TL-Smoothers, do 3D printers really need them?

There is a debate going on in the 3D printing community whether or not to use TL-Smoothers. These little modules can be added to stepper motors of 3D printers, offering recovery diodes to protect the electronic system from motor current that flows back into the system. This article discusses the use of such diodes, also […]

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2018

Growing success is great, but also brings about growing constraints. Expectations get higher and higher with every new goal achieved, steering life into narrow lanes. But there‚Äôs a way to escape the pressure every now and then, to overcome these limitations and revitalize, to get a new perspective on things. For some, this escape is […]

How to use graphs within TMCL-IDE and log data

In the video below, our Field Application Engineer Thomas Ernst explains how you can use graphs for your own evaluations. Trinamics TMCL-IDE is an integrated development environment that allows for easy and in-depth exploration of all Trinamic products supporting the TMCL protocol. You can try for yourself using a PD1270 PANdrive, a potentiometer, and the […]

Trinamic is looking for you!

There was a time where one new product per month was a big achievement for TRINAMIC Motion Control. In 2015, there were 20 new products and in 2016 a total of 33 new products were released over the entire year. Following this trend, 60 new products were scheduled in 2018. It became clear, however, that […]

How to replace Allegro A4988 with TMC2208

How to replace an Allegro A4988 with the TMC2208

The TMC2208 stepper motor driver is an ultra-silent motor driver IC for 2-phase stepper motors. Its features and benefits make it a popular replacement for pin-compatible legacy drivers, such as the Allegro A4988. Whether you simply want to benchmark different stepper driver ICs or if you’re looking to replace an A4988 with the TMC2208 by […]

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Real-time Motor and Motion Control with a Raspberry Pi without a real-time OS

Single-board computer (SBC) gained more and more popularity during the last years due its opensource software and the simple hardware. With these SBC it is possible to develop quickly and easily prototype systems or even full products. The standard Linux distributions have no real-time capabilities. For many projects like a digital weather station, this is […]