The QUANCOM® ETHOPTOREL32 board is equipped with 32 opto inputs and 32 opto outputs and is designed for industrial purposes. The relays are SIL-relays which are able to switch encumbrances of 1 A respectivly 15W.Optocouplers protect the inputs up to 500 Volts
Your personal computer is protected against damage in case of overvoltage by galvanic isolation.These optocouplers are designed as alternating current optocouplers which means that you can choose the polarity of input signals optionally.You can also accommodate the input voltage range individually. If you want to have an input range from 5V to 12V fell free to tell us in your order.The default input range is 12V to 30V.Input edge change
The 32 inputs are equipped with input flip-flops which detect quick input edge changes. It is also possible to generate an interruption if an input changes. Output protection
The board has a configurable onboard timeout control which switches the outputs in case of a software hanging off. You can also select a time period. (i.e. 16s) Through this function you can switch off connected terminals like motors or hot plates to avoid uncontrolled operating. Other features
|The ETHOPTO32IO example shows the programming with Visual Basic|
Each single port of an ETHERNET opto/relay module is equipped with LEDs for optical function controls which enables to show changes of output or input levels.
You can see the module state through a configuration LED, i.e. intitialisation of the operating system, reading or writing accesses or non-evaluated input edge changes are shown. Through simple assembly in a rack you can use the attachment as a standalone equipment in the laboratory area or as a mobile equipment for a notebook anytime. The current supply occurs through an external adapter. The double stick strips for the in- and outputs complete the flexibility of the module.Several modules of the same type are applicable:
You can use up to 8 modules at the same time with the help of a DIP switch, so you can choose a module adress between 0 ... 15. The software is able to identify each module trough the module adress.. Software support
The ETHOPTOREL32 module is supported by the QLIB (QUANCOM Driver Library) and allows you a simple programming under Windows 7 / Vista / XP / 2000 / Server 2k-2008 R2, Agilent VEE and Labview. There is no annoying installation of the drivers necessary because of the software port QLIB.
YOu don't need any knowlege of driver installation anymore. With QLIB you can easily create applications with Visualstudio.NET, Visual Basic, Visual-C, Borland Delphior other compilers or interpreters. You can also import data to MS Excel, MS access, Labview or Agilent VEE. The Visual Basic example is a small testing programm which allows you to check all relevant functions of the card. Additionally it is a good starting point for own projects.
It is possible to employ the card in all applications which are able to call an external DLL function because QLIB is an API and has its programming port through an DLL.
You can use the same instructions on all supported operating systems. If you created an application on WIndows 95 you can immediatly use it on Windows XP.
The driver of Linux contains also an software port which is very close to QLIB. You can compile your Windows examples without any problems under
ETHOPTOREL32 is also available as ETHOPTO32IO.