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[FAQ] BLDC Evaluation Modules and Resources

Other Parts Discussed in Thread: LAUNCHXL-F280049C, MOTORWARE, INSTASPIN-BLDC, DRV8300DIPW-EVM, DRV8300DRGE-EVM, DRV8301-HC-C2-KIT, CONTROLSUITE, DRV8301-69M-KIT, BOOSTXL-DRV8301, LAUNCHXL-F28027, LAUNCHXL-F28069M, DRV8303EVM, BOOSTXL-DRV8304H, MSP-EXP430F5529LP, LAUNCHXL-F28027F, DRV8305-Q1EVM, DRV8306EVM, DRV8307EVM, DRV8308EVM, DRV8311HEVM, DRV8312-C2-KIT, TMDSCNCD28035, DRV8312-69M-KIT, TMDSCNCD28069MISO, DRV8313EVM, DRV8316REVM, BOOSTXL-DRV8320S, BOOSTXL-DRV8320H, BOOSTXL-DRV8320RS, C2000WARE-MOTORCONTROL-SDK, BOOSTXL-DRV8323RS, BOOSTXL-DRV8323RH, DRV8328AEVM, DRV8343S-Q1EVM, DRV8343H-Q1EVM, DRV8350S-EVM, DRV8350H-EVM, DRV8353RS-EVM, DRV8353RH-EVM, MCT8316ZTEVM, MCT8316A, MCF8316AEVM, MCF8316A

This resource describes the recommended evaluation modules (EVMs) and resources for each EVM orderable. Some EVMs require a LaunchPad (LP) for external MCU control and should be ordered with the EVM to fully evaluate the BLDC motor driver device.

There are two main types of firmware (if available with the EVM): trapezoidal control and Field-Oriented Control (FOC). Trapezoidal control is available through sensored or sensorless trapezoidal firmware via an MSP430 MCU or LAUNCHXL-F280049C, or embedded in a provided control card such as older EVM kits with InstaSPIN-BLDC. Field-oriented control is available through InstaSPIN-FOC and/or InstaSPIN-MOTION, which can be available through one of the two Software Development Kits: MotorControl SDK (newer solution) or MotorWARE (older solution).

Each EVM includes optional firmware, GUI, and hardware file resources for evaluation and development that is available on each EVM’s product page. There are also many associated user’s guides to help with evaluation for each EVM.

The tables below are organized per device and includes the unique literature number for the associated resource.  

DRV8300/DRV8300-Q1

EVM

LP required?

Firmware Files

GUI

User’s Guides

Commutation

H/W Files

DRV8300DIPW-EVM

LAUNCHXL-F280049C

N/A

DRV8300-EVM-GUI

EVM (SLVUBV6)

 

Sensored Trapezoidal

SLVC817

DRV8300DRGE-EVM

LAUNCHXL-F280049C

N/A

DRV8300-EVM-GUI

EVM (SLVUBV6)

 

Sensored Trapezoidal

SLVC816

DRV8300DPW-Q1EVM

LAUNCHXL-F280049C

N/A

DRV8300-EVM-GUI

EVM (SLVUBV6)

 

Sensored Trapezoidal

SLOC374

 

DRV8301

 

Trapezoidal

EVM

LP required?

Firmware Files

GUI

User’s Guides

Commutation

H/W Files

DRV8301-HC-C2-KIT

No

controlSUITE

controlSUITE

InstaSPIN-BLDC Lab Guide (SPRABN7)

 

InstaSPIN-BLDC

controlSUITE

DRV8301-69M-KIT

No

controlSUITE

controlSUITE

InstaSPIN-BLDC Lab Guide (SPRABN7)

 

InstaSPIN-BLDC

controlSUITE

 

Field-Oriented Control

EVM

LP required?

