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METHOD FOR INTERFACING THIRD PARTY BOARDS TO ADEPT SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007815D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Apr-25

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Carl Davis

Abstract

The Adept MV controller (Adept Technology, Inc.) is a high performance, general purpose motion controller built around the VME bus. The control- ler operates a real-time multitasking operating sys- tem developed by Adept Technology specifically for robot control. A powerful high-level programming language is tightly integrated into the system. Though this architecture provides many advantages, it lim- its the ability to add third party VME boards by the end-user ofthe system. This paper describes a tech- nique to add transparent support for third party dig- ital input/output boards without modi@ing the Adept OS.