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TMC2160 Motor Driver Board

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Based on a Labs project | July 2019 | Find it here
TMC2160 Motor Driver Board
Stepper motors are popular in computer and microcontroller-based position control applications like robotics, industrial automation, CNC machines, 3D printers and video camera control. Due to their uncomplicated internal construction and their limited number of connection wires, stepper motors look deceptively simple. On the internet, there are even lots of tutorials on how to control these motors using an antique L293D driver IC and an Arduino, but for serious applications everything depends the quality and the capabilities of the motor driver.
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Default: SMD 0603, 1%, 100mW

R1,R2 = 75mΩ, 1W, 1206

R3 = 2.2Ω

R4,R5,R6,R7,R8,R9,R10,R11 = 22Ω

R12,R13,R14,R15 = 47Ω

R16,R17,R18 = 390Ω

R19 = 1kΩ

R20,R21,R22,R23 = 47kΩ​



Default: SMD 0603, 50V

C1 = 22nF

C2,C3,C4,C5,C6,C7,C8 = 100nF

C9,C10,C11,C12 = 220nF

C13,C14 = 470nF

C15 = 470nF, X5R, 16V

C16,C17 = 2.2μF, X5R, 25V

C18,C19 = 10μF, X5R, 50V, 1206

C20 = 150μF, 50V, 5000h/105°C



D1,D2,D3 = 1N4148, SOD-123

D4 = LED, 3mm, red

D5 = SMBJ36A

IC1 = TMC2160TA (TQFP48-EP) Trinamic

OK1,OK2,OK3 = TLP2745(TP,E

Q1,Q2,Q3,Q4 = AO4882



K1 = MC1,5/6-G-3,81 + MC 1,5/6-ST-3,81, Phoenix Contact

K2 = MC 1,5/4-G-3,81 + MC 1,5/4-ST-3,81, Phoenix Contact

K3 = 6-pin boxheader, 2×3, vertical, 0.1'' pitch

S1 = 6-way DIP switch, piano-type, 0.1'' pitch

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