Programmable Motion Cards With Ethernet Connectivity
Wed, 09/30/2009 - 10:22am
Performance Motion Devices, Inc. (PMD) announces the newest addition to its latest advancement in the Prodigy family of motion cards, the Prodigy/CME PCI card. Just like PMD’s PC/104 and Stand-Alone card options, the new programmable PCI card provides machine designers the capability to download and run motion programs directly on the cards. This capability off-loads the PC host and increases the flexibility to distribute motion programs throughout the machine.The Prodigy/CME PCI card is suitable for scientific, automation, industrial, and robotic applications. These motion control cards support multiple motor types, including DC brush, brushless DC, microstepping, and step motors. Prodigy/CME PCI cards are available in 1, 2, 3, and 4-axis versions and are designed in surface mount technology. PMD’s development software ships with each card, and includes Pro-Motion GUI, C-Motion API, and VB-Motion.