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Overview of SynqNet

What is SynqNet?

SynqNet is a high-performance, synchronous network technology specifically designed for multi-axis motion control applications. It is the only system that dramatically reduces system wiring while simultaneously providing higher performance than conventional analog control systems.

SynqNet replaces the noise-prone analog drive - motion controller interface (10V + Encoder) with a real-time digital network that brings additional diagnostic, performance and reliability benefits to a machine.

SynqNet is an all-digital, motion control interface for connections between controllers and drives. The physical layer of SynqNet is based on IEEE 802.3 standards for 100Base-TX, the physical layer of Ethernet. The data link and application layers of SynqNet are specifically designed for motion control applications. The 100BASE-TX media system is based on specifications published in the ANSI TP-PMD physical media standard. The 100BASE-TX system operates over two pairs of wires, one pair for 'receive' data signals and the other pair for 'transmit' data signals.

 

How does the SynqNet network actually work?

SynqNet is a synchronous network that employs a centralized motion controller to transmit regular synchronization data to every node around the network. Each receiving node uses advanced digital time-correction techniques to minimize both skew and jitter to levels that are comparable to or better than high performance analog systems. Service channel capability is used to query nodes regarding a variety of information. In the case of SynqNet drives, separate diagnostic tools are not required; a user can simply acquire drive information (depending on manufacturer specifications) via a service channel command and the standard SynqNet programming interface.

 

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