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MagniV MCUs to speed and simplify motor control systems

NXP has announced the expansion of its family of automotive motor control MCUs and has introduced a portfolio of hardware, software and integrated motor control solutions designed to speed time to market, simplify system development and shorten design cycles. These additions are said to enable a fully functioning motor system to be up and running in 10 minutes.

“The continued electrification of vehicles is driving growth for electric motors controlling a wide array of automotive systems including fluid pumps, cooling fans, and more,” said Manuel Alves, general manager for NXP’s general purpose and integrated solutions. “MagniV MCUs are engineered to reduce the complexity and time associated with software development, demystifying complex motor control for automotive systems designers across the globe.”

The 17 solutions are single chip, high-voltage MCUs housing the power supply, physical communication layer and application-specific drivers. The solutions also feature advanced development tool enablement technologies such as the Motor Control Development Toolbox, MCAT and FreeMASTER for shorter tuning and debug cycles. New advanced motor control algorithms in the Automotive Math and Motor Control Library support PMSM sensor-less operations in both single and dual-shunt configurations for current sensing.

The S12ZVM MCU family now ranges from 16 to 256kbyte of embedded flash and features new options with onboard physical layer for CAN or High Voltage PWM, while adding more LIN versions for reuse of software and hardware across applications such as pumps and fans.

The S12VR MCU family, which adds 32-pin versions, targets anti-pinch window lift and sunroof applications.

Peggy Lee

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