Micro/sys Releases OPTO I/O Card That Empowers PC/104 Users With I/O: Flexibility and High-Voltage Isolation

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The new Micro/sys OPTO104 expansion card accommodates eight industry-standard digital or analog OPTO plug-in modules plus any PC/104 CPU or I/O cards that are needed to make a rugged, compact industrial controller. Any combination of digital or analog I/O modules can be plugged into this 4.53” x 6.50” EPIC sized board that is designed for rugged environments and extended temperature ranges of -40 to + 85 degrees C operation. These features provide a solid platform upon which I/O intensive systems can be built.

Montrose, CA -- The new Micro/sys OPTO104 expansion card accommodates eight industry-standard digital or analog OPTO plug-in modules plus any PC/104 CPU or I/O cards that are needed to make a rugged, compact industrial controller. Any combination of digital or analog I/O modules can be plugged into this 4.53” x 6.50” EPIC sized board that is designed for rugged environments and extended temperature ranges of -40 to + 85 degrees C operation. These features provide a solid platform upon which I/O intensive systems can be built.

When the application demands even more I/O, up to four of the OPTO104 boards can be connected together in a slave configuration using a 26-wire ribbon cable. This makes available 32 slots for OPTO 22 G4 modules for AC or DC digital I/O, and/or Grayhill G5 modules for analog I/O. All of these modules offer opto-isolation up to 4000 volts.

Additional system-level features of the OPTO104 include watchdog timer, rotary encoder input, onboard temperature sensor, and interfaces for a character-based LCD, keypad, CAN bus, and Dallas iButton Probe. These features, when combined with the users’ favorite off-the-shelf plug-on PC/104 CPU boards, provide the unique system features required in industrial applications.

The board operates at 5V ± 5%, or, a selection of DC-DC converter options allows an input voltage range from 9V to 75V. A user-selectable jumper can bleed off common mode leakage current to the negative inputs or to safety ground in order to reduce susceptibility to ESD. On-board or off-board contrast adjustment for the character LCD is also provided. A flexible I/O base address range and 16 bit pass-through connector makes the OPTO104 an ideal board for high-voltage isolation applications.

The OPTO104 is $375 in single quantities. Significant OEM discounts are available. In addition, Micro/sys offers cables, breakout boards and related products that can minimize prototype efforts and improve time to market.

Contact Technical Sales Dept., Micro/sys, Inc., 3730 Park Place, Montrose, CA, 91020, phone (818) 244-4600, FAX (818) 244-4246, email: info@embeddedsys.com, URL: http://www.embeddedsys.com.

Micro/sys has been manufacturing OEM industrial microcomputer products since 1976, including board-level products and integrated computers. Micro/sys embedded computers are specified by OEMs in semiconductor processing, medical, mail handling, pharmaceutical, industrial marking, process control, and many other industries.

Lauren Dowden

3730 Park Place

Montrose, CA 91020

818-244-4600

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