Performance Motion Devices, Inc. (PMD) is a world leader in motion control technology for life sciences, robotics, and industrial automation. PMD delivers a broad range of advanced electronic motion control products including integrated circuits, digital amplifiers, digital drives, and boards to a worldwide customer base.

PMD's motto, Motion Control At Its Core, reflects our uniquely powerful strategy of placing motion control ICs at the core of all of our products so that they speak one common motion language.

PMD was founded in 1992 and is headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts. We distribute our products in the US and throughout the world and are the motion partner of choice to many of the world's leading manufacturers of laboratory equipment, medical automation, and robotics.

Performance Motion Devices, Inc is an ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 certified company.

Core Advantages

What's New At Performance Motion Devices


Low Cost High Speed Brushless DC Motor Drive

Spinning BLDC motors efficiently at high speed is the core requirement for many end applications. Read about cost-effective electronics available to achieve this.

Mouser Distribution

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.

Motion Control News

Force Control in Actuators, Principles of Motor Selection, and More

Get insight into force control in actuators, principles of motor selection, designing a low cost, high speed BLDC motor controller, our ION/CME 500, and more.

Small Motor Techniques

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.

ION CME N-Series Digital Drive

Introducing ION/CME N-Series Digital Drives

Compact, PCB-mountable intelligent motion control amplifiers that provide high-performance motion control, network connectivity, and power

ISO 13485:2016

PMD Is ISO 13485 Certified

PMD is one of the first companies in the motion control industry to achieve medical device ISO 13485:2016 certification.

Our motion control technology controls more than
6.5 million motors worldwide.

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"Performance Motion Devices has consistently supported us – customizing their technology and implementing design changes to address our requirements – through several generations of products."

~ Dr. Kostov, President, Logosol, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA