NXP – Motor-control development board supports sensored and sensorless designs


The FRDM-KV10Z from NXP Semiconductors is a development platform for users of the Kinetis® V1x series of microcontrollers. The KV1x MCUs, which are based on the ARM® Cortex®-M0+ processor core, have the features and performance required to implement sensored or sensorless control of a Brushless DC (BLDC) motor or a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM).

The FRDM-KV10Z hardware features a 75MHz MKV10Z32VLF7 MCU which includes 32kbytes of Flash, 8kbytes of SRAM, a 16- bit ADC and FlexTimers with a quadrature decoder for motor and power control. The board also includes a six-axis FXOS8700CQ sensor combining an accelerometer and magnetometer.

As part of the FRDM-KV10Z platform, NXP provides OpenSDA, the open-source embedded serial and debug adapter device running an open-source bootloader. This circuit offers several options for serial communication, Flash programming and run-control debugging. The FRDM-KV10Z is also supported by a range of NXP and third-party development software.

The FRDM-KV10Z kit is supplied with a KV10Z MCU-based development board, a quick reference card and a USB A-to-MicroB cable. Alongside the FRDM-KV10Z kit, developers can use NXP’s FRDM-MC-LVBLDC, a three- phase BLDC motor kit for the Freedom platform. It includes a board and a Linix 45ZWN24-40 motor with wiring for the three motor phases and Hall-effect sensor signals.


  • Three-colour user LEDs
  • User-controlled push-button switches
  • Thermistor
  • USB or external power-supply options


  • BLDC motor control
  • Power management

Orderable Part Numbers: FRDM-KV10Z with FRDM-MC-LVBLDC motor-control kit