The M3000 motion control IC from System Semiconductor provides a system for motion control, handling time-critical motion and motor tasks in silicon to control and position multi-phase step motors. The product uses an integrated, mixed signal system-on-a-chip architecture combining major motion and motor control building blocks while simultaneously working as a high-speed, general purpose microcontroller, incorporating extensive communication, analog and system functions for general machine control. According to the company, incorporation of the M3000’s extensive communication and general analog functions provides the user the capability to control a large variety of systems without additional circuits. An operating temperature range of –40°C to +85°C makes the M3000 appropriate for commercial and industrial applications.
System Semiconductor, Inc.
860-295-6170, www.systemsemi.com