Prodigy Machine Controller

Prodigy®/CME Machine-Controller

Prodigy®/CME Machine-Controller Boards provide high-performance motion control for medical, scientific, automation, industrial, and robotic applications. Available in 1, 2, 3, and 4-axis configurations, these boards support DC Brush, Brushless DC, and step motors and allow user-written C-language code to be downloaded and run directly on the board. The Prodigy/CME Machine-Controller has on-board Atlas amplifiers that eliminate the need for external amplifiers. Host interface options include Ethernet UDP and TCP, CANbus, RS-232, and RS-485.

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Description

Prodigy®/CME Machine Controller Boards provide high performance motion control for medical, scientific, automation, industrial, and robotic applications. Available in 1, 2, 3, and 4-axis configurations, these boards support DC Brush, Brushless DC, and step motors and allow user-written C-language code to be downloaded and run directly on the board. The Prodigy/CME Machine Controller has on-board Atlas® amplifiers that eliminate the need for external amplifiers. To build a fully functioning system only a power supply, motors, and cabling are needed.

Built on the Magellan Motion Control IC

Based on PMD’s industry-leading Magellan® Motion Control IC, the Prodigy/CME Machine Controller boards provide user-selectable profile modes including S-curve, trapezoidal, velocity contouring, and electronic gearing with on-the-fly parameter change. Servo loop compensation utilizes a full 32-bit position error, PID with velocity and acceleration feedforward, integration limit and dual biquad filters for sophisticated control of complex loads.

On-Board Amplifiers

Up to four on-board Atlas amplifiers provide high performance amplification for even the most demanding applications. These compact and powerful units provide field oriented control, safety monitoring, and industry-leading drive efficiencies.

Easy to Use and Program

The Pro-Motion® GUI makes it easy to set-up and analyze system parameters and motion performance. PMD’s C-Motion and .NET language support simplify the program development process and allow the use of industry standard languages.

Motor Controller Connector Diagram

Features

  • Complete all-in-one machine controller
  • Available in 1, 2, 3, and 4-axis configurations
  • Uses PMD’s advanced Magellan® Motion Control IC
  • Supports DC Brush, Brushless DC, and step motors
  • On-board high performance Atlas® amplifiers
  • S-curve, trapezoidal, electronic gearing, and velocity-contouring profiles
  • Ethernet, CANbus and serial communications
  • Board-level execution of user application code at 96 MIPs
  • High speed loop rate: 50 μsec/axis
  • Up to 256 microsteps per full step resolution
  • Up to 1KW peak output power per axis
  • Extensive fault detection including over and undervoltage, motor short, and overtemp
  • Single voltage supply drives motors and board logic
  • Incremental quadrature and Absolute SSI encoder support
  • 6-step commutation and field oriented control modes
  • Profile and servo changes on-the-fly
  • Advanced PID filter with feedforward and dual biquad filters
  • High-speed hardware performance trace (up to 468 KB)
  • 8 channels of high precision 16-bit analog input and output
  • 12+ channels of general purpose digital I/O
  • Two directional limit switches, high speed index, and home inputs per axis
  • C-Motion Engine development tools
  • Support for external amplifiers via +/- 10V analog output
  • Includes Pro-Motion®, C-Motion® and .NET development software

Internal Block Diagram

Prodigy CME Machine Controller Internal Block Diagram

 

Part Numbers

Ordering Information

Prodigy Ordering Information

 

Part Numbers

Prodigy/CME Machine-Controller P/N Installed Magellan P/N Number of Axes Motors Supported
PR33SM00001 MC58120 1 Brushless DC, DC Brush, Step Motor
PR33SM00002 MC58220 2 Brushless DC, DC Brush, Step Motor
PR33SM00003 MC58320 3 Brushless DC, DC Brush, Step Motor
PR33SM00004 MC58420 4 Brushless DC, DC Brush, Step Motor

Specifications

Prodigy/CME Machine Controller Specifications

Parameter

Machine Controller

Number of axes supported

1, 2, 3 or 4 axes

Supported motor types

DC Brush, Brushless DC, Step motor

Servo loop rates

51.2 μsec to 1.6 sec. Minimum depends upon number of enabled axes and use of trace

