Performance Motion Devices leverages decades of experience and innovation to provide high-performance, reliable motion control solutions for customers across the globe and from a wide range of industries.

Flexible multi-axis positioning ICs that deliver precision, speed, and reliability.

The multi-motor, multi-axis Magellan® positioning IC provides high-performance chip-based motion control for medical, scientific, automation, industrial, and robotic applications. Magellan comes with easy, pre-configured motion commands and custom profile options which makes getting your motor up and running fast and easy. 

Magellan Motion Control IC

Magellan Motion ICs are complete motion controllers requiring only an external bridge circuit or 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.

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Magellan Features

  • 1, 2, 3, 4+ axes
  • Brushless DC, DC Brush, and Step Motor Support
  • Available in 144-pin TQFP or 100-pin TQFP
  • Built-in safety features
  • Data trace/diagnostics
  • Torque/current control
  • Comprehensive documentation
  • Pulse and direction
  • On-the-fly changes
  • Field-oriented control (FOC), PID position control, and more
  • Developer tools with an easy-to-understand motion language
  • Parallel, RS232/485 serial, and CANbus communications
  • Complex profile generation, including Trapezoidal, S-curve, and Electronic gearing
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Get your motor running in hours, not days, with easy to use board and software packages.

Magellan Developer Kits enable concurrent software and hardware development. While your hardware team develops your board, your software team can develop the system controls on the Developer Kit board.

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Magellan Developer Kits start as low as $395.
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Magellan Datasheet

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