcontrolpfc-prtools or www.ti.com/2motorcontrolpfc-prtools.

Key features and benefits of the Piccolo MCU Motor Control and PFC Developer's Kits

-- Single 60MHz TMS320F28035 MCU features 128KB flash and control-oriented peripherals such as 12-bit, 16 channel on chip ADC and high resolution PWM outputs
-- Sensorless field-oriented software tuned for kits' motors allows developers to easily begin design right out of the box
-- Software is broken into incremental builds for easy, step by step learning and development of motor control plus PFC on Piccolo MCUs
-- Dual full bridge PWM motor drivers include programmable cycle-by-cycle current limit and two stage thermal protection capabilities
-- Isolated onboard USB JTAG emulation saves on cost by eliminating the need for an external JTAG emulator
-- Detailed documentation of field-oriented motor control theory and PFC principles, including instructions for executing both with one Piccolo MCU

Pricing and availability

The Motor Control and PFC Developer's Kit (TMDS1MTRPFCKIT) is priced at $369 and the Dual Motor Control and PFC Developer's Kit (TMDS2MTRPFCKIT) is priced at $399. Both kits are now in stock and immediately available to order.

Find out more by visiting the links below:
-- Sign up for TI MCU newsletters and other information: www.ti.com/motorcontrolpfc-mytipr
-- New Motor Control and PFC Developer's Kits - www.ti.com/motorcontrolpfc-newc2000pr
-- TI's Piccolo MCUs - www.ti.com/motorcontrolpfc-picprhome
-- High-voltage motor control system block diagram - www.ti.com/motorcontrolpfc-prsbd
-- Piccolo 1-day workshop - www.ti.com/motorcontrolpfc-prtraining
-- TI's microcontrollers - www.ti.com/motorcontrolpfc-prmcu
-- MCU tools videos - www.ti.com/motorcontrolpfc-prvid
-- TI PFC - www.ti.com/motorcontrolpfc-pfcpr
-- TI E2E MCU community - ti.com/motorcontrolpfc-pr-e2emcu
-- TI eStore - www.ti.com/motorcontrolpfc-prestore
-- TI energy blog - www.ti.com/tienergy
-- Follow TI on Twitter - www.ti.com/txinstruments

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