Cito Systems, Inc. (www.citosystems.com) is proud to announce the new PC/104-bus multi-axis motion controllers, best suited for embedded system applications. These high performance feature-rich controllers harness the ability of the advanced high-speed DSP chip and incorporate surface mount and ASIC technologies. The Millennium controllers, featuring an advanced PID filter, are available in configurations of one, two or four axes for brushless or brush, brushless or mixed brush, as well as microstepper or stepper motors.
The DSP unit offers electronic gearing motion, velocity contouring, trapezoidal and S-curve profile modes for several motor outputs. 64kByte Dual-Port RAM permits ultra-fast data exchange and makes the capture of on-the-fly motion data for system performance analysis and tuning of servo filter gains possible. The motion trajectory segments can be mixed into the continuous motion path. The ultra-fast synchronization signal permits multiple boards to achieve coordinated motion.
The controller boards interface with external components through a 100-pin high density connector. The connector provides PWM motor outputs or +/-10 V differential analog and reads single-ended and absolute encoder or differential incremental signals. It also supplies opto-isolated dedicated input signals for home/fault functions and limit switches. They can run in +5V, +12V, +24V or +48V level supplies. Eight uncommitted discrete output lines can be operated at TTL level or up to 50V. These are high-current opto-isolated signals capable of sourcing or sinking maximum 350mA at 50V and can be used as servo drive relays or amp enable, solenoids, LEDs or amps. The TTL level signals can expand to 128 discrete outputs. Moreover, the board has eight analog input channels and eight discrete input lines working in range of 0 to +5V.
The cards are well supported by MotionStation(TM), an Integrated Motion Environment (IME), which consists of GUI applications, drivers and software libraries for all Linux and Windows operating systems. It also permits development of any motion control application.