Data Device Corp. (DDC) has brought to market what it describes as a modular and scalable DSP-based, full featured motor controller that delivers multi-interface position, torque and speed control. The device is geared for high reliability industrial, military and aerospace applications.

The PW-87/88 series position, torque and speed motor controller is available with 600VDC/1.2kVDC, up to 75A output current, and is easily configured for optimal motor performance utilising the supplied Windows-based graphical user interface (GUI), providing cost saving flexibility to support changing application requirements.


According to the company, the line-up is offered as a fully integrated, plug and play solution in a bus powered platform with on-board power terminals and I/O connectors. The compact, highly efficient single module design promises size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C) savings and flaunts a GUI that provides a turnkey solution that can be easily tuned for use with a wide variety of brushless DC motors and loads.

The devices feature Hall, resolver or encoder interface that allows common design for position control to be used across multiple application platforms. The fully programmable device is capable of meeting system requirements and eliminates the need for costly hardware/software updates.

The PW-87/88 series is available in multiple configurations: single board control/drive integrated solution; dual card small form factor, providing smaller footprint in dual stack card configuration, and available custom configuration to enable controller to be separated from drive section (w/optional harnessing); and controller board only for use with external power drive.