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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    COMMON MOTION LANGUAGE
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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.

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Feedforward in Motion Control

Feedforward in Motion Control - Vital for Improving Positioning Accuracy

Even if your PID settings are carefully optimized, the motion at the end effector is never perfect. This paper looks at feedforward and how it delivers accuracy and smoothness.

Motor Controller with Small Form Factor

Introducing ION/CME N-Series Digital Drives On-Demand

In case you missed the live event, replay the on-demand version of our popular 30-minute webinar that introduces you to the major capabilities and benefits of the N-Series ION.

Motion Kinematics

Motion Kinematics - A Look At Non-Cartesian Movement Systems

In this white paper, we look at machines with non-Cartesian movement systems. These include nearly all 'armed' robots such as SCARA robots, PUMA-style arms, as well as others.

3-axis Gantry Controller

Two Approaches To Building A 3-Axis Gantry Controller Board

This design project looks at creating a PCB for a 3-axis gantry controller. One approach uses motion control ICs and the other uses the N-Series ION.

Ultra-compact PCB-mountable Drive

New Ultra-compact PCB-Mountable High-performance Motion Control Drives

Our ION/CME N-Series Digital Drives are small, PCB-mountable amplifiers that provide high-performance motion control, network connectivity and amplification.

Motion Control Miniaturization

Motion Control Goes Small

Machine designers are often asked to build systems that take up less space and operate on less power. Read about new developments in motors, sensors, and architectures.