A manufacturer of industrial electronic equipment, needed to develop
and market a low-cost, high-volume, stepper motor control product. We
agreed on a number of design requirements. The product had to be
extremely reliable; offer the smallest footprint possible; possess
flexible I/O; offer an easy-to-use command set; and be compatible with
industrial controllers. There were also additional design goals:
precision positioning with optical feedback and a graphical or
higher-level language for motion control.
Bytes By Design worked closely with their marketing department to
analyze product requirements and properly position the product. Our
solution not only fulfilled all the requirements, but also offered
better performance and versatility than competing products within cost
constraints. The design featured a dual-processor 80C52 architecture, a
powerful, yet easy-to-use command set, user-programmable I/O, as well
as Windows-based development tools offering an interactive command
window and both graphical and BASIC language motion control. We
developed a product that is small, yet robust and virtually
The Motion Development Tools provide rapid application development.
Bytes By Design's solution included the embedded hardware, as well as the software.