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TDK presents enhanced embedded motor controllers with increased memory, power, and reliability

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  • Capable of 4 x 1 A peak current for driving brushless DC (BLDC), brushed DC (BDC), and stepper motors
  • Featuring 4 KB SRAM, 2 KB EEPROM in 32 KB, and 64 KB flash memory variants
  • SEooC ASIL B ready according to ISO 26262 to support Functional Safety applications

April 4, 2024

TDK Corporation (TSE:6762) further extends its Micronas embedded motor controller family, HVC 5x, of fully integrated motor controllers with HVC 5222D and HVC 5422D to drive small brushed (BDC), brushless (BLDC), or stepper motors. * They offer significant enhancements compared to the popular HVC 5221D, doubling drive current, SRAM, and 4x EEPROM while maintaining pin compatibility. Samples are now available for customer evaluation. Start of production is planned for the first quarter of 2025.

The latest motor controller models, HVC 5222D and HVC 5422D, feature expanded flash memory capacities of 32 KB and 64 KB respectively, support currents up to 1 A for BLDC and stepper motors, and up to 2 A for DC motors, along with advanced motor-specific functions such as current programming for micro-stepping and integrated phase voltage comparators, virtual star-point, and current sense amplifier for sensor-based and sensor-less motor control, meeting ISO26262 standards for ASIL applications.

The HVC family has expanded to include nine fully integrated motor controllers featuring three to six motor outputs, capable of delivering peak currents ranging from 500 mA to 2 A. Each device is powered by a 32-bit Arm® Cortex®-M3 CPU core, offering options of 32 KB or 64 KB Flash Memory. Equipped with a 12-bit, 1-µs ADC for diverse measurements, these devices allow seamless integration of Hall and TMR sensors from TDK. Additionally, the HVC family devices come with a LIN transceiver and UART for communication, supporting auto-addressing via the Bus Shunt Method (BSM), enhancing their adaptability across various applications. PWM control via the LIN pin is also supported. Certified to automotive standards AEC-Q100 for temperature Grade 1, all HVC devices ensure reliability, catering to automotive and industrial applications with power requirements of up to 30 W.


  • AEC-Q100: Qualification standard for automotive applications
  • ADC: Analog to Digital Converter
  • BDC: Brushed DC motor
  • BLDC: Brushless DC motor
  • BSM: Bus Shunt Method for LIN auto addressing*
  • CPU: Central Processing Unit
  • Grade 1: Ambient temperature 125 ºC, junction temperature 150 ºC
  • HVC: High Voltage Microcontrollers
  • LIN: Local Interconnect Network for automotive applications
  • QFN: Quad Flat No Lead package
  • UART: Universal Asynchronous Receiver / Transmitter

Main applications**

  • Smart actuators in combustion and electric vehicles


Key data***

TypeHVC 5222DHVC 5422D
Motor terminals4
Drive current1 A peak
High- and low-side on-resistanceTotal power path resistance < 3.2 Ohm
Current measurementInternal or with external shunt
MicrocontrollerArm® Cortex®-M3
Flash memory32 KB64 KB
EEPROM (Emulated)2 KB
NVR (Non-Volatile Register)1 KB
Package5x5 24-pin PQFN with exposed pad

* IP-Notice: If LIN auto-addressing features are used, third-party rights such as EP 1490 772 B should be considered.
** Any mention of target applications for our products are made without a claim for fit for purpose as this has to be checked at system level.
*** All operating parameters must be validated for each customer application by customers’ technical experts.


About TDK Corporation
TDK Corporation is a world leader in electronic solutions for the smart society based in Tokyo, Japan. Built on a foundation of material sciences mastery, TDK welcomes societal transformation by resolutely remaining at the forefront of technological evolution and deliberately “Attracting Tomorrow.” It was established in 1935 to commercialize ferrite, a key material in electronic and magnetic products. TDK‘s comprehensive, innovation-driven portfolio features passive components such as ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, as well as magnetics, high-frequency, and piezo and protection devices. The product spectrum also includes sensors and sensor systems such as temperature and pressure, magnetic, and MEMS sensors. In addition, TDK provides power supplies and energy devices, magnetic heads and more. These products are marketed under the product brands TDK, EPCOS, InvenSense, Micronas, Tronics and TDK-Lambda. TDK focuses on demanding markets in automotive, industrial and consumer electronics, and information and communication technology. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America. In fiscal 2023, TDK posted total sales of USD 16.1 billion and employed about 103,000 people worldwide.

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