Infineon Stepper Motor Control Shield

Stepper Motor Control Shield with IFX9201 & XMC1300

Hardware compatible to Arduino, available now!

The stepper motor control shield from Infineon technologies is one of the first high current stepper motor control boards being compatible to Arduino as well as to Infineon's XMC1100 Boot Kit. The stepper motor control shield is capable to drive the two coils in a stepper motor featuring dual-h-bridge configuration. The implemented integrated IFX9201 h-bridges can be controlled by a STEP- and DIRection-signal via the according pins. Interfacing to a microcontroller is made easy by the integrated XMC1300 microcontroller that holds the peripherals to allow high-speed current control. Microstepping of the stepper motor can be achieved using the internal comparators, operational amplifiers are installed to adapt the motor current sense signal to the microcontroller's input levels.

Features:
  • Compatible with Arduino Uno R3
  • Compatible to XMC1300
  • Capable of high performance current control
  • Micro stepping degree can be adjusted by software
  • Driver circuit with logic level inputs
Benefits:
  • Fast and inexpensive prototyping of stepper motor control
  • Simple testing of microstepping algorithms
  • Diagnose pin to allow hardware feedback during development
  • Overtemperature shut down with latch behavior and undervoltage shut down of the power section
Target applications:
  • Stepper motors up to 5A phase current

  • 24V nominal input voltage for the power stage

  • Average motor current 3A without additional cooling effort, 5A possible with proper cooling