LucidControl USB IO Module Product Series

USB Analog and Digital IO Modules

LucidControl USB IO Modules

  • Data acquisition and control

  • Cost effective and flexible

  • Platform independent

  • Windows® and Linux

  • Compatible with RPi and Beagle Bone

  • Clippable on DIN-Rail

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  • Industrial & home automation

USB Digital Input Module

USB Digital Input Module

LucidControl Product Series

  • 4 digital inputs

  • 3 voltage level options

  • Opto insulated contacts

  • Counters and edge detectors

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USB Digital Output Module

USB Digital Output Module

LucidControl Product Series

  • Opto insulated option

  • 4 digital outputs

  • Relay module option

  • Pulse width modulation and timers

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  • Switching and power control applications

USB Analog Input Module

USB Analog Input Module

LucidControl Product Series

  • Measurement range options

  • 4 analog inputs

  • e.g. 0 ~ 10 V or -10 ~ 10 V

  • 14 bit resolution

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  • Acquisition of sensor signals

USB Analog Output Module

USB Analog Output Module

LucidControl Product Series

  • 4 analog outputs

  • Output range options

  • e.g. 0 ~ 10 V or -10 ~ 10 V

  • 12 bit resolution

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  • 0 ~ 10 V control applications

USB RTD Input Module

USB RTD Input Module

LucidControl Product Series

  • 4 Pt1000 RTD inputs

  • Temperature range: -180 ~ 180 °C

  • 0.1 °C resolution

  • Heat control applications

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  • Logging of temperatures


Plug & Play USB IO

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Turn your computer with LucidControl Plug & Play IO Modules within minutes to a powerful data acquisition, monitoring and control system.

Data Acquisition & Control

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Ready for many automation applications. Measure temperatures, control your home, garden or caravan with the outstanding LucidControl IO devices.

Remote Access Device

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Access LucidControl remotely over the Internet and get full access over your applications – secure and wherever you are.

RPi & Beagle Bone

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LucidControl is compatible with the Raspberry Pi® and Beagle Bone Black which maximizes the number of possible applications.
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Changing your Computer to a modular Control System

HighlightsModular IO data acquisition and control system
Compatible with various digital io and analog io signals
No power supply needed
Most simple installation
Consistent and easy usage for the whole series
ApplicationsBuilding services
Control engineering
Energy management
Logging and Monitoring
Camping and hobby
PortabilityPlatform independent
Works with Windows® and Linux
Compatible with popular Raspberry Pi® and Beaglebone Black
API for Java® and Python
ServicesWeb applications
Internet remote access
Smartphone access
Industrial
Design
DIN-rail mountable
Switchboard assembly
Reliable Connectors

LucidControl – User Manual

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LucidControl USB IO Modules in a Nutshell

The LucidControl product family consists of powerful Plug-and-Play USB IO Modules with outstanding capabilities turning a computer to a modular digital and analog data acquisition, monitoring and control system.

LucidControl IO Modules capture and generate analog and digital signals like voltages, temperatures, resistances, logic states and clocks. By generating output signals it is able to control power loads like lamps, fans or pumps via USB.

The USB IO Modules need only to be connected to a computer via Universal Serial Bus. The power required by the devices is supplied by USB what makes the modules most cost effective since no additional components like power supplies or adapters needed.

The industrial ready LucidControl modules are equipped with industrial standard IO connectors. This, in combination with the possibility to attach them on DIN-Rails makes them the best solution for automation projects and switch boxes.

LucidControl USB IO modules are portable and work on Microsoft Windows® as well as on Linux. Thanks to a standardized device driver which is included in most operating systems, out of the box installation is very easy and the modules can be used within minutes.

The IO devices are compatible with the popular Raspberry Pi® and there is nearly no limit in applications. Web based services and mobile applications are only two possible examples.

All LucidControl USB IO modules can be controlled by using the same easy to use software which makes working with the modules very simple. Once a module is connected to the computer it starts working immediately.

Using LucidControl USB IO modules is absolutely straight forward where it does not matter how many modules are connected to the computer. Utilizing the provided command line tool, the Java® or Python API give full access to all functions of the devices .

