Interworld Electronics has released a new series of PCI Express Optically Isolated Digital I/O cards from Acces I/O. The PCIe-IDIO Series is a x1 lane PCIe isolated digital input and FET output board with Change of State (COS) detection capabilities. In addition to the isolated signals, 8 (or 4) TTL/CMOS input/output pins are also available.
The isolated inputs can be driven by either AC or DC and are not polarity sensitive. Input signals are rectified by a diode bridge and applied to the inputs of opto-isolators. A 1.8k ohm resistor in series provides current limiting. Standard 12/24 AC control transmitter outputs can be accepted as well as DC voltages. The input voltage range is 3V to 31VDC (or 40-10kHz RMS). To extend the input voltage range, you may connect external resistors in series. Inputs can be configured to generate an IRQ when the input changes from active-to-inactive, inactive-to-active, or both in groups of eight bits.
The PCIe-IDIO Series features fully protected and isolated high side power MOSFET switch outputs which are de-energized at power-up to prevent an unintended control output signal. They are capable of switching customer supplied voltages of 5 to 34VDC, at up to 2A.
The card is 6.6 inches in length and 4.2 inches seated height. I/O wiring connections for the board are via a 78-pin D-sub connector. A moulded round-wire “Y” cable is typically used to connect this card to termination panels with two 37-pin D-sub connectors.
The PCIe-IDIO Series is excellent for use in a multitude of applications requiring digital control or monitoring such as in test equipment, instrumentation, lab automation, and process control. The board is capable of monitoring electrical devices such as motor controllers, powered switches, dry contacts, thermostats, limit switches, push buttons etc..
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