Real-Time Loop Controller


  • Ethernet interface supporting TCP/IP and UDP
  • Allows over 100 devices to be connected to a standard PC through a single Ethernet port
  • High performance on-board A60 processors and memory for data buffering and real-time calculations
  • Built-in hardware interlock system for safety-critical systems
  • xml scripting allows coordinated data output and input across multiple devices


  • Applications that require real-time deterministic control of multiple distributed devices and/or realtime data processing
  • Applications that require robust safety interlocking
  • Large-scale, high-performance fiber optic loop systems
  • Data acquisition and control systems for noisy environments
  • Data acquisition and control systems that must communicate across high-voltage gaps

Fiber-Optic Communications

Measurement data is transmitted through state-of-the-art fiber-optic cables. The benefits are numerous compared to other forms of data transmission.

  • Fiber-optics are immune to electrical interference
  • Minimal attenuation of light through fibers
  • Fast messaging over enormous distances
  • Radiation hard fiber materials

Control Systems

Pyramid devices are modular and pefect for distributed control systems. Easy to use software and networking make prototyping and integration rapid. Pyramid provides long term customer support and high reliability for final production systems.

Our devices can tolerate high levels of HF, RF and transient electrical noise. The real time fiber optic communications between controllers and front-end devices are completely immune to electrical interference. Fiber optics can also span voltage gaps of hundreds of kilovolts. An example application is control of the power supplies in the the high voltage terminal of an accelerator ion source.

Proton Therapy

Proton therapy is well established for the treatment of localized cancer tumors, especially when there are vital organs close by. This healthy tissue sparing makes it the method of choice for maintaining quality of life and especially for treating children. The proton beam delivery is fast and painless.

Proton therapy centers worldwide use Pyramid sensors, electronics, and software. Pyramid offers products for complete systems, sub-systems, or components. For more information see our Pencil Beam Scanning Brochure