Robotic Control Systems

Technology

Robotics Embedded

Synapticon provides a comprehensive portfolio of motion control-related technology to robot OEMs. The platform comprises the full stack of elements required by modern robotic products, from Robotic Drives & IO hardware to Motion Planning & Control software.

SMART SOFTWARE ENABLING ECONOMIC HARDWARE

Synapticon‘s approach is to lower the cost of mechanical hardware by controlling quality-influencing physical factors in software. The basic principle of this is to combine the computation of models of the physics of a drive, such as the phase characteristics of the motor and the backlash of the reducer, with high-resolution and high-speed sensing of corresponding physical metrics. This way, Synapticon‘s drive control technology is able to substantially improve the performance and quality, from eliminating unwanted disturbing torque effects of low-cost motors to virtually adjusting the backlash of cycloidic reducers.

CONFIGURABLE REAL-TIME PERFORMANCE

Synapticon SOMANET SoCs are based on xCore and ARM processor architectures and offer 8 to 32 programmable 32bit RISC cores per chip. This highly parallel, hard real-time technology, combined with a broad range of SOMANET Soft IP Blocks, enables to integrate dedicated industrial communication, sensor data acquisition and motor control in a single device. Using SOMANET SoCs, a board design can be easily scaled by adding more instances of an application to a System-on-Chip, for example multiple motor controllers. If more resources are required than a single device can offer, multiple devices can be connected through xConnect interface technology. Learn more about the xCore architecture from our technology partner XMOS

SEAMLESS PROTOTYPE TO MASS PRODUCT

Rapidly start building your prototype with LINK Integrated Drives, quickly configure custom control systems with SOMANET Modules and realize your series design using SOMANET SoCs. With Synapticon’s Embedded Robotics Platform, the formerly long, multi-phase process from early conceptual R&D until mass production becomes a seamless flow.

ROS IS OUR MOTHER TONGUE

Synapticon is a born ROS community member and early supporter of ROS Industrial, ROS for Products and, as a result, ROS 2 efforts. We consider ROS the lubricant for most robotic innovations since 2010 and the glueware for a continously growing number of robotic end-products. Synapticon SOMANET and LINK motion control and drive products are ROS compatible and Synapticon LONA autonomous navigation is based on ROS.

APPLICATIONS

Synapticon's technology is enabling the world of robotics

Traditional Robot Arms

Collaborative Robot Arms

Professional Service Robots & AGVs

Consumer Robotics