Intelligent Motion Control

Superior Motion Control, Advanced Sensing, and Deterministic Connectivity Enable Smart Manufacturing

Intelligent motion control is the core building block of smart manufacturing, enabling highly flexible and efficient manufacturing. Intelligent motion control combines precision feedback, advanced sensing, high performance control, and seamless connectivity to deliver deterministic motion solutions.

Motion control solutions have evolved from basic on/off fixed speed motors to complex multiaxis servo-drive solutions in robotics. This evolution has been driven by the increasing complexity of automation required to deliver higher levels of performance and autonomy in smart manufacturing.

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Intelligent Motion Control Solutions for Smart Manufacturing

Intelligent motion control is the core building block of smart manufacturing. Analog Devices is focused on delivering new technologies and solutions for motion control. We help our customers enable the next generation of advanced and sustainable motion control.

Trends in Intelligent Motion Control

Intelligent motion control is being accelerated by four key growth drivers: reduced energy consumption, agile production, digital transformation, and the move toward new service-based business models (which are based on reducing downtime and increased asset utilization in smart manufacturing).

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Reduced Energy Consumption

Up to 70% of the electricity used in industry is consumed by electric motors. Intelligent motion solutions are delivering and will continue to deliver significant reductions in energy consumption by moving more applications from fixed speed motors to high efficiency motors and variable speed drives, in part driven by energy efficiency regulations.

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Agile Production

As industries are adapting to keep up with consumer demand and changing buyer behaviors, agile production—based on reconfigurable production lines—is required to deliver more customization and faster turnaround times. Agile production increases resilience in a time of disruption and enables a faster response to changing customer demands.

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Digital Transformation

Motion data and insights from advanced sensing are now more accessible, as motion assets are networked together to share data in real-time. This data can be analyzed by powerful cloud-computing and AI to optimize manufacturing flows and monitor the current state of health of the assets across the entire installation.

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New Business Models

Intelligent motion applications are integrating condition monitoring capabilities to implement real-time monitoring of the assets’ health to eliminate unplanned downtime, deliver higher levels of productivity and asset utilization. This creates new business model opportunities for deployed assets with predictive maintenance, service-based contracts.

Accelerate Higher Value Motion Solutions with Access to System Insights

Analog Devices is focused on delivering the highest system performance and leading integration across multiple technologies. We then combine this with extensive motion control, system-level knowledge to provide you with unique system solutions enabling precise motion control, accurate position and velocity tracking, and seamless connectivity, with an increased focus on safety, robustness, reliability, and higher efficiency solutions.

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Precision Measurement

ADI’s low latency, high accuracy solutions enable precise current and position measurement for superior motion control performance.

Industrial Ethernet

High speed, interoperable Ethernet solutions from ADI enable real-time connectivity and advanced system-level insights.

Isolation and Interface Technology

ADI’s Isolation technology provides robust safety isolation protecting people and assets from high voltage and disruptive electromagnetic interference.

Magnetic Sensing

ADI’s compact magnetic sensing technology provides robust and accurate position sensing for superior motion control.

Power Management

Compact, high efficiency, high power density solutions from ADI provide robust and reliable power for motion control needs.

Machine Health with Condition-Based Monitoring

Advanced machine heath monitoring solutions and platforms reduce system downtime and maintenance costs.

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Trinamic + ADI: Empowering Intelligent Motion Control

Trinamic’s motion control expertise and Analog Devices mixed-signal and power management technologies will enable a new class of intelligent motion solutions. Over the past 20 years, Trinamic has created a broad portfolio of products and solutions that focus on transforming digital information into precise and efficient physical motion. Ranging from integrated circuits with field oriented control to custom PCBs and complete PANdrive™ smart motor solutions.

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Sustainable Automation Through Motor Efficiency

Optimized industrial motor systems could cut global electricity demand by an estimated 10% and significantly reduce industrial CO2 emissions. Learn about the opportunity ahead for manufacturing companies and ADI’s vision to support the next generation of motor control.

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Isolated Power Conversion Integrated Solutions

Isolated Power Conversion is a key requirement in Industrial Applications to protect people and assets . Learn how products from Analog Devices enable compact, high efficiency and high energy density isolated power solutions.

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End of Shaft Angular Position Sensing

End of shaft position sensing is a type of contactless position sensing that makes use of a magnet attached to the end of a rotating shaft and an AMR sensor to measure the change in magnetic field direction to infer the position of the shaft relative to the sensor.

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Intelligent Motion Control Brochure

ADI’s industry-leading, intelligent motion control solutions for smart manufacturing combine technologies to deliver robust, precise motion control for harsh industrial deployments with seamless access to motion insights from advanced sensing.

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ADI OtoSense Smart Motor Sensor: AI powered, complete turnkey solution for CbM

ADI OtoSense™ Smart Motor Sensor (SMS) monitors the condition of your electric motors by combining best-in-class sensing technologies with leading-edge data analysis. ADI OtoSense SMS detects anomalies and defects in equipment, enabling you to forecast maintenance cycles and avoid unplanned downtime.

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Key Intelligent Motion Products



The ADuM7701 is a high performance, second-order, sigma-delta (Σ-Δ) modulator that converts an analog input signal into a high speed, single-bit data stream, with on-chip digital isolation based on Analog Devices, Inc., iCoupler® technology.



The AD7380/AD7381 are a 16-bit and 14-bit pin-compatible family of dual simultaneous sampling, high speed, low power, successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) that operate from a 3.0 V to 3.6 V power supply and feature throughput rates up to 4 MSPS.



Integrated AMR angle sensor and signal conditioner with differential outputs.

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