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.

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Make the most of your machine and robotics design projects

Servo Motor Tuning

Servo Motor Tuning – Rocket Science or Walk In the Park?

This paper provides an overview of PID (proportional, integral, derivative) based servo motor tuning, and introduces two manual tuning methods. 

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.

PMDCORP and Mouser

PMD Motion Control Products Now Available Through Mouser

PMD announced the availability of products through Mouser Electronics. Through this agreement, Mouser will now distribute PMD's Magellan, Juno, ION, Atlas, and Prodigy families.
Mobile Robotics Control

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.

Outer Loop Control ICs

New Motor Control IC Integrates Outer Loop And Velocity Loop Functions

Juno MC71113, MC73113, and MC78113 ICs integrate a high-speed outer loop control function with a velocity control function for 3-phase Brushless DC and DC Brush motors.

Mathematics of Motion Profiles

Mathematics of Motion Control Profiles

Learn about which motion profiles work best for which applications, and how modest changes in the profile parameter settings can create big improvements in throughput.