Microchip Technology and Kalki Communication Technologies (Kalkitech) teamed together to optimize a Device Language Message Specification (DLMS) protocol stack for 16-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs). The DLMS stack is available now. It is available in four flavors: DLMS Evaluation Library (free evaluation version), DLMS-lite Stack ($3,900 for 5k units), DLMS Stack ($4,800 for 5k units), and DLMS Explorer ($2,800 each).
Texas Instruments announced the DRV8312-C2-KIT motor control evaluation kit for spinning brushless DC (BLDC) and permanent magnet synchronous (PMSM) motors. The sensorless field-oriented control (FOC) and trapezoidal commutation platform spins motors out of the box. It speeds the development of sub-50-V and 6.5-A brushless motors for driving medical pumps, gates, lifts, small pumps, industrial and consumer robotics and automation. The kit includes includes CCStudio IDE (no compiler or memory limitations), documentation, software source, and hardware development package (bill of materials, schematics, and gerbers). The TI DRV8312-C2-KIT is available now for $299.