Argon servo drive has dual-CPU architecture where one of the CPU's are running open source firmware allowing end users to modify and extend it's functionality.
The open sourced CPU is the one handling all electrical I/O and feedback device signals and passing them to GraniteCore CPU that handles servo motor control. Example usage of open source firmware:
- Add custom logic, such as push-button or joystick control of motor without need of other controller
- Add custom feedback device support, such as serial encoder read-out
- Implement custom control algorithm such as non-linear or adaptive control
- Add custom safety functionality
- Alter the purpose of I/O signals, such as status monitoring digital outputs
The source code has been released under GPL V2 license and is available at GitHub (link).
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