(Lincoln, MA) – Performance Motion Devices, Inc.(PMD) announces advanced capabilities of its Magellan™ programmable motion processor to directly support multiple motor types in single and multiple axis applications.
Reduced application design time is achieved using these ultra-high performance ICs to create motion control applications supporting all major motor types including DC brushed, brushless DC, step motors and pulse and direction motors. To streamline the design effort, PMD offers a comprehensive and easy to use motion software developers kit which provides profile generation, servo loop closure, PLC-style signal manipulation and motor signal generation, enabling designers to create cost-effective, advanced motion systems using standard C or C++ programming.
Multi-motor, Multi-axis flexibility allows motion application designers to utilize the Magellan motion processor in 1, 2, 3 and 4-axis configurations controlling any combination of DC brush, brushless DC, microstepping and pulse & direction motors. Each controlled axis supports profile generation, servo loop closure, PLC-style signal manipulation and motor signal generation. Advanced features include programmable PID filters with velocity and acceleration feedforward, 32-bit position error, and 50 µSec loop time. Additionally, the Magellan has four selectable profile modes, including S-curve, trapezoidal, velocity contouring, and electronic gearing.
Motion system reliability is increased through reduced resonance, reduced motor wear and smoother motion. Magellan’s programmable dual biquad filters offer a variety of filters that can emulate the output of the PID loop providing designers advanced motion control tuning and correction.
A wide variety of I/O options enable Magellan to meet current and future design requirements. The Magellan motion chip is driven by a host microprocessor using a CANbus 2.0B, 8 or 16-bit parallel bus, or an asynchronous serial port. Analog inputs include eight 10bit inputs for parameters such as position, velocity, and acceleration from the host togenerate corresponding trajectories. The Magellan accepts input parameters such as position, velocity, and acceleration from the host and generates the corresponding trajectory. It accepts feedback from an incremental encoder at up to 10 megacounts per second or from an absolute encoder or resolver at 160 megacounts per second.
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