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Motion Control Board for Modular Application Design Eval Kit

September 16, 2018 by Paul Shepard

The EVAL-M3-102T from Infineon Technologies AG is a Control Board for iMOTION™ Modular Application Design Kit (MADK) platform. It is powered by the new IMC102T-F064 iMOTION™ Motor Control IC featuring advanced Motor Control Engine (MCE), that enables state-of-the-art Sensorless Field-Oriented Control (FOC) combined with the active PFC control, without need for any coding.

IMC102T-F064 is a part of the iMOTION™ IMC100 series, which is the next generation of well-established iMOTION™ motor control IC platform dedicated to field-oriented control of PMSM (BLDC) motors.

The combination of this control board and matching iMOTION MADK power board EVAL-M3-CM615PN creates a powerful inverter + PFC system for evaluating the latest Infineon technologies. EVAL-M3-CM615PN features the new IFCM15P60GD IPM device based on the CIPOS™ Mini IPM technology, which combines 3-phase inverter stage and PFC stage based on TRENCHSTOP™ IGBTs.

This platform, enables rapid prototyping of various inverterized motor control systems, for example fans, pumps and compressors, in combination with active PFC.


The MADK platform is intended to use various power stages with different control boards. These boards can easily be interfaced through the 30-pin iMOTION™ MADK M3, or the 30-pin iMOTION™ MADK M3 interface connector. This board is equipped with 30-pin M3 connector and is intended for power factor correction and single motor control only.

This evaluation board is designed to give comprehensible solutions of sensorless control of permanent magnet motors over the full speed range. It provides a capable of 3-phase and type 3 of 2-phase modulation, a microUSB connector and on-board debugger isolated by digital isolator, and UART interface.

Environmental conditions were considered in the design of the EVAL-M3-102T, but it is not qualified regarding safety requirements or manufacturing and operation over the whole operating temperature range or lifetime. The boards provided by Infineon are subject to functional testing only.

Summary of Features:

  • Field-proven Advanced Motion Control Engine (MCE)
  • Single-shunt or leg-shunt Sensorless FOC Control
  • Boost or totem pole active PFC control
  • Galvanically isolated on-board-debug interface
  • Integrated protection features


  • Easy motor parametrization and tuning using MCEWizard and MCEDesigner tools
  • Fast time to market - No coding required for motor control functions
  • Growing number of iMOTION™ MADK power boards with matching M3 platform interface