Single-Chip Motion Control

Oct. 10, 2006
The M3000 Motion Controller is a highly integrated, mixed signal system-on-a-chip combining the major building blocks necessary to control and position multi-phase step motors, while also working as a high-speed general purpose microcontroller incorporating extensive communication, analog and system functions.
Integration of the M3000’s patented phase current control circuits enables motor performance to reach new limits of increased speed and smoothness while lowering audible noise and vibration, says the vendor. With advanced acceleration, velocity and position control circuits virtually eliminating corresponding time critical tasks, the CPU is freed to perform other system control functions allowing system throughput said to rival high-end DSP’s costing more. The M3000 is offered in 160-pin quad package (LQFP), 128-pin quad package (TQFP), and 128-ball grid array (TFBGA). It is priced at  $13.50 each in 1,000 piece quantities.System Semiconductor Inc., and Intelligent Motion Systems Inc.www.systemsemi.comPhone:  860.295.6170