Communications & Networking
USB-controlled I/O module
By Mary Del
Dajac Inc. has announced its newest PC-based automation control module, the Expert I/O 1000. This input/output control module is uniquely suited for numerous automation needs. The Expert I/O 1000 has a simple USB connection to a computer and allows automation of testing, processing, industrial machinery, distribution machinery, homes, hobbies and more.
The Expert I/O 1000 incorporates many I/O functions: 16 digital inputs, 16 digital outputs, 2 analog outputs (6 selectable ranges each), 6 analog inputs and 2 brush DC motor controllers with integrated amplifiers. In addition to these I/O functions, it contains 2KB of user accessible nonvolatile memory. Incredibly, all this is incorporated in a compact 6.125″ x 3.375″ x 2.25″ enclosure.
To complement the digital I/O’s exceptionally large voltage range, the Expert I/O 1000 contains software configurable digital input pull resistors to eliminate the need for external pull resistors. They can be configured as pull-ups or pull-downs or can be completely disabled.