Motion control at its core.

Discover how PMD's world-class motion control ICs, modules, and boards increase performance, improve reliability, and get your products to market faster.

IC-Based motion control is at the core of every PMD product.

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At the core of every PMD product is a motion control IC that speaks C-Motion, our powerful and easy-to-use motion programming language.
Performance Motion Devices gives you a uniquely broad choice of motion control products from ICs to modules to boards.

All of our products are already used in numerous top-tier FDA-approved devices.

Motion control at its core.

Performance Motion Devices, Inc. (PMD) was founded in 1992 on a simple but powerful idea: high-performance motion control on an IC. We are a world leader in motion control technology for life sciences, robotics, and industrial automation. PMD delivers a broad range of advanced motion control products including integrated circuits, modules, and boards to a worldwide customer base.

Learn more about the core advantages that PMD's motion system brings to OEMs and machine designers, and explore the industries and applications that PMD provides ready-to-go solutions for.

Motion Control Resources

Precision Fluid Handling

Precision Fluid Handling: It's All In The Pump

Pumps that move liquid precisely are at the heart of a broad array of patient treatment devices and laboratory automation. Get an understanding of what type of fluid pumps will work, and what type of motion control techniques will give you the fluid pumping accuracy that you need.

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Outer Loop Control ICs

New Motor Control IC Integrates Outer Loop And Velocity Loop Functions

The Juno MC71113, MC73113, and MC78113 are newly released ICs that integrate a high-speed outer loop control function with a velocity control function. They are ideal for controlling pressure, temperature, liquid level, magnetic bearings, and more.

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Solve Step Motor Noise

Step Motor Noise - Part of a Series On Common Motion Control Problems

Step motors are known to be noisy and tend to vibrate when moving. This deep dive, which is part of our Common Motion Control Problems series, explains how you can reduce, and in some cases eliminate, step motor noise and vibration problems.

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Covid-19 Response

PMD Products Essential In COVID-19 Battle

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has put many of the products built by PMD's customers on the front line of the response. See what solutions our customers are building to identify, treat, and prevent the spread of this devastating virus.

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Achieve Servo Motor Performance

New Control Technique Combines Servo Performance With Step Motor Cost

When it comes to step motors, a new drive technique called stepper servo has some engineers believing they have found the holy grail of positioning motion control - the high performance of a servo motor with the low cost of a step motor.

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Juno Velocity Control ICs

New Low Cost ICs Provide Advanced Velocity Control of Servo Motors

The Juno MC71113, MC73113, and MC78113 are newly released ICs that provide velocity control of 3-phase Brushless DC and DC Brush motors with advanced features such as PI velocity loop control, programmable velocity estimation, and more.

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