TMC Pressemitteilung stealthChop Technologie

Newest TRINAMIC Stepper Motion Control IC with
Integrated Motor Drive Delivers 46V / 2A Performance
New Low-Cost Monolithic IC is First to Use Trinamic Patented Technology for Exceptionally Quiet
Hamburg, Germany (4 November 2014)—TRINAMIC Motion Control, a leading global developer of motor and
motion control technologies, today announced 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 46V / 2.5A (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.
Connected to a host microcontroller through an industry standard SPI or step/direction interface, the TMC5130
performs all real-time position and velocity stepper motion calculations, while its integrated low-power MOSFET
directly drives stepper motor coil currents.
The TMC5130 implements Trinamic’s patented sixPoint™ jolt-minimizing ramp generation profile. This profile
utilizes two different settings during both the acceleration and deceleration phases, which minimizes motion ‘jerk’
and delivers smoother motor operation. The sixPoint ramp profile also enables motor torque to be more closely
matched to an application’s requirement, producing velocity-optimized maximum acceleration times.
Application development, prototyping, design optimization and time-to-market are all accelerated with Trinamic’s
intuitive PC-based software development kit and TMC5130 evaluation board.
The TMC5130 is sampling now. Production volumes will be available in December 2014. The device is offered in
a QFP48 (7mm x 7mm) package, priced at USD 2.66 in 1,000 unit volumes.
TRINAMIC Motion Control GmbH & Co. KG
Hamburg, Germany
Based in Hamburg, Germany, privately-held TRINAMIC Motion Control GmbH & Co. KG is a recognized global
leader in motor and motion control technologies. Leveraging its extensive portfolio of internally developed IP,
TRINAMIC Motion Control products emphasize efficiency, quality and ease-of-use.
The company sells ICs, modules and integrated mechatronics to market leading manufacturers worldwide. The
company’s products have been integrated into a wide range of applications in biotechnology, lab automation,
materials handling, CCTV and factory automation. More information about Trinamic can be obtained on the
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Trinamic Marketing Director
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TRINAMIC Motion Control GmbH & Co. KG
Hamburg, Germany