Break Controller (BC) eTPU Function

The BC function is useful for controlling the DC-bus break. The DC-bus break is required when a motor is driven, not only in the motoring mode, but also in the generating mode. The BC function generates the DC-bus break control signal, based on the actual DC-bus voltage.

The BC function can operate in the following switching modes:


In this mode, the BC function turns the control signal on when the DC-bus voltage exceeds the u_dc_bus_ON threshold, and turns the control signal off when the DC-bus voltage falls behind the u_dc_bus_OFF threshold.

PWM Mode

In this mode, the BC function switches softly using a PWM signal. The u_dc_bus_ON and u_dc_bus_OFF thresholds define a ramp. When the DC-bus voltage is lower then u_dc_bus_OFF, the control signal is turned off. Between the u_dc_bus_OFF and u_dc_bus_ON thresholds, a PWM signal with duty-cycle linearly increasing from 0% to 100% is generated. Above the u_dc_bus_ON threshold, the control signal is turned on.

For full description refer to AN2845.