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Data Acquisition and Control

USB IO Module Temperature Monitoring

USB IO Module Temperature Monitoring


LucidControl USB IO Modules can be used for various cases. Everywhere where signals are acquired and generated e.g. in the home automation section, the devices can be used to control power loads like fans or lawn sprinklers realizing a simple time switch or much more sophisticated tasks like measuring and logging of temperature and humidity.

LucidControl USB IO Modules are also dedicated to the energy management field because of being able to measure environmental data like temperatures and humidity. By providing clocked outputs and standardized analog 0 to 10V interfaces, pumps, valves or mixers of a heating systems can be controlled depending on measured temperatures.

For hobby purposes the reasonably priced devices can be used to control LED lightning and creation of different lightning scenarios.

Not to mention that all of these applications are only a few examples and can be easily controlled remotely over the Internet by using a smartphone. From this moment forth there are nearly no limits in possibilities and applications.

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Wide Range of USB Analog Io & USB Digital Io

It is our aim to cover a wide range of analog and digital signals with our LucidControl USB IO modules.

LucidControl USB digital input modules acquire logic signals and are compatible with signal threshold levels of 5V, 10V and 24V. They can interface other control systems or e.g. read the state of a switch or push button.

LucidControl USB digital output modules are ready to drive various output signals or to control power loads. The outputs are carried out in 3 different ways: In order to avoid distortion of the measured signal e.g. of a temperature sensor mechanical relays are available.
Solid state relays and open collector outputs are ready to generate general purpose digital output signals as well as driving power loads like heaters, valves or fans. Additionally, LucidControl aa href=”http://www.lucid-control.com/usb-relay/>USB Relay Modules allow to switch signals like temperature sensors without distortion.

LucidControl USB analog input modules measure voltages in the range of 5V, 10V and 24V.

LucidControl USB analog output modules generate voltages in the range of 5V, 10V and 24V. They are also available with current outputs driving up to 22mA. Both, the USB analog inputs and the USB analog outputs build a 0-10V interface which is common in industrial and home automation.

Finally, the LucidControl USB RTD input modules measure the resistance and temperature of a standard Pt1000 sensor. In combination with the other modules heat control and energy management are only two possible applications to mention.

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Raspberry Pi® and Beagle Bone Black

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi

Beagle Bone Black

Beagle Bone Black

LucidControl USB IO Modules can be used with nearly all computers running Microsoft Windows or Linux. In addition cheap and small computers like the Raspberry Pi® and the Beagle Bone Black, which provide USB, network and display interfaces, are predestinated working together with LucidControl.

Thanks to the supported Linux operating system these computer boards can handle lots of tasks very easily. Many software applications like popular Internet servers and reliable databases are available on the Internet and can be downloaded for free. Once an Internet server was installed LucidControl is reachable with all its functionality remotely by web browsers – secure and all over the world.

Logging and monitoring of sensor data and recording of events in a professional database can realized with minimal effort.

There are many example applications available demonstrating the use of LucidControl.

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Software & Documentation

In order to make the setup as simple as possible a large and still growing software package is available. The package includes also documentation as well as tutorials giving valuable information and ideas for manifold applications.

The command line tool is compatible with all LucidControl USB IO Modules and can be used in order configure and control them without any single line of programming. Giving full access to the modules and being available for all major operating systems without installation, it saves development time. The command line tool is best suited to create portable applications as they are required for web access easily.

Libraries for many programming languages like Java or Python are available.Additionally, the modules are completely documented without anything being excluded or kept secret which allows creation of new interfaces or supporting other architectures.

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Concept & Support

We – deciphe it GmbH – are ourselves manufacturer of LucidControl and use the devices for our own purposes and projects.

LucidControl tries to make the first steps into this control system as easy as possible but should there appear any problem, that cannot be solved on a first glance, please contact us and we will do our best to find a solution.

Both, the hardware as well as the software follows a consistent and modular concept.

Customized value-added extensions can be realized by add on modules which do not touch the basic functionality of LucidControl USB IO Modules but gives different or additional functionality.

Since the flexible firmware can be updated in the field without additional tools functions or changes can be applied very easily – your investment is protected in the future.