TMC5160-BOB: Bipolar Stepper, 2.8A @ 9 ~ 36V


The TMC5160 breakout board is a development board with the dedicated TMC5160-TA chip. It is designed to give users the chance to rapidly prototype their applications - making it possible to immediately check how the motor performs with TMC chips while developing the application's software.

The TMC5160 is a high-power stepper motor controller and driver IC with serial communication interfaces. It combines a flexible ramp generator for automatic target positioning with industries' most advanced stepper motor driver. Using external transistors, highly dynamic, high torque drives can be realized. Based on Trinamic's sophisticated SpreadCycle and StealthChop choppers, the driver ensures absolutely noiseless operation combined with maximum efficiency and best motor torque. High integration, high energy efficiency and a small form factor enable miniaturized and scalable systems for cost effective solutions. The complete solution reduces learning curve to a minimum while giving best performance in class.

Features and additional Resources

  • TMC5160-TA stepper controller

  • Supply voltage 9-36V (limited by the MOSFETs)

  • Iphase, RMS up to 2.8A

  • Configuration & Control via SPI

  • S/D mode selectable via solder option

  • Use with optional low ESR ELCO, cap. 150uF

  • Board width 1.5", board height 1.1"


Manufacturer Trinamic Motion Control GmbH
Category Motor Control
Eval Board Part Number 1460-1250-ND
Eval Board Supplier Trinamic Motion Control GmbH
Eval Board Normally In Stock
Voltage In 9 ~ 36 V
Number of Motors and Type 1, Stepper Motor, BiPolar
Power / Current Out 2.8 A
Features Brake Function
Encoder Input
Open Circuit Protection
Over Current Protection
Over Voltage Protection
Short Circuit Protection
SPI Interface
Stall Detection
Thermal Protection
UART Interface
Component Count + Extras 40 + 3
Application / Target Market Factory Automation
Textile machinery
Design Author TRINAMIC
Main I.C. Base Part TMC5160

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