USB Analog Input Output – Features and Functions of Analog IO Module

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 4 – 20 mA

  • 12 bit resolution

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  • 4 – 20 mA current interfaces

USB RTD Input Module

USB RTD Input Module

LucidControl Product Series

  • 4 Pt1000 / Pt100 RTD inputs

  • Temperature range: -180 ~ 180 °C

  • 0.1 °C resolution

  • Heat control applications

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  • Logging of temperatures





LucidControl USB Analog Input Output ModuleFor a computer to be converted into a control and data acquisition system, the LucidControl USB IO modules, whether analog or digital, can be very helpful.

The devices of this product series have the ability to generate a variety of signals, both of digital and analog nature such as logic levels, voltages and currents.

How does the USB Analog IO Module work?

The LucidControl USB Analog Input Output System offers 4 analog voltage and current interfaces.

They consist of the LucidControl AO4 – USB Analog Output Module and the AI4 – USB Analog Input Module. Both analog IO modules can work on their on, but they can also work together hand in hand.

The USB analog input output modules are suitable for most voltage ranges used for automation projects as well as for home projects. The IO modules are ready to interface 0 to 5V, 0 to 10V as well as 0 to 24V signals without hassle.

The USB analog input module for example is ready to acquire up to 4 lines in the specified voltage ranges where it is also able to read negative voltages with an accuracy of 0.25% and a resolution of 14 bit.

The USB analog output module on the other hand can generate up to 4 voltage and current signals – positive as well as negative.

Where can a USB Analog Input Output Module be used?

Lucid Control Analog Output Schematic Connection
The analog IO modules are ready for a lot of applications. Controlling a heat system with the analog output module by interfacing a 0-10V line is only one example. In a heating system the voltage represents a temperature which is requested e.g. from an oil burner.

Additionally, 4-20mA loops, which are common in the automation industry, can be realized by using a USB analog input output module. These interfaces are often used when a reliable connection should be established over long distances and looses are not acceptable.

What makes the USB Analog IO Module so special

Beside of the mentioned features the LucidControl product series has much more advantages.

They are all USB bus powered which means that they do not need an external power supply or adapter. This is especially relevant since the analog IO devices support voltage levels which are beyond the 5V levels of a USB port and analog outputs of 10V or 24V can be generated as well as standard 5V signals.

The modules are not only limited to analog io signals, digital signals can be processed as well by using the DI4 – USB Digital Input Module and the DO4 – USB Digital Output Module. Even temperatures can be measured by the LucidControl RT4 – USB Pt1000 RTD Input Module – all is covered by one USB IO system.

All LucidControl analog input output modules are suitable for DIN-Rail mounting and can be attached to a switchboard easily. They provide industrial standard IO connectors and are perfect for your automation project.

Additionally, the analog IO modules can be used with most computers and operating systems. Microsoft Windows as well as Linux have the necessary drivers already handy, making LucidControl IO modules a real Plug-and-Play device.

Raspberry Pi
Mini-sized computers as the Raspberry Pi and the Texas Instrument Beagle Bone Black are also supported. These small and powerful computers became very famous in recent days and powerful automation solutions can be developed based on them. They make it easy to access all LucidControl functionality remotely over the Internet.

Are you convinced?

We tried to point out here how our USB Analog IO Modules can support you with your projects.

Do you think LucidControl could by your favorite control system? Lets give it a try. We do our best to satisfy our customers with reasonable prices as well as helpful service. Feel free to ask your questions now.