Dependable Building Blocks

Rapid technological improvement leads to increasingly complex development. Well-designed ICs with a comprehensive design package including proven reference designs, evaluation-boards, CAD symbols and sample code build the foundation of your design.

Integrated Circuits

For all our ICs we offer Evaluation Kits to start development out-of-the-box. Just connect motors and a computer, start the TMCL-IDE and with a few mouse clicks the motor is running. Evaluation of product features is now possible without a single line of code.

Stepper Driver ICs

Trinamic’s monolithic stepper motor drivers build powerful integrated systems by integrating a state of the art microstepping sequencer and power drivers. By reducing the number of external components required, Trinamic stepper drivers allow for smallest systems.

Using the lowest RDSon TrenchFET switches Trinamic’s multi-chip stepper drivers reduce power loss and do not require heat-sinks in their full specified current range. This decreases both the system's power consumption and the total system cost.

Name
Motor Supply
Phase Current, RMS
Microsteps
SPI
Step / Direction
UART
coolStep™
spreadCycle™
stallGuard2™
stealthChop™
passive breaking
stallGuard™
Package
TMC2041-LA 5…26V1.1A1…256 yes yes yes yes yes yesQFN48 (7x7)
TMC2100-LA 5…46V1.2A1…256 yes yes yesQFN36 (5x6)
TMC2100-TA 5…46V1.4A1…256 yes yes yeseTQFP48
TMC2130-LA 5…46V1.2A1…256 yes yes yes yes yes yes yesQFN36 (5x6)
TMC2130-TA 5…46V1.4A1…256 yes yes yes yes yes yes yeseTQFP48
TMC2208-LA 5…36V1.2A1…256 yes yes yes yesQFN28 (5x5)
TMC2224-LA 5…36V1.2A1…256 yes yes yes yesQFN28 (5x5)
TMC236B-PA 7…34V1.1A yesQFP44
TMC246B-PA 7…34V1.1A yes yesQFP44
TMC260A-PA 9…40V1.4A1…256 yes yes yes yes yesQFP44
TMC261-PA 9…60V1.4A1…256 yes yes yes yes yesQFP44
TMC2660-PA 9…30V2.8A1…256 yes yes yes yes yesQFP44

Stepper Gatedriver ICs

Designs with pre-driver and external MOSFETs allow powerful flexible designs with a high current profile perfectly matched to your motors.

All Trinamic pre-drivers provide full diagnostics via SPI. With Trinamic’s unique advanced current control capabilities, all Trinamic stepper drivers and pre-drivers provide precise and smooth microstepping.

Name
Motor Supply
SPI
Step / Direction
Microsteps
stallGuard™
stallGuard2™
coolStep™
spreadCycle™
Package
TMC248-LA 7…34V yes yesQFN28 (5x5)
TMC249A-LA 7…34V yes yesQFN32 (7x7)
TMC249A-SA 7…34V yes yesSO28
TMC262-LA 9…60V yes yes yes yes yesQFN32 (5x5)

Controlled Stepper Driver ICs (cDriver™)

Trinamic’s cDriver™ is an integrated solution with a motion controller and driver in one single device, translating digital information into physical motion. It combines a sophisticated ramp generator for automatic target positioning with the industries most advanced stepper motor driver. Being highly integrated and energy efficient, the small cDriver™ enables miniaturized and scalable systems for cost-effective solutions.

For all applications, like surveillance cameras, office automation equipment or infusion pumps, that require multiple dependable motors but small build volume, dual axis cDrivers are the perfect solution.

Name
Axes
Motor Supply
Microsteps
trapezoidal
sixPoint™
Stall detection
chopSync™
coolStep™
spreadCycle™
stallGuard2™
stealthChop™
short to GND detection
passive breaking
Package
TMC223-LI 18…29V1…16 yes yesQFN32 (7x7)
TMC223-SI 18…29V1…16 yesSO20
TMC5031-LA 25…16V1…256 yes yes yes yes yes yesQFN48 (7x7)
TMC5041-LA 25…26V1…256 yes yes yes yes yes yesQFN48 (7x7)
TMC5062-LA 25…20V1…256 yes yes yes yes yes yesQFN48 (7x7)
TMC5072-LA 25…26V1…256 yes yes yes yes yes yesQFN48 (7x7)
TMC5130A-TA 15…46V1…256 yes yes yes yes yes yes yeseTQFP48

Motion and Interface Controller ICs

An integrated logic unit that calculates ramping and positioning and offloads real-time calculations from the MCU.

Name
Axes
trapezoidal
advanced S-shaped
sixPoint™
SPI
Step / Direction
a/b/n incremental
SSI
PWM
analog
Hall
closed loop control
dcStep™
chopSync™
dual encoder support
Package
TMC4210-I 1 yes yes yesSSOP16
TMC424 3 yes yesTQ100
TMC429-I 3 yes yesSSOP16
TMC429-LI 3 yes yes yesQFN32 (5x5)
TMC429-PI24 3 yes yesSOP24
TMC4330A-LA 1 yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yesQFN32 (4x4)
TMC4331A-LA 1 yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yesQFN32 (4x4)
TMC4361A-LA 1 yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yesQFN40 (6x6)
TMC457-BC 1 yes yes yes yes yesFBGA144
TMC4670-BI 1 yes yes yes yes yesBGA256 (17x17)

motionCookies™

motionCookies™ are Systems in a Package (SiP) that get the job done. Just add external MOSFETs for a complete motion control system.

We developed the “cookies” to address the fast growing group of customers who do not want to design their system from scratch, but still want to design their own board. The cookies bundle the performance of Trinamic ICs with proven Trinamic firmware. And the best thing: The product can be customized easily and without additional NRE. Firmware as well as label can be customized.

Longevity: The footprint of the component will not change for decades, even if the internal microcontroller changes due to shrinking.

Name
trapezoidal
CAN
RS485
SPI
TMCL
Package
TMCC160-LC TMCL yes yes yes yes yesLGA51

Industrial Ethernet ICs

EtherCAT™ by Trinamic: Industrial strength.

Trinamic makes some of the most advanced motor drivers and dedicated motion controllers available. However, there is the need to synchronize drives, and sometimes CAN and RS-485 just don’t cut it: Speed and real-time performance guarantee precision in synchronized motion.

Why did we start to do our own EtherCAT slave controller ICs and what do we mean with "industrial strength"? > Learn more <

Name
a/b/n incremental
PWM
SPI
Step / Direction
GPIO
2x MII (EtherCAT™)
analog
EtherCAT™
IIC
RMII (EtherCAT™)
SSI
Package
TMC8460-BI yes yes yes yes yes yesFBGA400
TMC8461-BA yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
TMC8462-BA yes yes yes yes yes yes yes

3-Phase Gatedriver ICs

An integration of pre-drivers, sensing and protection circuitry. Optionally equipped with microstep sequencer or commutation logic.

Name
Motor Supply
SPI
Step / Direction
PWM
coolStep™
stallGuard2™
brake before make
short to GND detection
slope control
current sensing via MOSFET
Package
TMC389-LA 9…60V yes yes yes yesQFN32 (5x5)
TMC603A-LA 12…50V yes yes yes yes yesQFN52 (8x8)
TMC6130-LA 4.5…28V yes yesQFN32 (5x5)

Evaluation Kits

For all our ICs, we offer Evaluation Kits so you can start development out-of-the-box. Just connect motors and a computer, start the TMCL-IDE, and with a few clicks of the mouse the motor is running. Evaluation of product features is now possible without a single line of code.

On-Demand and Discontinued Products

Here you'll find products that are no longer actively promoted.