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When upgrading a system to a new version of TrioBASIC and / or a newer controller, there are likely to be small changes required.  Whilst every effort is made to maintain backward compatibility of the TrioBASIC programming language, you may need to consider the following.

  • The faster processor speed may have an impact on the way multi-tasking programs interact. 
  • There may be some commands which now require extra parameters.
  • The original program may have been written using “illegal” command options that are no longer allowed.

In the majority of cases, there will be an alternative command or alternative way of structuring the program which will allow the programs to run under the new system software.

Such changes are usually minor. In almost all cases the operation of the fundamental motion software is identical. 

Experience shows that in about 98% of upgrades, there are no changes required to the programs.

This information is correct on Friday, 31 October, 2014

Model Number Status Expected
no-stock date *
Suggested Alternative Compatibility level
MC206X (P136) Current production.
NB: Not recommended for new projects.
Q34. 2015 MC405 MC206x/MC405 comparison.
MC302-k (P190) Not in production. No Stock N/A  
MC302X (P192) Current production.
NB: Not recommended for new projects.
Q3. 2017 MC403 MC302X/MC403 comparison
Euro205x (P151) Current production.
NB: Not recommended for new projects.
Q1. 2016 Euro404 / 08 N.B. NOT Pin compatible.
Euro209 (P159) Current production.
NB: Not recommended for new projects.
Q2. 2016 Euro408 Is Pin compatible.
PCI208 (P180)

Not in production.
Spares only with limited warranty i.e. Repair only.

Q4. 2020 N/A  
MC224 (P170) Current production.
NB: Not recommended for new projects.
Q2. 2016 MC464 MC224/MC464 comparison.
Euro205 (P150) Not in production. No Stock. Euro205x Euro205/Euro205x comparison.
MC206 (P135) Not in production. No Stock. MC405 MC206/MC206X comparison.
MC216 (P140) Not in production. No Stock. MC224 MC216/MC224 comparison.
MC204 (P130) Not in production. No Stock. MC224 MC204/MC224 comparison
MC204/MC206X comparison
MC202 (P165) Not in production.
No Stock. MC403 MC202/MC302X comparison.
MC202/MC403 comparison
MC2 (P110) Not in production. No Stock MC224 MC2/MC224 comparison.

 

*Expected no-stock date is based on current stock level and sales over the previous 6 months. Stock levels may change without warning.


MC302x / MC403

Feature MC302X MC403
I/O Connectors 3.81 mm pitch 2-part screw terminals. 3.5 mm pitch 2-part screw terminals.
Max number of Servo Axes 1 2
Ref Encoder Axes 1 1
Max number of Stepper Axes 2 3
Serial Ports 1 x RS232 and 1 x RS232/RS485
Connectors on left side
1 x RS232 1 x RS485 Connectors on bottom edge
Command Line access Serial port 0 Ethernet port only
Ethernet port No Yes
Fibre-optic Keypad port Not supported Not supported
Analogue Inputs No 2 x 12 bit (0 to 10V)
Digital Inputs 4 8
Bi-directional Digital I/O 4 4
DAC power supply CAN 24V I/O 24V
Virtual axes 1 13
Multi-tasking processes 3 6
Equivalent processing speed 1x 5 x faster than 302X
System Software V1.96 V2.02

MC204 / MC224

Feature MC204 MC224
I/O Connector 5.08 mm pitch 2-part screw terminals. 3.81 mm pitch 2-part screw terminals.
Daughter board slots 4 4
Serial Ports 2 x RS232, 1 x RS485 2 x RS232, 1 x RS485
USB port No Yes
Fibre-optic Keypad port Built-in (Optional) Requires P435 Serial to Fibre-optic converter.
CANbus port Infineon chip OKI chip
Watchdog relay Reed relay (250 mA) 2 x Solid-state relay (100mA)
Equivalent processor speed 40 MHz 150 MHz
System Software Trio Multi-tasking BASIC V1.52 Trio Multi-tasking BASIC V1.67

MC202 / MC403

Feature MC202 MC403
I/O Connectors 3.81 mm pitch 2-part screw terminals. 3.5 mm pitch 2-part screw terminals.
Encoder port connector 3.81 mm pitch 2-part screw terminals. 9-way D Type sockets.
Max number of Servo Axes 1 2
Ref Encoder Axes 1 1
Max number of Stepper Axes 2 3
Serial Ports 1 x RS232
1 x TTL serial port requires RS485 adaptor.
Connectors on front face
1 x RS232 1 x RS485   Connectors on bottom edge
Command Line access Serial port 0 Ethernet port only
Ethernet port No Yes
Fibre-optic Keypad port Requires P435 Serial to Fibre-optic converter. Not supported
Analogue Inputs No 2 x 12 bit (0 to 10V)
Digital Inputs 4 8
Bi-directional Digital I/O 4 4
DAC power supply CAN 24V I/O 24V
Virtual axes 1 13
Multi-tasking processes 3 6
Equivalent processing speed 1x 10 x faster than MC202
System Software V1.52 V2.02

