8 Channel USB GPIO Module With Analog Inputs

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$19.95

Numato Lab's 8 Channel USB GPIO Module helps connecting real world devices to your computer easily through USB. No USB specific knowledge is required to set up and use this module. Numato Lab's GPIO devices provide an interface that looks like a Serial Port on your Operating System and thus effectively hiding the complexity of USB. All that you need to operate GPIOs is a standard Serial Terminal Emulator such as HyperTerminal/Teraterm or your favorite programming language such a C/C++, Python, Perl etc… Besides providing standard General Purpose IOs, this product has multiple Analog Inputs as well. These Analog inputs can be used to read Analog quantities such as temperature, pressure etc.. with the help of appropriate sensors.Product SKU – GP80001

Features

  • 8 TTL compatible GPIOs available
  • 6 Analog input channels (Multiplexed with GPIOs)
  • 10 Bit Analog input resolution
  • All GPIOs can be individually configured as input or output.
  • Can be controlled by using standard serial console applications or custom applications.
  • On board controller can be reprogrammed for custom applications

Applications

  • Building automated test fixtures
  • Add more IOs and Analog channels to industrial/modular computers
  • Add more IOs and Analog channels to Raspberry Pi, Intel Edison, BeagleBone and similar CPU boards
  • Add IOs to Android based systems (Smartphones, Tabs and custom devices)
SKU: GP80001 Category:

Description

Numato Lab’s 8 Channel USB GPIO Module helps connecting real world devices to your computer easily through USB. No USB specific knowledge is required to set up and use this module. Numato Lab’s GPIO devices provide an interface that looks like a Serial Port on your Operating System and thus effectively hiding the complexity of USB. All that you need to operate GPIOs is a standard Serial Terminal Emulator such as HyperTerminal/Teraterm or your favorite programming language such a C/C++, Python, Perl etc… Besides providing standard General Purpose IOs, this product has multiple Analog Inputs as well. These Analog inputs can be used to read Analog quantities such as temperature, pressure etc.. with the help of appropriate sensors.

Features

  • 8 TTL compatible GPIOs available
  • 6 Analog input channels (Multiplexed with GPIOs)
  • 10 Bit Analog input resolution
  • All GPIOs can be individually configured as input or output.
  • Can be controlled by using standard serial console applications or custom applications.
  • On board controller can be reprogrammed for custom applications

Applications

  • Building automated test fixtures
  • Add more IOs and Analog channels to industrial/modular computers
  • Add more IOs and Analog channels to Raspberry Pi, Intel Edison, BeagleBone and similar CPU boards
  • Add IOs to Android based systems (Smartphones, Tabs and custom devices)

Supported operating systems

  • Windows XP
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8/8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Android

Why Numato Lab’s 8 Channel USB GPIO module With Analog Inputs?

Building computer or Smartphone controlled devices wasn’t always the easiest thing to do. Specialized knowledge in hardware and software were often needed to get even simplest of the things done. But what could you do if you can control devices from your Windows/Linux/Mac/Android device in less than five minutes? The possibilities are unlimited. Build a computer controlled security system, an automated test fixture, a computer controlled garage door and much more with Numato Lab’s USB GPIO devices!

Numato Lab’s USB GPIO devices are designed to help customers to get started very easily and keep everything as simple as possible even when building complex systems. This goal is achieved by a few carefully designed features below.

usbgpio8 windows device managerSimple USB-Serial interface

Numato Lab’s USB GPIO devices present themselves to the Operating System as a serial port. This means all the complexity related to USB are abstracted out and you will be using the device as if it is a simple serial port. This serial port interface can be accessed using a standard Serial Terminal Emulator software such as HyperTerminal, Teraterm, PUTTY or through your own custom script or application that can be written using one of more than a dozen different programming languages. On Windows the device will be visible in the Device manager as a normal serial port. On Linux and Mac, the device will be listed under /dev directory, usually with a name in the format ttyACMx. On Android, the device can be enumerated and controlled using packages provided by Android such as UsbManager, UsbDevice, UsbConfiguration, UsbDevice, UsbInterface etc…

usbgpio8 putty terminalEasy to use commands

Numato Lab’s USB GPIO devices support simple and human readable commands to control the device (For example, command “gpio on 1” will turn ON GPIO1). These commands can be manually typed in through a standard Serial Terminal Emulator such as HyperTerminal or Teraterm and can also be sent from a custom application or script. Custom applications or scripts can be used to automate the interaction with the device and implement logic such as conditional device control based on input values or timer etc…

No product specific libraries or APIs

Unlike many other USB GPIO devices, Numato Lab’s GPIO devices does not depend on any third party library of API. The device can be accessed by using the serial port access APIs natively provided by the Operating System where available. That being said, libraries do exist on many platforms that may make accessing devices easier. But their use is fully optional.

