Prodigy Motion Control

Prodigy® Motion Control Boards

Prodigy® Motion Control Boards provide high performance board-level motion control for scientific, automation, industrial, and robotic applications. Available in PC/104, standalone, and standalone with built-in amplifiers (machine controller) configurations, these boards support Brushless DC, step, and DC Brush motors, and are available in 1, 2, 3, and 4-axis configurations.

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Description

Prodigy® Motion Boards provide high performance board-level motion control for scientific, automation, industrial, and robotic applications. Available in PC/104, standalone, and standalone with built-in amplifiers (machine controller) configurations, these boards support Brushless DC, step, and DC Brush motors, and are available in 1, 2, 3, and 4-axis configurations.

Programmable

CME versions of the board include PMD’s C-Motion Engine that allows user application code to run directly on the board, off-loading the system host and enabling stand-alone operation. The Machine controller version has on-board Atlas amplifiers that eliminate the need for external amplifiers.

Built on the Magellan Motion Control IC

Based on PMD’s industry-leading Magellan® Motion Control IC, Prodigy 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.

Powerful and Easy to Use

The Pro-Motion GUI makes it easy to set-up and analyze system parameters and motion performance. PMD’s C-Motion library simplifies the program development process and allows the use of industry standard C/C++ or .NET programming languages.

Meet the Family

Prodigy® PC/104 and Prodigy®/CME PC/104 boards: These format boards come in both standard and CME (downloadable user code) versions, providing from 1 to 4 axis of control.

Prodigy®/CME Stand-alone:These boards are designed to be operated standalone and include a C-Motion Engine with downloadable user code capability. They come in 1 to 4 axis configurations and support serial, CANbus, and Ethernet communications.

Prodigy®/CME Machine-Controller: These boards are designed to be operated standalone and include on-board amplification via Atlas Amplifiers. They include a C-Motion Engine with downloadable user code capability. They come in 1 to 4 axis configurations and support serial, CANbus, and Ethernet communications. Prodigy/CME Machine Controllers are described as well in this dedicated data sheet.

Prodigy Configuration Diagram

 

Features

  • Uses PMD’s advanced Magellan® Motion Control IC
  • Available in 1, 2, 3, and 4-axis configurations
  • Supports Brushless DC, step, and DC Brush motors
  • S-curve, trapezoidal, electronic gearing, velocity-contouring, and user-defined profile modes
  • PC/104 (ISA), Ethernet, CANbus or serial communications
  • Advanced PID filter with feedforward and dual biquad filters
  • High speed loop rate: 50 μsec/axis
  • Up to 256 microsteps per full step resolution
  • Incremental quadrature and Absolute SSI encoder support
  • Includes Pro-Motion® and C-Motion® development software
  • 6-step commutation and field oriented control
  • High precision 16-bit DAC or PWM amplifier output
  • General purpose digital I/O and analog I/O
  • Two directional limit switches, plus high speed index, and home inputs per axis


C-MOTION® ENGINE VERSIONS

  • On-board execution of C-Motion code
  • Downloaded user application code runs downloaded by user at 96 MIPs
  • C-Motion Engine development tools

Internal Block Diagram

Prodigy Internal Block Diagram

 

Part Numbers

Ordering Information

Prodigy Motion Boards Ordering

 

Prodigy PC/104 Motion Control Boards

Part Number Magellan IC Installed # of Axes Motors Supported Comments
PR8258120 MC58120 1 Brushless DC, step, DC Brush
PR8258220 MC58220 2 Brushless DC, step, DC Brush
PR8258320 MC58320 3 Brushless DC, step, DC Brush
PR8258420 MC58420 4 Brushless DC, step, DC Brush
PR8358120 MC58120 1 Brushless DC, step, DC Brush CME version
PR8358220 MC58220 2 Brushless DC, step, DC Brush CME version
PR8358320 MC58320 3 Brushless DC, step, DC Brush CME version
PR8358420 MC58420 4 Brushless DC, step, DC Brush CME version


Prodigy/CME Stand-alone Motion Control Boards

Part Number Magellan IC Installed # of Axes Motors Supported Comments
PR13V58120 MC58120 1 Brushless DC, step, DC Brush
PR13V58220 MC58220 2 Brushless DC, step, DC Brush
PR13V58320 MC58320 3 Brushless DC, step, DC Brush
PR13V58420 MC58420 4 Brushless DC, step, DC Brush


Prodigy/CME Machine-Controller Motion Control Boards

Prodigy/CME Machine-Controller boards can incorporate on-board Atlas amplifiers. The machine controller P/Ns below are for the board only. Atlas amplifiers of various types can be purchased separately and installed into the machine controller board.

Refer to Atlas Digital Amplifiers datasheet for more information.

Refer to Prodigy/CME Machine-Controller datasheet for more information.

Part Number Magellan IC Installed # of Axes Motors Supported Comments
PR33SM00001 MC58120 1 Brushless DC, step, DC Brush
PR33SM00002 MC58220 2 Brushless DC, step, DC Brush
PR33SM00003 MC58320 3 Brushless DC, step, DC Brush
PR33SM00004 MC58420 4 Brushless DC, step, DC Brush

Specifications

Specifications - Prodigy PC/104 and Prodigy/CME PC/104 Boards

Parameters

Value

Applicable P/Ns

PR8258120, PR8258220, PR8258320, PR8258420, PR8358120, PR8358220, PR8358320, PR8358420

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.

