- Published in issue 10/1999 on page 14
Stepper motor control - part 2:
SMC, a 80C166-powered driver for 4 motors
Over the past few years, we’ve witnessed a significant increase in the use of stepper motors. This result is largely due to technological advances and refinements achieved by the semiconductor industry, which currently offers a galaxy of integrated circuits, drivers and power stages specifically developed for the control of stepper motors. The number of ready-made controls complete with power drivers has also seen a remarkable increase.