Press Release Summary:
Available in single-, 2-, and 4-axis configurations, Series MC2502 consists of 132-pin processor and 100-pin logic device. Both components are surface-mount CMOS technology and powered by 5 V. Processor is driven by host microprocessor via 8- or 16-bit bus interface or through asynchronous bi-directional serial port. Controller offers programmable pulse and direction output at up to 1.0 Mpulse/sec. It includes profile breakpoints and at-rest indicator.
Original Press Release:
Low Cost IC-Based Step Motor Controller Released
Lincoln, MA - Performance Motion Devices, Inc. (PMD) introduces the MC2502 series motion processors, a low cost step motor control version of their Navigator(TM) Family 2500 series of motion processor chips. Available in one (MC2512), two (MC2522) and four (MC2542) axis configurations, the MC2502 series consists of two components, a 132-pin processor and a 100-pin logic device. Both components are surface mount CMOS technology and powered by 5 volts. The motion processor is driven by a host microprocessor via an 8-bit or 16-bit bus interface or through an asynchronous bi-directional serial port, giving users the ability to offload resource intensive motion control functions from the applications host. Full documentation and technical specifications are available online at www.pmdcorp.com.
Chuck Lewin, VP of Marketing at PMD, comments, "The MC2502 low cost series is ideal for cost sensitive applications in systems for industrial control, automation and robotics, while still being a high performance product. It has programmable pulse and direction output at up to 1.0Mpulses/sec, profile breakpoints and an at-rest indicator."
Performance Motion Devices, Inc. (PMD), located in Lincoln, MA, is a leader in the development of chip-based motion control technology. The Navigator(TM) Family of Motion Processors is available directly from PMD. Prices start at $40 in OEM quantities.
Alana Dunn Clarke
Performance Motion Devices, Inc. (PMD)
55 Old Bedford Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
fax (781) 674-9861