Technology 80, Inc.

Technology 80, Inc.

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About Technology 80

Technology 80 Inc. is a leading provider of board-level servo and stepper controllers and encoder interfaces that feature industry-standard bus structures and extensive C-based software libraries.

Technology 80 Inc. began in 1980 as a small engineering firm and became a publicly traded corporation (OTC: TKAT) in 1985. We have developed into a leading provider of board-level motion control products.

As The People in Control of Motion, Tech 80's products and staff provide reliable service and support to more than 1000 customers on five continents. Utilizing direct sales, manufacturers' representatives, distributors, VAR's and OEM's, Tech 80 continues to dramatically expand its customer base every year.


Our ISA bus Servo Motor Controllers

Model 5650A Servo Controller:

  • 4 Axes of Servo Control
  • PID with Velocity Feedforward Servo Control Loops
  • 16-Bit Analog or 10-Bit PWM Command Signal Output
  • 31-Bit Position, Velocity & Acceleration Registers
  • Accepts Gearing, S-Curve, Trapezoidal,
  • Trajectory & Velocity Motion Profiles
  • 1.0 MHz Quadrature Encoder Input
Model 5651A Servo Controller:
  • 14.0 KHz External Sinusoidal Commutation
  • Hall-Based or Algorithmic Initialization
  • 2 Axes of Servo Control
  • PID with Velocity Feedforward Servo Control Loops
  • 16-Bit Analog or 10-Bit PWM Command Signal Output
  • 31-Bit Position, Velocity & Acceleration Registers
  • Accepts Gearing, S-Curve, Trapezoidal,
  • Trajectory & Velocity Motion Profiles
  • 1.75 MHz Quadrature Encoder Input
Model 5638 Servo Controller:
  • 1-3 Axes of Servo Control
  • 12-Bit Analog Command Signal Output
  • PID Servo Control Filter
  • 1.0 MHz Quadrature Encoder Input
  • Auxiliary Quadrature Encoder Input for Hand Wheel/Data Capture
  • 16 General Purpose, Digital I/0
Model 5639 Servo Controller:
  • 1-2 Axes of Servo Control
  • 8-Bit PWM Command Signal Output
  • PID Servo Control Filter
  • 1.0 MHz Quadrature Encoder Input
  • Auxiliary Quadrature Encoder Input for Hand Wheel/Data Capture
  • 16 General Purpose, Digital I/0

Our ISA bus Stepper Motor Controllers

Model 5000 Stepper Controller:

  • 1-3 Axes of Stepper Control
  • 240 KHz Step Rate
  • Programmable Acceleration
  • Programmable Velocity Profiling
  • OPTO-Isolated Inputs & Outputs
Model 5030 Stepper Controller:
  • 1-4 Axes of Stepper Control
  • 3.0 MHz Step Rate
  • Watchdog & Programmable Timer with
  • Interrupt Generator
  • 1.5 MHz Maximum Encoder Input Frequency Per Phase
  • 16 General Purpose I/O

Our ISA bus Encoder Interfaces

Model 5312B PC Encoder Interface:

  • 1-4 Channels of Encoder Inputs
  • 5.2 MHz Quadrature Count Rate Per Axis
  • 1.3 MHz Pulse Rate Per Axis (Lines)
  • Digitally Filtered Inputs with Selectable Sample Rates
  • 24-Bit Presettable, Cascadable Counters
  • Interrupts on Index Pulse, Over/Underflow or Compare Value Match
  • X1, X2 & X4 Decoding
  • Open Architecture Software Library For C, C++, BASIC & Pascal;
  • Drivers for LabVIEW, Visual BASIC, Windows 3.1, Win95, & NT (4.0)


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