High-Performance Motion Control

Sept. 1, 2005
The NextMove PCI-2 is a high-performance PCI-bus motion controller designed to offer extensive digital and analog I/O while providing a flexible all-in-one control solution for PC-hosted automation applications.

The controller accommodates position feedback data at rates as high as 10Mz, and features a servo loop update time of just 100 micro-seconds—twice as fast as its predecessor. The NextMove PCI-2 is especially suitable for multi-axis motion control applications with high data transfer or processing overheads, such as vision systems and tasks involving thousands of coordinated moves, says the vendor. The PCI-2 incorporates a 120MHz 32-bit floating point DSP core and uses FPGA for all drive control and I/O functions. This helps minimize manufacturing costs and facilitates product customization. Available in 1-, 2-, 3-, 4- and 8-axis versions, NextMove PCI-2 controllers are packaged as single, short (7 inch) PCI cards. They are pin-compatible with the vendor’s previous generation NextMove PCI-1 controllers.