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Kinetis motor control appropriate for micro pump?

Question asked by Jerrold Erickson on Jan 22, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 23, 2017 by Pavel Sustek

Hello,

 

I'm an EE undergraduate student, recently assigned to a research team designing a pump for liquid CPU cooler. The pump impeller is approximately 2 inches (50 mm) in diameter and has slots for permanent magnets, and will act as the rotor of a BLDC motor, seated in a stator with coils. Attached is a picture of a prototype rotor, where you can see slots for six magnets.

 

I'm trying to find a suitable motor controller to test our pump design. The motor will likely be putting out less than 1.5 W of power. Are any of the Kinetis series motor control MCUs appropriate for this purpose?

 

Thanks!

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