Encoders with SimpleBGC

BaseCam Electronics proposes to developers of end-user devices based on SimpleBGC 32bit controllers implement encoders into their products.

Using encoders with SimpleBGC controllers gives the following advantages:

  1. Prevents motors from losing synchronization and skipping steps.
  2. Provides the information about frame angle and angle of the camera relative to frame, that can be important for some kind of applications.
  3. For many cases it can significantly decrease power consumption by using field-oriented control strategy to drive motors.
  4. Increases instant torque in the same way.
  5. Allows the controller to get information about the camera balance for automatic balancing (with help of extra DC servo motors and moving counterweights).
  6. The firmware also retains an option to adjust camera position by hands.
  7. Increases the precision of stabilization by applying FOC-specific compensations.

Details can be found in the manuals:

Trial Firmware

This firmware lets you to evaluate the use of encoders in your system. It is fully functional firmware except that it will stop the motors every 3 minutes. To get access to trial encoders-enabled firmware, indicate the serial number of your board in the field below. We also need an email address registered for this device to be sure that you are the owner of this board (you can register your email address during the firmware upgrade procedure in the GUI).

Serial number*
Enter the e-mail address, linked to this device during firmware upgrade procedure.

Fully-Functional Firmware

The license costs $40. To get access to the fully-functional encoders firmware indicate the serial number of your board in the field below.

Note for the "Pro" and "Extended" board users: these boards comes with the encoder license activated, you do not need to buy it separately.

Serial number*
For legal entities

How to detect serial number of your board

  • Open GUI and connect to the board.
  • Open tab "Upgrade".
  • Serial number can be found in the field "Device SN". Click "Copy to clipboard" button.

To upload the firmware on your board you need to perform the following steps

  • Open GUI and connect to the board.
  • Open tab "Upgrade".
  • Check for the latest version.
  • Select from "Upgrade to version" list the firmware desired which is designated by the name "encoders".
  • Upload it on your board.

At any time you can roll back to regular firmware.

In case your board is damaged the license for the encoders firmware can be used on another board. Contact us at info@basecamelectronics.com for that.

Bulk Order

For bulk orders populate the form below or send us an e-mail at info@basecamelectronics.com.

Encoders Request

Company name*
Company address*
Company web-site*
Contact person and contacts (name, e-mail, skype)*
Types of developed rigs (specify types of rigs which you intend to use with encoders)*
Short description about developed rigs (additional useful information)

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