The B-G473E-ZEST1S Discovery kit, a part of the STMicroelectronics motor-control development platform, supports the ZeST and HSO algorithms. 

The B-G473E-ZEST1S is a control board featuring a STM32G473QET6 microcontroller in a ZeST Discovery pack. It works with a power board such as the STEVAL-LVLP01, an optional adaptor board such as the B-ZEST-ADAPT1, and an accessories package such as the B-MOTOR-PMSMA1. 

The B-G473E-ZEST1S control board is connected to the power board or adaptor board through an embedded V2 motor-control connector. The board can also operate with the X-NUCLEO-IHM08M1, X-NUCLEO-IHM09M1, or X-NUCLEO-IHM16M1 motor-driver expansion boards via a Morpho motor-control connector. 

The board includes an integrated STLINK-V3EC in-circuit debugger and programmer.


The PIC16F131 Curiosity Nano evaluation kit from Microchip offers complete support for development with the PIC16F131 family of microcontrollers. With the award-winning MPLAB X integrated development platform and MPLAB Code Configurator (MCC), the kit enables access to the configurable logic block (CLB) module and other core-independent peripherals on the PIC16F13145 MCU. 

MCC is a free, graphical programming tool that enables designers to configure a wide array of peripherals and functions tailored to the application.

The kit’s contents are a PIC16F13145 Curiosity Nano evaluation board, and two 100mil, 1×15-pin header strips.

Monolithic Power Systems

The TBMA600 is a test board from Monolithic Power Systems for design engineers working with the MA600 series magnetic position sensors. 

TBMA600 test boards are compatible with the MagAlpha-MagDiff evaluation kit, offering seamless connection with the MA600 series sensors, and allowing engineers to evaluate an MA600 sensor in their own prototype or circuit. The board supports side-shaft and end-of-shaft mounting configurations. 

The TBMA600 includes the assembled board with the sensor, decoupling capacitors, resistor, and connectors. It is compatible with the MPS Magnetic Sensor Evaluation System kit, part number EVKT-MagAlpha-MagDiff.


The EVSPIN32G4 and EVSPIN32G4NH are demonstration boards based on the STSPIN32G4 SiP and STL110N10F7 power MOSFETs. The boards support three- or single-shunt configurations, and can run both sensorless and sensored control algorithms.

The integrated operational amplifiers for current sensing, the drain-source voltage sensing at each power MOSFET, and comparators for over-current protection make this a fully integrated solution for motor control.

Thanks to the integrated voltage regulators, both the gate driver and control logic supplies can be generated from the motor supply without dedicated circuitry. The board is intended to drive three-phase brushless dc (BLDC) motors in applications such as power tools, e-Bikes, fans, and home appliances.

A connector enables the EVSPIN32G4 to be interfaced with expansion boards, such as MEMS sensors or Bluetooth® transceivers. The on-board ST-LINK/V2 programmer speeds up and simplifies the debugging of microcontroller firmware.


The EVSPIN958 single brushed dc motor driver expansion board is an easy-to-use solution for testing the performance of the STSPIN958 5 A full-bridge driver from STMicroelectronics. It supports a voltage range from 5 V to 58 V with a phase current up to 5 A.


The OPTIGA™ Trust M IoT Security Development Kit demonstrates an easy way to implement end-to-end security for IoT devices. The kit enables customers to develop prototypes of various security use cases, and to build full-featured IoT applications that are connected to the cloud. 


The MCK-RA8T1 evaluation kit by Renesas comprises several boards for easy testing of the RA8T1 series microcontrollers in brushless dc (BLDC) motor-control applications. The following items are included in the kit:

  • CPU board, based on the R7FA8T1AHECBD MCU
  • Communication board
  • Inverter board
  • BLDC motor
  • Cables, screws, and standoffs

When assembled, this kit enables designers to configure the motor-control system via a USB connection to a PC. It can control up to two BLDC motors by connecting two inverter boards to the main CPU board, which features two Pmod headers for connecting additional modules during development.

The complete assembly can be powered by a 12 V to 48 V dc supply via a dc jack or terminal block connection. Alternatively, it can be powered using a 5 V USB connection to the CPU board.

As well as the MOSFET-based motor control circuit, the inverter board features current detection circuits to measure the current in the 3-phase system. An over-current detection circuit is also present, but this does not protect the board or motor. Protection operations must be processed and controlled using the RA8T1 MCU on the CPU board.

The inverter board also features connectors for Hall sensor signal input and pins for encoder or inductive position sensor signal input. These can be used to support accurate motor positioning when developing an application.


The Infineon EVAL_IMD700A_FOC_3SH board, featuring a microcontroller, configurable gate driver, on-board power supplies and circuit protection functions, is capable of driving a motor rated for up to 300 W using sensorless field-oriented control (FOC). The EVAL_IMD700A_FOC_3SH is based on the MOTIX™ IMD701A fully programmable motor controller, which combines an XMC1404 MCU with a 6EDL7141 three-phase gate driver IC in a single package, driving 3 mm x 3 mm OptiMOS™ 6 40 V/1.5 mΩ external power MOSFETs.

 The board supports the development of battery-operated products that use a brushless dc or permanent magnet synchronous motor. This motor controller solution is notable for its high efficiency, small size, and low component count.  

 The EVAL_IMD700A_FOC_3SH can operate independently or with an Infineon motor control GUI. It operates at up to 300 W with no heat-sink required.


NXP Semiconductors

The FRDM-MCXA153 kit provides a rapid prototyping platform for the MCX A series of Arm® Cortex®-M33 core-based microcontrollers from NXP Semiconductors. 


Key features include: 

  • Standard form factor and headers
  • Easy access to MCU I/Os
  • On-board MCU-Link debugger
  • Broad range of supported modules
  • Shield boards come with standard, pre-populated headers
  • Expansion Board Hub for add-on boards from NXP and partners, with related MCUXpresso SDK-compatible drivers and examples
  • Application Code Hub for application code examples from NXP experts to help kick-start projects 
  • Development for connectivity, graphics, machine learning, motor control, sensors, touch and voice control

The EVALSTGAP2SICS half-bridge board from STMicroelectronics enables evaluation of the STGAP2SICS, an isolated single-channel gate driver for silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETs. The STGAP2SiCS produces an output drive current of up to 4 A, and offers galvanic isolation of 6 kV. 

In the EVALSTGAP2SiCS board, the STGAP2SiCS drives a half-bridge power stage with a voltage rating of up to 1,200 V. The components are easy to access on the board and to modify.  

The board supports negative gate driving. Onboard isolated dc-dc converters supply the high- and low-side gate drivers, with maximum isolation of 5.2 kV. 

The configuration of the drive voltage can be easily selected from the following options:

  • +17 V/0 V
  • +17 V/-3 V
  • +19 V/0 V
  • +19 V/-3 V