Press Release Summary:
Designed to replace existing HCTL-1100 IC from Avago, Model MCP-1200 offers single axis motion control solution for servo and stepper motors, and can be synchronized with multiple chips for multi-axis applications. All low-level fast computations are performed on IC, freeing up host microcontroller for supervisory tasks. No external memory is required, just incremental encoder to provide position feedback.
Original Press Release:
Mektronix Releases Compatible Upgrade for Obsolete HCTL-1100 Motion Control IC
MCP-1200 Motion Control IC Breaks Price/Performance Barrier
The Mektronix MCP-1200 was developed to easily replace existing HCTL-1100 designs by remaining backwards compatible and plug-in ready. This is a critical replacement due to the end-of-life notice from Avago to obsolete the HCTL-1100. New and existing applications can take advantage of a new set of powerful motion control features by enabling the chip's enhanced mode. The Mektronix MCP-1200 is a single axis motion control solution for both servo and stepper motors that can be synchronized with multiple chips for multi-axis applications.
Mektronix offers the MCP-1200 as a quick, off-the-shelf, turnkey motion control solution lowering initial development costs, increasing reliability, and decreasing time-to-market. No expertise in motion control algorithms or servo control is necessary to implement a high-performance servo control system. All the low-level fast computations are performed on the MCP-1200 freeing up the host micro-controller for supervisory tasks. No external memory is required, just an incremental encoder to provide position feedback. The chip outputs a 12-bit analog or PWM signal to control the motor drivers. A single chip motion control solution for both servo and stepper motors will simplify multi-axis applications that incorporate both types of motors.
The MCP-1200 is available for immediate delivery in the PLCC 44 lead package at a price point of $16.10 at 1000 pcs. A QFN-44 package is also in the works for small package requirements measuring only 7mm x 7mm. An evaluation board is available as a test bed that incorporates an 8051 based micro-controller for software development. Commands can be issued to the chip via a host terminal program to get familiar with the register based features of the chip.
Mektronix Technology, Inc. develops and manufactures motion control electronics for a variety of industries. For additional information please visit www.mektronixtech.com.