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maxon precision motors' DEC module 24/2 - Model# 367661

maxon precision motors' DEC module 24/2 - Model# 367661

The first in a new family of low cost, digital brushless motor controllers, the DEC Module is a compact and powerful plug-in module incorporating all the elements necessary to drive a sensored brushless dc motor up to 48W. Measuring just 0.95 x 0.80 inch the DEC Module can be conveniently mounted onto any printed circuit board either by socket terminal strips or by soldering directly onto a printed circuit board. A complementary evaluation board is available to facilitate the initial evaluation process. The DEC 24/2 plug-in module was designed to eliminate the step of developing a brushless motor controller from scratch. The proprietary firmware can be tailored to address a wide variety of applications. The DEC Module 24/2 provides a low cost, easy to integrate, pre-packaged brushless motor control solution. The standard 0.100 pitch pinout makes it easy to integrate into any printed circuit board design. More specific, mechanical designers can quickly get their brushless motor up and running without having to design or develop their own controller. There are a variety utilities and I/O functions, inclusive of set speed values (500 - 80,000 rpm), direction, enable and status. There is also a wide range of protection features built in; over current, under current, over voltage, under voltage, thermal overload, current limits, invalid hall sensor and locked rotor protection to name just a few. Essentially, the DEC module provides a seamless brushless motor control solution. A designer can go directly from the evaluation stage to production by simply laying out their printed circuit board accordingly; thereby bypassing the electronic control development step. Currently there is no control product like the DEC Module 24/2 on the market to compare it to - this concept is unique. The DEC Module 24/2, and all its I/O and protection features can be initially evaluated with a complementary evaluation board. The designer can then chose which features are desirable for his application and tailor the firmware to his application. The compact footprint, 0.95 x 0.80 inch, conveniently mates (plug-in) with a standard printed circuit board design via socket terminal strips or by direct soldering onto a printed circuit board.

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