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Plenty of leading OEMs use PMD boards in production. But size, space, and cost constraints often make designing your own board the best option. Performance Motion Devices Developer’s Kits are easy-to-use board and software packages that significantly reduce motion system design time.

The Developer’s Kit board and accompanying manual provide layout and schematic examples on which to model your own custom board. Our intuitive Pro-Motion® development software makes motor setup, profile entry, and system tuning simple and straightforward.

Developer’s Kits enable concurrent software and hardware development. While your hardware team develops its custom board, your software team can develop its system on the Developer’s Kit board. Transferring the finished software solution to a PMD IC on your own custom board is made fast and seamless by PMD’s Common Motion Architecture, maintaining the same communication interface as was used on the development kit board.

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Need a hand choosing the right PMD Developer’s Kit or developing the particular functionality your application demands? Contact us any time to talk with one of our software, hardware, or electrical engineers. Chances are good that we’ve already developed the very functionality you’re looking for, in one of our special-version ICs.

"Without PMD's complete motion code, experience, and support, it would have taken us at least two years to develop a similar solution."

Neil Spatz, engineer, Micro-Vu Corporation, Windsor, CA

MC58113 Developer's Kit
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The MC58113 Developer's Kit is an integrated board and software package used to develop motion application software and exercise a system’s hardware components. It provides single-axis motion control for a Brushless DC, step, or DC Brush motor. It can also be used as a general purpose motion development system. An on-board amplifier will run your motor up to 250 Watt.  The MC58113 IC also includes a digital current loop for current control and ultra-quiet stepper operation.

Features

  • Single-axis motion board
  • Supports all Magellan MC58113 Family Motion Processors 
  • Includes complete board schematics in PDF and ORCAD format
  • Includes C-Motion Application Program Interface (API), Pro-Motion GUI, and C-source code for developing applications using the Magellan Motion Processor in either an embedded DOS or Windows environment
  • Serial port with baud rates up to 460K
  • CAN2.0b interface
  • SPI command interface
  • On Chip RAM for trace capability and user-defined profiling

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Number of Axes 4 1
Digital Current Loop No Yes
Amplifier External Onboard
Commutation Rate 10 kHz 20 kHz
Command Interfaces Serial, CAN, PCI SPI, Serial, CAN
Servo Loop Range 64 usec/axis 50 usec

What you’ll need

  • Personal computer
  • Pentium or better, one available PCI slot, 200MB of available disk space, 256MB of available RAM, and a CDROM drive. The PC operating system required is Windows 7.
  • 3-phase Brushless DC Motor up to 250W, with optional Hall sensors and optional quadrature encoder feedback with index.
  • Cables as required to connect the MC58113  Developer’s Kit board to your motor, encoder, motion peripheral signals, and board power input.
  • DC power supply (recommend 24 Volt and 10 Amp, but DK will support 12V to 60V).
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Magellan ICs Developer's Kit
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The Magellan® Developer's Kit is an integrated board and software package used to develop motion application software and exercise a system’s hardware components. It provides multi-axis (up to 4) motion control for Brushless DC, step, and DC Brush motors. It can also be used as a general purpose motion development system. Only external amplifiers (or the ATLAS Developer’s Kit) are required to run your motors.

The kit comes with your choice of Magellan Motion Processor (excluding the MC58113 family). It includes PMD's powerful Pro-Motion GUI – an interactive Windows based exerciser and data capture program – and C-Motion, which simplifies the software development of motion applications.

Features

  • PCI 4-axis motion board
  • Supports all Magellan Motion Processors (except the MC58113 family) 
  • Includes complete board schematics in PDF and ORCAD format, with MAXPLUS II schematics for the on-board FPGA
  • Includes C-Motion Application Program Interface (API), Pro-Motion GUI, and C-source code for developing applications using the Magellan Motion Processor in either an embedded DOS or Windows environment
  • Serial port with baud rates up to 460K
  • CAN2.0b interface
  • On-board dual-port RAM for on-board trace capability and user-defined profiling

Compare to Magellan MC58113 IC Developer's Kit

  DK58420 DK58113
Number of Axes 4 1
Digital Current Loop No Yes
Amplifier External Onboard
Commutation Rate 10 kHz 20 kHz
Command Interfaces Serial, CAN, PCI SPI, Serial, CAN
Servo Loop Range 64 usec/axis 50 usec

What you’ll need

  • Personal computer
  • Pentium or better, one available PCI slot, 200MB of available disk space, 256MB of available RAM, and a CDROM drive. The PC operating system required is Windows 7.
  • 3-phase Brushless DC Motor up to 250W, with optional Hall sensors and optional quadrature encoder feedback with index.
  • Cables as required to connect the Magellan IC Developer’s Kit board to your motor, encoder, motion peripheral signals, and board power input.
  • DC power supply (recommend 24 Volt and 10 Amp, but DK will support 12V to 60V).
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MC73110 Velocity and Torque Control ICs Developer's Kit
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The DK73110 Developer's Kit is a complete motion control kit that significantly reduces the time needed to build a high-performance Brushless DC motor controller. This integrated board and software package allows designers to evaluate and use PMD’s Velocity and Torque Control IC. It provides a platform for developing an application, testing motors, and verifying software.

