Menu Bar Motion Capture Card Hardware Specifications


  • Technical Summary
  • Block/Connector Diagram
  • Hardware Specifications
  • Software drivers
  • User/Driver Manuals
    Motion Sensor Inputs
    Inputs connect to three types of sensors:
    1. sensors that produce a single pulse per incremental move
    2. sensors that produce quadrature signals (A quad B)
    3. step and dir signals (stepper motor drivers)
    - Support for both differential (RS422) and CMOS/TTL sensor outputs and signals
    - Software controlled 120 Ohm termination
    - Maximum input pulse rate: 1 MPulses/Second

    Sampling Subsystem (Timebase)
    The card supports a hardware sampling sub-system that allows the sampling rate and length of an acquisition to be based on:
    - Time: 1Mhz sampling rate max
    - Position (resolution dependent upon motion sensor)
    - External event: 1Mhz sampling rate max
    - Count (length only)

    External Timebase Inputs
    External timebase inputs can be used to establish a sampling rate that is not based on time or position.
    - Support for both differential (RS422) and CMOS/TTL signals
    - Software controlled 120 Ohm termination
    - Maximum input pulse rate: 1 MPulses/Second

    External Trigger Inputs
    External trigger inputs are available for triggering blocks of data.
    - High speed: 1M Pulses/Second
    - Low speed switch interface (debounced): 100Hz Max
    Trigger System
    Blocks of data can be acquired in a controlled fashion using an acquisition triggering system that allows users to trigger acquisitions based on time, position, or external event.
    Manual Mode
    Continuous
    External
    Trigger acquisitions on the rising/falling edge of an external signal applied to one of the External Trigger inputs.
    Advanced
    Acquire a block of data based on:
    - Time: (maximum every 7.5 days)
    - Count of external events
    - Count of encoder pulses (position)
    Continue to acquire data based on:
    - Time
    - Count of external events
    - Count of encoder pulses (position)
    - Count of acquired blocks

    On-board Memory
    The cards have 64k of on-board memory which is used to store samples until they can be read by the driver.

    User Supplies
    External sensor supplies: +5, 12V are available to power external sensors and circuitry. Supplies are fused with resettable fuses.

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