MC206x / MC405

Feature MC206X MC405
I/O Connectors 3.81 mm pitch 2-part screw terminals. 3.5 mm pitch 2-part screw terminals.
Max number of Servo Axes 4 4
Ref Encoder Axes 1 1
Max number of Stepper Axes 4 5
5th axis connector 3.81 mm pitch screw terminals 9-way D-type Socket
5V power output on 5th axis No Yes
Daughter board slots 1 0
Serial Ports 2 x RS232 and 1 x RS485 1 x RS232 1 x RS485
Command Line access Serial port 0 Ethernet port only
USB port Yes No
Ethernet port Optional with P296 Yes
Fibre-optic Keypad port Requires P435 Serial to Fibre-optic converter. Not supported
Analogue Inputs 1 x 10bit (0 to 10V) 2 x 12 bit (0 to 10V)
DAC power supply CAN 24V I/O 24V
Virtual axes 3 11
Multi-tasking processes 7 10
Equivalent processing speed 1x 7 x faster than 206X
System Software Trio Multi-tasking BASIC V1 Trio Multi-tasking BASIC V2

MC2 / MC224

Feature MC2 MC224
I/O Connector 5.08 mm pitch 2-part screw terminals. 3.81 mm pitch 2-part screw terminals.
Input/Output expansion Ribbon cable (P310) CANbus (P316)
Daughter board slots 4 4
Serial Ports 2 x RS232, 1 x RS485 2 x RS232, 1 x RS485
USB port No Yes
Fibre-optic Keypad port Built-in (Optional) Requires P435 Serial to Fibre-optic converter.
CANbus port None OKI chip
Watchdog relay Reed relay (250 mA) 2 x Solid-state relay (100mA)
Equivalent processor speed 40 MHz 150 MHz
System Software Trio Multi-tasking BASIC V1.46 Trio Multi-tasking BASIC V1.67

MC216 / MC224

Feature MC216 MC224
I/O Connector 5.08 mm pitch 2-part screw terminals. 3.81 mm pitch 2-part screw terminals.
Daughter board slots 4 4
Serial Ports 2 x RS232
1 x TTL port requires RS485 adaptor.
2 x RS232, 1 x RS485
USB port No Yes
Fibre-optic Keypad port Built-in (Optional) Requires P435 Serial to Fibre-optic converter.
CANbus port Infineon chip OKI chip
Watchdog relay Reed relay (250 mA) 2 x Solid-state relay (100mA)
Equivalent processor speed 60 MHz 150 MHz
System Software Trio Multi-tasking BASIC V1.52 Trio Multi-tasking BASIC V1.67

MC204 / MC206X

Feature MC204 MC206X
Case Style “Bookcase” panel mount DIN Rail mounted plastic case
I/O Connector 5.08 mm pitch 2-part screw terminals. 3.81 mm pitch 2-part screw terminals.
Daughter board slots 4 4 Servo/Stepper Axes built-in
1 Reference Encoder built-in
1 Daughter Board slot
Serial Ports 2 x RS232, 1 x RS485 2 x RS232, 1 x RS485
USB port No Yes
Fibre-optic Keypad port Built-in (Optional) Requires P435 Serial to Fibre-optic converter.
CANbus port Infineon chip OKI chip
Watchdog relay Reed relay (250 mA) Solid-state relay (100mA)
Equivalent processor speed 40 MHz 120 MHz
System Software Trio Multi-tasking BASIC V1.52 Trio Multi-tasking BASIC V1.67

MC202 / MC302X

Feature MC202 MC302X
I/O Connector 3.81 mm pitch 2-part screw terminals. 3.81 mm pitch 2-part screw terminals.
Encoder port connector 3.81 mm pitch 2-part screw terminals. 2 x 9-way D Type sockets.
Stepper output port Open-collector output RS422 differential output
Serial Ports 1 x RS232
1 x TTL port requires RS485 adaptor.
1 x RS232, 1 x RS232/RS485
Default serial communication Standard speed High speed
Serial connector One 8 way mini-din on front panel 2 x 8 way mini-din on left side
Fibre-optic Keypad port Yes. Requires P435 Serial to Fibre-optic converter. Not available
CANbus port Infineon chip OKI chip
Watchdog relay Reed relay (250 mA) Solid-state relay (100mA)
Equivalent processor speed 40 MHz 100 MHz
System Software Trio Multi-tasking BASIC V1.52 Trio Multi-tasking BASIC V1.96

