Digi-Key – Monolithic micro-stepping driver provides fully-digital motion control (STMicroelectronics L6470)Jun 7 2012 - Semiconductors [More Semiconductors Articles]
The STMicroelectronics L6470 dSPIN motor driver is now available from Digi-Key. The device provides fully-digital motion control with no need for a dedicated MCU to perform speed profile and positioning calculations.
The digital control core, together with the innovative voltage-mode driving operation, results in a position resolution of up to 128 micro-steps and smoother motion. The fast SPI interface, with daisy-chain capability, allows a single MCU to control multiple devices. Reduced resonance, noise and vibration at low speed make the overall application much simpler and lighter, says the company.
Application areas include industrial, stage lighting, ATM, POS, textile machines, factory automation, medical equipment, security, vending machines, computers / peripherals and printers.More news from Digikey