The ETH-IDIO-16 Series (4, 8 and 16 channels) is an ideal solution for adding portable, easy-to-install, isolated input and solid state output digital I/O capabilities to any Ethernet network. It is excellent for controlling external relays, driving indicator lights, fuel pumps, high voltage control and more. Typical industries are Automotive, Industrial, and Factory and Home automation.
This unit features 16 high-side MOSFET switch outputs and 16 optically isolated digital inputs. The isolated, non-polarized inputs may be driven by either DC sources of 3-31 V (or higher by special order) or AC sources at frequencies of 40 Hz to 10KHZ. Optically isolating the digital inputs from each other, and from the computer and network, assures smooth, error-free data transmission in noisy, real-world environments.
The input channels are accessed via a 34-pin IDC type vertical header. The fully protected isolated outputs are de-energized at power-up to prevent an unintended control output signal. Data to the solid state outputs are latched and are available via a 50-pin IDC type vertical header. To simplify field wiring connections, the ETH-IDIO-16 family includes an internal, removable termination board (ETH-STB-84), that mounts directly to the headers.
The ETH-IDIO-16 is designed to be used in rugged industrial environments but is small enough to fit nicely onto any desk or testing station. Its board is PC/104 sized (3.550 by 3.775 inches) and ships inside a steel powder-coated enclosure with an anti-skid bottom.
The ETH-IDIO-16 has a DC Jack and screw terminals to connect the required external power. This power can be provided by our PWR-ACDC-5V, your +5Vdc regulated power supply, or by ordering the –WI option where you provide 7 VDC – 30 VDC.
OEM ETH/104 FORM FACTOR
The OEM (board only) version is perfect for a variety of embedded applications. What makes the OEM option unique is that its PCB size and mounting holes match the PC/104 form factor (without the bus connections). The board can be added to any PC/104 type stack by connecting it to an available 10/100 Base-T port typically available on embedded CPU form factors such as EPIC, and PC/104. It can also be installed using standoffs inside other enclosures or systems.
- Industrial Automation
- Embedded OEM
- Portable DAQ
- Home Automation
Because of Ethernet’s ubiquitous nature these boards are supported for use in all operating systems — including Windows, Linux, Unix, iOS, Android, — even Raspberry PI, etc. The software package includes free Linux and Windows software with sample programs and source code in C# and Delphi for Windows. Also provided is a graphical setup program in Windows and extensive Ethernet-packet level API documentation. Third party application support includes a Windows standard DLL API usable from most popular application programs. Embedded OS support includes Windows Embedded Standard, and all applications, operating systems, and PLCs and all other devices capable of TCP/IP communication.
Please contact ACCES with your precise requirement. Examples of special orders are conformal coating, custom software or product labeling, and more. We will work with you to provide exactly what is required.
The ETH-IDIO-16 is available with optional cable assemblies, screw terminal boards, and a DIN rail mounting provision.
Drivers and Downloads
Full list of available Downloads: Software Packages, Drivers, Manuals, and other documents
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 XP -> 10, both 32 & 64 bit, including “Server 2008,” “Embedded,” and “Compact” flavors 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 2.6 and newer Linux kernels and recent OSX / macOS 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 EWriter, a program that allows you to read and write data in the user-accessible EEPROM locations on all our USB data acquisitition products; or 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.