Firmware Files

GUI

User’s Guides

Commutation

H/W Files

BOOSTXL-DRV8301

LAUNCHXL-F28027

MotorWARE

InstaSPIN Universal GUI

Hardware (SLVU974)

Quick Start Guide (SLDC006)

InstaSPIN-FOC User’s Guide (SPRUHJ1)

 

InstaSPIN-FOC

SLVC693

LAUNCHXL-F28069M

InstaSPIN-FOC, InstaSPIN-MOTION

 

DRV8302

EVM

LP required?

Firmware Files

GUI

User’s Guides

Commutation

H/W Files

DRV8302-HC-C2-KIT

No

controlSUITE

controlSUITE

InstaSPIN-BLDC Lab Guide (SPRABN7)

 

InstaSPIN-BLDC

controlSUITE


DRV8303

EVM

LP required?

Firmware Files

GUI

User’s Guides

Commutation

H/W Files

DRV8303EVM

No

SLVC531

SLVC531

EVM (SLVUB97)

GUI (SLVUBA7)

Sensored SW (SLVUBA8)

Sensorless SW (SLVUBA9)

 

Sensored Trap, Sensorless Trap

SLVC598

 

DRV8304

EVM

LP required?

Firmware Files

GUI

User’s Guides

Commutation

H/W Files

BOOSTXL-DRV8304H

MSP-EXP430F5529LP

SLVC702

SLVC702

EVM (SLVUB97)

GUI (SLVUBA7)

Sensored SW (SLVUBA8)

Sensorless SW (SLVUBA9)

 

Sensored Trap, Sensorless Trap

SLVC701

 

DRV8305x/DRV8305x-Q1

 

EVM

LP required?

Firmware Files

GUI

User’s Guides

Commutation

H/W Files

BOOSTXL-DRV8305

LAUNCHXL-F28027F

MotorWARE

MotorWARE

EVM (SLVUAI8)

InstaSPIN-FOC User’s Guide (SPRUHJ1)

InstaSPIN-FOC (MotorWARE)

SLVC701

LAUNCHXL-F28069M

DRV8305-Q1EVM

No

SLVC661

SLVC661

EVM (SLVUAQ4)

InstaSPIN-FOC User’s Guide (SPRUHJ1)

InstaSPIN-FOC (MotorWARE)

SLVC660

 

DRV8306

 

EVM

LP required?

Firmware Files

GUI

User’s Guides

Commutation

H/W Files

DRV8306EVM

No

N/A

N/A

EVM (SLVUBB7)

Simple sensored trap

SLVC701

 

DRV8307

 

EVM

LP required?

Firmware Files

GUI

User’s Guides

Commutation

H/W Files

DRV8307EVM

No

N/A

N/A

EVM (SLVUA58)

Simple sensored trap

SLVC565A

 

DRV8308

 

EVM

LP required?

Firmware Files

GUI

User’s Guides

Commutation

H/W Files

DRV8308EVM

No

SLVC552F

DRV8308EVM-GUI-CLOUD

EVM (SLVUA41)

Sinusoidal

SLVC597A

 

DRV8311

 

EVM

LP required?

Firmware Files

GUI

User’s Guides

Commutation

H/W Files

DRV8311HEVM

LAUNCHXL-F280049C

E2E*

DRV8311xEVM InstaSPIN-FOC Universal GUI
DRV8311H/P Sensored Trapezoidal GUI

EVM (SLOU552)

 

Sensorless-FOC

SLOC372B

*To be released in C2000-MOTORCONTROL-SDK in 2021 Q4

 

DRV83x2

 

EVM

LP required?

Firmware Files

GUI

User’s Guides

Commutation

H/W Files

DRV8312-C2-KIT

TMDSCNCD28035

controlSUITE

controlSUITE

N/A

 

N/A

controlSUITE

DRV8312-69M-KIT

TMDSCNCD28069MISO

MotorWARE

MotorWARE

InstaSPIN User’s Guide

 

InstaSPIN-FOC, InstaSPIN-MOTION

MotorWARE

 

DRV8313

 

EVM

LP required?

