TMC5160/TMC5160A DATASHEET (Rev. 1.13 / 2019-NOV-19)
APPLICATION EXAMPLES: HIGH VOLTAGE – MULTIPURPOSE USE
The TMC5160 scores with complete motion controlling features, powerful external MOSFET driver stages,
and high-quality current regulation. It offers a versatility that covers a wide spectrum of applications from
battery powered, high efficiency systems up to embedded applications with 20A motor current per coil. The
TMC5160 contains the complete intelligence which is required to drive a motor. Receiving target positions,
the TMC5160 manages motor movement. Based on TRINAMICs unique features StallGuard2, CoolStep,
DcStep, SpreadCycle, and StealthChop, it optimizes drive performance. It trades off velocity vs. motor
torque, optimizes energy efficiency, smoothness of the drive, and noiselessness. The small form factor of
the TMC5160 keeps costs down and allows for miniaturized layouts. Extensive support at the chip, board,
and software levels enables rapid design cycles and fast time-to-market with competitive products. High
energy efficiency and reliability deliver cost savings in related systems such as power supplies and cooling.
For smaller designs, the compatible, integrated TMC5130 driver provides 1.4A of motor current.
MINIATURIZED DESIGN FOR ONE STEPPER MOTOR
CPU SPI TMC5160
An ABN encoder interface with scaler unit
and two reference switch inputs are used to
ensure correct motor movement. Automatic
interrupt upon deviation is available.
COMPACT DESIGN FOR MULTIPLE STEPPER MOTORS
More TMC5160 or TMC5130 or TMC5072
An application with 2 stepper motors is
shown. Additionally, the ABN Encoder
interface and two reference switches can be
used for each motor. A single CPU controls
the whole system, as there are no real time
tasks required to move a motor. The CPU-
board and the controller / driver boards are
highly economical and space saving.
The TMC5160-EVAL is part of TRINAMICs
universal evaluation board system which
provides a convenient handling of the
hardware as well as a user-friendly
software tool for evaluation. The
TMC5160 evaluation board system
consists of three parts:
LANDUNGSBRÜCKE (base board),
ESELSBRÜCKE (connector board including
several test points), and TMC5160-EVAL.
stepper controller/driver for external MOSFETs; TQFP48
stepper controller/driver f. ext. MOSFETs; wett. QFN8x8
-T denotes tape on reel packing (xx= TA or WA)
Evaluation board for TMC5160 (/A)
Baseboard for TMC5160-EVAL and further boards.
Connector board fitting to Landungsbrücke
7 x 7 (body)
85 x 55
85 x 55
61 x 38
Hint: TMC5160 in this manual always refers to both, the TMC5160A and TMC5160, unless explicitly noted
with “non-A-version” or “A-version”. The A-version compatibly replaces the non-A-version.