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USB-4750
32-Channel Isolated
Digital I/O USB Module
User Manual
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Part No. 2003475000
1st Edition
Printed in Taiwan
September 2006
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Product Warranty (2 years)
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from the date of purchase.
This warranty does not apply to any products which have been repaired or
altered by persons other than repair personnel authorized by Advantech,
or which have been subject to misuse, abuse, accident or improper installation. Advantech assumes no liability under the terms of this warranty as
a consequence of such events.
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charge during the warranty period. For out-of-warranty repairs, you will
be billed according to the cost of replacement materials, service time and
freight. Please consult your dealer for more details.
If you think you have a defective product, follow these steps:
1.
Collect all the information about the problem encountered. (For
example, CPU speed, Advantech products used, other hardware
and software used, etc.) Note anything abnormal and list any
onscreen messages you get when the problem occurs.
2.
Call your dealer and describe the problem. Please have your manual, product, and any helpful information readily available.
3.
If your product is diagnosed as defective, obtain an RMA (return
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4.
Carefully pack the defective product, a fully-completed Repair and
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(such as your sales receipt) in a shippable container. A product
returned without proof of the purchase date is not eligible for warranty service.
5.
Write the RMA number visibly on the outside of the package and
ship it prepaid to your dealer.
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CE
This product has passed the CE test for environmental specifications
when shielded cables are used for external wiring. We recommend the use
of shielded cables. This kind of cable is available from Advantech. Please
contact your local supplier for ordering information.
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where you can find the latest information about the product.
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- A complete description of the problem
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Safety Precaution - Static Electricity
Follow these simple precautions to protect yourself from harm and the
products from damage.
1.
To avoid electrical shock, always disconnect the power from your
PC chassis before you work on it. Don't touch any components on
the CPU card or other cards while the PC is on.
2.
Disconnect power before making any configuration changes. The
sudden rush of power as you connect a jumper or install a card may
damage sensitive electronic components.
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Contents
Chapter
1 Introduction ..................................................... 2
1.1
1.2
Chapter
1.2.1
More on the CD ............................................................. 3
2 Installation ....................................................... 6
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
Chapter
Hardware Features............................................................. 2
Software Overview............................................................ 3
Unpacking ......................................................................... 6
Driver Installation ............................................................. 7
Hardware Installation ........................................................ 9
Hardware Uninstallation ................................................... 9
Figure 2.1:Unplug or Eject Hardware Dialog .............. 10
Figure 2.2:Stop a Hardware device dialog box ............ 10
3 Signal Connections ........................................ 12
3.1
3.2
Overview ......................................................................... 12
I/O Connectors ................................................................ 12
3.2.1
3.2.2
3.2.3
3.3
Isolated Digital I/O Connections..................................... 14
3.3.1
3.3.2
3.4
Pin Assignments .......................................................... 12
Figure 3.1:I/O Connector Pin Assignment .................. 12
I/O Connector Signal Description ................................ 13
Table 3.1:I/O Connector Signal Descriptions .............. 13
LED Indicator Status Description ................................ 13
Table 3.2:LED Indicator Status Description ................ 13
Dry/Wet Contact Support for Digital Input ................. 14
Figure 3.2:Isolated Digital Input Connections ............. 14
Isolated Digital Output Connections ............................ 15
Figure 3.3:Isolated Digital Output Connections .......... 15
Field Wiring Considerations ........................................... 16
Appendix A Specifications ................................................. 18
A.1
A.2
A.3
A.4
Isolated Digital Input....................................................... 18
Isolated Digital Output .................................................... 18
Isolated Counter .............................................................. 18
General ............................................................................ 18
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Table of Contents
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CHAPTER
1
2
Introduction
Sections include:
• Hardware Features
• Software Overview
Chapter 1 Introduction
Thank you for buying the Advantech’s USB-4750 data acquisition module. The Advantech USB-4750 is a powerful data acquisition (DAS)
module for the USB port. It features a unique circuit design and complete
functions for data acquisition and control.
1.1 Hardware Features
USB-4750 features excellent measurement & control functions:
• 32 isolated digital input/output channels
• High-voltage isolation up to 2,500 VDC on all channels
• Dry/wet contact support
• Interrupt handling capability
• High-sink current for isolated output channels (100mA max./Channel)
• Digital output value retained after hot system reset
• Programmable Power-Up States for output channels
• Wiring ternimals on module
Note:
You can install up to sixteen USB-4750’s to a
system because of the restriction of device
BoardID
Note:
The power output of an USB port is 500 mA,
while the USB-4750 requires 350 mA (Max.).
