New Low-Cost Monolithic IC is First to Use Trinamic Patented Technology for Exceptionally Quiet Operation
TRINAMIC announces a new single-axis stepper motor control IC with integrated MOSFET motor drive that delivers the highest voltage and current specs in the company’s integrated stepper control and driver product line. The new TMC5130 delivers 50V / 2A (peak) motor drive power, which is suitable for driving motors from NEMA 11 to NEMA 23. The new device also implements Trinamic’s latest patented technology for quiet, vibration-free operation.
“The TMC5130 successfully combines several Trinamic technology innovations into a single device that also achieves a new maximum for motor voltage and current specs in a monolithic motion controller with integrated MOSFET drivers,” explained Trinamic Founder and CEO Michael Randt. “Ease-of-use was the guideline for our designers, as well as cost efficiency–and the result is an integrated circuit that enables superior control of stepper motors for any application, relieving designers of the need for specific motor control know-how. “
The TMC5130 is ideally suited for laboratory, office automation and other applications where machinery works in close proximity to human operators. These environments often require strict noise limitations, so the new device is the first to incorporate Trinamic’s patented stealthChop™ technology, which reduces noise and vibration at high torque and low velocity. Consequently, Trinamic’s new TMC5130 has a measured noise level 10 dB below traditional stepper motor drive ICs when using stealthChop.