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What is KFLOP?

KFLOP is a novel motion controller that takes over the real-time requirements of your system from the host computer by buffering data and running multiple simultaneous threads deterministically. Combined with software architecture that gives you easy access to low-level functions and the ability to create your own front-end GUIs to access our libraries directly or through the .NET interface, the KFLOP motion controller is a powerful solution to your motion control needs.

In developing our flagship control board we wanted to offer accuracy, flexibility and capability for a reasonable price. What we achieved is a DSP-based microcontroller with 1.2 GFLOPs of processing power, a 100k Gate FPGA, 16 Mb SDRAM, 8 axes of control, lots of I/O and the ability to program in C and do path planning with G-Code for only $249. In addition, we throw in free software that has prepackaged filters and routines allowing full tuning capability for high-accuracy applications. You can begin controlling your mechanisms in minutes right out of the box.

In addition to free software, when you order a KFLOP you will receive a free 6ft USB cable for every KFLOP that you order.
Over its lifetime, KFLOP has accumulated thousands of satisfied customers around the world who are using the KFLOP for a number of applications. In particular, the CNC community has embraced the KFLOP to run a wide variety of mills, presses, lathes, and other machining equipment.

KFLOP is easily customizable to control a variety of motor types (DC Brush Motors, Brushless Motors, Stepper Motors) as well as other physical devices. KFLOP provides low-latency, guaranteed, real-time deterministic response. Because of this, KFLOP relieves a host computer from real-time requirements (i.e. Windows is not real-time, KFLOP is).

When combined with our free software, KFLOP offers a complete motion control solution to generate Step and Direction pulses for use with 3rd Party Motor Amplifiers. Or connect up to 2 Dynomotion SnapAmps™ that generate current to up to 25 Amps per axis. Other applications will benefit from connecting our Kanalog I/O expansion board. Both the SnapAmp and Kanalog™ boards enable the use of Differential Encoders, among other things. For intense stepper motor applications, our KSTEP may be the perfect add-on to your KFLOP.

Here are just a few highlights of the KFLOP:
  • Real-time motion control that relieves the host computer of that duty
  • High Performance 1.2 GFLOP DSP
  • 64-bit Double Precision Hardware Math
  • All 8 axes are sampled every 90 microseconds
  • USB 2.0 Full Speed Host interface (or run stand alone)
  • 16 MBytes RAM
  • Digital I/O


Check out some videos on YouTube to see what other users have done:

Please view our on-line documentation for full details
$249 USD Plus Tax, S&H
Free 6 foot USB cable with every KFLOP
In Stock
Usually ships within 1 to 2 business days


Example Applications:
  • CNC machining (build a CNC from the ground-up or retrofit with a KFLOP)
    • Mills
    • Lathes
    • Brakepresses
    • Grinders
    • Spinners
    • Routers
    • Saws
  • Robotics
  • Automation
  • Camera Control
  • Pick-and-place
  • Data Acquisition

Example Input/Outputs:
  • KFLOP by itself works well in open loop Step/Direction with ADVANCED Motion Control's DigiFlex® Performance™ DPR... and DZR... series servo drives. For PWM/Direction, KFLOP also works with the AC powered DPR... and DC powered DZR... series servo drives and the new plug-in/embedded AZBDC10A4 µ-sized servo drives. KFLOP/Kanalog also works well with all of ADVANCED Motion Control's drives that accept +/- 10V. analog input commands and have differential encoder outputs for closed loop control. Visit ADVANCED Motion Control's website for more information See more...

    Or refer to this Application Note (pdf)
  • Other:
    • Analog Motor Amplifiers
    • Step/Direction Drives
    • PWM (Pulse-Width Modulated) Drives
    • Relays
    • Switches
    • Single-ended Encoders
    • Analog Sensors



KFLOP Hardware Breakdown

Function

Parameter

Specification

Processor

CPU

Memory

TMS320C67-200MHz DSP 1.2GFLOP

32/64-Bit Native Floating Point

FLASH 2 MBytes

SDRAM 16 Mbytes

Interface

Host

USB 2.0 Full Speed

Connectors

I/O General Purpose

I/O Com

Aux#0 IO

Aux#1 IO

USB

System Power

26 pin Header

8 pin RJ45

16 pin Header

16 pin Header

Type B

Molex 4-pin (Disk drive type)

Servo Loop

Sample Rate

Compensation

Feed Forward

90µs

PID + (3) IIR bi-quad Stages/Axis

Acceleration + Velocity

Axis

Number

Type

8

MicroStep/Servo/Brush/Brushless/StepDirection

Logic Supply

Voltage

Max Current

Typical Current

+5V ±10%

2.5A

0.35 A

User I/O

Digital

Encoders

PWM

46 Gen Purpose LVTTL (24 are 5V Tolerant)

(8)  single-ended, 1 MHz

(8) 60KHz or prescaled by 1-256

Environment

Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Humidity

0-40° C

0-40° C
20-90% Relative Humidity, non-condensing

Dimensions

Length

Width

Height

3.5 inches (89mm)

5.0 inches (127 mm)

0.75inches (19 mm)






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