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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 […]

Setup Example

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 […]

Your Project in Motion with Powerful Prototypes

TRINAMIC Motion Control teams up with AISLER for rapid, powerful prototyping. The trend towards automation, including the recent surge in IoT applications, has shown that small motors are everywhere – and so is motion control. Finding the right solution for your specific requirements, however, can be challenging. Designing your prototype, testing it, making adjustments and […]

Trinamic's TMC5160-BOB setup

Driving Stepper Motors with the new TMC5160 by using TRINAMIC’s API on a Raspberry Pi

This start-up guide explains how to connect your Raspberry Pi 3 to the TMC5160-BOB – the breakout board of the brand new TMC5160. We’ll be using the internal Motion Controller and +3V3 logic supply for the TMC5160. The wiring will be limited to the basic functionality to communicate via SPI. The usage of the TRINAMIC’s API […]