UX8 – The Ultimate USB to I2C Converter Adapter
Introducing the UX8, the world’s most powerful and expandable USB to I2C Converter. With Eight I2C Expansion Ports and Two Interchangeable Communications Ports compatible with Digi XBee®, this powerful I2C adapter offers the highest possible conversion speed with the most efficient command set available. Communications modules may be interchanged for your choice of communication requirements. Based on the endNode architecture, this controller provides an excellent platform to help simplify communications to otherwise complex I2C devices. Over a year in development, this device served as the development platform for our endNodes architecture, which includes an incredible command set for relay control, far beyond I2C conversion. New features include hardware I2C communications now supporting speeds up to 700KHz. Set the communications speed of each I2C Port as part of Device Configuration. This device now includes a new command set that simplifies read and write operations to I2C devices. New I2C Bus Scan functions scans and reports all detected devices on each I2C port in less than 1 Second.
An I2C Converter with Brains: endNode Architecture & ProXR Enterprise
We’ve also added ProXR Enterprise to the command set, which is our most powerful relay control command set to date. Capable of controlling up to 1,024 relays using 8 I2C ports, this is our most expandable relay controller we have ever manufactured. Designed to work with all MCP23008 and MCP23017 I2C Relay Controllers, ProXR Enterprise adds powerful commands for turning relays on or off, toggling the state of relays, pulsing relays, and controlling relays in groups. ProXR Enterprise also offers powerful relay timer capabilities to activate relays for a duration of time or to trigger different commands when timers finish their counting cycle. Integrated Macros make it possible to send a simple command to execute a list of up to eight commands in the background. Powerful startup functions allow you to execute commands when power is first applied to the controller in addition to complete power-up relay state control. Integrated Non-Volatile FRAM memory allows unlimited read/write capabilities without memory degradation and no battery backup required. FRAM memory keeps track of relay status, timers, macros, and many important system settings. New Relay Counters control relays in patterns using Counter Increase and Decrease functions. Relay Counters can be used for efficient lighting control, emergency lighting, or signage applications. Automatic and Manual Relay Refresh Modes allow you to send relay control commands without affecting relays. When you ready, simply send a refresh command and refresh every relay connected to the controller.
The Best I2C Converter with Eight Hardware I2C Ports
With 8 on-board I2C Ports and up to 2 Amps Shared Among All Ports, the UX8 offers a powerhouse of expansion options. Connect Relays, GPIO, Gas Sensors, Temperature Humidity Sensors, Thermocouples, and 4-20mA current loop input output controllers. Expand anytime to include voltage detection, current monitoring, programmable FET control, pulse width modulation, and much more. The UX8 offers more expansion and compatibility than previous generation controllers. The UX8 is future proof and ready to talk to the next generation of sensors and controllers without the need for firmware updates.
I2C Converter with Two Digi XBee® Compatible Communications Ports
The UX8 Includes New Wireless Protocols for Long Range Wireless Communications up to 2 Miles. Send commands to the UX8 from a modem. The UX8 will process your command requests and send a confirmation message back once complete. The UX8 Supports Select Digi 900MHz, 868MHz, and 2.4GHz Communications Options for worldwide compatibility with the best possible range legally allowed. The UX8 is ready for network communications as well. WiFi Option Supports WiFi TCP/IP and WiFi MQTT Communications for direct control over the internet using encrypted data transmission. Of course traditional technologies are also supported, including Bluetooth Virtual COM Port, RS-232, RS-485, and Ethernet Communications Modules.
I2C Converter Re-Engineered
The UX8 offers new, more powerful commands that execute faster than previous generation controllers including I2C Bus Scan, used to displays all devices connected to a I2C port. New I2C converter commands for I2C Write, I2C Read, and I2C Write/Read operations, which are now executed using hardware I2C ports rather than software emulated ports found in previous generation controllers. The new hardware I2C ports offer I2C Bus Speeds up to 700KHz per I2C Port. I2C Port Switching and Communications is now executed as a single command, offering incredible speed for switching ports and executing read/write operations.
New I2C Software for Windows
- Designed to work with AnyI2C for learning I2C Communications. Of course we had to support AnyI2C, but we’ve made some updates to improve speed and compatibility with the UX8.
- Designed to work with Alpha Station for Advanced Features. Use Alpha Station to explore our new ProXR Enterprise command set or develop your own Visual Studio code using our libraries.
- Be sure to check out the Resources section of our web site, endNode devices are heavily documented with tons of helpful information.
nodeLynk™ Master Adapter
This is a nodeLynk Master adapter. nodeLynk Master adapters speak to a chain of nodeLynk devices using I2C communications.
What is nodeLynk?
Chain expansion devices using nodeLynk. Connect a wide variety of accessories to expand the capabilities of a nodeLynk compatible controller. Use nodeLynk to add Relay Controllers, Sensors, PWM Drivers, Displays, and a wide variety of 4-20mA, 0-10V ADCs and DACs, as well as a wide array of TTL & Isolated GPIO devices. All nodeLynk devices use I2C communications to chain devices together. nodeLynk is an easy way to expand functionality without soldering. nodeLynk allows expansion in seconds so you can focus on your software and firmware development.
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