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Segment controller board development for Multicarrier system

Distributed communication and control system on a linear motor with parallel processing in hard real time.

This client required full support and project empowerment from the segment controller board development, Hardware verification, Firmware development, Firmware verification to Mechanical design allowing us to deliver full range of our services and secure top-notch quality. The System is divided into segments: straight and curved.

Each segment consists out of:

  • Power board which is responsible for driving the coils (part of a linear motor)
  • Coil Controller board which is responsible for controlling the coils and finding the position of a mover by using encoders
  • Segment controller which is responsible for maintaining the communication between segments and SERCOS communication at a system level


Segment Controller board is based on Sitara AM6548 SoC from TI which consist out of:

  • 4 x Arm® Cortex® -A53 microprocessor subsystems at up to 1.1 GHz
  • Dual-core Arm® Cortex® -R5F at up to 400 MHz
  • Three gigabit Industrial Communication Subsystems (PRU_ICSSG)
  • Up to two 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports per PRU_ICSSG

128Kx32 LPDDR4 Memory + 256K NOR Flash + 128Kbit NVRAM on board

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