Features

  • Integrated amplifier for driving a three-phase Brushless motor at up to 10 amps
  • Complete board schematics in PDF and ORCAD format
  • Includes reference design for the amplifier
  • Includes Pro-Motion® GUI, our interactive Windows-based exerciser and data capture program
  • Includes C-Motion® application program interface C-source, and the MC73110 Velocity and Torque Control IC in either a Windows or an embedded environment
  • Serial port with baud rates up to 250K
  • Stand-alone 4" x 7" board

What you’ll need

  • Personal computer
    • Pentium or better, one available PCI slot, 200MB of available disk space, 256MB of available RAM, and a CDROM drive. The PC operating system required is Windows 7.
  • 3-phase Brushless DC Motor up to 250W, with optional Hall sensors and optional quadrature encoder feedback with index.
  • Cables as required to connect the MC73110 Developer’s Kit board to your motor, encoder, motion peripheral signals, and board power input.
  • DC power supply (recommend 24 Volt and 10 Amp, but DK will support 12V to 60V).
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Atlas Amplifier Developer's Kit
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The Atlas® Amplifier Developer's Kit simplifies development, allowing designers to quickly and easily build precise motion control systems. Designed to be extremely flexible, the kit allows users to select their preferred configuration of 1 or 4 axes. In addition to product documentation and software distribution media, the kit includes the Atlas Amplifier, carrier board, and L-bracket base with optional heat sink attachment.

Features

  • Atlas Amplifiers available in vertical and horizontal mounting configurations
  • Atlas carrier board (horizontal and vertical versions available)
  • L-bracket base with optional heat sink attachment (1 or 4 axis versions)
  • Includes Pro-Motion®, C-Motion®, and VB-Motion® development software
  • Includes Atlas DK DB9 communications cable and Atlas documentation

What you'll need

Our Developer’s Kits are designed to get you started on your prototype with minimal additional hardware. To create a complete motion system with the Atlas Amplifier Developer’s Kit, you’ll need only:

  • Personal computer
    • Pentium or better, one available PCI slot, 200MB of available disk space, 256MB of available RAM, and a CDROM drive. The PC operating system required is Windows 7.
  • Brushless DC, step motor, or DC Brush motor type (the motor type should match the specified Atlas Amplifier motor type).
    • Recommended motor size limits
      • Brushless DC – 750 W
      • DC Brush – 575 W
      • Step – 540 W
  • DC power supply (recommend 24 Volt and 10 Amp, but DK will support 12V to 56V).
  • For full encoder feedback and position control, consider using a companion positioning IC Developer's Kit such as the DK58113 for prototyping single-axis systems or the DK58420 for prototyping 2, 3, or 4-axis systems.
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Machine Controller Developer's Kit
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The Prodigy/CME Machine Controller Developer’s Kit serves as an electrical and software design tool for building control systems with PMD's Prodigy/CME Machine Controller cards. These are versatile and high-performance 1- to 4-axis motion controllers that include on-card Atlas amplifiers; downloadable C-language program support; serial, CAN, and Ethernet communications; and numerous other features.

Features

  • Complete all-in-one machine controller
  • Available in 1, 2, 3, and 4-axis configurations
  • Uses PMD’s advanced Magellan® Motion Processor
  • Supports DC Brush, Brushless DC, and step motors
  • On-card high-performance Atlas® amplifiers

What you'll need

  • Personal computer
    • Pentium or better, one available PCI slot, 200 MB of available disk space, 256 MB of available RAM, and a CD-ROM drive. The PC operating system required is Windows 7.
  • Up to four Brushless DC, step motor, or DC Brush motors. Encoder feedback is required for DC Brush and Brushless DC motors. For step motors, encoder feedback is optional.
  • Recommended motor size limits
    • Brushless DC – 750 W
    • DC Brush – 575 W
    • Step – 540 W
  • DC power supply per motor (recommend 24 Volt and 10 Amp, but the kit will support 12V to 56V).
    • The machine controller board itself is powered from the Atlas power input for axis #1 using on-board DC-to-DC circuitry. For first-time installation you will connect to both the board's serial port and Ethernet port.
  • Cables as required to connect to the motors you have selected. Each motor axis that is driven by an Atlas amplifier requires a motor drive cable. In addition, feedback signals such as encoder feedback and limits are provided via a separate connector, one connector per axis.
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ION Digital Drives Developer's Kit
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The ION® Digital Drive Developer's Kit is an easy-to-use digital drive and software package that makes setting up and testing motion systems quick and accurate. The kit consists of an ION 500 or ION 3000, communication and I/O cables, easy-to-use development software, and documentation. There is also an optional heat sink and DIN rail adapter for the ION 500 model.

Features

  • Complete digital drive and software package
  • Choice of 500 or 3000 Watt digital drive
  • Available in CAN or Serial versions
  • Includes Pro-Motion®, C-Motion®, and VB-Motion® development software
  • Includes communications cable (CAN or Serial) and a complete set of stub cables with matching ION connectors

What you’ll need

Our Developer’s Kits are designed to get you started on your prototype with minimal additional hardware. To create a complete motion system with the ION Digital Drive Developer’s Kit, you’ll need only:

  • A host controller.
    • Pentium or better, one available PCI slot, 200MB of available disk space, 256MB of available RAM, and a CDROM drive. The PC operating system required is Windows 7.
  • For RS485 or CAN communications, a PCI board, PCMCIA board, or USB adapter (supporting that communications standard) connected to the PC.
  • Mounting hardware to attach the ION module to your cabinet or system.
  • Limit switches and other motion peripherals as required for the application.
  • Brushless DC, step motor, or DC Brush Motor (should match the selected ION Motor type).
    • Recommended Motor Size Limits
      • Brushless DC        500W
      • DC Brushed          450W
      • Step                          350W
  • DC Power supply (recommend 56 Volt and 10 Amp, but DK will support 12V to 56V).
  • Cables. Either the Stub cable set that comes with ION Developer’s Kits or custom cables designed for your system.
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