Legacy Motion Controller Cards

MEI DSP (ISA, 104, 104X, PCI)

Important Note

PLEASE READ 

DSP series motion controller cards were first introduced in 1989. Upon their introduction, the MEI boards became an instant success allowing customers to achieve complex motion and I/O tasks on various kinds of machines. After almost 25 years, these cards are still being used successfully by customers all around the world which speaks volume of their reliability and longevity.

Unfortunately, various components used to assemble the DSP cards have well surpassed their end-of-life cycle and Kollmorgen (who acquired MEI) has regrettably announced that they will discontinue manufacturing these boards.

Apart from being the exclusive reseller for these controllers and providing technical support, RSI has also been responsible for all DSP series controller repair.  Our goal is to keep serving customers beyond the EOL of DSP cards. RSI will continue to maintain a limited supply of the EOL components to allow us to make repairs in the future.

RSI can offer several upgrade paths utilizing the latest technology which incorporates all digital networks such as SynqNet and EtherCAT.  Utilizing RSI’s RapidCode API and tools such as our DSP-to-Digital translator, we can assist with the migration of your old code to our new hardware as well as our software based motion control solution that does not require hardware.

Dear Customer,

As part of our product lifecycle management process we continually track component availability and manufacturability of products. Due to the inability to procure components and maintain production of some aging designs, the following products listed on Learn More section will be going end of life (EOL) this year.

Please review your current demand, anticipated future demand and spare parts requirements for this obsolete product(s). To discuss upgrade options for these product(s), please contact us and speak with our application engineer.

Final Notice of Obsolescence
The following products are becoming obsolete and will no longer be available:

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DSP Series PCX/DSP-400,ISA,4 AXIS PCX/DSP-600,ISA,6 AXIS PCX/DSP-800,ISA,8 AXIS 104/DSP-200,PC-104,2 AXIS 104/DSP-400,PC-104,4 AXIS LC/DSP-200,ISA,2 AXIS LC/DSP-400,ISA,4 AXIS OPTO-CON 104X/DSP-200,PC-104,2 AXIS 104X/DSP-800,PC-104,8 AXIS PCI/DSP-400,OPTO I/O,4 AXIS

XMP Analog Series XMP-PCI-MAIN-8C-5V XMP-PCI-EXP-4C-24V TA,XMP-CPCI-4-24V-NOADC TA,XMP-CPCI-4-24VNOADC,INTERPOSER TA,VMESA,MATED ASSY TA,V6U/DSP-800 WITH BRACKET TA,DSPPROVME-800 WITH BRACKET TA,PROVME/OPTOVME,W/KEY,CVD SW TA,XMP-PCI-8C-5V TA,XMP-PCI-8C-24V TA,XMP-PCI-4C-5V TA,XMP-PCI-8C-5V W/SIM4 VOLTAGE TA,XMP-CPCI-3U-4-5V,ATD3 TA,XMP-CPCI-3U-4-5V,ATD4 TA,PROVME/OPTOVME,W/KEY,CVD SW TA,V6UR4/OPTOVME-800,MATEDASSY TA,XMP-SERCOS-PCI-S2-816

XMP Synqnet Series RSI-XS-PCI-XX-XX (where XX denotes the number of axes) T008-0007 TA,EXMP-SQ,XPE,IP_192.9.200.67 T008-0008 EXMP-SQ,XPE,IP_192.9.200.68 T008-2001 TA,EXMP-LCF-8 T008-2003 EXMP-ANALOG-LCF-8,INTERNAL LCF T008-2004 EXMP-ANALOG-LCF-8,EXTERNAL LCF T008-2005 TA,eXMP-LCF-8, 0190-39949 T114-0002 XMP-SYNQNET-PCI-RJ,ROHS

RMB (Remote Motion Board) TA,RMB-10V2-SYNQNET-4C-5V TA,RMB-10V2-SYNQNET-4C-24V TA,RMB-10V2-SYNQNET-4-5V RMB-10V2-SQ-4-24V,ROHS

The “DSP to RapidCode Translator” provides an easy software transition to RapidCode from the original DSP Series ‘C’ Programming interface. RapidCode API is same for both our new motion controller products – RapidAKD &  RapidMotion. Both our products are a soft motion controller and do not require a dedicated controller card.

Does this look familiar?

#include “pcdsp.h”

int main()
{
int16 error_code;

error_code = do_dsp(); /* initialize communication with the controller */
error (error_code);         /*  any problems initializing? */

start_move(0, 1000.0, 100.0, 1000.0);

return 0;
}

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You can now switch to the latest technology without investing too much time & money writing your software all over again. With RSI’s technical support, switching from DSP to RapidCode can be a very seamless process allowing user to switch to the latest digital controls solution while improving machine performance and diagnostics.

DSPToRapidCode is a header and source file that allows C or C++ code written for the DSP series controllers to be quickly compiled with RapidCode API and run on the latest SynqNet hardware.

RapidCode is an intuitive software API that allows developers to quickly implement SynqNet machine control applications in C++, C#, VB.Net, or Steeplechase VLC. This flexibility allows the developer to choose an application environment that best fits customer demand. RapidCode provides one interface for multi-axis motion control and I/O. For more information click on RapidCode API link.

MEI-DSP Controller Repair 

Having trouble with an MEI-DSP motion controller card? RSI is the exclusive repair service provider.

