Performance Motion Devices’ ultra-compact motion controller

Performance Motion Devices’ ultra-compact motion controller

April 23, 2021

Performance Motion Devices

Performance Motion Devices Inc. (PMD), a leading provider of motion control ICs, modules, and boards, announces the availability of ION/CME N-Series digital drives, new members of the ION Digital Drive family that provide high-performance motion control, network connectivity and amplification. N-Series ION digital drives feature a patented, ultra-rugged PCB-mountable package with three power output levels – 75W, 300W, and 1,000W. All ION/CME N-Series digital drives support brushless DC, DC brush, and step motors.

ION/CME N-Series digital drives provide profile generation, servo compensation, stall detection, field-oriented control (FOC), electronic camming, and many other motion control functions. Additional features include support for Ethernet, CAN, serial, and SPI (serial peripheral interface) communications, and support for quadrature, sin/cos, and BiSS-C encoder formats.

Benefits of ION/CME N-Series digital drives include:

  • Revolutionary reduction in development time – To create a complete ready-to-go control solution, engineers only have to select their desired motor type and power level, and install on a simple interconnect board with their choice of connectors and form factor.
  • Flexible connection options – ION N-Series ION digital drives are easy to plug in and connect, supporting a range of communication interfaces including CAN, Ethernet, RS232, RS485, and SPI.
  • Small package, big power – Despite their small size, measuring only 1.48”x1.48”x0.66” (38mm x 38mm x 17mm), N-Series ION drives can drive Brushless DC, DC Brush, and step motors with up to a Kilowatt of continuous power output.
  • Fully programmable – At the core of every ION/CME N-Series digital drive is PMD's powerful motion control language called C-Motion. This award-winning language gives engineers the ability to write code and share across all their machine designs.