PCI-DIO Series 24 and 48 Digital Input/Output Cards
- Universal PCI, PCI-X, 3.3V and 5V compatible (Call for PCI-Express availability)
- 24 or 48 bits of digital I/O
- Interrupt generation on input change-of-state (Model 48S)
- All I/O lines buffered on the card
- I/O buffers can be enabled/disabled under program control
- Four- and eight-bit ports independently selectable for I/O
- Pull-ups on I/O lines
- +5V supply available to the user
- Compatible with industry standard I/O racks like Gordos, Opto-22, Potter & Brumfield, etc.
- No base address or IRQ switches to set
- RoHS Available. Please contact us for ordering information
The 48J/48JS cards use a 68-pin SCSI-type connector, while the 48H/48HS cards use a 100-pin SCSI-type connector. The 48JP/48JPS cards use a 68-pin SCSI-type connector which is pin-in-socket, and has jack-screws provided as a means to retain the mating cable. The 48JPL/48JPLS cards use the 68-pin SCSI-type pin-in-socket connectors; however one-touch latches are used instead of jack screws. The 48/48S cards use 50-pin headers on the face of the board, as well as the 24S card which is simply a depopulated 48S card.
The cards contain two Programmable Peripheral Interface chips type 8255-5 (PPI) to provide computer interface to the 48 I/O lines. Each PPI provides three 8-bit ports A, B and C. Each 8-bit port can be software configured to function as either inputs or latched outputs. Port C can also be configured with four inputs and four output latches.
Each I/O line is buffered and capable of sourcing 15 mA or sinking 24 mA (64 mA on request). Tristate I/O line buffers are configured automatically by the hardware logic for input or output use according to a direction control signal from the control register in the PPI. Pull-ups on the card assure that there are no erroneous outputs at power up until the card is initialized by system software.
These cards use one address space, and occupy 16 consecutive register locations. When the card is first installed, Windows will detect it as new hardware and assign it an IRQ number and base address. There are no switches to set or base addresses to assign, making it easy to use. You cannot set or change the card's base address, you can only determine what the system has assigned. The PCI Bus supports 64K of I/O address space so your cardís address may be located anywhere in the 0000 to FFFF range.
The C3 bit on either 24-bit port can be used as an external interrupt to the computer if interrupt enable (IEN) jumpers are installed. When C3 is level triggered, an interrupt is requested. Interrupts from the two ports are OR'ed together with any change-of-state interrupt. The interrupts are assigned by the system.
Available accessories include a wide variety of cables and screw terminal boards for quick and easy connectivity.
Drivers and Downloads
Information about our Free Software packages:
ACCES is proud to provide a full suite of software support with every Data Acquisition product. We are committed to supporting the most popular operating systems and platforms for our customers. Currently we are actively supporting Windows XP through Windows 10, including "Server 2008," "Embedded," and "Compact" flavors in both 32-bit and 64-bit for all plug-and-play products including PCI, PCI Express, USB, and more. Many products continue to ship with support for additional operating systems such as DOS, Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4, and 2000.
Among the software we deliver with our products are sample programs in a wide variety of programming languages. These samples are used to demonstrate the software interfaces to our products — and many can be used as-is in your production environments, or to test functionality of the devices out-of-the-box. We're currently actively supporting sample programs in Microsoft Visual C#, Visual Basic, Delphi, and Visual C/C++, with many devices including samples in Borland C/C++ 3.1 for DOS. Additionally we provide National Instruments LabVIEW compatible DLLs and many demonstration VIs for our devices.
Drivers for various operating systems are also provided, including active support for Windows XP -> 10 — all in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavors, and including consumer, server, and embedded varieties — as well as the 3.x and 2.6 Linux kernels and recent OSX versions. Many products continue to ship with driver support for Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4, and Windows 2000, but support for these operating systems is considered deprecated.
Setup Programs and Utilites
Our Data Acquisition devices also include a graphical setup utility that walks you through the process of configuring any option jumpers or switches on the device, as well as explaining a little about the various connectors present.
Many devices also include utility programs - little tools to make your use of the device easier, such as WinRISC, a "Really Incredibly Simple Communications" terminal program that lets you get started instantly with serial devices.
"Register Level" Documentation
Besides all this software in all these languages and operating systems ACCES has a policy of open and transparent development: none of our lowest-level "register" interfaces are hidden from you — we document every register in every bus card, every command in every serial board, and every usb control transfer in every USB Data Acquisition board. These lowest-level interfaces allow you to develop for our products in ANY operating system or language, regardless of our actively supporting it or having a driver for it. We have customers actively developing in ADA, Android, Python, Java, MATLAB, Solaris, and more, just by referring to our complete low-level interface documentation! And we provide the full source code to all of our drivers, regardless of operating system, to give you an even bigger head start in your own development tasks.
No Fees or Royalties
All of this software is provided at no additional charge, and is licensed under any of a variety of flexible — and royalty free — options. Check out our software license explanation if you'd like more information..
ACCES also offers Custom Software Services for our products. Our prices are unbelievably low, often as inexpensive as free! If you need something tweaked to support your needs, or an entire enterprise application developed from scratch, it is definitely worth your time to inquire with us, first.
Further information about available ACCES Software:
- Redistributing Windows Drivers
- A list of ACCES drivers and the files that compose them under different versions of Windows, so you can easily redistribute ACCES cards and drivers.
Digital Inputs (TTL Compatible)
- Logic High: 2.0 to 5.0 VDC
- Logic Low: -0.5 to +0.8 VDC
- Input Load (Hi): 20 uA
- Input Load (Lo): -200 uA
- Logic High: 2.0 VDC min., source 32 mA
- Logic Low: 0.55 VDC max., sink 64 mA
- +5 VDC from computer bus (ext. 1A fast-blow fuse recommended)
- +5 VDC at 200 mA typical
- 6.9" (175 mm) long
- Operating Temperature: 0o to 60o C
- Storage Temperature: -50o to +120o C
- Humidity: 0 to 90% RH, non-condensing
- This product is in full compliance with CE requirements.