iPOS2401 MX-CAT Intelligent Drive (24 W, EtherCAT)

  • Fully digital drive with embedded motion controller
  • For brushless, DC brush and step motors
  • Motor supply / logic supply: 12-24 V
  • Output current: 0.9 A continuous/peak
  • EtherCAT communication
  • Open-frame PCB, horizontal plug-in design
  • Size: 50 x 19 x 10 mm (~ 1.97 x 0.75 x 0.39 in)
iPOS2401 MX-CAT intelligent drive



  • Standard 2-mm pitch header mating connectors
  • Sinusoidal (FOC) or trapezoidal (Hall-based) control of brushless motors
  • Open-loop or closed-loop control of 2-phase and 3-phase steppers
  • Various modes of operation: torque, speed or position control; position or speed profiles; reference: external analog, or sent via a communication bus
  • TML instruction set for the definition and execution of motion sequences
  • Standalone operation with stored motion sequences
  • Communication:
    • RS-232 serial
    • EtherCAT communication cycles down to 900 µs; CAN application protocol over EtherCAT (CoE)
  • Digital and analog I/Os:
    • 5 digital inputs: 5-24 V, NPN (Enable, 2 limit switches and 2 general-purpose inputs)
    • 2 digital outputs: 5-24 V, 0.5 A, NPN open-collector (general-purpose)
    • 1 analog input: 12-bit, 0-5 V: Reference or general-purpose
  • Feedback devices supported:
    • Incremental quad encoder (single-ended, open collector and differential)
    • Digital Hall sensors
  • Easy configuration and programming with EasyMotion Studio software platform
  • Protection to over-temperature, over-current, short-circuit, earth fault, over- / under-voltage, I2t, control error

Technical Information

Data Sheet


Connection Diagram

Connection diagram


Ordering Information

Part Number - Product Name
P024.200.E121 — iPOS2401 MX-CAT Combo, 24 V, 1 A, EtherCAT

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