Ultra High Speed MFA Controller
August 10, 2005 – CyboSoft (Rancho
Cordova, California) today announced the delivery of an ultra
high-speed adaptive control solution running on National Instruments
CompactRIO embedded control and data acquisition platform.
This special Time-Optimal Model-Free Adaptive (MFA) controller
runs inside the FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) module
of CompactRIO at 100KHz or 10 microseconds loop update rate
including FPGA I/Os.
CyboSoft Chairman and CEO Dr. George Cheng said, “This
is probably the fastest general-purpose advanced controller
running on this planet. We are grateful to National Instruments
for their support in making this ultra high speed MFA control
system a reality.”
CyboSoft has launched this special MFA controller in multiple
applications including control of nano-positioners and piezo-motors
manufactured by PI (Physik Instrumente). The recent success
in controlling a magnetic levitation system has also demonstrated
its capability to deal with problematic dead-zones and nonlinear
behavior common to high-speed devices or equipment.
This high-speed MFA control solution is useful in many high
tech areas including laser beam steering and alignment, wafer
lithography and inspection, optical trapping in genetic engineering,
Nanotech research, and magnetic levitation devices and systems.
Users will gain the following benefits: (1) consistent control
performance in all operating conditions, (2) elimination of
controller manual tuning, (3) lower support costs, (4) safer
high-speed operations, and (5) higher production throughput.
CyboSoft will demonstrate this MFA control system controlling
a PI piezo-motor during NI Week 2005 (CyboSoft Booth 120 and
122) at Austin Convention Center, August 16 to 18.
CyboSoft, General Cybernation Group, Inc., is the leader in
control technology serving the worldwide process control,
building control, and equipment control markets. CyboSoft’s
patented Model-Free Adaptive (MFA) control technology for
automatically controlling physical processes is a major breakthrough.
No other comparable technology possesses all the attributes
CyboSoft's mission is to embed the appropriate MFA controllers
in instruments, equipment, tools, software platforms, or automation
systems of brand-name suppliers in targeted industries, application
areas, or market segments. MFA controllers are replacing PID
controllers on a very large scale and are also used for controlling
those loops that are now in manual control. This revolutionary
technology allows users to achieve significant advantages
to better compete in this global economy.
For more information, contact: CyboSoft, 2868 Prospect Park
Drive, Third Floor, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 USA. Tel: (916)
631-6313, Fax: (916) 631-6312, e-mail: Info@cybosoft.com,
Web site: www.cybosoft.com.
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