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Offline Whacko

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Guilty as charged
« on: October 30, 2008, 03:22:40 PM »
Sorry all, I haven't been attending, have some other fish in the kettle. Just curious though, has anyone ported the Mach3 I/O to a gen purpose PCI I/O card?
I have noticed lately just how bad the realtime interupts can be via parallel ports, especially with a high demand GUI, for instance a large toolpath display area.

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Re: Guilty as charged
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2008, 03:40:53 PM »
Not that I know of Whacko, but that is an interesting thought.

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Re: Guilty as charged
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2008, 04:46:40 PM »
It will be, for sure, as the PCI gen I/O cards have configuration software, there is quite a few available. It shouldn't be a problem doing a plugin. My main reason for this is to check if there is a lower priority in Win Kernel for native ports. The PCI bus by default should have a higher priority. I'm going shoppin for one. I would also like to gen a WinXP embedded footprint for Mach3 mainly. Will get rid of many, many overheads as far as Kernel load goes, but not as far as $ load goes. The XP license works out more than XP home, even on bulk license. And the Cap for the SDK is not cheap either.

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Re: Guilty as charged
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2008, 06:33:09 PM »
Be sure to keep us posted Whacko.

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Re: Guilty as charged
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2008, 06:56:31 PM »
Hi Guys:

  A PCI I/O wouldnt really make things fatser or more stable unless it was intelligent. Be a bitch to do really, I suspect the SS is the best way to go at this point if the PP is troublesome for anyone.

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Re: Guilty as charged
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2008, 07:42:36 PM »
Even if you did do a PCI card, with a Plug in, the Plug in update is Still 10 hrz, or 40 for the fast update, you would hit that wall.

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