Dual Onboard LM-317 Based 1.5 amp Logic Supply Regulator
USB Logic Power Supply for PC side
Optional Pinheader and Screw Clamp Connections
Jumper Enabled Limit Switch Pull-up Resistors
LED Power Indicator
All Pins Brought Out
The PBX-RF is an Isolated Parallel Port Breakout Board designed specifically for Hobby CNC machines. It is compatible with a variety of Parallel Port CNC Control Software. The isolation layer protects the PC from potential damage from spikes or short circuits on the high voltage motor drivers used in CNC.
The RF isolation chips used in the PBX-RF work much like opto-isolators, except that they use radio waves to send signals across the isolation plane rather than light.
The PBX-RF breakout board splits the 17 available signals from the parallel port so that they can be accessed. It is functionally equivalent to the non-isolated version - the PBX-2.
The PBX-BB is the new CNC breakout board for the BeagleBone. It works perfectly with Charles Steinkuehler's Beaglebone port of LinuxCNC. It features 15 total outputs and 5 inputs, all software mappable to whichever signals you need. The PBX-BB features the same RF isolation circuitry found on the popular PBX-RF, protecting the Beaglebones' sensitive 1.8V and 3.3V circuitry from potentially damaging noise and spikes that can come from high voltage stepper motor drives.
The PBX-BB has 5x PBX-Headers for easy connections to our stepper drivers and relay boards. Additional signals are present on the screw terminals for driving up to 5 motors and 4 relays.
New on the PBX-BB is a 5V/2A switching regulator that accepts voltages up to 76VDC. The efficiency of a switching regulator reduces heat. The 5V rail is bussed out to the PBX-Headers just like our other breakout boards, allowing you to drive the logic supply of the drivers from a single power source.
Advanced G-codes - G54, G59.3 (Coordinate System Origins)
The USB CNC Control Software can be purchased from us by choosing the software option below. Otherwise, you can purchase it directly from www.planet-cnc.com. Software is supported through the Planet-CNC Google Group.