MOVEnD/ DIGInS survey.|
The MOTRIX concept.
The MOVEnD/ DIGInS line is dedicated to distribute process control
setups in applications where displacements, speed and statuses are the main interest
parameters as well as, possibly, other analog acquisition and action parameters.
added value of the MOVEnD/ DIGInS line is fully understandable in
the larger context of MOTRIX movement application concept developed by OnlineSolutions
Media srl around the MOVEnD/ DIGInS line and the ACTOReX family,
as it will be explained further.
The MOVEnD/ DIGInS
Let's start with MOVEnD, a movement/speed dedicated, intelligent
channel, used as an elementary building block. It can accommodate rotation as
well as linear, non-contact incremental transducers and a limited amount of digital
I/O statuses. The built-in firmware allows speed measurements. The other elementary
building block is the DIGInS , a status control, intelligent module. In
both cases, the microcontroller allow running local loop control applications
and could facilitate alpha/numeric display, local keypad, magnetic card reader,
bar code reader, etc.
The inter-processor communication facility of the MOVEnD/
DIGInS line allow to built complex setups managed by a master module and
with several multifunctional slaves. Each module keeps the local facilities of
the single module setup. The master slave arrangement allows independent firmware/clientware
applications, the connection with and the control of the PC being an application
The geometrical flexibility of the multiprocessor setup allows
connections between blocks at high speed (1Mbps) and long distance (up to 100
m total "chain" length). The hardware limitations allow one master +
32 slaves setups. In some particular applications, with severe real-time requirements,
the number of slaves could be limited below the hardware permission.
The MOTRIX extension.
The Company OnlineSolutions
Media srl developed a specific neuro-motric application process control environment
around the MOVEnD/ DIGInS line and the ACTOReX family products.
Complex setups designated to work in human skill enhancement applications are
The mini-ACTOReX mastered hierarchical and distributed control
setup as well as ACTOReX mastered hierarchical and distributed control setups
are sketched in the following captures.
The use of evolved family master with the analogue signal processing
capabilities beneficially completes the versatility of the MOVEnD/ DIGInS