The Magellan Motion Control IC User’s Guide supports the Magellan Family of ICs from PMD, including the MC58000 Series (DC brush, brushless DC, and step motor) and the MC55000 Series (step motor). In addition, Magellan processors are used in a number of card and module-level products including ION Digital Drives, Prodigy motion control cards, and Prodigy/CME Machine Controller cards.
Magellans are complete IC-based motion processors, providing trajectory generation and related motion control functions. Depending on the type of motor to be controlled, they provide servo loop closure, on-board commutation for brushless motors, and high-speed pulse and direction outputs. When the MC58113 is used, when used in ION Digital Drives, or when used with Atlas Digital amplifiers, they also provide current control, short circuit protection, and many other amplifier-related functions. Together, these products provide a software-compatible family of dedicated motion control ICs that can handle a large variety of motion control applications.