This means that if an USB hub is used, it will
need an external power supply to support more
than one USB-4750 device.
Note:
For detailed specifications of USB-4750, please
refer to Appendix A, Specifications.
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1.2 Software Overview
Advantech offers a rich set of DLL drivers, third-party driver support and
application software on the companion CD-ROM to help fully exploit the
functions of your device. Advantech’s Device Drivers feature a complete
I/O function library to help boost your application performance and work
seamlessly with development tools such as Visual C++, Visual Basic,
Inprise C++ Builder, and Inprise Delphi.
1.2.1 More on the CD
For instructions on how to begin programming in each development tool,
Advantech offers some tutorial chapters in the Device Drivers Manual for
your reference. Please refer to the corresponding sections in these chapters on the Device Drivers Manual to begin your programming efforts.
You can also look at the example source code provided for each programming tool, since they can get you very well oriented.
The Device Drivers Manual can be found on the companion CD-ROM.
Alternatively, if you have already installed the Device Drivers on your
system, The Device Drivers Manual can be readily accessed through the
Start button:
Start/Programs/Advantech Automation/Advantech Device Manager /
Device Driver’s Manual
The example source code can be found under the corresponding installation folder such as the default installation path:
\Program Files\Advantech\ADSAPI\Examples
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CHAPTER
2
2
Installation
Sections include:
• Unpacking
• Driver Installation
• Hardware Installation
• Hardware Uninstallation
Chapter 2 Installation
2.1 Unpacking
After receiving your USB-4750 package, please inspect its contents first.
The package should contain the following items:
• USB-4750 Module
• Shielded USB 2.0 Cable (1.8 m)
• Companion CD-ROM (DLL driver included)
• User Manual
The USB-4750 Module harbors certain electronic components vulnerable
to electrostatic discharge (ESD). ESD could easily damage the integrated
circuits and certain components if preventive measures are not carefully
paid attention to. Before removing the module from the antistatic plastic
bag, you should take following precautions to ward off possible ESD
damage:
• Touch the metal part of your computer chassis with your hand to discharge static electricity accumulated on your body. One can also use a
grounding strap.
• Make contact between the antistatic bag and ground before opening.
After taking out the module, you should first:
Inspect the module for any possible signs of external damage (loose or
damaged components, etc.). If the module is visibly damaged, please
notify our service department or our local sales representative immediately. Avoid using a damaged module with your system.
• Avoid physical contact with materials that could hold static electricity
such as plastic, vinyl and Styrofoam.
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2.2 Driver Installation
We recommend you install the software driver before you install the
USB-4750 module into your system, since this will guarantee a smooth
installation process.
The 32-bit DLL driver Setup program for the USB-4750 module is
included on the companion CD-ROM that is shipped with your module
package. Please follow the steps on the following page to install the
driver software:
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For further information on driver-related issues, an online version of the
Device Drivers Manual is available by accessing the following path:
Start\Programs\Advantech Automation
\Device Manager\Device Driver’s Manual
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2.3 Hardware Installation
Note:
Make sure you have installed the software driver
before you install the module (please refer to Section 2.2 Driver Installation)
After the DLL driver installation is completed, you can now go on to
install the USB-4750 module in any USB port that supports the
USB 1.1/2.0 standard, on your computer. It is suggested that you refer to
the computer’s user manual if you have any doubts. Please follow the
steps below to install the module on your system.
Step 1: Touch the metal part on the surface of your computer to neutralize the static electricity that might be in your body.
Step 2: Plug your USB module into the selected USB port. Use of excessive force must be avoided; otherwise the module might get damaged.
Note:
In case you installed the module without installing the
DLL driver first, Windows 2000/XP will recognize your
module as an “unknown device” after reboot, and will
prompt you to provide necessary driver. You should
ignore the prompting messages (just click the Cancel
button) and set up the driver according to the steps
described in Section 2.2 Driver Installation.
After your module is installed, you can configure it using the Advantech
Device Manager. The Device Driver's Manual can be found at:
Start\Programs\Advantech Automation\Advantech Device Manager\Device Driver’s Manual
2.4 Hardware Uninstallation
Though the Advantech USB modules are hot swappable, we still recommend you to follow the hardware un-installation procedure to avoid any
unpredictable damages to your device or your system.
Step1: Close the applications of the USB module.
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Chapter 2
Step2: Right click the “Unplug or Eject Hardware” icon on your task bar.
