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CY8CKIT-037 PSoC 4 Motor Control Evaluation Kit

Last Updated: 
Jul 01, 2016

CY8CKIT-037 Kit

The CY8CKIT-037 is used for PSoC 4 solution evaluation for motor control application. The kit supports BLDC (BrushLess Direct Current) motors, PMSM (Permanent Magnetic Synchronous Motors) and stepper motors. We provide example projects including single-shunt and sensorless FOC (Field Oriented Control), sensored BLDC control, sensorless BLDC control and stepper motor control example projects.

Designed for use with CY8CKIT-042 PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit

The CY8CKIT-037 kit has been specifically designed to mate with our popular PSoC 4 CY8CKIT-042 pioneer kit. To get PSoC 4 CY8CKIT-042 kit, visit

PSoC 4 Pioneer

Supports different types of motors and provides example projects

Motor Types Example Projects
BLDC Motor Single-shunt FOC Motor Control
Sensorless FOC Motor Control
Sensored BLDC Motor Control
Sensorless BLDC Motor Control
Stepper Motor Stepper Motor Control

PSoC 4 Solution for BLDC Motor Control

Easily design different BLDC motor control systems

  • Reference design: supports simple to advanced BLDC motor implementations;  including FOC (Field Oriented Control), sensored and sensorless BLDC motor control  implementation
  • Kit: one development kit to prototype four different BLDC motor control techniques
  • Tool: PSoC Creator IDE allows concurrent hardware and software design

Reduce cost with the most integrated BLDC motor control solution

  • PSoC 4 integrates MCU and opamps
  • PSoC 4 operating range of 1.71-5.5V eliminates the need for an onboard regulator
  • PSoC 4 solution simplifies dual shunt FOC design by eliminating one current shunt and one opamp

Simplify design of advanced motor control systems

  • The solution provides the advanced FOC (Field Oriented Control) algorithm
  • PSoC 4 enables reliable 5V design without external components
  • Perform hardware-based commutation using high reliability programmable hardware to offload CPU

Kit Contents

  • Motor Control EVK board
  • AC-DC 24 V/2.0 A power adapter
  • Screwdriver
  • A BLDC motor (BLY172S-24V-4000) with sinusoidal back electromotive force
  • USB-A to mini-B Cable
  • Configuration Jumpers
  • Fuse
  • Quick start guide
Software Title Description Link
PSoC Creator This kit requires PSoC Creator for development
PSoC Programmer This kit requires PSoC Programmer for programming
USB Serial Configuration Utility This kit requires USB Serial Configuration Utility