Reference Design: Microstepper Motor Design Board (Z8F1680MM00MODG)

Zilog’s Z8F1680 MCU-based Microstepper Motor Reference Design offers a complete and easy-to-use platform that demonstrates the feature set of the Z8F1680 Microcontroller, which is optimized for microstepper motor control. This Microstepper Motor Design Board drives a unipolar stepper motor using the Z8F1680 MCU’s onboard analog comparators for one-shot feedback current limiting. It also uses the Z8F1680 MCU’s multichannel timer as a microstepper sine/cosine current generator.

Key Features

  • Stepper motor
  • Sine/cosine microstepping
  • Current limiting
  • Speed control
  • Directional control of the motor
  • One-step advancing of the motor
  • Current generator for each coil

Potential Applications

  • Precision surgical procedures
  • Motorized position camera
  • HVAC coolant control
  • Robotic arms for a factory production line
  • Robot controls
  • Valve control for a fluid control system
  • Motorized curtains or window cover controls
  • Laser or optical precision positioning equipment
    • Linear actuators
    • Linear stages
    • Goniometers
    • Mirror mountsī€ 
  • Packaging machinery
  • CD/DVD disk drives
  • Flatbed/image scanners
  • Computer printers
  • Plotters
  • Slot machines
  • Intelligent lighting
  • Retrieval or exploration/drilling machinery

The Microstepper Motor Reference Design is available as an individual board and as part of the Microstepper Motor Reference Design Kit, which includes a stepper motor and power adapter.

Get started developing your Microstepper Motor reference design today! Contact Zilog Customer Service to purchase this Microstepper Motor Design Board.

The Microstepper Motor Design Board

Associated Documentation
Doc ID Title Doc Type
RD0004 Control a Microstepper Motor with the Z8F1680 MCU Reference Design Reference Design
RD0004-SC01 Source code for the Control a Microstepper Motor with the Z8F1680 MCU Reference Design Source Code
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