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Nippon Pulse Introduces FMC32 Control Board for Bipolar Steppers

Nov 22, 2011

Nippon Pulse has announced the release of its newest motion control product, the FMC32 control board for control of 2-phase bipolar stepper motors. The FMC32 is a compact controller with an integrated driver and is equipped with the LSI PCD2112 chip for controlling a serial bus.

Designed with a built-in CPU, the FMC32 is able to register up to 32 operation patterns (s-curve and linear) and up to 256 steps in an execution sequence in the board's internal memory. The FMC32 automatically processes those patterns and sequences without the need of an external PC. Because of the presence of the built-in CPU, users can repeat the execution sequence automatically.

Using a USB-to-4-wire serial conversion unit simplifies the writing and saving of patterns and execution sequences to the non-volatile memory.

In addition to the PCD2112 serial bus control chip, the FMC32 board also contains the NP3775E3 driver chip, which can drive a motor in both full-step and half-step excitation modes. Other features of the FMC32 board include an input voltage of DC 24V, a maximum current of 1.2A, a maximum output pulse frequency of 2.4Mpps, and two operational modes (PC control mode and stand-alone control mode).

Nippon Pulse America, a fully-owned American subsidiary of Nippon Pulse Motor Co., Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan. Nippon Pulse offers various controllers (boards and chips), drivers (boards and chips), and motors (tin-can, hybrid, and linear servo) that cover a wide range of motion control applications. For more information on the FMC32 control board or other Nippon Pulse products, please visit or call 1-540-633-1677.

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