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The iMOTION™ MADK evaluation platform covers 115/230 V motor drive applications up to 300 W. The platform is offering a modular and scalable system solution with 2 different control board options and a range of power boards. One control board option is a stan dard ARM® Cortex®-M0 Microcontroller XMC1302 with tailored motor control peripherals and MATH hardware accelerator. Another option is an iMOTION™ IRMCK099 digital motion control IC with integrated Motor Control Engine (MCE).





The EVALM113020565DTOBO1 from Infineon is an evaluation kit which provides compact and flexible 3-phase motor drive system solution platform with control card and power stage, powered by IRSM505-065DA2 µIPM DIP and XMC 1302. IRSM505-065 is a 3-phase integrated power module (IPM) designed for advanced appliance motor drive applications such as energy efficient fans and pumps. The XMC1302 microcontroller brings together the ARM Cortex-M0 core and market proven and differentiating peripherals in a leading edge 65nm manufacturing process. To get a functioning motor system running in less than 1 hour all needed is included. Such as control card with debug interface and complete power stage. Motor control software is preloaded or available for download. Easy to use GUI software for parameterisation and tuning is available as well.




The EVALM1099MTOBO1 from Infineon is an iMOTION motor control board for MADK based on IRMCK099 device. The IRMCK099 is an iMOTION motor control IC for single motor drive. It combines the iMOTION motor control engine (MCE) with all peripherals required to realize a complete variable speed drive. The board offers a MCE designer GUI for parameterization and tuning.



Additional Information

Datasheet on the iMOTION MADK Motor Drive Application Design Kit

Important Dates

Enrollment Begins: Feb 17 2018

Enrollment Ends: Mar 1 2018

RoadTesters Selected: Mar 8 2018

Product Shipped:Mar 9 2018

RoadTesting Begins:Mar 17 2018

Reminder/Update Email: Apr 17 2018*

Submit Reviews By: May 20 2018**


*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 following applicants have been selected as official roadtesters:




Terms & Conditions

iMOTION MADK Motor Drive Application Design Kit – RoadTest

Terms and Conditions

These are the terms and conditions which govern the iMOTION MADK Motor Drive Application Design Kit 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.

The Principal terms of the Competition:

The following words and phrases are used in these terms and conditions and have the meanings given to them below.

RoadTest: iMOTION MADK Motor Drive Application Design Kit

(RoadTest or Contest)

Key dates:

Applications Close: midnight (GMT) on Mar 1 2018 2017

Announcement of Winner (estimated): Mar 8 2018


Prize:  iMOTION MADK Motor Drive Application Design Kit

Additional Prizes: none

Competition Site:

Site or element14 Community:

Judges: members of the element14 community team chosen at the Organiser’s discretion.

Judging Criteria, All of the following which will have equal weighting:

· Demonstrated competence with the technologies including links or descriptions of past projects

· Qualifications as indicated by current job role and/or schooling/vocational training;

· A thorough description of how the prize would be tested;

· Likelihood that the Applicant will blog about the prize and provide a review on;

· Originality;

· Innovation.

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:

· Provide a RoadTest application describing what he/she would do if awarded the Prize including similar previous projects, product experience and qualifications

Terms: these terms and conditions which govern the Competition and to which the Organiser reserves the right to make changes from time to time and the latest version of these Terms from time to time will be posted to the Site.

  1. Eligibility
  2. Applications:
  3. Selecting Winners:   
  4. Liability:
  5. General:

1.1 Save as set out in these Terms, the Contest is open to any natural or legal person, firm or company or group of natural persons or unincorporated body.

1.2 All Applicants must be aged at least 18 at the time of their application.

1.3 Applicants must not enter the RoadTest if doing so or taking part may:

1.3.1 cause the Organiser and/or themselves to be in breach of any agreement (including but not limited to any contract of employment) to which they are a party or in breach of any law, regulation or rule having the force of law to which the Organiser or the Applicant may be subject or any policy of the Organiser or the Sponsor;

1.3.2 Require the Organiser to obtain any licence, authorisation or permission to deal with the Applicant; or

1.3.3 Be in breach of any policy or practice of their employer. Some employers prohibit or restrict their employees from taking part in competitions such as these or receiving prizes under them and the Organiser respects those policies and practices.

The Organiser reserves the right to disqualify any Application made in breach of these Terms and to reject any Application which it reasonably believes may be or become in breach. The Organiser reserves the right to require evidence in such form as the Organiser may reasonably require of any Applicant’s compliance with any of these Terms and to disqualify any Applicant or Participant who cannot provide such evidence reasonably promptly. 

