About TRINAMIC Motion Control

Why Trinamic?

When digital information can be transformed into precise physical motion, previously infeasible use cases suddenly become possible and the fourth Industrial Revolution becomes a reality: Advanced robotics, Internet of Things, additive manufacturing, prosthetics, and IIoT, to name just a few.

Motion Control Is in Our DNA

Instead of semiconductor makers that just want to sell more chips, TRINAMIC Motion Control started with engineers who wanted to design better drives. It all began when Michael Randt, Founder of Trinamic, started developing a motion control chip together with his colleagues Lars Larsson and Bernhard Dwersteg. “Back in 1996, we often worked with DSPs, and the software was always the bottleneck and a source of problems – the cost of ownership was high. There was simply no hardware solution available, but we knew that designing motion control technology in hardware, not software, was essential for motors that work efficiently, reliably, smoothly, and quietly.”

How Does Trinamic Achieve This?

Nevertheless, efficiently turning digital information into physical motion requires more than just transferring data into movement. Motor control technology needs to be easy-to-implement for device developers and easy-to-use for end consumers. It demands flexible hardware building blocks that support on-demand changes and evolving device capabilities. It requires the ability to learn and respond to environment and context, turning repetitive automation into intelligent movement. And it needs to accomplish all of this in increasingly small form factors in order to handle use cases that were previously limited by device size requirements.

Trinamic achieves these critical requirements by making the most advanced motion control as easy as 1-2-3. Our developer toolkits place decades of motor experience at an engineer's fingertips. What’s more, we productize our expertise in hardware building blocks to remove complexity and ensure that even device developers without motion control experience can easily optimize motor designs and results, changing the way consumers live and industries work across the globe. 

Since every Trinamic product is built upon our strong heritage in motors, we’ve learned to apply technical solutions based on results, not biases for one technology approach or another.  We are proud of our unique culture that unites precision German engineering, the pursuit of perfection, and a hands-on, real-world approach to technology and physical motion. Our long history has taught us how to blend proprietary software and hardware components to optimize performance, drive miniaturization, and turn key motor characteristics into competitive advantages for our customers’ devices.

From Startups To Global Leaders

Thousands of companies around the world rely on Trinamic for perfect motor and motion control


Trinamic’s state-of-the-art ICs, modules, mechatronic systems, and developer toolkits enable today's software engineers to quickly and reliably develop highly precise drives that work efficiently, smoothly, and quietly. Trinamic is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany with a research center in Tallinn, Estonia, and Sales Engineers in both Chicago, IL, USA and Suzhou, China.