Mektronix MCP-1200 was developed to replace existing HCTL-1100 designs
by remaining backwards compatible and plug-in ready. This is a critical
replacement due to the end-of-life notice from Avago to obsolete the
HCTL-1100. The Mektronix MCP-1200 is a single axis motion control
solution for both servo and stepper motors that can be synchronized
with multiple chips for multi-axis applications.
No expertise in motion control algorithms or servo control is
necessary to implement a servo control system using the MCP-1200. All
the low-level fast computations are performed on the MCP-1200 freeing
up the host microcontroller for supervisory tasks. No external memory
is required, just an incremental encoder to provide position feedback.
The chip outputs a 12-bit analog or PWM signal to control the motor
drivers. A single chip motion control solution for both servo and
stepper motors will simplify multi-axis applications that incorporate
both types of motors.
The MCP-1200 is available for immediate delivery in the PLCC
44 lead package at a price point of $16.10 at 1000 pcs. A QFN-44
package will be available later. An evaluation board is
as a test bed that incorporates an 8051 based microcontroller for