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Performance Motion Devices uses many years of experience and technical innovation to provide motion control IC chips and motion controllers to customers across an extensive variety of industries. Our high-performance motion control solutions are built for the most demanding robotics and lab automation applications. PMD Corp's motion control IC products include:

  • Magellan®: High precision motion control and positioning ICs - Part Number(s): MC58113, MC58000, MC55000, MC73110
  • Juno®: Powerful, ultra-efficient velocity and torque control ICs - Part Number(s): MC78113
  • Navigator, Pilot and First-generation IC: Only available as designed into existing equipment.

Magellan Family

The Magellan® Family of Motion Control ICs provides high-performance chip-based motion control for multiple motor types, such as Servo motors and drives. Available in 1, 2, 3, and 4-axis versions, these flexible, programmable multi-axis controllers work with Brushless DC controllers, stepper motors, and DC Brush motors. Magellan ICs are designed for demanding applications such as medical lab automation robotics, liquid handling, and other scientific instrumentation. Magellan motion control IC chips can be used directly in your own control board designs, or via Performance Motion Device's module, digital drive, and motor control board products, where they form the motion control core of each of these devices.

Magellan Family of Motion Control ICs:

Magellan® MC58113
Our popular positioning motion control IC with motor current control for Brushless DC, DC Brush, and step motors in a compact single-axis motion controller package.

Magellan® MC58000
A powerful positioning IC for Brushless DC, DC Brush, and step motors in a compact one- to 4 axis motion controller package.

Magellan® MC55000
A positioning motion controller for step motors in a compact one- to 4 axis motion control system.

Magellan MC58113 Motion Control IC
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MC58113 Single-axis Positioning Motion Control IC with Current Control

Our Magellan® MC58113 Motion Control IC provides high-performance motion control with an integrated digital current loop for medical, scientific, robotic, and automation applications. Available as a single, one-axis IC, the MC58113 IC is a programmable device that provides positioning, velocity, and torque control for Brushless DC, step, and DC Brush motors. This versatile and powerful IC provides profile generation, servo-loop closure, commutation, and pulse and direction output along with direct quadrature encoder input. Advanced digital current control and amplifier switch signal generation technology provides smooth, ultra-quiet operation – particularly useful for eliminating the noise associated with step motors.

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Magellan MC58000 Motion Control ICs
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Magellan MC58000 Multi-axis Positioning Motion Control IC

The Magellan® MC58000 Motion Control IC provides high-performance motion control for medical, scientific, robotic, and automation applications. Available in 1, 2, 3, and 4-axis versions, the MC58000 IC is a programmable device that provides position and velocity control for Brushless DC, step, and DC Brush motors. This flexible and powerful chipset provides profile generation, servo-loop closure, commutation, and pulse and direction output along with direct quadrature encoder input. Motor command output is provided for PMD's Atlas Amplifier modules, on-card PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) IC amplifiers, or +/- 10V input amplifiers.

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Magellan MC55000 Motion Control IC
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Magellan MC55000 Multi-axis Pulse and Direction Motion Control IC

The Magellan® MC55000 Motion Control IC provides high-performance motion control for medical, scientific, robotic, and automation applications. Available in 1, 2, 3, and 4-axis versions, this flexible, programmable device provides profile generation and pulse and direction output for step motor-based systems.

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Juno Velocity & Torque Control IC Family
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Juno® Velocity & Torque Control IC Family

The Juno® family of ICs provide advanced velocity and torque control for brushless DC, DC brush, and step motors. They are the industry’s first family of compact ICs with full four quadrant motion control, direct input quadrature encoder, profile generation, and advanced current control.

Juno ICs are targeted for medical, scientific, industrial, and robotic applications that need to minimize motor noise, vibration and power consumption. Juno ICs are easy to deploy with embedded motion commands, on-board intelligence, and direct analog and digital amplifier signal interfacing.

Performance runs in the family

  • Easy Integration
  • Integrated Safety Features
  • Flexible Offerings - Velocity or Step

Meet the family

Juno ICs are offered in two major product groups:

  • Velocity Control ICs: Sophisticated velocity and torque control of 3-phase brushless DC, DC brush, step motors or multi-motor.
  • Step Motor Control ICs: State of the art step motor control with pulse and direction or SPI command input.

No matter what your motor control application, there is a Juno IC that will take your application to a higher level.

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Navigator
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The Navigator® Family of Motion Control ICs delivers highly integrated, motion control technology for controlling multiple motor types including DC Brush, Brushless DC, step, and microstepping. Navigator motion control ICs are available in 1, 2, and 4-axis configurations, and are ideal for semiconductor handling, industrial equipment, and security. Applications include DC motor speed control and high-performance motion control.

While our Navigator®, Pilot®, and First Generation ICs are no longer available for new product development, we continue to supply and service these products for customers using them in existing equipment. For technical information about Navigator or Pilot ICs, please see our online resources.

Pilot
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The Pilot® Family of Motion Control ICs provides single-axis motion control for Brushed servo, Brushless servo, step, and microstepping motors from a single IC. Pilot motion control ICs are well suited to applications in medical automation, robotics, and semiconductor handling.

While our Navigator®, Pilot®, and First Generation ICs are no longer available for new product development, we continue to supply and service these products for customers using them in existing equipment. For technical information about Navigator or Pilot ICs, please see our online resources.

MC73110 Velocity and Torque Control IC for use with other Magellan ICs
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The MC73110 Velocity and Torque Control IC provides high-performance digital current loop, velocity loop, and commutation for Brushless DC motors. This intelligent single-axis drive controller operates in internal velocity profile mode, velocity mode with an external velocity command signal, or torque mode with an external torque signal in combination with the Magellan® MC58000 series ICs.

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First Generation Motion Control ICs
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Dedicated, IC-based device that provides programmable motion control. Depending on the type of motor controlled, they provide servo loop closure, on-board commutation for Brushless motors, and high-speed pulse and direction outputs.

While our Navigator®, Pilot®, and First Generation ICs are no longer available for new product development, we continue to supply and service these products for customers using them in existing equipment. For technical information about Navigator or Pilot ICs, please see our online resources.