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 / 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

Details about the Digital Output Module

LucidControl consist of a range of unique IO modules for digital and analog data acquisition and control that are useful in many monitoring projects. The units are USB power supplied and work standalone without the need for extra adapters which makes LucidControl a very inexpensive equipment also for mobile products.

A standard connection to the USB interface is enough in order to run the modules.

LucidControl devices can be easily integrated in switch cabinets which are quite typical in automation business simply because of the versatile DIN-rail mountable housing. For reliable projects it is also helpful that the units are equipped with high quality and industrial standard plug-able connections.

For the do it yourself branch the affordable IO modules can be integrated into distribution boxes making it simple realizing a tidy and straight forward design e.g. for controlling lights.

Because of an comprehensive user manual, professional programming utilities and APIs for several relevant development languages and also their simple usage make the USB IO Modules the best automation solution for beginners as well as for specialists.

Learners might make their first programming experiences with LucidControl and profit by a big learning curve.

Without needing further driver software, they are working immediately with most relevant computers and work with MS Windows® and also Linux operating systems. Extremely useful are the units also since they are compatible not only with ordinary PCs but also with the lately became popular small computers like the Beagle Bone Black.

Using Linux OS these mini-sized computers are definitely best prepared to realize Internet programs making all I/O services available via the world wide web.

Characteristics of the Digital Output Module Digital Output Module

The LucidControl USB digital IO devices consist of two groups of devices, which include the USB Digital Input Module and the USB Digital Output Module

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The LucidControl USB Digital Output Module is prepared to handle four logical output channels.

The digital output module is able to switch electrical loads like pumps, valves or to produce various digital output lines. In order to give a maximum of flexibility, the output channels are carried out in 3 different ways.

Available options of the digital output module are solid state relays (SSR), mechanical relay switches as well as open collector output channels which can be picked dependent on the practical needs.

For insulated switching of power consumers while avoiding the drawback of wearing out of mechanical relay contacts, employing Solid State Relays provide the very best over all capabilities. These outputs are very best suited to control electrical power consumers such as heaters.

On the other hand, when it comes to measurement channels such as currents which must be switched, mechanical SPDT relays suit best by allowing to manage these signals preventing distortion.

Finally, the digital output module is available with open collector outputs are capable of generating high speed signal transitions as they are utilized for clocked channels that can be found in applications like controlling lights.

Services such as time switches controlling the power of electrical consumers like valves can be developed easily due to the timing capabilities that are included in the Digital Output Module and allows the generation of pulsed signals.

Our companies objective is it to equip the digital output module with plenty of interfaces to make them prepared for all projects. Extra insights relating to the LucidControl input and output units can be found on our web-page.


Control of 4/8 digital output channels or relays

The USB Digital Output Module is the control solution for digital lines. The USB Digital Output Module allows the generation of high/low signals as well as to control power consumers.

USB Digital Output Module options

Output Configuration Function
Solid State Relay Interface The optical and potential insulated outputs are realized by using solid state relays (SSR). The USB Relay Module with SSR provides the best overall capabilities and high protection level for controlling power loads like pumps, fans or heating elements by statically switching or by periodically pulsing. Each digital output is rated with 30 V and 0.75 A and can switch loads up to 22.5 Watt.
SPDT Relay Interface Using the USB Relay Module with mechanical SPDT (C-Type) relay switches allows to switch power loads as well as to switch or toggle signals e.g. for measurements without distortion. Mechanical relays provide a very high protection level.

Please find here more information about the characteristics of the different USB IO Module outputs.

Digital Output operation modes

For most flexibility each of the 4/8 channels of the USB Digital Output Module can be configured on one of the following modes:

Mode Function
Reflect Mode Generates a digital output signal by setting the channels state directly.
Duty-Cylce Mode Generates a Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) by configuring cycle time and duty cycle. This mode can be used in order to control the power of loads by pulsing them periodically.
On-Off Mode Generates a time sequenced output signal. Using this mode the USB Digital Output Module can be used to realize e.g. time switches.

Galvanic USB Isolation

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

High speed output processing

The USB Digital Output Module provides functions which allow to access the outputs without direct interaction of the host computer. This allows a precise timing which would not be realizable if the host computer was involved.

Optical indication of digital output states

The state of each digital output is reflected by a LED

No Power Supply needed

All LucidControl are power supplied by USB and do not need additional power supply.

Easy installation of Hard and Software

LucidControl modules are 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 ready for .NET, Java and Python.