PC-based GUI Control Panel Eases Developement for Robotics, Lab Automation and Other Motion Control Applications
In June TRINAMIC, announced immediate availability of the TMCM-1043-KIT development system. Designed for Trinamic’s highly integrated, NEMA 17-compatible TMCM-1043 stepDancer™ stepper motor module, the new development kit offers designers an easy-to-use PC-based GUI that allows one-click modification of motor drive current, micro-stepping and other key parameters.
The new, intuitive kit is custom-designed for use with Trinamic’s highly integrated and fully proven TMCM-1043 electronic assembly, which is developed for direct mounting on a NEMA 17 motor. Pre-programmed and pre-configured with all operating parameters to support standard 1.5A (peak) motors, the TMCM-1043 board uses Trinamic´s single-axis TMC2660 stepper motor driver IC, which integrates a motor pre-driver and power MOSFETs. Controlled by industry standard step/direction pulses, the TMCM-1043 module automatically performs all motor coil current calculations, while driving an external stepper-motor with the industry’s lowest RDS(on) MOSFETs, resulting in minimal power dissipation. The module is optimized for direct mounting on NEMA 17 motors and is configurable for use with all motor types up to NEMA 23.