Quick Start Guide
ZMP-SynqNet Controller

Connect 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:


For more information about the various topolgies, please see the Node, Cable, Motor, Drive Addressing section under the SynqNet Technology page.


Cable Connections: Controller to Node(s)

The type of cables needed to connect the controller to the node(s) will vary based upon the type of controller, the particular hardware features, and the type of nodes you are using in the SynqNet Network. However, regardless of these variables, the cables will be wired the same way. For example, you will always connect a cable from an OUT port and into an IN port. The following diagram will clearly illustrate this connection pattern. For more information about cables and connectors, see the SynqNet Hardware section.

Types of Connectors and Cables

Depending on the type of SynqNet ports (RJ45 or Micro-D) on your Controller and Drive, you will need to use one of the corresponding cables to connect them to each other. Please 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 green LEDs:

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


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



    SynqNet Connectors: Micro D9
    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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