The MCST3601 is a stepper Motor controller that is mostly intended to be used as an evaluation board. It has the capability to drive the full range of PRECIstep® stepper motors thanks to a selected current range.
This range must be selected manually through jumpers and programmed with TMCL-IDE software. The USB communication makes if fully programmable and the many inputs and outputs enable an external interaction.
Full step or microstepping up to 256 can be managed by programming. Moreover, the MCST3601 comprises screw terminals for quick setup and a Molex connector compatible with the standard cables solutions offered on PRECIstep® stepper motors.
Finally, MCST3601 has the capability to read and treat an external input signal that may be sent by a sensor or an encoder. This is very useful in the case where a homing function must be made before starting the movement, in other words, when the motor is looking for a reference position before starting. Note that this function is not acting like a closed loop regulator.