Get Started with the EV Power Inverter

This page will help guide you through the process of learning about your EV Power Inverter board.

2. Get to know the hardware

2.1 Board features

  • Increases speed of development
  • Full platform solution
  • Provides functional safety options
  • Optimizes performance
    Featured products:
  • GD3100 isolated IGBT ASIL D gate driver
  • MPC5775E advanced motor control ASIL D MCU
  • FS65XX robust ASIL D SBC
  • TJA1042 redundant CAN bus interface
  • Capability to connect to Fuji M653 IGBT module for three-phase evaluations

2.2 Board description

The EV-INVERTER is a reference design enablement kit containing NXP content to develop an EV three-phase traction motor inverter. The system is designed to drive the Fuji M653 IGBT module. This kit includes four PCBs as described in Section 1.1 "Kit contents/packing list", three cables used to interconnect the PCBs and basic configuration and drive software. PCB board layout and schematics and gerber files are available at

It is your responsibility to obtain the additional inverter components. These components include the IGBT module, link capacitor, bus bar, cooling plate, mounting hardware, etc.

You can design, select and assemble your own components and use the NXP PCBs to complete a PIM. A complete pre-assembled reference PIM platform is available through our partner Vepco Technologies. The IGBT module is available from our partner Fuji Electric.


2.3 Board components

Overview of the EV Power Inverter Control Reference Platform


2.4 Additional board support

Refer to UM11298, EV-INVERTER Enablement kit - User Guide for complete information on the featured components.

3. Configure the hardware

To configure the hardware, complete the following procedure:

  1. Attach the IGBT module to the cooling plate.
  2. Attach the DC link capacitor positive and negative high-voltage supply.
  3. Attach the EV-POWEREVB to the IGBT module. Ensure that all board socket connection pins are properly seated onto the IGBT pin connections.
  4. Connect the motor to the IGBT module, ensuring the U, V, and W connections match.
  5. For running a motor in a closed loop motor control, connect the EV-SENSOREVB board to the EV-CONTROLEVM.
  6. Connect the EV-POWEREVB to the EV-CONTROLEVM.
  7. Connect the EV-INTERFACEVB to the EV-CONTROLEVM.
  8. Connect the low-voltage DC power supply to the EV-CONTROLEVM board.
  9. Connect the high voltage/high current DC supply positive and negative connections on the DC Link capacitor to supply three-phase motor DC link voltage.
  10. Before applying high voltage (>300 V) to the DC connection, use a current limited (1.0 A) power supply and apply 15 to 30 V to the DC to make sure that there is no excessive leakage current.
  11. Unlatch the handle, insert the cable assembly to the header and relatch the handle. 12.Connect the EXT_DGND to 12 V GND.
  12. Open the PIM by removing the plastic protection cover.
  13. Connect the 14-pin debugger header with pin 1 mark aligned.
  14. Both LED lights on the P&E micro Multilink should be On.

3.1 Additional board support

Refer to UM11298, EV-INVERTER Enablement kit - User Guide for complete information on the hardware configuration.

4. Install software tools

4.1 S32S Design Studio IDE for power architecture

The S32S design studio for power architecture IDE installed on a Windows PC workstation enables editing, compiling and debugging of source code designs.

Install revision: Rev 2017.R1

4.2 Software Development Kit (SDK)

S32 SDK for Power Architecture RTM 3.0.0 supports MPC577x-B-E-C devices.

4.3 Python setup

  1. Download Python 3.6.8 from:
  2. Run the installer and follow the prompts to install it.
  3. Open a command window and navigate to the install directory. To change the directory to Script, enter cd command.
  4. Install PYQT5 by typing pip install pyqt5 and press Enter.
  5. Install PYQTGraph by typing pip install pyqtgraph and press Enter.
  6. Download the PIM GUI using the following link:
  7. Unzip to a folder that you want to run it from.
  8. Right-click on and select Open with.
  9. Select Choose another app.
  10. 10.Scroll down and click More apps.

4.4 Additional board support

Refer to UM11298, EV-INVERTER Enablement kit User Manual and UM11317, Power Inverter Module Enablement kit Software User Manual for complete software information.

Start embedded application development.

5. Learn more

5.1 Tool summary page

The tool summary page for EV-INVERTER reference platform is at

The page provides overview information, technical and functional specifications, ordering information, documentation, and software. The Get Started provides quick-reference information applicable to using the EV-INVERTER reference platform, including the downloadable assets.

5.2 References

In addition to our EV Power Inverter Control Reference Platform page, you may also want to visit:

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5.3 BUY the board

EV-INVERTER: EV Power Inverter Control Reference Platform