SPice10211 - Analog I/O
(Illustrated mounted on MS12 controller)
The SPice10211 adds analog input and output capacity to a compatible SPLat controller. It was design primarily as a companion to the MS12/MS120, which lacks onboard analog, but is also useful for adding to the analog capabilities of other SPLat controllers. The board features:
- 2 analog inputs configurable for 0-5V, 0-10V, 0-20mA or thermistor inputs
- 2 analog outputs, 0-10V range
- 2 potentiometers that can be read by your program as additional analog inputs. These are useful for providing field presettable parameters such as a timer interval or scale factor.
The temperature measurement uses user-supplied thermistors to perform temperature measurement at very low cost. It is suitable for applications where modest accuracy and resolution are required. Typically achievable accuracy and resolution figures are 0.2°C to 0.5°C with calibration. Without calibration accuracy is typically 2-4°C. The system is mainly suitable for temperatures from -30°C to +300°C, though thermistors are available that will work up to 700°C
The SPice10211 is a Touch of SPice board. This is the name applied to one of the several expansion systems supported within the SPLat Expansion Framework. The board may be used with MMi99/200/201/202, MS12/MS120 and SL99/SL100 controllers. It does not follow that future controllers will also support it ... the Touch of SPice system is a very low cost expansion scheme that does not guarantee compatibility across the whole family of SPLat controller products.