Category: 60V 50A 3-Phase Driver

New Motor Controller

I recently bought a test kit (ESC) from ST that I used 2 days on to create a motor controller, and I liked the design so I am using it as template for a new controller. You will remember that I created a “ThunderStick” using DRV8301, basically a controller very close to the Vedder design.…

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ISO1042 Galvanic CANbus

I recently discovered this chip (ISO1042) and wanted to share a circuit I found. This circuit is excellent, but it has two flaws: Firstly you need a small isolation coil 10-20uH between ISO 1042 and VCC1. This act as a filter so that higher frequencies used by the buck converter in ISO1042 do not disturb…

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Buck Converter working

Soldered up a new board just to realize that DRV8301 was bust as well, so replaced DRV8301 and Buck converter is actually working. I am getting 3.4V just enouth for SPX3819 to give 3.2 out and the MCU ticks at 168Mhz. Looking at datasheet I also see that I have done correctlt – EN_BUCK should…

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