The Stellaris® Stepper Motor Control Module (MDL-STEPPER) is a rapid-time-to-market module solution that offers OEMs the capability of quickly adding stepper motion control capability to any application. Combining the strength and flexibility of the Stellaris microcontrollers with Fairchild Semiconductor´s gate drivers and MOSFETs creates an advanced stepper motor control solution that has been carefully engineered for performance, cost,and flexibility. Stepper motors are particularly suited for use in two- and three-axis CNC equipment, sorting and grading equipment, specialized printers and scanners, and factory automation.
The MDL-STEPPER contains the feature-rich Stellaris LM3S617 microcontroller designed for motion control applications and a Fairchild Semiconductor power stage consisting of Fairchild´s FAN73832 HVIC Driver and FDMS3672 MOSFET. The MDL-STEPPER takes advantage of the integrated features of the Stellaris microcontroller and the processing power of the ARM® Cortex™-M3 core to implement chopper control without the need for an external step controller or comparator circuits.
The MDL-STEPPER includes the following product features: