Unmanned Vehicles (Ground, Air, Water)


Reference Designs

Category Products Features
KW40Z: Kinetis® KW40Z-2.4 GHz Dual Mode: BLE and 802.15.4 Wireless Radio Microcontroller (MCU) based on Arm® Cortex®-M0+ Core

Highly-integrated single-chip device that enables Bluetooth® Smart/Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) v4.1 and IEEE® 802.15.4-2011 RF connectivity for portable, extremely low-power embedded systems.

KV4x: Kinetis KV4x-168 MHz, High Performance Motor / Power Conversion MCUs based on Arm® Cortex®-M4

Pulse-width modulation (PWM) with 312 picosecond resolution, dual 12-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) sampling at 4.1 mega samples per second (MSPS), a total of 30 PWM channels for support of multi-motor systems and dual FlexCAN modules.

KV5x: Kinetis® KV5x-240 MHz, Motor Control and Power Conversion, Ethernet, MCUs based on Arm® Cortex®-M7

Pulse-width modulation (PWM) with 260 picosecond resolution, 4x 12-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) sampling at 5 mega samples per second (MS/s), 3 FlexCAN modules.

Digital Signal Processors

Combine the best features of microcontrollers (MCU) and powerful digital signal processing (DSP) capabilities in one single chip.

Motor Driver
GD3000: 3-Phase Brushless Motor Pre-Driver

Can operate off of a single power supply with a wide range from 6V to 60V with 75V transient protection.

Voltage Regulator
Linear Voltage Regulators

Diverse portfolio that supports a comprehensive range of voltages—including solutions for optimized power consumption and highly compact design requirement.

IEEE® 802.15.4 Transceiver
Proprietary IEEE 802.15.4-based

Supports a maximum over-the-air data rate of 250 kbps for the 2400-MHz band under the IEEE 802.15.4 standard for Low-Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks (LRWPANs).

Switch Detector
Signal Conditioners

Amplifies signals from sensors to make them suitable for processing.


New brand of sensors designed with the right combination of intelligent integration, logic, and customizable software on the platform to deliver smarter, more differentiated applications.

TJA1042: High-speed CAN transceiver with standby mode

Fully ISO 11898-2:2003 and ISO 11898-5:2007 compliant.

TJA1057: High-speed CAN transceiver - Mantis Family

Fully ISO 11898-2:2003 compliant.

Power Management
MC34VR500: Multi-Output DC/DC Regulator High-efficiency, quad buck regulator with up to 4.5 A output and five user-programmable LDOs.
MMPF0100: 14-Channel Configurable Power Management IC Configurable and programmable architecture supporting outputs with various current ratings to power the core processor, memory and a wide range of peripherals.
PF3000: 12-Channel Configurable PMIC Configurable architecture that supports numerous outputs with various current ratings as well as programmable voltage and sequencing.