Teknic recently launched ClearCore, a low-cost, multi-axis, motion and industrial I/O controller offering OEMs a new way to save space, money and wiring in their automated machinery.
ClearCore provides four axes of motion control, Ethernet, serial, USB, and wireless expandability along with 13 configurable digital & analog I/O points. The hardware includes a powerful 32-bit, floating point ARM Cortex-M4 processor, 192k local RAM, 512k Flash, interrupt handler, and an onboard SD Card interface for storage expansion. The system also provides up to four axes of motion control for Teknic’s ClearPath integrated servos, third-party stepper drives, or any brushless servo motor with a digital servo drive.
It features 13 industrially hardened and electrically conditioned, 24V I/O points, including digital and analog inputs and outputs. The solution is compatible with XBee modules for peer-to-peer wireless communications such as WiFi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, DigiMesh, 802.15.4, and others.
A rich C++ library & software API including more than 40 extensively commented example projects ensures ease-of-use and accelerates the product development cycle. Advanced debugging via the Atmel IDE and in-circuit emulator enables the serious programmer to step through code, set breakpoints, evaluate expressions, watch variables, and more.
All source code is available for download, at no cost, under an open-source, copy-right, MIT license.
For rapid software prototyping, install the optional but free Arduino wrapper library to easily create programs within the simple and popular Arduino IDE.