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From Trinamic: Introducing the new TMC5160 SilentStepStick

Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on June 20, 2019

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Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

The SilentStepSticks revolutionized the 3D printing industry, making 3D printers silent. With the more powerful TMC5160 SilentStepStick, makers can easily scale up their printers or transform their CNC routers or engraving machines.

Hamburg, 25 March 2019 - TRINAMIC Motion Control GmbH & Co. KG launches the TMC5160 SilentStepStick. Outpowering all other StepSticks on the markets, this tiny breakout board with the TMC5160 can drive motors up to 3A phase current at 35V. 

“The SilentStepSticks revolutionized the 3D printing industry, making 3D printers silent,” explains Jonas P. Proeger, Marketing Director at Trinamic. “With the more powerful TMC5160 SilentStepStick, makers can easily scale up their printers or transform their CNC routers or engraving machines.”

The TMC5160 SilentStepStick not only extends the product family by a more powerful solution, it’s also more advanced than the previous StepSticks and contains the latest version of both StallGuard and StealthChop thanks to Trinamic’s TMC5160 controller/driver IC. These features improve the user experience while enabling cleaner machines with fewer parts as well, since limit switches are no longer needed.

Besides StallGuard and StealthChop, the TMC5160 SilentStepStick allows for up to 256 microsteps per full step. With such smooth and precise motion, makers can turn their ideas into tangible products better than ever before. 

As with the previous SilentStepSticks, these are designed by Watterott in collaboration with Trinamic and open-source. 

Features and benefits

  • Step/Dir and SPI interface
  • Configuration via SPI or CFG pins
  • Up to 256x microstepping
  • 3 – 5V logic supply voltage
  • For 10…35V motors with up to 3.0A RMS
  • Standby current reduction
  • Packed with Trinamic’s latest Technologies


Source: https://www.trinamic.com/company/news/news-detail/introducing-the-new-tmc5160-silentstepstick/


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Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on June 20, 2019

About Symmetry Electronics Team

Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

Why partner with Symmetry Electronics? Symmetry's technical staff is specially trained by our suppliers to provide a comprehensive level of technical support. Our in-house Applications Engineers provide free design services to help customers early in the design cycle, providing solutions to save them time, money and frustration. Contact Symmetry for more information.

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