STMicroelectronics Announces SPIMD20 High-End Motor-Control Module
STMicroelectronics announced SPIMD20, customizable high-end motor-control module that is small enough to mount directly on the motor, in addition to providing connection via industrial Ethernet. The new module will enable faster delivery of elegant cost-effective industrial solutions such as multi-axis robotics, conveyors, packaging machines, and process automation equipment.
The SPIMD20 can drive brushless 3-phase motors up to 2kW, and is ideal for various industrial applications. Developed in conjunction with motion-control specialist Robox, the module combines ST’s reliable high-performance semiconductor technologies, including 1200V/40A IGBT power switches and the TD352 – gate driver. Two STM32 microcontrollers provide a powerful processing engine for motor control and networking functions. A real-time communication interface supporting protocols such as EtherCAT® and CANopen® DS402 is provided. Basic firmware supporting network connectivity and featuring PWM driving, current loop and speed-loop execution synchronized to the fieldbus is also available.
SPIMD20 – High-End Motor-Control Module
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More information about Motor-Control Module can be found at STMicroelectronics Website