Infineon DC Motor Shield w/ TLE94112EL for Arduino

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The Infineon DC motor shield is a small evaluation board equipped with  TLE94112EL for use with Arduino. The TLE94112EL is capable to drive up to 6 small DC motors in parallel mode or up to 11 DC motors in cascaded mode. All outputs can drive up to 0.9A. The outputs can be used stand-alone or combined to increase driving capability up to 3.6A.



Infineon DC Motor Shield with XMC1100 Boot Kit for Arduino




Driver with 12 half-bridge outputs to drive DC motors, resistive or inductive loads

  • Driver is protected against over-temperature, over-current, over-voltage, under-voltage and enables diagnosis of over-current, over-voltage, under-voltage
  • SPI interface with zero clock diagnosis
  • Enhanced EMC performance
  • Integrated PWM generator with 3 different frequencies (80Hz, 100Hz, 200Hz)



  • Shield enables compact design for multi-motor applications
  • Cost efficient design for multi-motor applications
  • Less communication with µC through integrated PWM generator and zero clock diagnosis
  • Lower cost by reducing external components to EME requirements



  • Multi-motor applications
  • DC motors and voltage controlled bipolar stepper motors
  • Toys
  • HVAC systems


Click here to obtain XMC1100 Software for Arduino IDE

Important Dates

Enrollment Begins: Mar 12 2017

Enrollment Ends: Apr 18, 2017

RoadTesters Selected: Apr 25 2017 (estimated)

Product Shipped: May 19 2017

RoadTesting Begins: May 26 2017

Reminder/Update Email: July 10 2017*

Submit Reviews By: July 30 2017**


*The element14 RoadTest Staff will send this reminder/update email.

**If a RoadTester is unable to meet the deadline, please notify the RoadTest Program Lead, , as soon as possible before the deadline.


The supplier selected the following applicants as official RoadTesters:


Terms & Conditions

DC Motor Shield with TLE94112EL for Arduino – RoadTest

Terms and Conditions

These are the terms and conditions which govern the DC Motor Shield with TLE94112EL for Arduino RoadTest contest. This Contest requires participants to submit an application indicating their previous experience with this type of equipment/component, information on what they would do to test the equipment/component, and the applicant’s desire to post a thorough review of their experience with images, photos, or other supplemental materials. Participants will be required to meet the Conditions for Participation.  The winners of this RoadTest will receive the item(s) listed below. RoadTest Reviews are due no later than 60 days after the receipt of the item(s). No other prizes are offered.

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RoadTest: DC Motor Shield with TLE94112EL for Arduino

(RoadTest or Contest)

Key dates:

Applications Close: midnight (GMT) on 17 March 2017

Announcement of Winner (estimated): 24 Mar 2017


Prize:  DC Motor Shield with TLE94112EL for Arduino

Additional Prizes: none

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· Originality;

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Organiser: Premier Farnell plc (registered in England and Wales under company number 876412) whose registered office is at Farnell House, Forge Lane, Leeds, UK

Conditions for Qualification: in addition to meeting the requirements of these terms, all persons applying to take part in the Contest (each one an Applicant) must:

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Comment List
  • As already stated on GitHub, we released a fix for this FALSE/TRUE issue.

    I hope that it will resolve the problem stated by you!


    Again, sorry for the delayed response and reaction to your comment.

    Regarding your other message: I am not aware of producing the errors in a 'safe' manner, i.e. not bricking the board :/


    Good to see that finally the motors are driving image


    Best regards,



  • Dear Enrico,


    Thank you very much for this update!

    Besides other points, we are also working on the XMC Flasher to make it more robust in the different OS environments as we were also facing some issues when plugging in multiple XMC devices (the selected COM port does not relate to the device which will be flashed).
    We are doing our best to find solutions for these kind of problems image



    Best regards,



  • &


    I hope you read this image  I should admit that the availability of the TLE94112EL Arduino library instead of just the hardware specifications and the sketch example. I have developed a motor control high level class using the library with the Shield and the original XMC110 board and all worked fine. Then I replaced the XMC1100 board with a Arduino UNO and the same program won't compile due a series of errors related to the definition of TRUE and FALSE in the library.

    My supposition investigating in the library sources is that this probably depends on the XMC110 board compatibility library that should be installed in the Arduino IDE before working with it, together with the JLink lite drivers by Segger. In this library - but it is my supposition - there is somewhere the redefinition of true and false (lowercase) to TRUE and FALSE uppercase so none of the errors happens. The same does not happens when moving to the other Arduino family boards where this same definition is not present.


    I have opened an issue on the GitHub repository DC-Motor-Control-TLE94112EL Library with the problems description and the workaround that worked for me.


    Hope this will help.


  •   &


    Hello Johannes and Manuel. I am setting up a class to manage easily the motors, including a decent diagnostic check. I mean something more detailed than just the "no OK" signal with an integer code. I base the implementation on the DiagFlag enum of the library to mask the right error(s) condition as shown below

    enum DiagFlag


    TLE_SPI_ERROR = 0x80,

    TLE_LOAD_ERROR = 0x40,


    TLE_OVER_VOLTAGE = 0x10,

    TLE_POWER_ON_RESET = 0x08,




    //! \brief Reference value of Status Register

    static const uint8_t TLE_STATUS_OK = 0U;

    Is there a way to generate/simulate the various errors to test my methods without damaging the board?


    Thank you in advance. Enrico

  • Hello Manuel,


    here is an update. I suppose that the issue that randomly happens of the board not detecting the JTag updates was definitely depending on the JTag lite driver (or part of the software in charge to) from Segger. As subscriber from Segger I received the notification that a new JTag lite update was available. As I installed it I saw not only the board automatically recognizing the update and sync the firmware automatically (Windows 10, 7 and OSX) but after this update now drivers seems working fine also in the Mac environment; I finally see a new USB port when the XMC1100 is connected to the Macbook pro and I can program it from the Max too (running the last OSX update).

    Hope this will help.



  • Hi Mark,


    I don't know how much this detail influences the mentioned problems but it is explicitly mentioned in the documentation to connect both the GND lines (as I always do with motor controls and micro controllers) should be connected. On the motor shield there is just a second GND signal line to connect with the micro controller GND.



  • the same stabil GND is also important.

    A quick check of the shield showed the Motor supply ground and the GND pins on the Arduino are connected.


    I had a suspicion that it might be causing the issues observed as well.

  • Hi Warren,



    In Thomas video is shown that his Arduino was not supplied with the PS, just with USB.

    But the Arduino have a power supply jack, 9V (to <15V ?? ).

    So it can easily connected together from the PS, I would say. -> the same stabil GND is also important.


    Logic signals 3.3V, ok, but I think the Arduino have voltage translators, or is 5V tolerant.


    And, what does it mean 1.2?? - are this the ampere? - if so, then the TLE94112EL would be shut down because over current.

    A smaller motor may help.


    Best Regards.



  • If you are using the 3.3V supply from the Arduino for any function then please remember that the 3.3V regulator is fed from the 5V regulator and also via a diode system on the Arduino for when it's powered from USB.

    I have found several of my projects that run peripherals that require a 3.3V supply need to be run from an external regulator as the internal ones are limited to 800mA. Note the 5v is supplying both the board AND the 3.3V regulator so you cannot pull 800mA from the 3.3V rail.