Large number of supported programming languages

If the particular language of your choice supports serial ports, it should be possible to use that language to write custom script or application on an Operating System that support USB Serial Ports. Currently Numato Lab’s GPIO devices are tested on different Windows version, Linux, Mac and Android. A script or application can be written using but not limited to C, C++, Visual Basic, Java, C#, AutoHotkey, VBA (MS Excel, MS Word etc…), Node.js, Autoit, Labview, Perl, Java (Android) etc..

visualbasicpythonperlxcfnode.jsmicrosoft-wordmicrosoft-exceljavacsharpc-candroid

Large collection of sample code

Numato Lab provides dozens of sample code/projects that can be used to kick start your development (Please see Sample Code tab).

Additional information

Weight 0.10 lbs
Dimensions 5.00 x 3.00 x 2.00 in
Number Of GPIOs (Max)

8

Analog Inputs

6

Host Interface

USB 2.0 CDC

Analog Input Resolution

10 Bits

Multiplexed Analog Inputs

Yes, with Digital IOs

Package Contents

8 Channel USB GPIO Module With Analog Inputs – 1Unit

Warranty

RoHS

Yes

SKU

GP80001

Downloads

Numato Lab USB CDC Driver
User Manual
View/Download 3D Model (STEP)

Videos

Accessories

USB A to USB B CableUSB A to USB B CableUSB type A to B cable. Can be used with many USB products available from Numato Lab.

Knowledge Base

Understanding readall/writeall commands for GPIO Modules
The basics of using USB GPIO modules with Node.js

Sample Code

Language/TechnologyIDE/CompilerTypeOSDownload link
CVCExpress2008Command Line WindowsDownload
CVCExpress2010Command Line WindowsDownload
Visual BasicVBExpress2008GUIWindowsDownload
Visual BasicVBExpress2010GUIWindowsDownload
Visual BasicVisual Basic 6GUIWindowsDownload
CVisual C++ 6 Command LineWindowsDownload
PythonPythonCommand LineWindowsDownload
JavaNetBeansCommand LineAnyDownload
C# Visual Studio 2012 GUIWindowsDownload
AutoHotkeyAutoHotkeyGUIWindowsDownload
VBAMS Excel 2010 GUIWindowsDownload
VBAMS Word 2010GUIWindowsDownload
Visual Basic JustBASICNAWindowsDownload
JavascriptNode.jsCommand LineWindowsDownload
AutoItAutoItNAWindowsDownload
LabviewLabviewSimple GUIAnyDownload
PerlPerlCommand LineLinuxDownload
PerlPerlCommand LineWindowsDownload
AndroidAndroid studioGUIWindowsDownload

5 reviews for 8 Channel USB GPIO Module With Analog Inputs

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    NA

    no question, the numato lab products are the best in the market.more important for me (customer from germany) are the shipping condition`s.here i have to say “excellent” (customs declaration, and so on).thanx

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Massimo Rigoni Savioli

    The product works fine and is very easy to use. We use it with our software to count the flows of people in stores.
    http://www.peopletallycounter.com

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    Rated 4 out of 5

    Wirat Wawisay

    Very sample for coding with c# programming I using with production line to get the machine status transfer to server it work very well

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    Rated 3 out of 5

    Don

    We use this device quite a lot but now and then the devices drops out and we loose communications – requiring a power cycle to recover. This also happened on the previous hardware version. Else OK for a quick automation solution.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Hermann

    I needed to measure 5 voltages simultaneously for a urgent one off project and the Numato USB GPIO was perfect. It was well priced and delivered very quickly saving me a LOT of time. I purchased a few extra and expect to be using them in the future…well done and thanks.

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