The DMC-1700 Series of ISA Bus motion control cards provide from one to eight axes of motion control on a single card. Each card allows any combination of axes uing step motors, servomotors, and hydraulics, with each axis configurable for optimum flexibility. Two communications channels include: a high-speed FIFO for sending and receiving commands, and a DMA channel that places a record directly into PC memory and provides instant access to status and parameters. A 2 Mbyte Flash EEPROM is included to provide non-volatile memory for storing applications programs, parameters, arrays, and firmware.
Galil Motion Control Inc., 203 Ravendale Dr., Mountain View, CA 94043, FAX (650) 967-1751.
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