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New features for motion cards-Performance Motion Devices

The Prodigy family of motion-control cards now include user-accessible onboard nonvolatile memory (NVRAM). This lets users store configuration parameters, program variables, and other data directly on the card. Information stored in the nonvolatile memory is not lost when power is removed from the card.

The IM-600 Interconnect Module speeds development of motion-control applications by simplifying the connection of various motion peripherals to the Prodigy card. The module connects to the Prodigy’s option connector and Pulse & Direction connector providing jack screw breakout functionality. A DIN-mountable package makes for easy panel mounting.

Prodigy cards provide high-performance board-level motion control and support multiple motor types including dc brush, brushless dc, step, and microstepping motors. The units are available in one, two, three, and four-axis versions. The cards come with serial, CAN, and Ethernet communications options.

Performance Motion Devices, 55 Old Bedford Rd., Lincoln, MA 01773, (781) 674-9860,

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