PCI321

Stepper Motor Controller with Onboard Amplifiers PCI Card

The PCI321 is a cost-sensitive stepper motor controller PCI card with amplifiers. Its rugged design features are ideal for extreme environments, ensuring a long, reliable service life.

The intelligent PCI321 board with amplifiers is an ideal solution for all applications where stepper motors must be controlled with a maximum of flexibility and a minimum of overhead. The local processor handles all high-level commands to provide maximum control for both simple and very complex applications.

This board is also available as M-Module, VMEbus & CompactPCI.

  • Controls two 2-phase or one 4-phase motor(s)
  • Firmware compatible with PCI321 intelligent stepper motor controller for external amplifiers
  • Interrupts on position breakpoint, trajectory complete and command complete
  • Each phase delivers 3A@55V and is over-current and thermal protected
  • Programmable hold-current reduction
  • User configurable maximum current
  • Brake support
  • Full-, half- and micro-stepping (up to 16 micro steps per full-step)
  • Two home sensor inputs
  • Step-rates up to 50kHz
  • Programmable acceleration from 50kHz/sec to 5,000kHz/sec
  • Hardware synchronization lines
  • PCI9050 Controller by PLX (PCI 2.1compliant)