Firmware Files

GUI

User’s Guides

Commutation

H/W Files

DRV8313EVM

No

SLVC465E

SLVC465E

EVM (SLVU815)

 

InstaSPIN-BLDC

controlSUITE

 

DRV8316/DRV8316-Q1

 

EVM

LP required?

Firmware Files

GUI

User’s Guides

Commutation

H/W Files

DRV8316REVM

LAUNCHXL-F280049C

MotorControl SDK

DRV8316xEVM InstaSPIN-FOC Universal GUI
DRV8316R/T Sensored Trapezoidal GUI

EVM (SLVUBZ9)

 

Sensorless FOC

SLOC372B

DRV8316R-Q1EVM

LAUNCHXL-F280049C

MotorControl SDK

DRV8316xEVM InstaSPIN-FOC Universal GUI
DRV8316R/T Sensored Trapezoidal GUI

EVM (SLVUBZ9)

 

Sensorless FOC

?


DRV8320x

EVM

LP required?

Firmware Files

GUI

User’s Guides

Commutation

H/W Files

BOOSTXL-DRV8320S

MSP-EXP430F5529LP

SLVC683

SLVC683

EVM (SLVUB00)

GUI (SLVUB14)

Sensored SW (SLVUB13)

Sensorless SW (SLVUB12)

 

Sensored Trap, Sensorless Trap

SLVC693

BOOSTXL-DRV8320H

MSP-EXP430F5529LP

SLVC683

SLVC683

EVM (SLVUB00)

GUI (SLVUB14)

Sensored SW (SLVUB13)

Sensorless SW (SLVUB12)

 

Sensored Trap, Sensorless Trap

SLVC694

 

DRV8320Rx

EVM

LP required?

Firmware Files

GUI

User’s Guides

Commutation

H/W Files

BOOSTXL-DRV8320RS

LAUNCHXL-F280049C

C2000WARE-MOTORCONTROL-SDK

C2000 InstaSPIN Universal GUI

EVM (SPRUIJ3)

InstaSPIN-FOC

MotorControl SDK Quick Start Guide

 

InstaSPIN-FOC (MotorControl SDK)

SPRCAI5

 

 

DRV8323Rx

 

Trapezoidal

EVM

LP required?

Firmware Files

GUI

User’s Guides

Commutation

H/W Files

BOOSTXL-DRV8323RS

MSP-EXP430F5529LP

SLVC683

In FW files

EVM (SLVUB01)

GUI (SLVUB14)

Sensored SW (SLVUB13)

Sensorless SW (SLVUB12)

Sensored Trap, Sensorless Trap

SLVC690

BOOSTXL-DRV8323RH

MSP-EXP430F5529LP

SLVC683

In FW files

EVM (SLVUB01)

GUI (SLVUB14)

Sensored SW (SLVUB13)

Sensorless SW (SLVUB12)

Sensored Trap, Sensorless Trap

SLVC691

 

Field-oriented Control

EVM

LP required?

Firmware Files

GUI

User’s Guides

Commutation

H/W Files

BOOSTXL-DRV8323RS

LAUNCHXL-F28027F

SLVC705

InstaSPIN Universal GUI

EVM (SLVUB01)

InstaSPIN Quick Start Guide (SLVUBD3)

InstaSPIN-FOC

SLVC690

LAUNCHXL-F28069M

BOOSTXL-DRV8323RH

LAUNCHXL-F28027F

SLVC705

InstaSPIN Universal GUI

EVM (SLVUB01)

InstaSPIN Quick Start Guide (SLVUBD3)

InstaSPIN-FOC

SLVC691

LAUNCHXL-F28069M

 

DRV8328

EVM

LP required?

Firmware Files

GUI

User’s Guides

Commutation

H/W Files

DRV8328AEVM

LAUNCHXL-F280049C

SLVC832

DRV8328A_DRV8328C_EVM_GUI
DRV8328A_DRV8328C_EVM_GUI

EVM (SLVUCD3)

 

Sensored Trapezoidal

?


