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
Secure IoT Controller

LucidIoT Secure IoT Network Controller

  • 16 Analog and Digital IO Channels
  • HTTPS, Modbus/TCP, MQTT, FTP
  • SSL/TLS secured
  • Data Logging Function
  • Compatible with LucidControl Software Tools
  • DIN-Rail Enclosure
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  • Multi-Protocol
USB Digital Input Module

USB Digital Input Module

LucidControl Product Series

  • 4 / 8 digital inputs
  • For 5V, 10V and 24V signals
  • 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 / 8 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 0-20mA
  • 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 4 - 20 mA
  • 12 bit resolution
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  • 4 - 20 mA current interfaces
USB RTD Input Module for Pt100 / Pt1000 with 8 Channels

USB RTD Input Module

LucidControl Product Series

  • 4/8 Pt1000/Pt100 RTD inputs
  • Temperature range: -180 ~ 180 °C or 0 ~ 360°C
  • 0.1 °C resolution
  • Heat control applications
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  • Logging of temperatures

LucidControl USB Digital Input Module Details

LucidControl USB Digital Input Module

The LucidControl USB Digital Input Module acquires digital input signals and belongs to the group of USB Digital Input Output Modules.

If digitals should be acquired the LucidControl Digital Input Module is a great solution for several reasons.

In order to run the USB Digital Input Module it is only necessary to connect it to a host computer like a PC or a Raspberry Pi. The Digital Input Module immediately starts operation once it is connected to the USB port. The module is power supplied by USB and no external power supply is needed.

The LucidControl USB Digital Input Module is a very affordable and reliable solution for digital signal acquisition.

For industrial automation installations it is helpful that the USB Digital Input Module has reliable plug-able IO terminals. The Digital Input Module can be mounted on DIN-rails as they e.g. can found in switch cabinet.

In the automation sector the inexpensive Digital Input Module can be added to distribution cabinets making it simple preparing a clean and straight forward design for measuring digital signal lines.

Most operating systems like Windows  or Linux support the USB IO Module out of the box without needing any driver installation.

The USB Digital Input Modules are compatible with embedded computer boards like the Raspberry Pi. Making use of Linux OS these embedded computers are very best prepared to create web based applications making all input and output capabilities accessible over the world wide web.

The Digital Input Module is a good solution for starters as for professionals since they come with extensive development tools and also libraries for several development environments like .NET, Java and Python. This makes their usage totally simple. Learners can make their first automation programming steps with LucidControl Digital Input Modules and get profit from a big learning curve.

Short Description of the USB Digital Input Module

USB Digital Input Module and with the USB Digital Output Module represent the two devices of the LucidControl product range and manage the input and output of logic signals.

The USB Digital Input module was designed in order to acquire digital level input lines and is best prepared to monitor up to 8 digital signals.

The USB Digital Input Module works with 5V, 10V and 24V signal threshold levels which are very common in the automation industry. In order to interact with third party automated systems, 24V voltages are often used.

All logic channels are optical and potential isolated which means that the attached computer is to 100% protected from the input signals in order to guard the host computer to a maximum.

These kind of digital inputs are also able to interact with other control systems or e.g. check conditions of switches. Many applications are possible where digital lines are needed and the Digital Input Module is extremely flexible also because of their signal conditioning functions.

USB Digital Input Module Operation Modes

One useful function of the Digital Input Module is the input signal filter which debounces the signal and ensures high quality processing of digital input channels. In reflect mode, the applied signal controls the digital input value state directly.

In order to reduce communication between the host computer and the digital input module, edge detectors can detect fast signal transitions. The digital input module remembers the signal change and returns it to the host when the input channel is polled.

USB Digital Input Module Counter Mode

LucidControl Digital Input Module Counter Mode

In counter mode, the Digital Input Module Counters are able to count signal changes

The state of the input channel must be stable during TScan interval. If a signal pulse is detected, the counter is incremented.

Counters can be configured with several options. For periodic signals the counter of the Digital Input Module can be reset after TCount has passed.

Alternatively, the counter can be reset once the counter value was read by the host.

Counter and Edge detection modes are real-time functions running independent of the host. The host can poll the event or counter value at a lower rate an can be ensured that now event was missed.

Our companies goal is it to equip the Digital Input Module with lots of interfaces to make the products ready for most sorts of applications.

More details regarding the USB Digital Input Module can be found in the documentation. If you you have some questions please fell free to contact us.

Mode Function Reflect Mode Sampling a digital input signal and provide its conditioned and debounced state. Edge Detection Mode High speed Sampling of digital inputs and detecting rising or falling edges in real-time. Count Mode High speed Counter for various signals providing different options in order to evaluate a wide range of pulses and sensors.

High sampling rate

The USB Digital Input Module ensures signal detection without activity of the host computer which is crucial in order to ensure precise timing.

Optical indication of digital input state

The state of each digital input is reflected by a LED

Galvanic USB Isolation

All LucidControl USB IO Modules are available with galvanic USB isolation. Contact us for more information.

No Power Supply needed

The USB Digital Input Module is power supplied by USB and do not need additional power supply.

Industrial ready Design

The housing of LucidControl can be directly mounted on DIN-rails ready for switch board assembly. Using industrial standard IO connectors ensures reliable interconnection.

Easy installation of Hard and Software

The Digital Input Module is easy to install and start working immediately after set up. The IO Modules are compatible with Windows, Linux, Raspberry Pi and Beagle Bone LucidControl provides drivers for all major operating systems. Command line tools and APIs for Windows and Linux are available. The API is compatible with .NET, Java and Python.

Highlights Modular IO data acquisition and control system
Processing of various analog and digital signals
No power supply needed
Most simple installation
Consistent and easy usage for the whole series
Applications Building services
Control engineering
Home automation, smart home
Energy management
Logging and Monitoring
Camping and hobby

Portability Platform independent
Works with Windows® and Linux
Compatible with popular Raspberry Pi®
API for Java®, dotNET and Python
Services Web applications
Internet remote access
Smartphone access
Industrial Design DIN-rail mountable
Switchboard assembly
Reliable Connectors