1.4 Multiple applications are not permitted.

1.5 Applications may not be submitted by an agent whether acting on behalf of an undisclosed principal or otherwise.

1.6 The Contest is NOT open to:

1.6.1 Any person or entity who is a resident or national of any country which is subject to sanctions, embargoes or national trade restrictions of the United States of America, the European Union or the United Kingdom;

1.6.2 Any employee, director, member, shareholder (as appropriate) or any of their direct families (parents, siblings, spouse, partner, children) (“Direct Families”) of the Organiser and Sponsors; or

2.1 Each Applicant must fully complete and submit a RoadTest Application by the Application Close.

2.2 By submitting a Registration Form, each Applicant:

2.2.1 Authorises the Organiser to use his or her personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998) for the purposes of running and promoting the RoadTest;

2.2.2 Authorises the Organizer to copy, reproduce and publish their application should they be accepted as a Participant;

2.2.3 Will be deemed to have read, accepted and agree to be bound by these Terms. Applicants are advised to print and keep safe these Terms;

2.2.4 Authorises the Organiser to copy, reproduce and use the Application and/or Review for the purposes of the RoadTest and as otherwise contemplated by these Terms. The Organiser will not be responsible for any inaccuracy, error or omission contained in any reproduction or use of the Project Blogs.

2.2.5 Licenses the Organiser to use the intellectual property in the Project (IP) for the purposes of this Contest. As between the Applicant and the Organiser the IP remains owned by the Applicant.

2.2.6 Grants the Organiser the right to use his or her likeness, photographs, logos, trademarks, audio or video recordings without restriction for the purposes of Contest or the promotion of it or the Site;

2.2.7 Agrees to participate positively in all publicity surrounding the Contest;

2.2.8 Agrees to be responsible for all expenses and costs incurred by him or her in preparing for, entering and participating in the Contest (save for any expenses expressly agreed by the Organiser to be borne by it in these Terms);

2.2.9 Confirms that he or she owns all IP used in his or her application or Project or Blogs and indemnifies the Organiser from any claim by a third party that use of any material provided by an Applicant to the Organiser infringes the intellectual property rights of any third party;

2.2.10 Agrees not to act in any way or fail to act in any way or be associated with any cause or group which would have a negative impact on the reputation of the Organiser and/or the RoadTest.

2.3 All applications submitted to this RoadTest must meet the following criteria:

2.3.1 Applicants must be the author, creator and owner of the proposed review idea. Applicants must not submit someone else’s idea;

2.3.2 The proposed application must be reasonably achievable by the within the time constraints of the Contest; 

2.3.3 Applications must not include or propose any of the following, the inclusion of which shall render any proposed application ineligible:

(a) Applications which relate to socially taboo topics, such as illicit drug use or sexual gratification;

(b) Applications that are or could reasonably be considered to be illegal, immoral, discriminatory or offensive as determined by the Organiser;

(c) Applications in relation to them which if accepted would infringe or breach any of the policies or terms of access or use of the Site.

2.4 No Application may contain any of the hazardous substances identified by Article 4 of Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament on the Restrictions on the Use of Substances in Electronic and Electrical Equipment ("the Directive") or the use of such hazardous substances in the in any such Project must not exceed the maximum concentration values set out in the Directive.

3.1 Winners will be selected by the Organiser on the basis of the quality of his or her application and its adherence to these Terms.

3.2 The total number of Winners selected will be at least the minimum number set out above but the actual number is at the sole discretion of the Organizer and/or the Sponsor, if applicable.

3.3 The Organiser will use all reasonable efforts to announce the Winners via an update to the RoadTest page by the date listed above.

3.4 Winners agree to take part in all publicity which the Organiser or the Sponsor wishes to use to promote the RoadTest, the Products featured or other Contests with which the Organiser may be connected from time to time.

3.5 Details of the Winners may also be published in the media.

3.6 Winners are responsible for all applicable taxes, duties or other charges payable in relation to any prize.


4.1 The Organiser hereby excludes all and any Liability arising out of the Contest or the acceptance, use, quality, condition, suitability or performance of any Prize, even where that Liability may arise from the Organiser’s negligence.

4.2 Nothing in these Terms will affect any Liability of the Organiser for death or personal injury arising from its negligence, for breach of Part II of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 (in the event that any entrant is entitled to claim rights under the Consumer Protection Act 1987) or for any matter in relation to which it would be illegal for the Organiser to exclude or to attempt to exclude its Liability.

