Press Release Summary:
Magellan(TM) programmable motion processor can be utilized in 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-axis configurations to control any combination of DC brush, brushless DC, microstepping, or pulse and direction motors. Each controlled axis supports profile generation, servo loop closure, PLC-style signal manipulation, and motor signal generation. Along with 4 selectable profile modes, features include programmable PID filters with velocity and acceleration feedforward and 50 μsec loop time.
Original Press Release:
Motion Control Processors with All-Motor Capabilites from Performance Motion Devices, Inc.
Magellan(TM) motion control chip provides all-motor flexibility, reducing design costs and time-to-market for equipment design engineers
Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA - Performance Motion Devices, Inc. (PMD) announces advanced capabilities of its Magellan(TM) programmable motion processor to directly support multiple motor types in single and multiple axis applications.
Reduced application design time is achieved using these ultra-high performance ICs to create motion control applications supporting all major motor types including DC brushed, brushless DC, step motors and pulse and direction motors. To streamline the design effort, PMD offers a comprehensive and easy to use motion software developers kit which provides profile generation, servo loop closure, PLC-style signal manipulation and motor signal generation, enabling designers to create cost-effective, advanced motion systems using standard C or C++ programming.
Multi-motor, Multi-axis flexibility allows motion application designers to utilize the Magellan motion processor in 1, 2, 3 and 4-axis configurations controlling any combination of DC brush, brushless DC, microstepping and pulse & direction motors. Each controlled axis supports profile generation, servo loop closure, PLC-style signal manipulation and motor signal generation. Advanced features include programmable PID filters with velocity and acceleration feedforward, 32-bit position error, and 50 μSec loop time. Additionally, the Magellan has four selectable profile modes, including S-curve, trapezoidal, velocity contouring, and electronic gearing.
Motion system reliability is increased through reduced resonance, reduced motor wear and smoother motion. Magellan's programmable dual biquad filters offer a variety of filters that can emulate the output of the PID loop providing designers advanced motion control tuning and correction. A wide variety of I/O options enable Magellan to meet current and future design requirements. The Magellan motion chip is driven by a host microprocessor using a CANbus 2.0B, 8 or 16-bit parallel bus, or an asynchronous serial port. Analog inputs include eight 10bit inputs for Magellan(TM) programmable motion processor parameters such as position, velocity, and acceleration from the host to generate corresponding trajectories. The Magellan accepts input parameters such as position, velocity, and acceleration from the host and generates the corresponding trajectory. It accepts feedback from an incremental encoder at up to 10 megacounts per second or from an absolute encoder or resolver at 160 megacounts per second.
Magellan Motion Processors are available now in a single-IC / single-axis version, or in a two-IC / multi-axis version. The IC's are packaged in a 144-pin TQFP, and a 100-pin TQFP. These devices operate at 3.3 V.
o Available in 1, 2, 3, & 4 axis versions
o Supports DC servo, brushless DC, microstepping and pulse & direction motors
o Parallel IO, CANBus, serial point-to-point, serial multidrop host communications
o S-curve, trapezoidal, velocity contouring, and electronic gearing Profiles
o Separately programmable acceleration and deceleration values
o Velocity and position acceleration changes on-the-fly
o Dual loop encoder input
o 6 step (hall based) and sinusoidal commutation for brushless motors
o High Speed (up to 5 Mpulses/sec) pulse & direction output
o Advanced PID filter with velocity and acceleration feedforward
o Programmable dual biquad filters
For additional information, visit www.pmdcorp.com
Performance Motion Devices Inc.
(PMD) is a world leader in motion control chips, cards, and modules. PMD provides a full range of highperformance single and multi-axis motion control products for DC brush, brushless DC, and step motors. Visit motion-control.
Vice President of Marketing
Performance Motion Devices
781.674.9860 ext. 249