TRINAMIC: controller/driver modules for 2-phase bipolar stepper motors

With the new TMCM-1211 StepRocker and TMCM-1316 StepRocker Servo boards in credit card format, you can set up and develop your application in no-time.

Following the successful TMCM-1110 StepRocker and TMCM-1111 StepRocker Servo, TRINAMIC Motion Control announce their new StepRocker boards with StealthChop. Just like the first members of the StepRocker family, the TMCM-1211 and TMCM-1316 are open-source single-axis motor controller/driver modules for 2-phase bipolar stepper motors. Their RS485 and USB interfaces make them not only ideal for robotics, manufacturing, lab or factory automation and other applications, but also perfect for evaluating technology and for those experimenting with a stepper motor for the first time.

Besides StealthChop2, both boards have all the functions one can expect from Trinamic’s products. The TMCM-1211 contains the motion controller and motor driver TMC5160 in combination with an ARM Coretex-M4 processor, while the TMCM-1316 has the additional TMC4361 high-end chip. As such, the TMCM-1316 offers S-shaped and linear ramping profiles and closed-loop operation when using an external encoder.

Available from December through Trinamic’s distribution channels, both fully functional development platforms allow for advanced stepper motor control with StealthChop2, StallGuard2, CoolStep, and SpreadCycle. It’s easy to set up using the RS485 or USB interface in combination with Trinamic’s TMCL for remote or standalone operation, with a memory for up to 1024 TMCL commands.

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