PCI-1203 - 2 Port EtherCAT Universal PCI Card
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PCI-1203 EtherCAT PCI card
3 PCI-1203 versions available

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PCI-1203 with 6 axis
PCI-1203 with 10 axis
PCI-1203 with 16 axis
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PCI-1203 overview

  • 650MHz dual-core ARM processor
  • 2x EtherCAT ports for high-performance motion and I/O applications
  • Supports common motion SDK for rapid application development
  • Up to 32 axes support for motion control
  • Supports a maximum of 6 motion groups and 8 axes per group
  • Supports on board 8-channel isolated digital input and 4-channel isolated digital output
  • Diagnostics for fast error handling can trace commands and error messages
The PCI-1203 is a 2 port EtherCAT PCI Universal card. It is a ready-to-use EtherCAT development platform for all PC-based industrial automation. The EtherCAT protocol stack is executed autonomously on the PCI card. It allows the host to handle up to two EtherCAT networks with extremely short cycle time for motion and pure I/O applictions.

For EtherCAT motion port, communication cycle time is no more than 500μs for connecting 32 axes of servo motors and for fast I/O ports the cycle time is no more than 200μs in a high speed I/O system. There are 4-channel isolated digital outputs and 8-channel isolated inputs on the PCI-1203 to meet the extra high speed I/O requirements.

Real-time and high-precision capability are features of PCI-1203. In addition, all Advantech motion controllers use the "Common Motion API" architecture which is a unified user programming interface and graphical utility. This architecture saves application maintenance and upgrades. Programmers can benefit from using any Advantech SoftMotion controller without changing large amounts of the application code. User-friendly examples decrease programming load, helping users complete configuration and diagnosis easily.

Impulse can supply the PCI-1203 installed within our range of embedded and rack-mount computer systems.

For more information about the PCI-1203 EtherCAT card please contact our technical sales team on +44 (0)1782 337 800 or alternatively submit an enquiry.
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