How to update the EVAL6470H-DISC and how to use it with the Pro Hybrid motor

EVAL6470H-DISC is the evaboard for L6470 fully integrated microstepping motor driver with motion engine and SPI.


UpDate the FW on the EVAL6470H-DISC

First time only: update the MCU firmware following the procedure described below.

Download and install the:
STSW-SPIN002 – Evaluation software with graphical user interface for STSPIN motor driver ICs.

The automatic FW update is too unstable so below we explain the manual update using ST-LINK-v2.
Go in the directory:
C:\Program Files (x86)\STMicroelectronics\SPINFamily Evaluation Tool 3.2\Firmware
you must find the files shown below.
The file that we will use is: fwpsin_pcc009v2_FWV2_7.hex

Now connect the ST-LINK-v2 to EVAL6470H-DISC and also connect the USB power cable, see the image below.

Run the ST-LINK-Utility and do the steps: 1, 2 and 3 (see the image below).
Step 2, the file to load is:
fwpsin_pcc009v2_FWV2_7.hex
that is located here:
C:\Program Files (x86)\STMicroelectronics\SPINFamily Evaluation Tool 3.2\Firmware
(for Windows 7)

Now your board is updated and you are ready to use the SPINFamily Evaluation Tool 3.2 GUI.

More info on ST-LINK-v2 and ST-LINK-Utility are here.

 


How to use the EVAL6470H-DISC with the with Pro Hybrid motor

The doc of the Pro Hybrid motor (RS 5350350) is here.

First download and install the:
STSW-SPIN002 – Evaluation software with graphical user interface for STSPIN motor driver ICs.
More details are in this manual: UM2022 – SPINFamily evaluation tool.

The connections are shown below.

Run the SPINFamily Evaluation Tool 3.2 GUI, see below.

If you have a setup to load choose BROWSE or click on X icon to close the window, see below.

We don’t have any configuration to load so we choose X icon and now there is the window shown below.

Now have fun using the GUI.

For more info read the: UM2022 – SPINFamily evaluation tool