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M10 Universal Device Interface

M10 Universal Device Interface

The M10 provides general purpose analog and digital I/O. Channels of mixed I/O are provided on a standard 25 pin D sub connector, allowing convenient interfacing to a power supply or similar device. Data transfer is possible via fast serial fibre optic. Fibre optic loop controller modules are available to connect multiple devices to a single Ethernet port. Host software and device drivers are provided for Windows™ systems and Labview™. The embedded software can be updated via the serial interface. The M10 complies with EN61010-1:2001 electrical safety and CE standards

  • High resolution and speed in a compact and cost-effective package
  • Permits simple interfacing of existing devices to a fast fibre-optic communication loop
  • Can be mounted on or close to the device being controlled
  • Up to sixteen devices can be connected on a single fibre-optic loop


  • Remote control of power supplies and similar devices over fibre-optic
  • Control of devices across high voltage barriers
  • Connection of multiple devices to a PC host. Each device independently addressable
  • Fully automated systems operating in electrically noisy environments
  • Addition of high-performance remote control to existing systems


Parameter Value
Analog outputs Number of independent outputs 2
Output voltage range -10V to +10V
Output current compliance +/-5 mA
Resolution over full voltage span 16 bit
Linearity max deviation over span <0.1%
Analog inputs Number of independent inputs 2
Configuration Differential
Input voltage range -10 V to + 10 V (software configurable to +/- 5V, 0 to +5V, or 0 to +10V)
Input impedance 10 kohm
Common mode rejection 80 dB
Digital output Number of independent outputs 4
Voltage level TTL
Max current drive capability 24 mA
Digital input Number of independent inputs 4
Voltage level TTL
Configuration Active low, internal 10 kohm pull up to +5 V
Input impedance 10 kohm
Power input +24V (+/- 2V) DC, 500mA maximum
Controls 16 position rotary switch for address selection
Displays Status LEDs (power, processor status, comms status)
Case material Stainless steel sheet
Weight 0.15 kg (0.33 lb)
Operating environment 10 to 35 C, < 80% humidity, non-condensing, vibration < 2g all axes, 1 to 1000 Hz
Storage environment 0 to 50 C, < 80% humidity, non-condensing, vibration < 2g all axes, 1 to 1000 H