Kinetis KV5x UAV Drone Speed Controller

Document created by Lauren Percy Employee on Oct 26, 2015Last modified by edk on Jun 13, 2017
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This is a modified DJI Phantom 1 Quadcopter with a custom ESC module demonstrating a a single Kinetis KV5x MCU controlling all 4 ESC motor control algorithms.

Includes four MC34GD3000 3-ph Motor Driver (FET Driver) ICs which can scale up to 2.5A peak gate drive current capability.






  • 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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UAV Speed Controller

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

Quadcopter KV5x