The STK672-080 is a stepping motor driver hybrid IC that uses power MOSFETs in the output stage. It includes a built-in microstepping controller and is based on a unipolar constant-current PWM system. It supports five excitation methods: 2 phase, 1-2 phase, W1-2 phase, 2W1-2 phase, and 4W1-2 phase excitations, and can provide control of the basic stepping angle of the stepping motor divided into 1/16 step units. It also allows the motor speed to be controlled with only a clock signal.
- upto 45V supply voltage;
- upto 3.3A (2.8 without heatsink)
- step – dir – enable command pins (internal traslator);
- built-in sensing resistors;
- 1/16 of steps it is not a true ‘microstepping’ because it is obtained generating a step on the rising and the falling edges of the signal pulse. In our environment (CNC machines), therefore, it is useless (we can consider, for this reason, a max of 1/8 step);
- max input pulse frequency is 50Khz. It means that using a 1/8 microstepping with a 200 steps motor we can obtain, at max, a theoretical 31,25 turns per second.
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About Microstepping: http://www.zaber.com/wiki/Microstepping_Tutorial