Encoder formats supported

Quadrature, Absolute SSI

Quadrature decode rate

40 Mcounts/sec

Capability for onboard amplifier

Yes, Atlas Digital Amplifier

Motor output signals

Analog ± 10V

General purpose digital I/O

8 bi-directional, 4 input, 4 output

General purpose analog input

8 16-bit channels (± 10V)

General purpose analog outputs

8 16-bit channels (± 10V)

Limit switches

2 per axis: one for each direction of travel

User program memory

256 KB Flash / 8 KB RAM

User program stack memory

8 KB RAM

Dual ported RAM

128 KB or 468 KB (enhanced memory option)

Communication modes

Serial, CANbus, Ethernet

Dimensions

7.80’’ x 4.88’’ x .78” (19.8cm x 12.4cm x 1.98cm)

On-board amplifier voltage range

12 - 56V

On-board amplifier continuous current output

DC Brush Motor: 14 ADC
Brushless DC Motor: 10 Arms
Step motor: 9 Arms

 

Profile Modes

Settable Parameters

S-curve point-to-point:

Position, velocity, acceleration, deceleration, jerk

Trapezoidal point-to-point:

Position, velocity, acceleration, deceleration

Velocity-contouring:

Velocity, acceleration, deceleration

Electronic gearing:

Master axis, slave axes, and gear ratio

 

Mechanical Dimensions

Model

Length (L)

Width (W)

Height (H)

Prodigy/CME Machine Controller board

7.80 in
(19.8 cm)

4.88 in
(12.4 cm)

.78 in
(1.98 cm)

 

Prodigy CME Mechanical Dimensions

 

Ratings and Compliance

Environmental and Electrical Ratings

Storage temperature:

-40 to +125 degrees C (-40° F to +257° F)

Operating temperature:

0 to +70 degrees C (32° F to +158° F)

HV power requirement: +12V to + 56V operating range
Optional +5V requirement: 4.75V to 5.25V operating range
Analog (DAC) output range: -10.0V to +10.0V, ± 3mA min/axis, short circuit protected
Analog input range: -10.0V to +10.0V, 80.4 KOhm input impedance
Digital I/O voltage range: 0V to 5V, TTL thresholds, inputs pulled up to 5V through 4.7 kOhm resistors
Digital outputs drive capacity: DC output source or sink current: ± 50mA
CAN communications: 2.0B compliant, non-isolated, 1 Mbps
Serial communications: RS232 signaling or RS485 Full or Half Duplex (data only)
Ethernet communications: 10/100BASE-TX (10/100 Mbps)
Nominal clock frequency (Fclkin) 10.0 MHz

 

Safety and Compliance

Specification Standard
CE LVD: EN60204-1
EMC-D: EN6100-6-1, EN61000-6-3, EN55011

Developer Tools

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PMD Developer Kits make set-up, tuning, optimizing, and building your motion control application fast and easy.

Developer Kit includes:

  • Prodigy Machine Controller Developer Kit
  • Pro-Motion® Software
  • Software Development Kit (SDK) with C-Motion®
  • Complete manual set
  • Complete cable and prototyping connector set

 

Prodigy CME Developer Kit

 

Developer Kit Part Numbers

Prodigy Developer Kit Part Numbers

 

Developer Kit Part Numbers Items Included Comments
PRK33MK00004 L-Bracket
Cables & accessories
Software SDK & manuals
Some assembly required.
This P/N is typically ordered when the board and Atlas units will be purchased separately.
PRK33ML44002 Machine Controller board (2 axis)
2 high power multi motor Atlas units
L-Bracket
Cables & Accessories
Software SDK & manuals
Comes fully assembled. This is a complete 2-axis setup with Atlas units and machine controller board included.
PRK33ML44402 Machine Controller board (3 axis)
3 high power multi motor Atlas units
L-Bracket
Cables & Accessories
Software SDK & manuals
Comes fully assembled. This is a complete 3-axis setup with Atlas units and machine controller board included.
PRK33ML44442 Machine Controller board (4 axis)
4 high power multi motor Atlas units
L-Bracket
Cables & Accessories
Software SDK & manuals
Comes fully assembled. This is a complete 4-axis setup with Atlas units and machine controller board included.

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