The FT639 is an RC servo controller chip. The FT639 will control five radio-controlled servos through one 2400 baud RS232 serial line, such as the one found on a personal computer.
Radio control servo motors are used in remote control model airplanes, cars, and boats. They are widely available and can be used in robotics, automation, animation, and many other tasks. The problem with using RC servo motors in the past was controlling them. With the FT639 this is no longer a problem. It is possible now to control five RC servo motors with just one 2400 baud serial line. Each of the five RC servos is independently controlled.
FT639 features: Control up to five servos Two modes - 256 positions in 0-90 deg or 0-180 deg Can set servo start position before powering servos Controlled through a 2400 baud serial line Eight pin chip No external components needed for 0-5V serial line and only 2 resistors and a diode for standard RS232 line
We are also pleased to make available a powerful demonstration
program designed to illustrate the functionality of the edeFT639 IC
as well as facilitate working with servo motors. This Windows
utility provides control of up to five servo motors through the
PC serial port, and offers slider positional control along with
a scripting language that allows motion sequences to be stored and
played back at any time.
Download the edeFT639 Servo Motor Utility Program now