The PISO-P8R8U card is the new generation product that ICP DAS provides to meet RoHS compliance requirement. The new PISO-P8R8U card is designed as a drop-in replacement for the PISO-P8R8, and users can replace the PISO-P8R8 by the PISO-P8R8U directly without software/driver modification.
The PISO-P8R8U universal PCI card supports 3.3 V/5 V PCI bus while the PISO-P8R8 supports 5 V PCI bus. These cards provide 8-channel optically isolated DI and an 8-channel electromechanical relay output board. These DI channels provide 3750 Vrms isolation protection that allows the input signals to be completely floated so as to prevent ground loops and isolate the host computer from damaging voltages. Relays are used where necessary to control a circuit using a low-power signal (with complete electrical isolation between the control and controlled circuits), or where several circuits must be controlled using one signal. The PISO-P8R8/P8R8U can be used in varous applications, such as controlling the ON/OFF state of external devices, driving external relays or small power switches, activating alarms, contact closure, sensing external voltages or switches, etc. These cards contain a single DB-37 connector for easy wiring.
The PISO-P8R8U also adds a Card ID switch on-board. Users can set Card ID and then recognize the board by the ID via software when using two or more PIO-P8R8U cards in one computer.
These cards support various OS versions, such as Linux, DOS, Windows 98/NT/2000 and 32/64-bit Windows 10/8/7/XP. DLL and Active X control together with various language sample programs based on Turbo C++, Borland C++, Microsoft C++, Visual C++, Borland Delphi, Borland C++ Builder, Visual Basic, C#.NET, Visual Basic.NET and LabVIEW are provided in order to help users quickly and easily develop their own applications.