Motion Controller supports CAN-based networking.

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Model XMP-SynqNet-PCI provides 100 Mbps, real-time, synchronous networking for up to 32 axes. Servos can be updated as quickly as 20 kHz for 4 axes, or 10 kHz for 8 axes. SynqNet also supports user-defined I/O CAN-based networking under industry operating systems such as Windows NT, Windows 2000 and 95/98, VenturCom, and VxWorks. Powered by 32-bit floating point Analog Devices SHARC DSP, heart of SynqNet is its modular motion programming interface software.



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SynqNet(TM) PCI Motion Controller Adds to Growing Line of Network Products



Santa Barbara, CA. - 24 September, 2002 - Motion Engineering, Inc. (MEI) today released the third in its line of anticipated SynqNet motion controllers. The PCI-based package (XMP-SynqNet-PCI) adds to MEI's triad of initial SynqNet offerings, which also include CPCI and PMC controller products.

The XMP-SynqNet-PCI provides 100 Mbps, real-time, synchronous networking for up to thirty-two axes. Using SynqNet, servos can be updated as quickly as 20 kHz for four axes, or 10 kHz for eight axes. SynqNet also supports user-defined I/O CAN-based networking under common industry operating systems such as Windows NT, Windows 2000 and 95/98, VenturCom and VxWorks. Powered by a 32-bit floating point Analog Devices SHARC DSP, the heart of SynqNet is its modular MPI (motion programming interface) software which integrates into standard, object-oriented, C/C++ environments.

Along with the entire XMP family of controllers, the SynqNet PCI controller can now be programmed with the all-new MPX ActiveX libraries. With MPX, users can develop their own custom motion interface using LabView®, VisualBasic®, Excel®, VBScript and other environments that support ActiveX® controls, including other scripting languages.

More information about XMP-SynqNet-PCI and MPX can be obtained from Motion Engineering, Inc. at www.motioneng.com. Information on SynqNet technology can be found at www.synqnet.org.

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About MEI
Founded in 1987, Motion Engineering Inc. designs, manufactures, market and sells performance motion control solutions to high value capital equipment builders in the semiconductor, electronic assembly, robotics and medical markets. MEI's core hardware and software technologies combined with advanced tools and engineering services allow OEMs to build better machines, faster. MEI is a privately held company headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA with offices and development centers in the US, Europe and Japan. MEI's processes and business systems are ISO9001:2000 certified and designed to serve the high standards demanded by the world's leading capital equipment suppliers.
Information is available on the Web at www.motioneng.com.

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