ON Semiconductor – BLDC motor shield for IoT development kit features high- performance controller chip

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The BLDC-GEVK is a Brushless DC (BLDC) motor-control shield which plugs into the IoT Development Kit (IDK) from ON Semiconductor, the first open platform on the market for cloud connectivity combining connectivity, sensors and actuators.

The main component of the BLDC-GEVK shield is ON Semiconductor’s LV8907, a controller for sensorless three-phase BLDC motors with integrated gate drivers for driving external N-channel MOSFETs. An on-chip two-stage charge pump provides sufficient gate current for a wide range of external MOSFETs.

The IDK can be used to demonstrate connectivity to the cloud. For example, a baseboard with the Bluetooth® Low Energy and BLDC shields supports browser-based control of a BLDC motor.

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