Motion Control ICs promote smoothness and transfer times.

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Available in 1-4 axis versions, programmable Magellan(TM) series offers 7-segment s-curve profile generation that provides control required to eliminate oscillation and reduce vibration for smoother motion and increased throughput. Other selectable profile modes are supported, including trapezoidal, velocity contouring, and electronic gearing. Communication occurs via host microprocessor using 8- or 16-bit parallel bus, CANbus 2.0B, or asynchronous serial port.



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7-Segment S-Curve Profile Generation Increases Smoothness, Reduces Wear, Speeds Transfer Times



Lincoln, MA - Performance Motion Devices, Inc. announces the Magellan(TM) Family of Motion Control ICs with 7-segment s-curve profile generation. Available in 1, 2, 3, and 4 axis versions, these flexible, programmable chips provide users additional control required to eliminate oscillation and reduce vibration for smoother motion and higher throughput. Compared to 3-segment trapezoidal profiles, 7-segment s-curve profiles reduce the change in acceleration, resulting in less wear and tear on the system and faster transfer times.

In addition to S-curve profile generation, other selectable profile modes are supported including trapezoidal, velocity contouring, and electronic gearing. Magellan Motion Control ICs accept input parameters such as position, velocity, and acceleration from the host and generate a corresponding trajectory. Magellan makes it easy to program standard functions such as timers, PID control, and input/output management. Communication occurs via a host microprocessor using an 8 or 16-bit parallel bus, CANbus 2.0B, or an asynchronous serial port. Features include programmable PID filter with velocity and acceleration feedforward, 32-bit position error, dual bi-quad filters, 50 µSec loop time, and multi-chip synchronization. Trace capabilities provide designers with on-the-fly data storage for analyzing system performance, tuning servo filters, and performing maintenance and diagnostics. PMD's advanced instruction set supports over 130 commands, providing flexibility and versatility to designers during the application programming.

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