Highly versatile USB-IO board enables control and monitoring

14-03-2022 | Review Display | Development Boards

Review Display Systems has introduced a highly versatile USB control and monitoring interface board. The intelligent USB-IO board provides a comprehensive range of I/O (input/output) ports that can be easily controlled and monitored using a single USB serial interface.

The company created and developed the board for use in embedded systems, IoT applications, and stand-alone equipment to enable the control and monitoring of external hardware and systems such as relays, actuators, smart sensors, lighting and motors.

The board offers a general-purpose 16-bit Texas Instruments MSP430 MCU, allowing complete user control and interrogation of all the onboard input/outport ports, interfaces, and sensors. The user interface for the board is controlled through a single USB serial connection to a host controller or embedded computer.

Liam Layton, application engineer, Review Display Systems, said, “Many embedded computers are not designed with support for general purpose I/O (GPIO). As a result, this lack of easily accessible I/O can create challenges in embedded applications when trying to control and monitor external hardware and systems. The new RDS USB-IO board overcomes these obstacles by providing a simple and easy-to-use interface with many different I/O options available.”

The board is part of the SensConnect product portfolio. SensConnect is a fully user-configurable hardware-focused, data-collection platform that provides monitoring, analysis, and control of systems with digital technologies such as AI and IoT. A typical solution comprises three individual elements, where monitoring, analysis and control systems are combined to provide practical, efficient digital intelligence.

By Natasha Shek