Control of Stepping Motors

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by Douglas W. Jones THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA Department of Computer Science

This material expands on material originally posted to the rec.railroad newsgroup in 1990. The 1995 revision of that material has been preserved. Significant parts of this material have been republished as sections 5.2.10, 10.8, 10.9 and 10.10 of the Handbook of Small Electric Motors edited by W. H. Yeadon and A. W. Yeadon, McGraw-Hill, 2001, and as Applications Note 907 published by Microchip Inc in 2004.

Copyright © 1995, Douglas W. Jones; major revision 1998. This work may be transmitted or stored in electronic form on any computer attached to the Internet or World Wide Web so long as this notice is included in the copy. Individuals may make single copies for their own use. All other rights are reserved.

This tutorial covers the basic principles of stepping motors and stepping motor control systems, including both the physics of steppers, the electronics of the basic control systems, and software architectures appropriate for motor control.

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