Quick Start Guide
QMP-SynqNet Controller

Connect the Hardware

This section covers the necessary requirements for connecting a SynqNet motion control system. The cables used to connect SynqNet components depends on the types of connectors on each piece of hardware.

Pick a Topology

The next step is to set up the hardware of the system based upon the selected topology. Currently, SynqNet supports the following three topologies:


More information about the various topologies can be found on the Node, Cable, Motor, Drive Addressing website.


Cable Connections: Controller to Node(s)

The type of cables needed to connect the controller to the nodes will vary based upon the type of
controller, the particular hardware features, and the type of nodes being used in the SynqNet
Network. However, regardless of these variables, the cables are wired the same way. For
example, a cable from an OUT port will always connect into an IN port. The following diagram
clearly illustrates this connection pattern. For more information about cables and connectors, see the SynqNet Interface Cable website.

Types of Connectors and Cables

Depending on the type of SynqNet ports (RJ45 or Micro-D) on the Controller and Drive, use one
of the corresponding cables to connect them to each other. See the Cables section for a list of the various cables.

The following table lists some of the common connectors and their matching cables.

Controller I/O

Power On Nodes and Check LEDs

After all of the nodes have been connected with the proper cables, power-up the system. To verify that the Nodes have been connected correctly and that each node is receiving a network and power signal, inspect the LEDs at each connector.

Each controller will have four LEDs:

        • Two LEDs (1 and 2) at the IN port
        • Two LEDs (3 and 4) at the OUT port.


    SynqNet Connectors: RJ-45
    For more information, please see the Controller LEDs section.

Each node will have four green LEDs:

        •   Two LEDs (1 and 2) at the IN port.
        •   Two LEDs (3 and 4) at the OUT port.

Node LEDs on
the RMB-10V2-SynqNet

  •  LED1 - Link Activity
  •  LED2 - Node State
  •  LED3 - Link Activity
  •  LED4 - Repeater
  •  LED5 - FPGA
  •  LED6 - FPGA Boot Status

For more information, please see the Node LEDs section.


The RMB-10V2-SynqNet is shown above.

Each LED has a particular function. See the Node LEDs page for details.

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