INTERFACE: Module Provides 16 TTL/LVTTL Digital I/O and 8 Relay Outputs -

INTERFACE: Module Provides 16 TTL/LVTTL Digital I/O and 8 Relay Outputs

San Jose, Ca. – ACCES I/O Products here took the wraps off the first of a new line of small form factor PICO-DIO16RO8 products.

Designed for expansion on Pico-ITXe single board computers, this product features 16 industrial strength TTL/LVTTL digital I/Os and 8 form C electromechanical relay outputs.

This mix of programmable inputs and outputs together with the dedicated relays allows system designers greater flexibility while containing overall costs.

The tiny module occupies just half the area of a PC/104 board yet approaches the capability commonly found on the larger board standard. This board is perfect for deployment into space-limited applications and follows the ever-shrinking platform of the single board computer into the Pico-ITXe standard by VIA and other manufacturers.

Bus and power connections are built on the SUMITTM (Stackable Unified Module Interconnect Technology) connector standardized by the Small Form Factors Special Interest Group and manufactured by SAMTEC.

The 16 non-isolated digital I/O lines are programmable as inputs for monitoring dry contacts or outputs for controlling external devices such as LEDs and other indicators or system equipment. The relay outputs are robust with NO, NC and C contacts available and the choice of many embedded system designers.

The PICO-DIO16RO8 utilizes a high-speed custom function driver optimized for a maximum data throughput that is 50-100 times faster than the USB human interface device (HID) driver used by many competing products.

This approach maximizes the full functionality of the hardware along with capitalizing the advantage of high-speed USB 2.0. The PICO-DIO16RO8 is supported for use in most USB supported operating systems and includes a free Linux and Windows 98se/Me/2000/XP/2003 compatible software package.

This package contains sample programs and source code in Visual Basic, Delphi, and Visual C++ for Windows. Also incorporated is a graphical setup program in Windows. Third party support includes a Windows standard DLL interface usable from the most popular application programs. Embedded OS support includes Windows Xpe.

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