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Cygnus series

The Cygnus series are drives for three-phase actuators. The drives use the programmable PMP platform and can be commanded via both EtherCAT and Ethernet.

Cygnus motor drives come with a powerful integrated motion controller and a wide range of connectivity options. This makes the Cygnus the ideal choice for many applications. Due to its integrated input / output filtering, the Cygnus can operate with a minimal number of external components. The drive can be commanded via Ethernet or by using the CiA402 compatible EtherCAT interface.

The Cygnus drives make use of the programmable Prodrive Motion Platform (PMP). PMP is a highly flexible platform which is currently used across multiple industries. The motion controller can be integrated in the most demanding systems via the powerful Motion API (C++/C#). Custom real-time code can be deployed via Simulink code generation. The PMP tooling ensures fast and effortless commissioning by offering advanced signal tracing capabilties and a fully customizable HMI interface.

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Motor Drive 9777
Programmable PMP motion controller
Wide range of connectivity options
Integrated filtering
Flexible mounting options



Power Levels

Module is available in several current ratings.


Mounting Options

Various mounting brackets are available allowing both surface mounting and rack mounting of the device.

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Communication Interfaces

Drive can be used in real-time industrial networks as EtherCAT and CANopen, or can be commanded via the Ethernet-based PMP interface.


Cygnus series specifications

  Series Cygnus Cygnus Cygnus
  Model Q3-48/10 S3-400/8 D3-400/4
Power input      
  Input voltage range 10 - 54VDC 390 - 410VDC 390 - 410VDC
  Input voltage, abs max 60VDC 450VDC 450VDC
  Input current 30ARMS 10ARMS 10ARMS
  Input current, peak 50APK 20APK 20APK
  Auxiliary input voltage 21-26 VDC
  Auxiliary input current max 3A
Actuator outputs      
  Number of motor outputs 4 1 2
  Supported motor types (linear and rotary) stepper,
1-phase (voice coil)
3-phase (PMSM/Reluctance/Induction/BLDC)
  Maximum phase current 10ARMS 8ARMS 4ARMS
  Peak phase current (1s) 20ARMS 16ARMS 8ARMS
  Maximum output voltage (line-line, typical) 0-30VRMS 0-250VRMS 0-250VRMS
  Rated switching frequency 16-20kHz
  Output frequency 0-700Hz
  Internal brake resistor N
  External brake resistor Y
Encoder inputs      
  Number of encoder inputs 4 1 2
  Supported types Digital quadrature (A/B/I)
Analog sin/cos 1Vpp (12bit)
Digital hall (5V)
EnDAT 2.1/2.2
Hiperface DSL 2- / 4-wire
  Maximum signal fequency with no missing pulses 4MHz
  Maximum baudrate (digital encoders) 32MHz
  Encoder supply (each input) 5V 500mA / 10V 500mA
General purpose inputs/outputs      
  Isolated digital inputs 4 x 24V input (VIH≥11V, VIL≤5V, IIN<15mA)
  Isolated digital outputs 2 x 30V / 500mA
  Non-isolated digital inputs 3 x TTL (shared with digital hall)
  Non-isolated digital outputs 4 x 24V - 2A
  Analog inputs 1 x ±10V differential input, 10bit
  Analog outputs -
  Brake outputs 2 x 24V - 2A
  Interface Ethernet / EtherCAT / RS485 (50MBps max) / CAN
  Update rate 100Hz - 20kHz
  Offset error [%of Ipk]      
  Offset drift [%of Ipk]      
  Gain error [%of Ipk]      
  Gain drift      
  Linearity error [ppm of Ipk]      
  Current loop, small signal bandwidth (-3dB) Typical 600Hz – 1kHz
  Output current noise spectral density @100Hz      
  Output current noise, rms 1Hz-10kHz      
  Output current noise, rms 1Hz-20MHz      
Functional safety      
  Applicable standard IEC62061:2010
  STO SIL3 (certification pending)
  SBC SIL3 (certification pending)
Electrical safety      
  Applicable standard IEC/UL61800-5-1
  Pollution degree 2
  Overvoltage category III
  IP-protection class / enclosure type IP20 / open type
  Maximum altitude during operation 2000m above mean sea level
  Applicable standard IEC61800-3
  Input filtering CM+DM, cat C2, 2nd env. when used with listed power supply
  Output filtering Clamped LC filter (dV/dt limiting) + HF output filter
Mechanical &  Climatic      
  Dimensions (width x depth x height) 73mm x 195mm x 265mm 90mm x 195mm x 265mm 90mm x 195mm x 265mm
  Mass (typical) 3 3.3 3.3
  Operating temperature range -5°C - 45°C
  Operating humidity range 0-90% non-condensing
  Shock&Vibration IEC61800-5-1, IEC60068-2-6 (Fc)
  Lifetime >10 years


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