Connecting the controller
For easy connection, Nanotec recommends the Discovery Board DK-NP5-68. If you operate your controller using this Discovery Board, read chapter Connecting the NP5 controller via the Discovery Board.
Integrating the NP5
Shown in the following figures is the circuit diagram of the NP5 Discovery Board, which can serve as a reference for the development of your own motherboard. You can find the pin assignment of the PCI connector strip in chapter Pin assignment.
Prepare your motherboard.
The minimum wiring varies depending on motor type and any present feedback (stepper or BLDC motor, Hall sensors/encoders). For commissioning, the connection of the voltage supply (POWER) of the motor and of suitable EtherCAT wiring (see also EtherCAT connection) is sufficient.
- Plug the NP5 into the PCI plug connection.