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Backplane connector

A female 20-pin double-row connector (PBD-20R) with 2.54mm pitch is mounted on the controller board for backplane connection.


Dimensions and output pins numbers in BPC (BackPlane Connector), connector-side view.

Pin function of CN1:
1 - Power GND 12-48В.
2 - Joy, an analog 0-3 V input used for external joystick connection.
3 - Power GND 12-48В.
4 - Pot, an analog 0-3 V input used for general purpose.
5 - Power GND 12-48В.
6 - A common input/output (or an Enable signal if an external driver is used), 3.3V logic.
7 - Power +12...+48В.
8 - U_LED, A LED Status output displaying controller's operating mode.
9 - Power +12...+48В.
10 - L_LIM, A LED output for left limit switch.
11 - Power+12...+48В.
12 - R_LIM, A LED output for right limit switch.
13 - USB_SEL, selecting USB device in Multi-axis system.
14 - A common input/output EXTGPIO1, 3.3V logic.
15 - USB_D0_N, negative out of USB Slave.
16 - H_USB_D0_N, negative out of USB Master.
17 - USB_D0_P, positive out of USB Slave.
18 - H_USB_D0_P, positive out of USB Master.

Pin function of CN2:
1 - Reserved.
2 - RX, serial port, 3.3V logic.
3 - Reserved.
4 - TX, serial port, 3.3V logic.
5 - Reserved.
6 - A Direction signal for external driver control, 3.3V logic.
7 - Reserved.
8 - A Clock signal for external driver control, 3.3V logic.
9 - Reserved.
10 - Synchronization output, 3.3V logic.
11 - Reserved.
12 - Synchronization input, 3.3V logic.
13 - An output for magnetic brake control, 3.3V logic.
14 - Not used.
15 - BUT_R, an external "Right" button.
16 - 5V output.
17 - BUT_L, an external "Left" button.
18 - Digital GND for 3.3V and 5V.

Note. No additional connection or pull-up to ground/power supply is required for idle pins. Just don't use them.

IMPORTANT. A maximum designed operating voltage for Joy and Pot analog inputs is UP TO 3V. Never supply these inputs with higher voltage, including 3.3V value, otherwise the proper operation of all the analog channels of the controller may get disrupted and the controller itself or the motor may get damaged.

IMPORTANT. The outputs available at the internal connector are not protected. Mounting of any additional buffers or filtering chains is a total responsibility of user or developer who designs a backplane intended to use these lines.

IMPORTANT. While the controller is unpowered, no voltage over 0.3V relative to the DGND pin is allowed on the internal connector. Provision of any additional protection preventing those accidents (if possible) is a total responsibility of user or developer who designs a backplane intended to use these lines.

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