UAV Speed Control with Kinetis KV5x Cortex-M7 MCU and GD3000 Motor Pre-Drivers

Document created by edk Employee on Aug 11, 2015Last modified by Diana Torres on Apr 18, 2017
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This demonstration features an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) using the powerful Kinetis KV46 MCU controlling four GD3000 Brushless DC pre-drivers to spin the four motors which drive the propellers.






  • KV5x 240MHz ARM Cortex-M7 MCU with high speed ADCs & timers controlling all 4 BLDC motors
  • GD3000 BDLC motor pre-driver featuring fast switching to drive low Q MOSFETs
  • Single MCU solution unique in the market – reduced component count and BOM cost with superior performance


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Quadcopter Demonstrating UAV Speed Control Using Kinetis KV5x MCUs and GD3000 Motor Pre-Drivers