Magellan® Motion Control IC’s

The Magellan® Family of Motion Control ICs provides high-performance chip-based motion control for multiple motor types, including brushless and DC brush motor control. Magellan motion control ICs are available in 1, 2, 3, and 4-axis versions. These flexible and programmable devices control DC brush, brushless DC, step, and microstepping motors. They are designed for demanding applications such as medical automation, general automation, and scientific instrumentation.

Two versions of the Magellan are available. The multi-motor MC58000 motion control series controls all motor types (DC brush, brushless DC, step, and microstepping motors). The MC55000 series provides dedicated pulse & direction output for high-performance motion control and motor speed control. Magellan Motion Processors come in a single-IC, single-axis version, or a two-IC, multi-axis version. The ICs are packaged in a 144-pin TQFP, and a 100-pin TQFP. These devices operate at 3.3 V.

  • Available in 1, 2, 3 and 4-axis versions
  • Supports DC servo, brushless DC, microstepping and pulse & direction motors
  • Parallel IO, CANBus, serial point-to-point, serial multi-drop host communications
  • S-curve, trapezoidal, velocity contouring, and electronic gearing Profiles
  • Separately programmable acceleration and deceleration values
  • Velocity and position acceleration changes on-the-fly
  • Dual loop encoder input
  • 6-step (hall-based) and sinusoidal commutation for brushless motors
  • High Speed (up to 5 M-pulses/sec) pulse & direction output
  • Advanced PID filter with velocity and acceleration feedforward
  • Programmable dual biquad filters
  • Incremental encoder quadrature input (up to 5 MCounts/sec)
  • SPI DAC output
  • Parallel input for absolute encoder or resolver
  • 10-bit 20 kHz PWM or 16-bit DAC motor control output to an amplifier
  • PLC-style programmable inputs and outputs
  • 8 10-bit general-purpose analogue inputs
  • Two-directional limit switches, index input, and home indicator per axis
  • Axis settled indicator, tracking window and automatic motion error detection
  • Single-IC (single-axis) or two-IC (multi-axis) versions
  • Packaged in 144-pin and 100-pin TQFP (thin quad flat pack) 3.3 V operation

Single Chip Solutions

Dual Chipset Solutions

Magellan Motion Control IC Programmers Command Reference Manual

Magellan Motion Control IC User’s Guide

MC58000 Electrical Specifications

MC55000 Electrical Specifications

Magellan Family of Motion Control ICs Data Sheet