This manual provides a complete user guide for the ION/CME N-Series Digital Drives. For documentation on other members of the ION Digital Drive family please consult the appropriate documentation.
ION/CME N-Series Digital Drives are single-axis motion controllers with integrated power electronics and network communications. Various models are available to drive DC Brush, Brushless DC, and step motors. Their very compact size, range of power output levels, and high level of connectivity make them an ideal solution for embedded or
distributed motion control applications that require high performance in a small envelope.
ION N-Series Drives are based on PMD’s Magellan Motion Control IC and perform profile generation, encoder position feedback, position servo compensation, step motor stall detection, brushless DC motor commutation, microstep generation, digital current/torque control, and more. All members of the ION family have integrated, highpower drive stages which fully protect from overcurrent, undervoltage, overvoltage, overtemperature, and short-circuit faults.
N-Series ION host communication options include Ethernet, CAN, RS232/RS485, and SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface). Each drive also supports an additional CAN and SPI expansion network for connecting to other N-Series ION or to other peripherals. All ION/CME N-Series Drives include a C-Motion Engine, allowing user application code 10 ION/CME N-Series Digital Drive User Manual 1 to be downloaded and executed directly in the drive, along with NVRAM memory and trace memory for permanent and temporary storage of control parameters and performance trace results.
The N-Series Drives are PCB (printed circuit board) mounted and are packaged in a plastic and metal solderable module measuring 1.48" x 1.48" x .66" (37.6 mm x 37.6 mm x 16.8 mm). They come in three power levels; 75 watts, 350 watts, and 1,000 watts and utilize a 44 pin (2 x 22) 50-mil header for signal connections and a 7-pin high current connector for the DC bus and motor connections.