motionCookie™ Microsystems integrate Gate Driver and complete Servocontroller in a 12mm x 17mm Package.
In addition to ist embedded motor control electronics and intelligent mixed signal semiconductors the Hamburg based manufacturer Trinamic Motion Control introduces an additional product-family: the motionCookies. In Wireless applications microsystems with integrated protocol-stack are widely adopted for several years. In future they will make development of motion control systems much easier.
Design of drives and motor control requires a lot of detailed application knowledge in handling of electric motors. Especially topics like commutation, motor control loops, position sensors and the connection to several bus and communications interfaces have to be implemented.
Core competence of device manufacturers and system integrators, who integrate electric drives into their products is typically on a much higher abstraction level. Developers of blood analyzers for example often possess distinct competence in the field of image processing or reagents. Moving the sample trays and sensors is accepted as a necessary Evil.
Usually the motion control components are sourced as complete units or the necessary competence is built-in house and drains attention from the core tasks.
To avoid this defocusing effect, Drives have to be self-contained hardware- and software building blocks to be integrated in the simplest possible manner into any products, without requiring detailed know-how in motor control.
The newly presented TMCC160 Motion Cookie Series addresses these requirements.
As it is well known and adopted for WiFi and Bluetooth Interfaces the motionCookie Microsystems integrate Driver hardware, Application Software and protocol stacks.
Design- and Development-cycles can be shortened to a minimum and systems with integrated servo controllers can be brought to market within shortest time.
Read the full article (in German language) in Elektronikpraxis.