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Single-Chip Motor Controller Enables Quieter, Smaller Precision Automation
12/10/2012

The cSPIN, STMicroelectronics' new single-chip motion controller, allows for the design of equipment such as robotics and industrial machines with quieter, smaller, and lighter precision movement and positioning systems, according to the company.   (Source: STMicroelectronics)
The cSPIN, STMicroelectronics’ new single-chip motion controller, allows for the design of equipment such as robotics and industrial machines with quieter, smaller, and lighter precision movement and positioning systems, according to the company.
(Source: STMicroelectronics)

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Cabe Atwell
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Re: good integration
Cabe Atwell   12/10/2012 5:36:18 PM
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I'd like to get my hands on a few for testing. I hope that minimum order of 1,000 is just a suggestion.

I want to build a small but high powered stepper driver, and this looks like a good option.

Is there an easy way to convert step signals from USB to parallel without CAM package restriction?

C

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   12/10/2012 1:24:53 PM
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Thanks for the perspective, naperlou. It seems that "less is more" is becoming a theme in motion-control systems, as smaller yet more complex devices require more precision and less bulk. Appreciate your comment.

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naperlou   12/10/2012 10:23:56 AM
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Reducing the motor control function to a single chip is a great way to reduce component count.  These functions are driven by physics and a broad range of motors, thus giving flexibility, but not requiring a fully generalized solution.

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