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Top16  USB IO module


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Top16  USB IO module
Super4 USB Relay Module

Part No: MPTC-USBAPP-Top16

Product Description

Generic interface to output devices such as relays, solenoids, strikes, low voltage lamps.

Read inputs from sensors and switches.

  • 8 X Current sinking (switch to ground) outputs, 250mA to 30 Volts
  • Individual PWM control on all outputs
  • 8 X Simultaneous Digital (0 to 30 V) and Analog Inputs (0 to 5 Volt single-ended 12 bit
  • USB powered
*USB Cable not included.

User Manual (pdf)


top16DLL version 1.5 API (DLL) for windows applications.
Updated 01-December-2008:
SetOutputsB function added

Labview vi (6i and above) updated 24-July-2008

Top16 Manager version 2.0 Installer for Microsoft Windows. Change names and test Top16 IO boards.
DOT NET Runtime (download here)

Top16 Manager Version 2.3 - compatibility with 64 bit Windows

Application Examples

C # DotNet Example(uses top16.dll, ftd2xx.dll))

VB2005 example (uses top16.dll, ftd2xx.dll)

Measuring Temperature with Top16

RGB LED control

Using Top16 as a virtual comport with serial text commands (PDF instructions)

Linux example in C - updated 15-March-2009

Uses D2XX shared object library for linux :http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/D2XX.htm

top16LinuxLibrary.h top16LinuxLibrary.c linuxlibrarytest.c

Stepper Motor Control

The outputs of the top16 can drive unipolar stepper motors at speeds up to 50Hz

C example using Jaycar YM-2751

Connection Diagram Unipolar steppermotor Jaycar YM-2751

Good Tutorial on Unipolar stepper motors: http://www.digital-diy.net/16F%20Examples/Stepper%20Motors%20-%20Unipolar.aspx

8 switch inputs, 8 Solid-state relay outputs.

     Download Top16  USB IO module Specification 

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