Magellan Family of Motion Control ICs

Magellan Family of Motion Control ICs

Magellan® Motion Control ICs provide high performance motion control for medical, scientific, robotics, and automation applications. Available in 1, 2, 3, and 4-axis versions, Magellans provide position and velocity control for Brushless DC, step, and DC Brush motors. These flexible and powerful ICs provide profile generation, servo-loop closure, commutation, current control, and pulse and direction output along with direct quadrature encoder input.

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Description

The Magellan Family of Motion Control ICs provide advanced motion control for medical, scientific, automation, industrial, and robotic applications. Available in 1, 2, 3, and 4-axis versions, these flexible, programmable devices control Brushless DC, DC Brush, and step motors.

A Powerful Motion Controller

Magellan Motion ICs are complete motion controllers requiring only an external amplifier to be functional. They are driven by a host using either a parallel bus, SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface), CANbus 2.0B, or RS232/485 serial. User selectable profiling modes include S-curve, trapezoidal, velocity contouring and electronic gearing. PID servo loop compensation utilizes a 32-bit position error and includes velocity and acceleration feedforward. High performance FOC (field oriented control) provides high accuracy, ultra-low noise motor operation.

Easy to Use and Program

All Magellan Motion Control ICs provide a flexible and powerful instruction set to initialize and control motion axes, monitor performance, and synchronize overall machine behavior. Working with Magellan ICs and Pro-Motion® development software makes it fast and easy to graph and analyze system performance; while C-Motion® language allows you to develop your own application using C/C++ or .NET languages.

Meet the Family

MC58000 Series: Positioning Motion Control ICs providing 1 to 4 axes of control for Brushless DC, DC Brush and step motors in a two-IC package.
MC55000 Series: Pulse and direction output positioning ICs providing 1 to 4 axes of control for step motors in a two-IC package.
MC58113 Series: Single axis positioning motion control ICs with integrated current control for Brushless DC, DC Brush and step motors in a single IC package.

Magellan Configuration Diagram

 

Features

  • Positioning Motion Control ICs for Brushless DC, DC Brush and step motors in a 1 to 4-axis package
  • S-curve, trapezoidal, velocity contouring, and electronic gearing profiles
  • Serial RS232/485, Parallel, CANbus, and SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) communications
  • Advanced PID filter with velocity and acceleration feedforward
  • High performance current control & PWM signal generation
  • Velocity, position and acceleration changes on-the-fly
  • Field oriented control
  • High speed (up to 5 Mpulses/sec) pulse & direction output
  • Incremental encoder quadrature input (up to 25 Mcounts/sec)
  • Programmable loop time to 50 μsec
  • Dedicated motion trace function for performance optimization
  • Overcurrent, overvoltage, and overtemperature monitoring
  • Two directional limit switches, index input, and home indicator per axis
  • Axis settled indicator, tracking window and automatic motion error detection
  • Programmable dual biquad filters
  • Programmable acceleration and deceleration values
  • Two directional limit switches, high speed index, and home inputs per axis
  • Dual loop encoder input
  • 3.3 V operation, packaged in 144- or 100-pin TQFP

Internal Block Diagram

Magellan Internal Block Diagram

 

Part Numbers

Ordering Information

Magellan Ordering Information

 

Single IC Magellans

Part Number Number of Axes Current Control (Y/N) Motors Supported
MC51113 1 Y DC Brush
MC53113 1 Y Brushless DC
MC54113 1 Y Step Motor
MC58113 1 Y DC Brush, Brushless DC, step motor

 

Two-IC Magellans

Part Number* Number of Axes Current Control (Y/N) Motors Supported
MC58120CP 1 N DC Brush, Brushless DC, step motor
MC58220CP 2 N DC Brush, Brushless DC, step motor
MC58320CP 3 N DC Brush, Brushless DC, step motor
MC58420CP 4 N DC Brush, Brushless DC, step motor
MC55120CP 1 N Step motor (pulse & direction format)
MC55220CP 2 N Step motor (pulse & direction format)
MC55320CP 3 N Step motor (pulse & direction format)
MC55420CP 4 N Step motor (pulse & direction format)
MC50000IOSE8G N/A N/A N/A

* Each listed CP chip is accompanied by the MC50000IOSE8G IC, together forming a two-IC chipset.

