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IDEA™ Drive Brushless Motor Controller

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The IDEA Drive Brushless Motor Controller is a servo drive and fully programmable control unit which will simplify your machine building experience.  An intuitive patent-pending Graphic User Interface (GUI) removes the complexity of programming while support tools simplify its quick integration.



Features include:

  • RoHS Compliant
  • Stand-alone drive unit
  • Programming done through Graphic User Interface (GUI)
  • Automatic population of motor and drive parameters
  • Programmable Speed / Current / Accel-Decel / Current Boost / Interrupts / I/O
  • Sinusoidal commutation
  • USB Communication protocol
  • Movement Profile Plotter
  • Interactive Program Debug Feature
  • Optional motor cables

DOWNLOAD - IDEA Graphic User Interface Software v3.23

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IDEA™ Drive Brushless Motor Controller
IDEA Drive Part Number  PBL4850E   
Drive Input Voltage Range
12 to 48 VDC
Max Drive Current/Phase
4.0 A rms / 6.5 A peak
Current Boost Capability
Optional 30% current boost capability during ramping (6.5 A peak max.)
USB (mini B)
Sinusoidal (Halls and encoder required)
3 Phase Brushless
Hall Cell Spacing
60° / 120°
Encoder (min.requirement)
5V, Incremental encoder with 128 CPR min
Digital I/O Voltage Range
5 to 24 VDC
Digital Inputs
Digital Input Max Current
8 mA (each)
Digital Outputs (Sinking)
Digital Output Max Current (Sinking)
200 mA
Maximum Temperature
70° measured at heat sink
Program Storage Size
85 Kbytes
Program Storage Memory Type
Maximum Number Stored Programs 85 - referenced by 10 character program names
Position Counter Range
64 bit
Trapezoidal or S-Curve
Interrupt Sources

4 inputs (rising, falling or both edges) Internal Position Counter (when reaching a programmed position) 

Part No.
USB Cable (A to Mini B), 2 meters
Power Cable, 1 meter
I/O Cable, 1 meter
Motor Connector Screw Terminal
Hall Cell & Encoder Cable

IDEA Drive software is simple to use with on-screen buttons and easy-to-understand programming guides.   

Common user interface between stepper and brushless drives allow our users to seamlessly transition across motor technologies.  


Start performing moves with a brushless motor after entering a few motor characteristics.  The graphical user interface is designed with the end user in mind, automatically calculating and populating motion parameters to speed up the development process.  The interface can be set to units of inches, millimeters, and revolutions to allow users to easily integrate the drive into linear or rotary based systems. The software program generates motion profiles directly into the system and also contains a "debug" utility allowing line b-by-line execution of a motion profile for easy troubleshooting.