Legacy Cards

DL/PCI-400

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The DL-PCI offers excellent price and performance in a single-board motion controller. A powerful Analog Devices DSP provides up to 4 axes of servo or stepper control in a single PCI bus slot.

Hardware features include 16-bit servo outputs, encoder inputs to 5 MHz, and 20 lines of user I/O.
You program the DL-PCI using RSI’s flexible C function libraries with over 250 motion control functions. This library is fully compatible with existing code developed by Motion Engineering.

Combining RSI C libraries with compilers from Microsoft, Borland, GNU and others speeds development of complex motion applications.

The DL-PCI provides a rich set of software algorithms, including a sophisticated second-order PID control algorithm with velocity, acceleration, and friction feed-forward.

Advanced features include electronic gearing and camming, dual-loop control, circular and linear interpolation, and trapezoidal, S-curve, parabolic, and custom motion profiles.

The DL-PCI allows motion control programs to share execution between the on-board DSP and the host . This results in an ideal division of labor with minimal host intervention.

NOTE

The DL/PCI and the PCI/DSP motion controllers require 5 volts over the PCI Bus. They are not compatible with the 3.3 volt PCI Bus. Please note that new PCs are phasing out the 5 volt PCI Bus in favor of the 3.3 volt PCI Bus. Check the PCI slot in your PC to verify that it is 5 Volt

PCI/DSP

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The PCI/DSP uses a powerful Analog Devices DSP to provide 4 axes of servo or stepper control in a single PCI bus slot. Hardware features include 16-bit servo outputs, encoder inputs to 5 MHz, and 24 lines of opto-isolated user I/O.

You program the PCI/DSP using MEI’s flexible C function libraries with over 250 motion control functions.

Combining MEI C libraries with compilers from Microsoft, Borland, Watcom, and others speeds development of complex motion applications.

The PCI/DSP provides a rich set of software algorithms, including a sophisticated second-order PID control algorithm with velocity, acceleration, and friction feed-forward.

NOTE

The DL/PCI and the PCI/DSP motion controllers require 5 volts over the PCI Bus. They are not compatible with the 3.3 volt PCI Bus. Please note that new PCs are phasing out the 5 volt PCI Bus in favor of the 3.3 volt PCI Bus. Check the PCI slot in your PC to verify that it is 5 Volts.

PCX/DSP

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The PCX/DSP motion controller uses a powerful Analog Devices 40 MHz DSP to provide up to 8 axes of servo or stepper control in a single ISA bus slot.

Hardware features include 16-bit servo outputs, encoder inputs to 5 MHz, 8 channels of 12-bit analog inputs, and up to 44 lines of user I/O.

You program the PCX/DSP using MEI’s flexible C function libraries with over 250 motion control functions.

MEI C libraries combine with compilers from Microsoft, Borland, Watcom, Symantec, and others to speed development of complex motion applications.

LC/DSP

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The LC/DSP offers excellent price and performance in a single-board motion controller.

A powerful Analog Devices DSP provides up to 4 axes of servo or stepper control in a single ISA bus slot.

Hardware features include 16-bit servo outputs, encoder inputs to 5 MHz, and 20 lines of user I/O. You program the LC/DSP using MEI’s flexible C function libraries with over 250 motion control functions.

Combining MEI C libraries with compilers from Microsoft, Borland, Watcom, Symantec, and others speeds development of complex motion applications.

104/DSP

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The 104/DSP combines MEI’s proven DSP-based motion control architecture with the compact, rugged design of the PC-104 bus interface.

Hardware features include 16- bit servo outputs, encoder inputs to 5 MHz, and 20 lines of user I/O.

You program the 104/DSP using MEI’s flexible C function libraries with over 250 motion control functions.

Combining MEI C libraries with compilers from Microsoft, Borland, Watcom, Symantec, and others speeds development of complex motion applications.

104X/DSP

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The 104X/DSP combines MEI’s proven DSP-based motion control architecture with the compact, rugged design of the PC-104 bus interface in an extended form factor (4.5″ x 6.5″) for OEM system designers.

The 104X/ DSP is ideal for OEM embedded motion control applications because it requires no expensive backplane or motherboard.

You program the 104X/DSP using MEI’s flexible C function libraries, with over 250 motion control functions.

MEI C libraries combine with compilers from Microsoft, Borland, Watcom, Symantec, and others to speed development of complex motion applications.

Software Download Links

Motion Developers Kit

(DSP Version: 2.6.00, Password Protected, Compatible with Windows 2000/NT/XP/7 32-bit)

DSP Manuals

DSP C Programming Reference Manual

DSP Sample Applications

Application Notes

Release Notes

Accessories

Screw Terminal Connection (STC) Blocks are often used with the legacy DSP series controllers but are also sometimes used for connecting I/O in some other applications.

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NameImageMEI P/NDescription
STC-136SynqNet
C002-0012Screw Terminal Connection module that converts two CBL-68 to screw terminal connections. One cable is required for every four axes. Screw terminals are wired 1-to-1 to the 68 pin cable connector(180mm x 77mm)
STC-D15SynqNet
C002-0009Screw Terminal Connection module.
STC-D50SynqNet
C002-0006Screw Terminal Connection module.
STC-50SynqNet
C002-0005Screw Terminal Connection module.
STC-26SynqNet
C002-0003Screw Terminal Connection module.
STC-20SynqNet
C002-0002Screw Terminal Connection module.

 

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