Specifications

Specifications

Parameter

Value

Motors supported

Brushless DC, DC Brush, Step motor

Host communication options

Serial RS232/485
CANbus 2.0B
Parallel bus (8 or 16 bits) (MC5X000 only)
SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface)

Position range

-2,147,483,648 to +2,147,483,647 counts

Velocity range

0 to 32,767 counts/sample

Acceleration and deceleration range

0 to 32,767 counts/sample2

Jerk range

0 to 1/2 counts/sample3

Servo loop range

50 μsec to 1.1 sec

Position error resolution

32 bits

Commutation rate

20 kHz

Signals per axis

QuadA/B, Index, Home, Hall A/B/C AxisIn, Pos/NegLimit, AxisOut, FaultOut

Max encoder rate

Incremental: Up to 25 Mcounts/sec
Parallel-word: Up to 160 Mcounts/sec

Operating temperature (Ta)

-40º C to 85º C

Supply voltage operating range (Vcc)

3.0 V to 3.6 V

 

Amplifier Connection Options

Atlas Digital Amplifier
Amplifier SPI bus interface 16-bit continuous torque command
Voltage range 12-56V, single voltage supply
Power range Low (75W), Medium (250W), High (500W)
Safety Overcurrent, over/undervoltage, overtemperature, I2T
Package Ultra-compact (27 x 27 x 13 mm), compact (39 x 39 x 15 mm)

Atlas Digital Amplifiers

 

 

On-board PWM amplifier circuitry
PWM output rate 20, 40, or 80 kHz
Current control modes FOC (field oriented control), A/B, third leg floating, voltage modefloating, voltage mode
Current loop rate 20 kHz
PWM output modes High/Low, Sign/Magnitude, 50/50

 

External +/- 10V input amplifier
Amplifier SPI bus serial DAC 16 bits

 

Pulse & direction input amplifier
Pulse and direction output rate Up to 4.9 Mpulses/sec

 

Mechanical Dimensions

144-Pin TQFP

144-pin TQFP Mechanical Dimensions

100-Pin TQFP

100-pin TQFP Mechanical Dimensions

 

Ratings and Compliance

Absolute Maximum Environmental and Electrical Ratings

MC 58xx0 CP

Supply Voltage (Vcc)

-0.3V to +4.6V

Vcc5 range

-0.3V to +5.5V

Input voltage (Vi) -0.3V to +4.6V
Package thermal impedance (θJA) 32°C/W
Junction temperature range (Tj) -40°C to 150°C
Storage Temperature (Ts) -65°C to 150°C
Nominal Clock Frequency (Fclk) 20.0 MHz

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MC50000IOSE8G

Supply Voltage (Vcc)

-0.5V to +3.6V

Input voltage (Vi) -0.5V to Vcc +0.5V
Package thermal impedance (θJA) 39.7°C/W
Junction temperature range (Tj) -40°C to 150°C
Storage Temperature (Ts) -65°C to 150°C
Nominal Clock Frequency (Fclk) 40.0 MHz

Developer Tools

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PMD Developer Kits make set-up, tuning, optimizing, and building your motion control application fast and easy.

Developer Kit includes:

  • MC58420 or MC58113 Developer Kit boards
  • Pro-Motion® Software
  • Software Development Kit (SDK) with C-Motion®
  • Complete manual set
  • Complete cable and prototyping connector set

 

Magellan Developer Kit

 

Developer Kit Part Numbers

Single IC Magellan DKs

Developer Kit Part Numbers Installed Motion IC Motors Supported
DK51113 MC51113 DC Brush
DK53113 MC53113 Brushless DC
DK54113 MC54113 Step motor
DK58113 MC58113 DC Brush, Brushless DC, step motor
DK58113S (Socketed) MC58113 DC Brush, Brushless DC, step motor

 

Two-IC Magellan DKs

Developer Kit Part Numbers Installed Motion IC Motors Supported
DK58420 MC58420 DC Brush, Brushless DC, step motor
DK55420 MC55420 Pulse & Direction output

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