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Prodigy PC/104 Motion Card
Oct 2006
Performance Motion Devices Inc.Request Info
LINCOLN, Mass., Oct. 18, 2006 -- The Prodigy-PC/104 motion card from Performance Motion Devices (PMD)  is designed for multi-axis, multi-motor control and is available in 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-axis versions. Its motion-control features including trajectory generation, servo-loop closure, quadrature-signal input, motor-output signal generation, performance trace, and on-the-fly changes and commutation. Motor type can be software-selected on a per-axis basis: DC brush, brushless DC, step or microstepping. The card communicates via a PC/104 bus, CANbus or serial port.

prodigycard.jpgThe PC/104 is the first release of the Prodigy family of motion cards, designed with PMD’s advanced Magellan motion processor. The cards' high-density logic circuitry provides motion-control functions programmed in C/C++ or Visual Basic language. Other features include S-curve, trapezoidal, velocity contouring, electronic gearing and user-generated profile modes. It accepts input parameters such as position, velocity, acceleration and jerk from the host and generates a corresponding trajectory. Instantaneous on-the-fly changes can be sent by the user, and external signal inputs can be used to program automatic profile changes.

The Prodigy-PC/104 provides servo loop rates of up to 50 μsec/axis, 8 Mcount/sec quadrature encoder input rate, high-speed motion trace for servo tuning diagnostics (with 40-KB onboard dual-port memory) and pulse-and-direction output of up to 5 Mpulse/sec. Features also include limit-switch input, high-speed position capture, dual-loop encoder input, six-stepeight8 general-purpose digital inputs and outputs, and eight 10-bit general-purpose analog inputs.

Prices start at $380 in OEM quantities.

For more information, visit:; e-mail:

Performance Motion Devices
55 Old Bedford Rd.
Lincoln, MA 01773
Phone: (781) 674-9860
Fax: (781) 674-9861


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