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Next Move PCI-2 Motion Controller


The NextMove PCI-2 controller provides up to 12 axes of motion control solutions in a PCI-based package for applications looking to employ either servo or vector technology.

NextMove PCI-2 is a compact PCI based controller for the control of up to 12 axes of motion. A single card can control up to 4 axes of servo and 4 axes of stepper. Expansion cards are available to take this to 12 axes of servo and 12 axes of stepper.

On board I/O can be used to control many parts of the machine. This can be further expanded with either Baldor's range of CAN I/O modules operating over the NextMove PCI-2 CAN bus, or alternatively, CANopen devices conforming to the standard DS401 I/O profile.

Versatile programming is provided by means of MintMT - multitasking Basic, embedded 'C' or the supplied ActiveX components.

NextMove PCI-2's large Dual Ported RAM (DPR) allows for fast data transfer between the PC application and NextMove PCI. NextMove PCI-2 is ideally suited in applications where fast data transfer is required, for example high speed contouring applications.
  • PCI short card (7 inches)
  • 100-pin high density EMC compliant connector interfacing to optional breakout board
  • 32-bit 120MHz Digital Signal Processor (DSP) offering over twice the performance of the NextMove PCI motion controller
  • 2MByte SRAM for storage of firmware, user programs and data
  • 12kByte NVRAM for non-volatile parameter storage
  • Up to 8 axes of control on one card - 4 servo and 4 stepper
    Expandable to 12 axes with PCI202-504 or PCI202-514 expansion cards
  • Master encoder input for synchronization
  • 32kByte Dual Port RAM (DPR) interface with host interrupt capability
  • CAN interface for I/O expansion and HMI interfaces conforming to CANopen DS301. Can be used to provide full peer-to-peer networking capabilities with other Mint based controllers
  • Multi-tasking programming capability with MintMT. Number of tasks limited only by available memory
  • Comprehensive move types including: linear, circular and helical interpolation; software cams; flying shears; splines; synchronization with positional offsets and virtual axes
  • Embedded 'C' programming capability (Note: requires purchase of appropriate Texas Instruments compiler)
  • ActiveX libraries supplied free of charge
  • Compatible with Windows 9x/ME/NT4.0/2000/XP