USB IO Module

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 with 4 Channels

USB Digital Input Module

LucidControl Product Series

  • 4/8 digital inputs

  • 3 voltage level options

  • Opto insulated contacts

  • Counters and edge detectors

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USB Digital Output Module with 4 Output Channels

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 - 4 Voltage Input Channels

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 - 4 Voltage / Current Channels

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

  • 4/8 Pt100 / Pt1000 RTD inputs

  • Temperature range: -180 ~ 180 °C

  • 0.1 °C resolution

  • Heat control applications

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  • Logging of temperatures

What is the LucidControl USB Digital Input Module?

USB Digital Input Module

The LucidControl USB IO Module Series consist of a range of unique input and output devices for digital and analog control and data acquisition that are helpful in countless projects.

The USB IO Modules are USB powered and run stand-alone with no need for additional power adapters which makes LucidControl a very reasonably priced automation system also for portable products.

The flexible and also DIN-Rail attachable housing makes LucidControl very prepared for the automation field because it enables their easy addition to switch cabinets. For solid projects it is additionally advantageous that the input output devices are equipped with durable and industrial standard plugable contacts.

In order to operate the units the mainly thing that is needed is actually a link with a a standard USB interface.

For the do it yourself field the reasonable priced IO Modules can be added to distribution boxes making it easy building a tidy and straight forward development e.g. for measuring temperatures.

LucidControl is the right system for both, starters as well as professionals since they come with extensive software utilities and additionally libraries for several programming languages which makes their use totally hassle-free. In the training field, LucidControl can be employed by students to do their first steps in automation development.

Most OS such as Windows® and Linux are working with the LucidControl USB IO Module Series immediately not needing driver software installation.

Most useful are the modules also because of their compatibility not only with standard personal computers but in addition also with the lately became popular mini-sized computers like the Raspberry Pi.

This enables all services provided by input output units being available through the internet and to realize database solutions on embedded computers operating with Linux operating system.

Functionality of the USB Digital Input Module

The USB Digital IO Modules are made up of 2 types of units, which include the USB Digital Input Module and the USB Digital Output Module.

The USB Digital Input Module was designed to have digital level input channels and is best prepared to log up to four digital lines.

The USB Digital Input Module gets logic lines and it is compliant with signal voltages of 5V, 10V and 24V which are most often used for the field of automation. In order to connect to third party automated devices, 24V voltages are handled generally and this solution should really be chosen.

These type of lines can also communicate with other automation system components or for example read states of switches. By providing additional signal conditioning functionality the USB Digital Input Module can also be used in harsh surroundings since they are capable of correcting input signals. So is it realizable to filter lines and to debounce digital input channels to ensure high quality signal processing by the USB Digital Input Module.

The built-in signal event counting is only one example that can also be highly useful and enables the USB Digital Input Module to recognize fast line transitions in real-time without needing to communicate with the attached host computer.

All logic channels of the USB Digital Input Module are potential and optical isolated therefore the attached computer is completely separated from the input lines to guard the computer to the highest.

In order to make this product as helpful as possible and to manage many possible applications, it is our firms aim to manage many digital and analog signals with the LucidControl USB I/O Devices. Read more here in order to find more insight regarding the LucidControl USB Digital Input Module.

USB Digital Input Module / USB DIO Device – 4/8 Channels

The USB Digital Input Module is the acquisition and monitoring solution for 4 or 8 digital lines.

Digital input configuration and protection

All input lines of the USB Digital Input Module are carried out optical and potential insulated in order to protect the hardware and give higher flexibility in design.

Voltage levels of the digital inputs

The USB Digital Input Module is available for 3 different threshold input voltages of the ranges 5V, 10V and 24V in order to interface many different devices directly without conversion of input levels.

Selectable digital input and counting modes

In order to give most flexibility each of the 4 or 8 channels of the USB Digital Input Module can be configured on one of the following modes:

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.
Signal conditioning and debouncing

Filters can be applied to each input channel in order to suppress erroneous signal states.

High sampling rate

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

All LucidControl are 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

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 compatible with .NET, Java and Python.