|[January 21, 2014]
TRINAMIC Offers Easy-to-Use, Fully Customizable Embedded Driver for NEMA 17 Stepper Motors
HAMBURG, Germany --(Business Wire)--
TRINAMIC Motion Control, a leading global developer of motor and motion
control technologies, announced a smart, energy and cost efficient
embedded driver stage custom designed for direct mounting on NEMA 17
stepper motors. Pre-programmed and pre-configured with all operating
parameters to support standard 1.1A (rms) motors, the new TMCM-1043 is
intended for rapid design-in and off-the-shelf use without any
additional programming required.
With its optional programming kit, the TMCM-1043 becomes a fully
customizable smart driver stage allowing for adaption to a broad range
of embedded motion control and mechatronics requirements. In addition to
a desktop programmer kit with an intuitive GUI for evaluation and ideal
parameter selection, a volume programmer for quick parameterization of
production scale quantities will also be available.
The TMCM-1043 incorporates the TMC2660, TRINAMIC's latest stepper motor
driver IC, which integrates power MOSFETS with the industry's lowest RDS
(on) specification, resulting in minimal power dissipation. The PCB also
integrates all required protection circuitry and interface hardware into
a compact and robust assembly. The TMCM-1043 is pulse controlled for 16
microsteps per fullstep. TRINAMIC's atented proprietary interpolation
processor interpolates these steps to a resolution of 256 microsteps per
fullstep, allowing for a smooth and noiseless movement.
"Some of our customers are asking for a plain vanilla stepper driver
that also includes all the features of TRINAMIC ICs," said Michael
Randt, TRINAMIC CEO and founder. "The TMCM-1043 is our simple yet
elegant answer to that customer request."
Stepper motors are cost-effective solutions for applications that
require high-torque at low speeds and precise control of motor axis
rotation. Widely used in printers, scanners, robotics, medical and
scientific equipment and other applications, TRINAMIC estimates that
more than one billion stepper motors are shipped ever year. NEMA 17 is
the most popular stepper motor size, accounting for more than 50% of the
total stepper market.
With no programming required for a quick and easy out-of-the-box
experience, and full parameterization options including a high volume
production programmer, the TMCM-1043 is a smart and customizable
solution for embedded motion control and mechatronics. TMCM-1043 is
currently available in production quantities with attractive volume
pricing available. Single unit price is set at USD 43.65 via
Orders for the TMCM-1043 can be placed directly with TRINAMIC
distributor Digi-Key. TRINAMIC's relationship with Digi-key was
announced on 4 December 2013: see News Release.
Based in Hamburg, Germany, privately-held TRINAMIC Motion Control GmbH &
Co. KG is a recognized global leader in motor and motion control
technologies. Leveraging its extensive portfolio of internally developed
IP, TRINAMIC motor control products emphasize efficiency, quality and
The company sells ICs, modules and integrated mechatronics to market
leading manufacturers worldwide. The company's products have been
integrated into a wide range of applications in biotechnology, lab
automation, materials handling, CCTV and factory automation. More
information about TRINAMIC can be obtained on the company website: http://www.trinamic.com.
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