When i first attempted to connect my touch screen control head to my machine via DSPMC controller I was unable to get communication through the ethernet. Since then, i've been running off a newer donor control head and its been fine.
I've troubleshooted the problem with the old head a bit and all I can see for being the problem is the ethernet connection speed. The motherboard on my control head says:
One or two Realtek RTL8139C Ethernet controllers 10Base-T / 100Base-TX protocol.
The DSPMC manuals says:
DSPMC/IP comes with 48 digital I/Os, 8 channel analog inputs of 14-bit resolution, 6 encoder inputs of
32-bit resolution, and 8 channel analog output of 14-bit resolution with +/-10V range. The board has a
wide input power supply range, from 10V to 40V DC. It has a RS-232 serial port and TCP/IP based
10/100 Ethernet connectivity.
The current control head has a 10/100 port and a 10/100/1000 port. The dspMC ethernet port only lights up in the 10/100/1000 port. Even the 10/100 port on the new control head will not work.
Which would suggest the motion controller is infact 1000 Base-T protocol. And will not work with the intended PC which is contrary to Vitals literature. Someone tell me Im wrong here. The newer control head im running right now is not touch screen and is much more expensive than the older touch screen i want to run.
Will the dspMC run off a 10/1000 Ethernet connection?