How to use a USB Digial Input Module for Monitoring Applications
The Lucid Control USB Digital Input Module is one member of a series of different USB IO modules for digital and analog control and data acquisition which are useful in numerous monitoring applications.
This equipment is inexpensive and also ready for mobile applications since being Universal Serial Bus powered and there are no extra power adapters necessary. A standard connection to the USB port is sufficient to make the equipment operate.
The flexible and DIN-Rail mountable housing makes the devices very prepared for the automation business because it allows their most easy addition in switch cabinets. For dependable solutions it is additionally advantageous that the devices are prepared with high quality and industrial standard plugable terminal contacts.
Solutions covering e.g. measuring temperatures as they are usual in the DIY branch can be realized tidy and straight forward by adding the equipment into distribution boxes. LucidControl is the right solution for both, starters as well as specialists as they come with thorough development utilities and additionally SDKs for most relevant development environments what makes their usage absolutely straight forward. Learners can make their initial automation development steps with these equipment and profit by a big learning curve.
Without the need for additional drivers, the USB Digital Input Module is working instantly with most important computers and work with Windows and also Linux operating systems. Beside of standard computers LucidControl USB IO Modules work also together with embedded computers such as the Raspberry Pi what makes the input and output equipment extremely usable.
Using Linux operating system these embedded computers are very best prepared in order to realize Internet programs making all IO capabilities available via the Internet.
A description of the USB Digital Input Module
The USB Digital Input Module together with the USB Digital Output Module represent the 2 types of the LucidControl product series and process the input of digital lines.The USB digital input module was made to provide digital input channels and is best prepared to log up to four logic channels.
The device gets digital lines and it is compatible with signal threshold levels of 5V, 10V and 24V which are most often found in the automation industry. By using the module with the 24V signal level option is the best selection when it is required to communicate with professional automation equipment. These kind of lines are also able to interact with 3rd party automation system components or e.g. read conditions of switches.
There are numerous applications possible where digital lines are requested and the USB digital input modules are extremely versatile also due to their signal conditioning functions. So is it possible to filter channels and also to debounce input signals to guarantee correct signal procession.
In order to eliminate interacting of the attached host computer, edge detectors and timers enable real time handling of quick line transitions like event counting.
All logic signals are optical and potential insolated which means that the connected hots computer is entirely separated from the input signals to guard the computer to a maximum.
To make the product as useful as viable and to cover most possible projects, it is our products aim to handle a wide range of digital and analog signals with this LucidControl USB IO Modules. More facts regarding the LucidControl USB IO Modules can be found on this site.