New ARM Cortex-M4F based MCUs for both home and industrial motor control
Aimed at both home and industrial appliances, two new ARM Cortex-M4F based
microcontrollers have been introduced by Toshiba Electronics Europe.
The TMPM470FDFG and TMPM475FDFG are capable of operating two brushless DC
motors simultaneously. They aim to satisfy the ever-increasing demand for
more energy efficient motors and incorporate vectoring technology to ensure
highly-efficient motor control. The TMPM475FDFG further integrates a CAN
(Controller Area Network) controller which is required for use in specialist
factory automation systems. Both chips are ideal for a wide range of uses
ranging from industrial applications to use in home appliances, such as
washing machines, fridges and air-conditioning units.
The TMPM470FDFG and TMPM475FDFG are based upon the high-performance
ARM Cortex-M4F and can operate at up to 120MHz. They incorporate two
modules, each containing a programmable motor drive, 12-bit AD converter and
vector engine, ensuring the efficient and simultaneous operation of two
brushless DC motors from a single chip.
Housed in a compact 14mm x 14mm LQFP100 package both the TMPM470FDFG and
TMPM475FDFG offer an operating voltage ranging from 4.5 to 5V.