ADLINK Introduces 4-Axis Pulse Train Modularized Motion Control Card

ADLINK Technology Inc. announces the PCI-8154, a cost-effective 4-axis pulse train modularized motion control card for controlling steppers, servos, and linear motors. The PCI-8154 delivers high-frequency pulse rates of up to 6.55 MHz and features a hardware-controlled emergency stop to terminate movement in case of system malfunction, a software security protection to prevent illegal copying of custom software, and a card index switch to support multiple PCI-8154 cards in a single system.

Compatible with Mitsubishi, Panasonic, and Yaskawa servos and steppers, the PCI-8154 allows for movement through multiple axes with linear and circular interpolations using continuous contouring thus providing smooth motion control for a wide-range of manufacturing applications.

ADLINK PCI-8154 4-Axis Pulse Train Modularized Motion Control CardThe PCI-8154 also offers 13 homing modes to support a variety of applications, backlash compensation for improved movement accuracy, and performs simultaneous starting and stopping of multiple axes in a single card or multiple card configurations.

The modularized design of the PCI-8154 supports extension boards that can be attached for distributed I/O control, high-speed triggering, and ECAM control. Combining centralized 4-axis motion control and distributed I/O via the extension board simplifies integration by reducing controller requirements. With a high-speed triggering extension board, the triggering output frequency can reach 2 MHz and the on-board SDRAM can store many more compare points making it ideal for high line rate line scan applications.

Price and Availability
The PCI-8154 is available now and is competitively priced starting at $850 and is available with discounts in volume.

About ADLINK Technology
ADLINK Technology provides a wide range of embedded computing products and services to the test & measurement, automation & process control, gaming, communications, medical, network security, homeland security, and transportation industries. ADLINK products include integrated building blocks for Industrial Application Platforms: ISA, PCI, PXI, and PCI Express-based data acquisition and I/O; vision and motion control; and AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI, PICMG, and COM Express modules for industrial computing. ADLINK strives to minimize the total cost of ownership (TCO) of its customers by providing customization and system integration services, maintaining low manufacturing costs, and extending the lifecycle of its products. ADLINK is a global company with headquarters and manufacturing in Taiwan; R&D and integration in Taiwan, China, and the US; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices.

ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, and TL9000 certified, is an Associate Member of the Intel(R) Communications Alliance, an Executive Member of PICMG, a Sponsor Member of the PXI Systems Alliance, and an Associate Member of the LXI Consortium. ADLINK is a publicly traded company listed on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange.