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Visual Interfaces for MB3001 and MB4001
New visual control programs are available for the MB3001 and MB4001 controllers.
MB3001 Control Program Interface
For even a quicker start, a visual interface control program for Microsoft Windows,
MB3001 Demo Control Program V1.0 is available free.
The MB3001 Demo Control program allows complete control of all functions of
the MB3001 Stepper Motor Controller from the computer desktop.
Just point and click. It is a the quickest way to get the MB3001 up and running,
and a great way to see and learn how to the M3001 unit is controlled via its serial
Read about the MB3001 HERE
MB4001 Control Program Interface
The visual interface control program for Microsoft Windows,
MB4001 Demo Control Program V1.0 is also available free.
The MB4001 Demo Control program allows complete control of all functions of
the MB4001 Quad Relay Controller from the computer desktop. Just point and click.
The demo program includes a display window which shows what is sent to the MB4001, and the MB4001's response back.
It ia a great way to get the MB4001 up and running fast.
Read about the MB4001 HERE
MB3001 now in stock!
MB4001 now in stock!
July - August, 2006.
In this Issue
State of the Art
Your fearless commentator opines on
The IPod Syndrome
Simple Multi-tasking for small microprocessors
As long as it has a stack, a return instruction, a push instruction, and a
couple bytes of SRAM you can read and write to store task context to,
with just a few instructions even the simplest microprocessor can
multi-task just fine
Read the issue HERE
Report: Solid-State Drives To Challenge Hard Drives
A brain box computer to create ‘fault tolerant electronics’
Small Companies Still Unsure on RoHS
Earn Big Rewards With Your Spare-Time Designs-
The overbuilding of wireless networks lingers in the air
China's youth makes them, America's buys them; Apple investigates work conditions
Win98 Train Wreck Is Finally Here
Attack Of The Humanoid Robots
They walk. Some talk. And you might be able to get one soon
The MB4001 Quad Relay Controller.
Some applications require switching
high voltage AC, such as 120VAC lights and fans directly. The MB4001 MechaBlox card
Quad Relay Controller makes switching AC signals easy.
The MB4001 is a QUAD channel Relay Controller, with 4 completely independent on board
3A-250VAC Max rated relay circuits. Switch AC loads directly, or a secondary high
current relay for even heavier loads like pumps and motors.
Read the whole specification HERE
The MB3001 Unipolar Stepper Motor Controller.
Based upon Allegro Microsystem's SLA7030 Unipolar Stepper Motor Controller Chip,
although small in size (70mm x 70mm), the MB3001
is capable of delivering programmable drive currents up to 1.5 Amp
The MB3001 uses Pulse Width Modulation drive - it get's the peak
performance you need out of your stepper motor drive without the inefficiency and
excess heat of bulky RL drives using expensive power forcing resistors.
Read the whole specification HERE