Trinamic Introduces the TMCM-1617 Servo Controller Module

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

April 23, 2020


Customizable TMCM-1617 single-axis servo drive targets 3-phase BLDC motors with up to 18A RMS and +24V supply.

TRINAMIC Motion Control GmbH & Co. KG  announced the TMCM-1617 single-axis servo controller module designed for servo drives with 18A RMS and 8 to 28V DC supply voltage.

Achieving high-current loop frequencies to minimize current ripple, the potted module enables smaller electric drives with high dynamics, according to the company. The TMCM-1617 also supports a range of encoders for position feedback, including incremental encoders, analog encoders, and digital hall sensors as position feedback. 

According to the company, the TMCM-1617 completed a highly accelerated life test (HALT) with operational temperatures ranging from -40°C to 85°C and mechanical vibrations of up to 30 GRMS.

Features and benefits:

  • Servo drive for 3-phase BLDC motors
  • 8V to 28V DC supply voltage
  • Up to 18A RMS motor current
  • RS485, CAN and EtherCAT interfaces
  • CANopen and TMCL protocol
  • Incremental and analog encoder feedback
  • Digital HALL sensor feedback
  • Reference Switch Inputs
  • Cooling via aluminum housing
  • L/W/H: 36.8mm x 26.8mm x 11.1mm
  • Weight: ca. 24g

The drive can be configured for soldering to a custom baseboard. Trinamic also offers customization of the TMCM-1617 carrier board or integration services to meet application-specific designs. The TMCM-1617 is now available through Trinamic's distribution channels.

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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