DM183021: 3-Phase BLDC, 3A, 60W, 12 ~ 48V


The PICDEM MC LV Development Board is targeted to control Brushless DC (BLDC) motors in sensor or in sensorless operation. This flexible and low-cost board can be configured in different ways to use with Microchip’s specialized motor control microcontrollers and digital signal controllers. This low-cost board has the facility to use either the PIC18F2331/2431 or the dsPIC30F2010/3010 devices for control. Low pin count motor control parts, such as the PIC18F1230/1330, can also be configured with daughter boards.

The PICDEM MC LV Development Board is a compact board containing a 3-phase voltage source inverter bridge and control circuitry around the microcontroller. The board comes with a free, ready to use MC-GUI (Motor Control – Graphical User Interface) from Microchip. Using the MC-GUI, the user can easily set and/or change motor parameters. This greatly helps the user in developing customized drive solutions.

  • Motor control graphical user interface (MC-GUI)

  • Motor terminal strip

  • 3-phase voltage source inverter bridge

  • Motion sensor inputs

  • Over current protection, level programmable using potentiometer

  • Temperature sensor with I2C interface

  • Push button switches and master reset

  • 9 LEDs, 3 for generic status indication and 6 for PWM indication

  • Test points for motor current and back EMF sensing

  • Speed control potentiometer

  • Active RS-232 port

  • 24V external power supply (optional)

  • 3-phase, 24V BLDC low voltage motor (optional)

  • MPLAB ICD 2 connector

  • MPLAB ICE connector

  • Example software and documentation CDROM


Manufacturer Microchip Technology
Category Motor Control
Eval Board Part Number DM183021-ND
Eval Board Supplier Microchip Technology
Eval Board Board not Stocked
Voltage In 12 ~ 48 V
Number of Motors and Type 1, 3-Ph BLDC Motor
1, 3-Ph BLDC, Sensorless
Power / Current Out 4 A
60 W
Features Fault Indication
GUI / Design Software
Over Current Protection
Sensorless Control (FOC)
UART Interface
Component Count + Extras 144 + 20
Application / Target Market
Design Author Microchip Technology
Main I.C. Base Part dsPIC30F
Date Created By Author 2005-04
Date Added To Library 2012-09

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