PCM-MIO-A-1, PCM-UIO48C-16 and PCM-UIO96C-16 modules incorporate latest technology and provide highly reliable performance in industrial -40C to +85C operating environments
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – September 30, 2020 – Embedded computing trailblazer WINSYSTEMS today introduced three redesigned PC104 data acquisition and control modules that simplify I/O expansion, support long-term availability for new designs and provide a ready upgrade path for existing products. The PCM-MIO-A-1, PCM-UIO48C-16 and PCM-UIO96C-16 modules offer an additional 10 years of production life, plus form-, fit- and function-equivalent upgrades to the company’s previous generation of I/O modules.
Elevated functionality – assured compatibility
WINSYSTEMS’ new PCM designs extend the 30-year legacy of PC104 I/O modules and retain their easy-to-implement interface. The big difference is in flexibility and functionality. The PCM-MIO-A-1, PCM-UIO48C-16 and PCM-UIO96C-16 designs incorporate a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) device to support customization and full backward capability. This supplants the previous application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) used to provide 48-channel digital I/O with event sense interrupts and individually programmable bits.
“Although updated software drivers and test code will be available with this release, our upgraded modules are fully compatible with the previous generation – from their software to all connector locations and pinouts,” noted WINSYSTEMS’ Technical Sales Director George T. Hilliard. “As the fourth generation of each I/O module family, there is no need for customers to discontinue in-demand products, rewrite software, substitute connectors or otherwise devote time and resources to redesign.”
Rugged, highly reliable designs
All three models have been designed and tested for enduring performance in temperature extremes of -40C to +85C. They also stand up to the challenging operating environments common to industrial, Mil/COTS, energy and other applications that demand highly reliable embedded systems. In addition, all three provide 24 bidirectional lines capable of event-sense interrupt generation and support 12mA sink current per line.
The PCM-MIO-A-1 provides both analog and digital inputs and outputs. Its analog inputs consist of a 16-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) with sample-and-hold circuit and input ranges of 0 to 5V, 0 to 10V, ±5V and ±10V. They accommodate any combination of up to 16 single-ended or eight differential input channels. Each channel is independently software-programmable for the input type and range.
Its analog outputs consist of eight 12-bit Digital-to-Analog converters (DAC) that generate output ranges of 0-5V, 0-10V, ±2.5V, ±5V, ±10V and -2.5V to 7.5V. All output channels are also independently software-programmable.
Digital inputs/outputs built into both the PCM-MIO-A-1 and the PCM-UIO48C-16 feature 48 bidirectional lines with choice of Input, Output or Output with Readback; the PCM-UIO96C-16 offers the same options for its 96 bidirectional lines.
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By relying on WINSYSTEMS’ expertise in embedded industrial computing systems, customers can be confident their highly reliable products are built on the right computer system. The company’s single board computers and rugged embedded systems are backed by world-class customer service and responsive technical support from knowledgeable application engineers every step of the way.
Founded in 1982, WINSYSTEMS, INC. designs and manufactures embedded single board computers (SBCs), I/O modules and panel PCs that operate over extended temperatures. These highly reliable products are engineered for demanding requirements and harsh environments, including industrial IoT, industrial automation/control, transportation management, energy management, Mil-COTS, medical, digital signage and communications applications. WINSYSTEMS is certified to ISO 9001:2015.