4.3 Subject to 4.2, neither the Organiser, any parent company nor any subsidiary of the Organiser or such parent company or any of their directors, officers and employees (together referred to in these terms and the ‘Associates’) makes any guarantee, warranty or representation of any kind, express or implied, with respect to this Competition or the Prizes potentially available under it. Neither the Organiser nor any of its Associates shall be responsible for any Liability that may arise out of or in connection with person’s participation in this Competition, the claiming, redemption or value of any prizes under it, the use or enjoyment of such prizes or any events or circumstances arising out of or in connection with any of them. Any implied warranties of condition, merchantability or suitability or fitness for purpose of any of them are hereby expressly excluded. Wherever used in these Terms, ‘Liability’ shall mean any and all costs, expenses, claims, damages, actions, proceedings, demands, losses and other liabilities (including legal fees and costs on a full indemnity basis) arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with the matter concerned. 

5.1 The RoadTest is organised and sponsored by the Organiser. The Organiser reserves the right to delegate all or any of its powers, rights and obligations arising in relation to the RoadTest to any Associate and certain such rights and powers are assumed by the Organiser on behalf of itself and each Associate. Reference to “Organiser” shall be deemed to include reference to each Associate.

5.2 The RoadTest may be terminated at any time if there are, in the sole opinion of the Organiser, an insufficient number of entries, or if the Applications are not of an appropriate standard for a competition of this nature. The Organiser has the right to cancel or suspend the RoadTest at any time due to circumstances outside its reasonable control.

5.3 The Organiser shall have the sole discretion to disqualify (without correspondence or right of appeal) any Applicant it considers to be adversely affecting the process or the operation of the RoadTest or to be in breach of these Terms or to be acting in a disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Applicant or Participant.

5.4 The Organiser has the right to amend or add to these Terms from time to time. Revised Terms and Conditions will be posted on the Contest Site and it is a condition of entry to the RoadTest that Applicants agree to comply with these Terms and, if appropriate, such Terms as amended from time to time.

5.5 Headings are for convenience only and do not affect the interpretation or construction of these Terms and Conditions.

5.6 These Terms and the operation of the Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law and any claim or matter arising under these Terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Comment List
  • Hello All


    Posting a quick update:

    I went to the Sensor Expo in San Jose last week, it was pretty interesting but the one of the best pats was bumping into Infineon there... Made my frustrations known in a polite way as well as my lack of progress,  I did mention that my review was started and not looking good. They decided this was not good publicity for them and that they would need to rectify the issue. I will give them a few days (show ended on thursday) to get back to me otherwise I will complete what I have and publish it.



  • Please Note:


    I've been in contact with Infineon regarding my issues but still no resolution. My review is still in progress, I have abandoned it or left it for later, I'm trying to get information from Infineon but they are not the easiest company to get information from. I will update as more information/progress becomes available.



  • I contacted my contact about this. At this point, I'd like to see if I can get you some help. If I don't hear back by Tuesday, then write up what you have and post it. You've invested a lot of time already.


    Thank you for your efforts.


    Randall Scasny

    RoadTEst Program Manager.

  • Hello ,


    Is there an update from Infineon regarding support, should I just write up a short review outlining the failures I have encountered, what would you suggest be the best course of action to follow in this case.



  • Hello ,


    I've spent many hours working with about 6 different motors now and I can't get the motors to turn reliably. I can get them to start spinning but once they are supposed to switch from V/F to FOC control the motors all stop abruptly.


    I have also tried a DC motor (the unit should be capable of running a DC motor) but I don't get a response. The motor won't turn at all but more importantly the board won't power up because it appears to need the full AC waveform.



  • I haven't heard from them as well. thanks for pointing that out. We'll contact them today.



  • Kas,

    I'll ask my contact in Infineon. Can you give me an idea or area of concern?




    What happened to the other two roadtesters, I've been trying to get some help maybe collaboration but neither has signed in since February and one of them has two outstanding Roadtests reviews now...


    This might be a great board but I'm having issues and with no suppor from Infineon (not sure who to contact) or the other roadtesters, this is turning into one fun road test. I will need a bit more time to try get a positive result with this one unless Infineon would like only the hiccups I've hit, I don't have much else at the moment.



  • ,


    Should I just try their general helpline, or is there someone or some location more specific they would like questions to be directed to?




  • ,


    Should I just try their general helpline, or is there someone or some location more specific they would like questions to be directed to?