Encoder formats supported

quadrature, Absolute SSI

Quadrature decode rate

8 Mcounts/sec

Motor output signals

Analog ± 10V, PWM, pulse & direction

General purpose digital I/O

8 input, 8 output

General purpose analog input

8 10-bit channels (0 to 3.3V)

Limit switches

2 per axis: one for each direction of travel

CME version user program memory

256 KB Flash / 8 KB RAM

CME version stack memory

8 KB RAM

Dual ported RAM memory

40KB

Communication modes

PC/104 bus, serial, CANbus


Specifications - Prodigy/CME Stand-alone Boards

Parameters

Value

Applicable P/Ns

PR13V58120, PR13V58220, PR13V58320, PR13V58420

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.

Encoder formats supported

quadrature, Absolute SSI

Quadrature decode rate

8 Mcounts/sec

Motor output signals

Analog ± 10V, PWM, pulse & direction

General purpose digital I/O

8 input, 8 output

General purpose analog input

8 10-bit channels (0 to 3.3V)

Limit switches

2 per axis: one for each direction of travel

CME version user program memory

256 KB Flash / 8 KB RAM

CME version stack memory

8 KB RAM

Dual ported RAM memory

64KB

Communication modes

serial, CANbus, Ethernet

 

Specifications - Prodigy/CME Machine-Controller Boards

Parameters

Value

Applicable P/Ns

PR33SM00001, PR33SM00002, PR33SM00003, PR33SM00004

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.

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, PWM

General purpose digital I/O

16 total - 8 bi-directional, 4 input, 4 output

General purpose analog input

8 16-bit channels (+/- 10V)

General purpose analog output

8 16-bit channels (+/- 10V)

Limit switches

2 per axis: one for each direction of travel

CME version user program memory

256 KB Flash

CME version stack memory

8 KB RAM

Dual ported RAM memory

128 KB

Communication modes

Serial, CANbus, Ethernet

On-board amplifier voltage range

12 - 56 V

On-board amplifier continuous current output

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

 

Mechanical Dimensions

Model

Length (L)

Width (W)

Height (H)

PC/104

4.35 in
(11.1 cm)

3.78 in
(9.6 cm)

0.6 in
(1.5 cm)

Model

Length (L)

Width (W)

Height (H)

Standalone

6.30 in
(16.0 cm)

4.23 in
(10.7 cm)

.8 in
(2.0 cm)

Model

Length (L)

Width (W)

Height (H)

Machine Controller

7.80 in
(19.8 cm)

4.88 in
(12.4 cm)

.78 in
(1.98 cm)

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)
Power requirements: 4.8V to 5.25V operating range, 0.6A (no outputs on)
Supply voltage limits: -0.3V to +7V
Analog (DAC) output range: -10.0V to +10.0V, ± 3mA min/axis, short circuit protected
Analog input range: 0 to 3.3V, 1.4 KOhm input impedance
Digital I/O voltage range: 0V to 5V, TTL thresholds, inputs pulled up to 5V through 4.7 kOhm resistor
Digital outputs drive capacity: DC output source or sink current: ± 50mA
CAN communications: 2.0B compliant, non-isolated, 1 Mbps
Serial communications: 3.3V signaling, unbuffered (no transceiver)
Ethernet communications: 10/100BASE-TX (10/100 Mbps)

 

Safety and Compliance

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

Developer Tools

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Developer Kit includes:

 

Prodigy Developer Kit

Developer Kit Part Numbers

All Prodigy PC/104, Prodigy/CME PC/104, and Prodigy/CME Stand-alone developer kits include the motion control board.

Most Prodigy/CME Machine-Controller developer kits include the motion control board as well as different configuration of installed Atlasses. In addition a machine controller DK with just mounting and cable hardware is available. When this DK is used the machine controller board and Atlas units are ordered separately and installed by the user.

Developer Kit Part Number Board Type # of Axes Motor Types Supported Comments
PRK8258420 Prodigy PC/104 4 Brushless DC, step, DC Brush
PRK8358420 Prodigy/CME PC/104 4 Brushless DC, step, DC Brush
PRK13V58420 Prodigy/CME Stand-alone 4 Brushless DC, step, DC Brush
PRK33ML44444 Prodigy/CME Machine-Controller 4 Brushless DC, step, DC Brush Includes 4 high power multi-motor Atlas Amplifiers
PRK33ML44403 Prodigy/CME Machine-Controller 3 Brushless DC, step, DC Brush Includes 3 high power multi-motor Atlas Amplifiers
PRK33ML44002 Prodigy/CME Machine-Controller 2 Brushless DC, step, DC Brush Includes 2 high power multi-motor Atlas Amplifiers
PRK33MK00004 Prodigy/CME Machine-Controller 4 Brushless DC, step, DC Brush Mounting hardware, cables & accessories only. Board and Atlas units not included

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