ADLINK PCI-8253, PCI-8256 Analog DSP-based Servo Motion Controllers

ADLINK Technology introduced the PCI-8253 (three axes) and PCI-8256 (six axes) DSP-based servo motion controllers. The ADLINK PCI 8253/8256 use the latest digital signal processing technologies to provide a ±10 V analog motion controller with full closed-loop control, a PID plus feed-forward algorithm, and 20 MHz encoder input frequency. The PCI-8253/8256 not only provide general motion control functions, but also support comprehensive and application-specific functions. The PCI-8253 and PCI-8256 are available now for a list price of $1,329 and $2,129, respectively.

ADLINK Technology PCI-8256 6 axis Analog DSP-based Motion Control Cards

PCI-8253/8256 3/6 axis Analog DSP-based Motion Control Cards Features

  • On-board 250 MHz DSP
  • Built-in PID with feed-forward gain closed-loop control algorithm – reducing the following error
  • Available with 3/6 encoders – providing up to 6 axes of closed-loop control, support EA/EB and index interface
  • 3/6 axes of ±10 volts analog command for controlling servo
  • Maximum servo update rate is less than 50µs per axis
  • Free MotionCreatorPro 2 software for system setup
  • Firmware support function: Jogging, Contouring, E-gear (Electronic gear) and ECAM (Electronic CAM)
  • Firmware support function: Gantry mode, MPG (Manual Pulse Generator)

The PCI-8253/8256 are able to provide advanced, flexible, and comprehensive motion functions that cannot be achieved through ASIC-based solutions. Such functions include multiple dimension interpolation and high-speed position comparison. All motion profile algorithms are developed by ADLINK and implemented on the DSP. As a result, application-specific functions can be custom develop for customers.

The PCI-8253 and PCI-8256 provide higher motion control performance with a fast encoder input frequency up to 20 MHz. In addition, the hardware-based high-speed position comparison and trigger output speed of up to 1 MHz further make the PCI-8253/8256 ideal for AOI applications. The PCI-8253 and PCI-8256 also offer a point table that supports over 5,000 points for each axis (ideal for contouring applications).

Setup and deployment of the PCI- 8253/8256 are greatly simplified through ADLINK’s MotionCreatorPro 2, a user-friendly Windows-based application development software package. Axis servo gains (PID plus feed-forward gain) and be easily tuned through this tool, which greatly reduces the amount of effort spent on gain tuning. A sampling window also provides a real-time display of the motion data enabling simpler integration of axis parameters, PID gain, and other on-the-fly changes.

The PCI-8253 and PCI-8256 DSP-based servo motion controllers are ideal for automated optical inspection (AOI), gantry, and manufacturing machine applications. They offer complete compatibility with all the top third-party servo drivers in the market.

More info: ADLINK Technology PCI-8253/8256 DSP-based Motion Control Cards (pdf)