Hostmot2 firmware

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09 Jul 2023 22:33 #275099 by Cyber
Hostmot2 firmware was created by Cyber
Hello, 

I'm using a Tormach machine with a Torstep board, I have noticed that the board has an STM 32  microcontroller on it. my question is does Hostmot2 firmware support the microcontroller since it's designed for FPGA?     

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09 Jul 2023 22:42 #275101 by PCW
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What hardware driver is is launched in the hal file?

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10 Jul 2023 13:31 #275136 by Cyber
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this is the content from the hal file. it doe load Hostmot2.

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# Tormach xsTECH router HAL config for Torstep control board
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loadrt trivkins
loadrt [EMCMOT]EMCMOT servo_period_nsec=[EMCMOT]SERVO_PERIOD num_joints=[TRAJ]AXES num_dio=64 num_aio=64
loadrt hostmot2
loadrt [HOSTMOT2]DRIVER [HOSTMOT2]DRIVER_PARAMS
loadrt estop_latch
loadrt toggle count=1
loadrt not names=prog-not-idle
loadrt gearchange count=1
loadrt xor2 names=probe-active-hi-lo
loadrt debounce cfg=5
loadrt pid num_chan=4
loadrt tormachspindle names=tormachspindle
loadrt and2 names=enable-limit-z,probe-enable-input,door-limit-in,y-axis-lim-sw-and2,fake-door-lock,limit-x,limit-y,limit-z,fake-probe2
loadrt lut5 names=door-limit-x-lut,door-limit-y-lut
loadrt dspin

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10 Jul 2023 13:48 #275137 by PCW
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Looks like they emulate hostmot2 in the STM32
(you might look in the .ini file to see if they use the hm2_eth hardware driver)
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10 Jul 2023 16:43 #275142 by Cyber
Replied by Cyber on topic Hostmot2 firmware
thank you so much for your response, they do use hm2_eth in the .ini file.

so what do you mean by emulating hostmot2 in the STM32? I noticed the board has a micro USB interface on it. do you you have any idea how I can push the firmware to the controller?

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10 Jul 2023 17:03 #275143 by PCW
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You would have to ask Tormach any specific questions related to their hardware.
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10 Jul 2023 18:09 #275147 by JPL
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Have a look here: forums.tormach.com/t/communication-proto...nd-xstech-router/840

This is from someone working for Tormach (2nd comment): 

There’s no FPGA in the board that does the xsTech’s motion control, so LBP16 isn’t used/required. We use a variant of Mesa’s smart serial to send velocity and IO commands the xsTech control board.

(xsTech router uses torstep board)

You will also find many info about Tormach here: github.com/tormach/Repair-Information
Then, Tormach forum may also be a better place to ask such specific question.
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