Today the first prototype PCB’s of upcoming Ion servo drives have arrived! Ion will fill the void in the smaller drive range and will lead to cost efficient solution for sub-400 W power class. Ion exhibits 64 pin PCI-Express card edge connector (not electrically PCI-e) allowing design of multi-axis “motion motherboard” with easily interfaced connectors.
The first Ion model has been designed for 5-55 VDC supply voltage and 5 A continuous current. Ion has four power lanes which makes it possible to drive also stepping motors.
Random Ion PCB facts:
- 6 signal layers
- Trace/space 6 mils
- 526 drilled holes, smallest 0.15 mm
- 139 surface mount components (double sided assembly)
- 600+ solder joints
- Size 71×36 mm