XMOS in Motion

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XMOS in Motion

Postby RogerH » Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:16 pm

To exchange ideas and experiences with motion control systems.


It seems timely to set up this group with the recently announced of a motion control Kit from XMOS. The introduction of this kit is clearly signalling to industry that XMOS is an ideal technology for implementing motion control products.


This group is not in competition with the Robotics’ group as it is catering to a group more focused on the control system rather than the huge range of topic areas covered by robotics.


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Postby RogerH » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:42 am

Welcome to the XMOS in Motion group.

I was inspired to create this group firstly by a life long interest in motion control and secondly by the XMOS announcement of the Motor Control Platform.

I have only been XMOS aware for a short time and was drawn here as I felt that the XMOS XS1 architecture was ideal for motion control. High speed I/O coupled with the ability to run concurrent processes makes for, in my opinion, an ideal platform for motion control.

I am by no means an expert in the field of motion control and will be watching the posts to this group to increase my knowledge on the topic.

This group is not intended to focus exclusively on the XMOS Motor Control Platform. Discussion on using XMOS for brushed and brushless DC motor designs along with stepper motor control will be most welcome.

Regards, Roger...
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Postby Carpentier » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:48 pm

I am currently developping a board that can serve for developping (step motor) application(s) of the XMOS processors.
The board is only 7cmx5cm , has a dual core L2. All the components for power supply the processor, and correctly handle JTAG, RESET and JRESET signals.
The board have USB input interface with USB3300 device and a DB25 output conector. The IO on the DB25 are buffered by SN74HCT04 device for output and SN74LVC04 for input so all the IO are 5V. all input have pullup resistor network.
The DB25 is connected to core1 IO and the USB to Core0.
The board has already a professionnal double layer PCB.
The L2 device is soldered with 0.25mm balls just like a high density BGA .
They is a second version of the board which is ethernet in place of USB with LAN7210 device.

I will post a photo of the board. Maybe someone interested in a cheap L2 dual core board with handy DB25 IO connector and 5V io on core 1 side and USB on core 0 side.
The PCB is available for only 5USD. but require BGA soldering.

This is interesting because XMOS does not provide many experiment boards with the L2 chip.
the G4 chip is also interesting but seems to draw to much power for a USB-powered board.


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