DRV8329

EVM

LP required?

Firmware Files

GUI

User’s Guides

Commutation

H/W Files

DRV8329AEVM

LAUNCHXL-F280049C

?

DRV8329A_EVM_GUI
DRV8329B_EVM_GUI

EVM

 

Sensored Trapezoidal

?

 

DRV8340x/DRV8340x-Q1/ DRV8343x/DRV8343x-Q1

 

 

EVM

LP required?

Firmware

GUI

User’s Guides

Commutation

H/W Files

DRV8343S-Q1EVM

No

SLVC711

SLVC711

EVM (SLVUBB8)

GUI (SLVUBB9)
Sensorless SW (SLVUBC0)
Sensored SW (SLVUBC1)
Independent Mode (SLVUBC2)

 

Sensored trapezoidal, sensorless trapezoidal, Independent MOSFET mode

SLVC710

DRV8343H-Q1EVM

No

SLVC711

SLVC711

EVM (SLVUBB8)

GUI (SLVUBB9)
Sensorless SW (SLVUBC0)
Sensored SW (SLVUBC1)
Independent Mode (SLVUBC2)

 

Sensored trapezoidal, sensorless trapezoidal, Independent MOSFET mode

SLVC710

 

DRV8350x

 

EVM

LP required?

Firmware

GUI

User’s Guides

Commutation

H/W Files

DRV8350S-EVM

No

SLVC755

SLVC754

EVM (SLVUB78)

GUI (SLVUB80)
Sensorless SW (SLVUB81)
Sensored SW (SLVUB82)

 

Sensored trapezoidal, sensorless trapezoidal, Independent MOSFET mode

SLVC763

DRV8350H-EVM

No

SLVC755

SLVC754

EVM (SLVUB78)

GUI (SLVUB80)

Sensorless SW (SLVUB81)

Sensored SW (SLVUB82)

Sensored trapezoidal, sensorless trapezoidal, Independent MOSFET mode

SLVC763

 

DRV8353Rx

 

EVM

LP required?

Firmware

GUI

User’s Guides

Commutation

H/W Files

DRV8353RS-EVM

No

SLVC736A

SLVC737A, DRV8353RX-EVM-GUI-CLOUD

EVM (SLVUB79)

GUI (SLVU791)
InstaSPIN Quick Start Guide (SLVUBH8)

 

InstaSPIN-FOC (MotorWARE)

SLVC742A

DRV8353RH-EVM

No

SLVC736A

SLVC737A, DRV8353RX-EVM-GUI-CLOUD

EVM (SLVUB79)

GUI (SLVU791)
InstaSPIN Quick Start Guide (SLVUBH8)

 

InstaSPIN-FOC (MotorWARE)

SLVC742A

 

MCT8316Z/MCT8316Z-Q1

 

EVM

LP required?

Firmware

GUI

User’s Guides

Commutation

H/W Files

MCT8316ZTEVM

No

SLAC807

MCT8316ZTEVM GUI

EVM (SNLU291)

 

Simple sensored trapezoidal

SLAC808

MCT8316ZT-Q1EVM

No

SLAC807

MCT8316ZTEVM GUI

EVM (SNLU291)

 

Simple sensored trapezoidal

SLAC812

 

MCT8316AEVM

 

EVM

LP required?

Firmware

GUI

User’s Guides

Commutation

H/W Files

MCT8316AEVM

No

N/A

MCT8316AEVM-GUI

EVM (SLLU340)
MCT8316A Tuning Guide (SLLU336)

 

Sensorless trapezoidal

SLLR119

 

MCF8316AEVM

 

EVM

LP required?

Firmware

GUI

User’s Guides

Commutation

H/W Files

MCF8316AEVM

No

N/A

MCF8316AEVM-GUI

EVM (SLLU338)
MCF8316A Tuning Guide (SLLU335)

 

Sensorless-FOC

SLLR119