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Motor control starter kit for STM8S (128KB flash) microcontrollers
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The STM8/128-MCKIT starter kit is an integrated system designed to provide a complete, ready-to-use motor control application developed around the STMicroelectronics STM8 microcontroller.

This starter kit is particularly suited to drive 3-phase brushless motors (either AC induction or permanent magnet types) and demonstrates how effectively the STM8 microcontrollers can be used in real-world motor control applications.

However, the main advantage of the STM8/128-MCKIT is that you can use it to create your own applications and re-program the STM8 microcontroller. You can develop your own applications using the dedicated software libraries provided in the starter kit in conjunction with a third-party IDE and C compiler.

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Key Features

  • Motor drive based on scalar control (BLDC or ACIM) for three-phase motors
  • Position and/or speed measurement is implemented using Hall sensors or a tachometer.
  • Sensorless control
  • The inverter is driven using the PWM modulation technique.
  • Acts as a plug-and play demo, out of the box, with the provided BLDC motor, in sensorless speed control mode
  • Operates with an AC induction motor, after reprogramming the microcontroller, in open loop or in speed control mode


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Technical Documentation

Product Specifications

Description Version Size
DB1148: STM8/128-MCKIT motor control starter kit
1.1 48 KB

User Manual

Description Version Size
UM0709: STM8/128-MCKIT motor control starter kit
2.1 1,204 KB

Related Tools and Software

Related Tools and Software

Part Number Description
STSW-STM8020 STM8S and STM8A BLDC and ACIM motor control firmware library V1.0 (UM0708)
STSW-STM8041 Configuration software for STM8S motor control kit
STSW-STM8042 STM8S motor control firmware library builder

License Agreement

Description Version Size
Evaluation products license agreement
1.0 126 KB

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STM8/128-MCKITActiveBuy Direct1174.77Distributor reported inventory date: 2015-11-24
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