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The Trenz Electronic TEP0003 is is a BEMF (Back Electromagnetic Field) based drive. It can be used in many low cost drives where no low speed operation is needed.

Refer to for the current online version of this manual and other available documentation.

Key Features

  • Modules/ SoC FPGA
    • Compatible with Digilent's Pmod interfaces

  • RAM/Storage
  • On Board
    • 2x A2D Converters
    • 3x Current Sensors
    • 6x Power Stages
  • Interface
    • 2x Pmod Pin Headers (2x6 Pol)
  • Power 
    •  3.3V supply voltage from Pmods
  • Dimension
    • 40 mm x 40 mm

Block Diagram

TEP0003 block diagram

Main Components

TEP0003 main components
  1. Pmod Pin Header, J1
  2. Pmod Pin Header, J2
  3. Synchronous DC/DC Converter, U7
  4. Power Stages, U1...U6
  5. Current Sensors, U18, U21, U46
  6. ADC, U22, U47
  7. Terminal Block, J3
  8. Terminal Block, J4
  9.  Low-Power Push-Pull Output Comparator, U9

Initial Delivery Stat

Storage device name






Initial delivery state of programmable devices on the module

Configuration Signals

Signals, Interfaces and Pins

Pmod Connectors

TEP0003 is equipped with two Pmod Connectors. 

Pmod, J1Pmod, J2
General PL I/O to B2B connectors information

Terminal blocks

The TEP0002 is equipped with two Terminal Blocks J3 and J4.

Terminal Blocks information

On-board Peripherals

ADCU22, U47
On board peripherals

Analog to Digital Converters

The TEP0003 has two ADCs, U22 and U47. 

PinsConnected to
ADC, U22ADC, U47Notes
SDOADC1_DOADC0_DOAccess via Pmod, J2
CSADC_CSADC_CSAccess via Pmod, J2
CH_SELADC_CHADC_CHAccess via Pmod, J2
Analog Digital Converter

Power and Power-On Sequence

Power Supply

TEP0003 will be power supplied through 3.3V from Pmods, J1 and J2.

Power Consumption

Power Input PinTypical Current
Power Consumption

* TBD - To Be Determined

Power Distribution Dependencies

Power Distribution

Power-On Sequence

There is no specific power on sequence, after power on all electrical components will be enabled. 

Power Rails

Power Rail Name

Pmod J1 Pin

Pmod J2 Pin

Module power rails.

Technical Specifications

Absolute Maximum Ratings

3.3VSupply Voltage-0.36.5V
T_STGStorage Temperature-40105°C
PS absolute maximum ratings

Recommended Operating Conditions

Operating temperature range depends also on customer design and cooling solution. Please contact us for options.

ParameterMinMaxUnitsReference Document
3.3V3.04.2VSupplied from Pmod
T_OPR-30+105°CSee ARK500-3 and ARK500-2 Datasheet
Recommended operating conditions.

Physical Dimensions

  • Module size: 40 mm × 40 mm.  Please download the assembly diagram for exact numbers.

PCB thickness: 1.6 mm.

Physical Dimension

Currently Offered Variants 

Trenz shop TEP0003 overview page
English pageGerman page
Trenz Electronic Shop Overview

Revision History

Hardware Revision History

DateRevisionChangesDocumentation Link
  • Initial Release
Hardware Revision History

Hardware revision number can be found on the PCB board together with the module model number separated by the dash.

Board hardware revision number.

Document Change History


Pedram Babakhani

  • Initial Release



  • --
Document change history.


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