MC206 / MC206X

Feature MC206 MC206X
Case Style DIN Rail mounted plastic case DIN Rail mounted plastic case
I/O Connector 3.81 mm pitch 2-part screw terminals. 3.81 mm pitch 2-part screw terminals.
Daughter board slots 4 Servo/Stepper Axes built-in
1 Reference Encoder built-in
1 Daughter Board slot
4 Servo/Stepper Axes built-in
1 Reference Encoder built-in
1 Daughter Board slot
Serial Ports 2 x RS232, 1 x RS485 2 x RS232, 1 x RS485
USB port Yes Yes
Fibre-optic Keypad port Requires P435 Serial to Fibre-optic converter. Requires P435 Serial to Fibre-optic converter.
CANbus port Infineon chip OKI chip
Watchdog relay Reed relay (250 mA) Solid-state relay (100mA)
Equivalent processor speed 120 MHz 120 MHz
System Software Trio Multi-tasking BASIC V1.6450 Trio Multi-tasking BASIC V1.67

Euro205 / Euro205x

Feature Euro205 Euro205x
Case Style Standard 3U Eurocard Standard 3U Eurocard
I/O Connector 96 way DIN 41612 96 way DIN 41612
Daughter board slots 1 Daughter Board slot 1 Daughter Board slot
Serial Ports 2 x RS232
1 x TTL port requires RS485 adaptor.
2 x RS232, 1 x RS485
Registration Inputs Shared with Boost Shared with Inputs
Fibre-optic Keypad port Requires P435 Serial to Fibre-optic converter. Requires P435 Serial to Fibre-optic converter.
CANbus port Infineon chip OKI chip
Watchdog relay Reed relay (250 mA) Solid-state relay (100mA)
Equivalent processor speed 40 MHz 120 MHz
System Software Trio Multi-tasking BASIC V1.52 Trio Multi-tasking BASIC V1.67

MC224 / MC464

Feature MC224 MC464
I/O Connector 3.81 mm pitch 2-part screw terminals. 3.25mm pitch 2 part tension clamp
Input/Output expansion CANbus CANbus
Expansion slots 4 (daughter boards) 7 (expansion modules)
SD memory expansion Uses P396 + micro SD Standard SD
Programming interface Serial Ethernet
Serial Ports 2 x RS232, 1 x RS485 1 x RS232, 1 x RS485
USB port Yes No
Fibre-optic Keypad port Requires P435 Serial to Fibre-optic converter None
CANbus port OKI chip Coldfire communication processor
Watchdog relay 2 x Solid-state relay (100mA) 1 x Solid-state relay (100mA)
Equivalent processor speed 150 MHz 400 MHz
System Software Trio Multi-tasking BASIC V1.67 Trio Multi-tasking BASIC V2.00
Part Number Description Expected no-stock date *
P200 Servo Encoder Daughter No Stock. Not in production.
P201 Enhanced Servo Daughter Q3. 2015
P210 Servo Resolver Daughter Q4. 2020
P220 Reference Encoder Daughter No Stock. Not in production.
P225 Precision Analogue Input Daughter Q3. 2015
P230 Stepper Daughter Q4. 2020
P240 Stepper Encoder Daughter No Stock. Not in production
P242 HW PSWITCH Daughter Q3. 2018
P260 Analogue Output Daughter Q4. 2019
P270 SSI Servo Encoder Daughter Q4 2020
P280 Differential Stepper Daughter Q4. 2020
P290 CAN Daughter Q4. 2020
P291 Sercos II Daughter No Stock. Not in production.
P292 SLM Interface Daughter Q2. 2018
P293 Enhanced CAN Daughter No Stock. Not in production.
P295 USB Daughter Q4. 2020
P296 Ethernet Daughter No Stock. Not in production.
P297 Profibus Daughter Q3. 2015
P298 Ethernet IP Daughter No Stock. Not in production.
Click for daughter board page
P301 MC224 Axis Expander Q3. 2015
P316 CAN 16 I/O Module (see P319 for upgrade) Q2. 2015
P325 CAN CAN Analogue Inputs (see P326 for upgrade) No Stock. Not in production.
P353 MC202 / MC216 RS485 Adapter Q4. 2020
P435 Serial to FO Adapter No Stock. Not in production.
P502 Mini-membrane Keypad (see P843 for upgrade) No Stock. Not in production.
P503 Membrane Keypad (see P843 for upgrade) No Stock. Not in production.

 

*Expected no-stock date is based on current stock level and sales over the previous 6 months. Stock levels may change without warning.

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