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


New Motion Board Integrates Amplifiers and Synchronized Contouring

New Prodigy motion control boards with pre-installed UDPM are newly released motion control boards that provide high-performance control of DC Brush, Brushless DC, and step motors. They are ideal for high precision, high-speed positioning motion control applications.

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ISO 13485 Certification

PMD Is Now ISO 13485 Certified!

In July of 2020 PMD received ISO 13485:2016 certification for all its facilities, both US-based and international. With this certification PMD demonstrates its ongoing commitment to deliver the very highest quality motion control products to its life science and medical device equipment customers.

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Heat, Weight, Power in Mobile Robotics

Mobile and Portable Automation Demands Light, Efficient, and Cool Operation

This deep dive, which is part of our Common Motion Control Problems series, will show you how to lower the heat, weight, and power consumption of your mobile motion controls and it discusses advances in the motors themselves.

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Precision Fluid Pumping

Precision Fluid Handling, Part I: 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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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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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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