SilentStepStick

The Silent-Step-Stick is a Stepper Motor Driver Board for 2-Phase Motors, based on Trinamic Drivers: TMC 2100 / TMC 2130 / TMC 2208 / TMC 5160 / TMC 5161.

Features

  • Hardware compatible with StepStick and Pololu A4988 Stepper Motor Drivers
  • Open-Source and released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License
  • Trinamic stepper motor driver (chopper drive / constant current drive)
  • Components on the bottom PCB side for better heat emission
  • Automatic standby current reduction
  • microPlyer - microstep interpolator for increased smoothness of microstepping
  • stealthChop - for quiet operation and smooth motion
  • spreadCycle - highly dynamic motor control chopper
  • Extra features of TMC2130:
    • SPI configuration interface (up to 4MHz)
    • up to 256 native microsteps (without interpolation)
    • coolStep - current control for energy savings
    • stallGuard2 - sensorless motor load detection
    • dcStep - load dependent speed control
    • Automatic stealthChop and spreadCycle switchover depending on velocity
  • Extra features of TMC220x:
    • UART configuration interface (9600…500k Baud)
    • up to 256 native microsteps (without interpolation)
    • stealthChop2 - faster motor acceleration/deceleration than stealthChop
    • Automatic stealthChop and spreadCycle switchover depending on velocity
  • Extra features of TMC516x:
    • SPI configuration interface (up to 4MHz)
    • up to 256 native microsteps (without interpolation)
    • stealthChop2 - faster motor acceleration/deceleration than stealthChop
    • coolStep - current control for energy savings
    • stallGuard2 - sensorless motor load detection
    • dcStep - load dependent speed control
    • Automatic stealthChop and spreadCycle switchover depending on velocity

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This information is only applicable for the SilentStepStick drivers made by Watterott electronic. Clones may have different components or pinouts and they may also violate the Creative Common License by not releasing the design files and not making attribution to the original author and project.