Digital Dynamics, Inc

Scotts Valley,  CA  95066

United States
  • Booth: 5239

Digital Dynamics, Inc. (DDI) builds custom I/O controllers.

DDI has over 40 years of design and manufacturing experience building custom I/O controllers.  We are an ISO 9001 certified company, staffed to handle all aspects of electrical, mechanical and software design and manufacturing.  All of our products are designed and built at our facilities in Scotts Valley, California.  We are structured as an end-to-end manufacturing organization with complete in-house planning, sourcing, direct purchasing of all components and final assembly.  All of our products are 100% tested before shipment.  Customers refer to us as "the one supplier we don't have to worry about".

Our newest product family, The SuperIOr Controller has a Master Control Module (MCM) networked to as many as 16 configurable Remote Interface Modules (RIMs) and can simultaneously manage over 1000 inputs and 1000 outputs with sub-millisecond response times.  RIMs can be as far as 250 linear feet from the MCM. The system can handle I/O sequences and logging at 8 kHz. It is designed to meet IEC 61508 SIL 3 safety standards, incorporating dual-redundant safety interlocks that are fully configurable. Ethernet, EtherCAT or Labview - All available configurations.

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    Raymond Gorski, Vice President, Sales & Marketing
    Digital Dynamics, Inc
    5 Victor Square,
    Scotts Valley, CA
    (831) 461-5736 (office)

    LabVIEW® driver software enhances Digital Dynamics
    SuperIOr® Controller

    SCOTTS VALLEY, CA, MAY 29, 2017 - Digital Dynamics, Inc. (DDI) has added LabVIEW drivers to the SuperIOr family of I/O (input/output) controllers. The addition has enabled customers to create a cost effective process control system for emerging new markets.  The drivers were developed by AltaStream, Inc., DDI’s marketing partner. AltaStream engineers are experts in industrial automation control software. DDI is a leader in the design and manufacture of I/O controllers used in major semiconductor processing tools. 

    LabVIEW (short for Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench) is a system-design platform developed by National Instruments™. LabVIEW’s graphical approach allows designers to build test and measurement programs by dragging and dropping virtual representations of lab equipment and other gear.

    The SuperIOr Controller with LabVIEW can take the place of an expensive commercial host control system and allows engineers to make rapid changes to process and easily add measurement devices.

    The SuperIOr Controller system consists of a Master Control Module (MCM) providing precise coordination with as many as 16 configurable Remote I/O Modules (RIMs) distributed throughout a tool (up to 250 linear feet from the MCM). The use of distributed RIMs drastically reduces the complexity of cables needed to communicate with and control sensors and actuators located around a tool. Signals are routed using CAT6 cables and standard interconnects with significant cost savings in both materials and labor.

    The SuperIOr Controller can handle up to 1000 mixed-signal inputs and outputs, including sequences and data monitoring, at speeds up to 8 kHz. System safety integrity is ensured throughout with redundant configurable hardware interlocks.

    The distributed RIMs can be tailored to machine requirements using a broad family of plug-in I/O cards, just like PLC modules, only much smaller.Configuration cards include digital and analog I/O, thermocouples and bi-directional UARTs and more, adding to the overall versatility of the system. And interface connections are customer specific.

    The SuperIOr Controller system can be configured to support either Ethernet or EtherCAT® protocol. In an Ethernet system, SuperIOr can provide the highest possible performance without the need for the overhead typical in an EtherCAT system. In an EtherCAT system, the SuperIOr Controller can improve the performance of the host computer by handling high speed control sequencing, interlocks and data collection tasks. In addition, it can parse through collected data, or notify the host when certain thresholds are crossed.

    SuperIOr Controllers are designed to meet SEMI-S2 and IEC 61508 SIL 3 safety standards and incorporate patented technology.

    In summary, probably the best way to think about the SuperIOr Control system is as a single I/O controller with all the I/O and interlocks directly available to the CPU in the MCM. In fact, all the I/O exists within the CPU’s address space. The dual redundant FPGA hardware takes care of updating the CPU registers at an 8 KHz rate independent of the number of RIMs or their size. All I/O across all RIMs are updated simultaneously on the tick of the 8 KHz clock. Cables in different lengths are even compensated for speed of light delays to be sure that all digital outputs everywhere switch together.

    The SuperIOr Controller system is the newest family of industrial control products designed and manufactured by DDI in our facilities in Scotts Valley, California. DDI is an ISO 9001 registered company with over 40 years of design and manufacturing experience and a worldwide installed base of more than 50,000 I/O controllers. 

    AltaStream, Inc. provides total solutions for system software and services for industrial equipment. AltaStream's flagship product, ASWorx, is customized to provide a full suite of system software features for job control, graphical user interface, MES communication, data logging and monitoring, alarm management and more.

    Contact: DDI                                                                       

    Ray Gorski, VP Sales & Marketing
    Digital Dynamics, Inc.
    5 Victor Square
    Scotts Valley, CA 95066

    Contact: Altastream
    Rick Jeffrey, President
    AltaStream, Inc.
    6469 64th Street
    Delta, BC V4K 4E2

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