Brushed Motor Control



Brushed DC Motor Control with Z8 Encore!® Microcontrollers

Z8F0830/Z8F083A Microcontrollers

The Z8 Encore! Family offers several devices that meet the needs of universal and brushed DC motor control, along with basic fan control. The Z8 Encore!®-based Z8F0830 and Z8F083A devices are designed for these types of motors and include an optimized 8-bit eZ8 core, direct memory-to-memory arithmetic operation, a flexible Internal Precision Oscillator (IPO), and a fast ADC.


If your design requires more precision, the Z8F083A MCU takes all of the performance and key peripheral features of the Z8F0830 MCU and adds a more optimized peripheral set that specifically caters to applications that require faster response times. This enhanced Z8F083A peripheral set enables critical motor control loop operations, for example, that accommodate for features such as current and temperature monitoring that are crucial for motor control applications.


Both the Z8F0830 and Z8F083A Series devices are pin-for-pin compatible to allow you to select the best device for your application.


The Z8F0830 and Z8F083A Series MCUs are also suitable for digital power management, battery charging and environmental sensor applications. Both are also pin-for-pin compatible with the Z8F082A family.


Resources & Documentation

Order Samples
F0830 Series Product Information
F083A Series Product Information

F083x Product Brief
F0830 Product Specification
F083A Product Specification

F083x Development Kit
F083x Development Kit User Manual (UM0206)

ZDS II Development Tools
Schematic Diagrams

Technical Support 




Application Notes & Source Code Files

An Interrupt-Driven UART for Z8 Encore! XP and Z8 Encore! MC MCUs (AN0330) + source code
An OLED Interface Using the Z8 Encore! XP Series of MCUs (AN0329) + source code
NVDS Operation in the Z8 Encore! and Z8 Encore! XP Microcontrollers (AN0310) + source code 1 + source code 2
Using the Timer Functions of the Z8 Encore! and Z8 Encore! XP Family of Microcontrollers (AN0291) + source code 1source code 2
Implementing SPI Master and Slave Functionality Using the Z8 Encore! F083A MCU (AN0267) + source code
Software I2C Master and Slave Mode Support for Z8 Encore! F0830/ F083A (AN0266 ) +  source code
Migration from the Z8 Encore! F0830 Series MCU to the F083A Series MCU (AN0245 ) +  source code

Z8F0830/Z8F083A Series Features
•  20 MHz eZ8 CPU
•  Up to 12 KB Flash memory with in-circuit programming capability
•  Up to 256 B register RAM
•  Up to 100 bytes Non-Volatile Data Storage (NVDS)
•  Up to 25 I/O pins depending upon package
•  Internal Precision Oscillator (IPO): 5.33 MHz (F0830)/20.0 MHz (F083A)
•  External crystal oscillator
Two enhanced 16-bit timers with capture, compare, and PWM capability
Watchdog Timer (WDT) with dedicated internal RC oscillator
Single-pin, On-Chip Debugger (OCD)
Optional 8-channel, 10-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC)
On-chip analog comparator
Up to 17 interrupt sources
Voltage Brownout (VBO) protection
Power-On Reset (POR)
2.7 V to 3.6 V operating voltage
Up to thirteen 5 V tolerant input pins
20- and 28-pin packages
0°C to +70°C standard temperature range and -40 °C to +105 °C extended temperature operating ranges




Z8F083A Series MCUs Block Diagram



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