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8.1.1. Ethernet adapter Overview

General information


Outward appearance of 8SMC4-USB-Eth1 adapter

8SMC4-USB-Eth11 is a universal device based on Cubieboard2 single-board computer with OS Linux inside, which enables the end user to interact with motor controllers remotely via various Ethernet-oriented interfaces. This device is also intended to be a universal provider for different services related to controllers' popular usage scenarios (e.g. motion control). It means that if there is a standalone program which could be effectively used in conjunction with our controllers, chances are high that this adapter already has it preconfigured and all you need is to plug some controllers and connect Ethernet cable to it. Out-of-the-box 8SMC4-USB-Eth1 supports online web-camera streaming, LAN auto-discovery system and two interfaces to configure and control motor controllers:
  1. TANGO control system interface.
  2. XiLab- and libximc-oriented XIMC interface.

Moreover 8SMC4-USB-Eth1 is equipped with embedded web-based administration interface, which enables the end user to conveniently control the device and monitor its state.

The appearance of the system from different perspectives (all necessary connectors in current version are marked with bold):


Front view. Left to right: power connector, on/off switch, HDMI connector.


View from the right. Left to right: micro-SD card connector, two USB type A female connectors.


Back view. Left to right: Ethernet connector, mini-USB type B, switch to transfer into FEL mode, earphone and line in connectors.


View from the left. IR receiver.

Main requirements

Network configuration

  • You must have a DHCP server that supports an automatic distribution of ip addresses.
  • Server and your computer must support IPv4 protocol.
  • Port 49150 should not be blocked. The cause of blocking can often be the presence of antivirus software, or program which monitors and filters network traffic (firewalls).

Other

  • 220V socket should be available.
  • Ethernet cable, USB cable.

1 The vendor code was changed in 2017, earlier this product had the vendor code 8SMC4-USB-Eth.

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