Figure 2.1: Unplug or Eject Hardware Dialog
Step3: Select “Advantech USB-4750 Device” and press “Stop” Button.
Figure 2.2: Stop a Hardware device dialog box
Step4: Unplug your USB device from the USB port.
Note: Please make sure that you have closed the application
before unplugging the USB device, otherwise unexpected
system error or damage may occur.
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CHAPTER
3
2
Signal Connections
Sections include:
• Overview
• Isolated Digital I/O Connections
• Field Wiring Considerations
Chapter 3 Signal Connections
3.1 Overview
Maintaining good signal connections is one of the most important factors
in ensuring that your application system is sending and receiving data
correctly. A good signal connection can avoid unnecessary and costly
damage to your PC and other hardware devices.
3.2 I/O Connectors
USB-4750 is equipped with plug-in screw-terminal connectors that facilitate connection to the module without terminal boards or cables.
3.2.1 Pin Assignments
Figure 3.1: I/O Connector Pin Assignment
Note:
IDI0 shares the same pin with INT0
IDI4 shares the same pin with INT0_G
IDI7 shares the same pin with CNT0
IDI8 shares the same pin with INT1
IDI12 shares the same pin with INT1_G
IDI15 shares the same pin with CNT1
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3.2.2 I/O Connector Signal Description
Table 3.1: I/O Connector Signal Descriptions
Signal
Reference
Direction Description
IDI<0~15>
GND
Input
Isolated digital input channels
INT<0,1>
INT_G
Input
Interrupt trigger sources.
INT<0,1>_
G
-
-
Ground for interrupt pins.
CNT<0,1>
GND
Input
Isolated input counters
IDO<0~15>
GND
Output
Isolated digital output channels
COM<0,1>
-
-
Common pins for connecting inductive loads of isolated output channels
GND
-
-
Ground
3.2.3 LED Indicator Status Description
The USB Module is equipped with a LED indicator to show the current
status of the device. When you plug the USB device into the USB port,
the LED indicator will blink five times and then stay lit to indicate that it
is on. Please refer to the following table for detailed LED indicator status
information.
Table 3.2: LED Indicator Status Description
LED Status
Description
On
Device ready for work
Off
Device not ready to work
Slow Blinking (5 times)
Device initialization
Fast Blinking
(Depends on data transfer speed).
Device working
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3.3 Isolated Digital I/O Connections
3.3.1 Dry/Wet Contact Support for Digital Input
Each digital input channel accepts either dry contact or 0 ~ 5 VDC wet
contact inputs. Dry contact capability allows the channel to respond to
changes in external circuitry (e.g., the closing of a switch in the external
circuitry) when no voltage is present in the external circuit. Figure 3-1
shows external circuitry with both wet and dry contact components, connected as an input source to one of the card's digital input channels.
Figure 3.2: Isolated Digital Input Connections
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3.3.2 Isolated Digital Output Connections
Each of 8 isolated digital output channels comes equipped with a Darlington transistor. Every 8 output channels share common collectors and integral suppression diodes for inductive loads. Channels 0 ~ 7 use COM0,
and channels 8 ~ 15 use COM1 as a common pin. If an external voltage (5
~ 40 V) is applied to an isolated output channel (IDO 0 ~ IDO 15) while it
is being used as an output channel, the current will flow from the external
voltage source to the card. Please take care that the current through each
GND pin not exceed 100 mA.
Figure 3.3 shows how to connect an external output load to the card's isolated outputs.
Figure 3.3: Isolated Digital Output Connections
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3.4 Field Wiring Considerations
• When you use USB-4750 to acquire data from outside, noises in the
environment might significantly affect the accuracy of your measurements if due cautions are not taken. The following measures will be
helpful to reduce possible interference running signal wires between
signal sources and the USB-4750.
• The signal cables must be kept away from strong electromagnetic
sources such as power lines, large electric motors, circuit breakers or
welding machines, since they may cause strong electromagnetic interference. Keep the analog signal cables away from any video monitor,
since it can significantly affect a data acquisition system.
• If the cable travels through an area with significant electromagnetic
interference, you should adopt individually shielded, twisted-pair wires
as the analog input cable. This type of cable has its signal wires twisted
together and shielded with a metal mesh. The metal mesh should only
be connected to one point at the signal source ground.
• Avoid running the signal cables through any conduit that might have
power lines in it.
• If you have to place your signal cable parallel to a power line that has a
high voltage or high current running through it, try to keep a safe distance between them. Or place the signal cable in a right angle to the
power line to minimize the undesirable effect.
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APPENDIX
A
2
Specifications
Appendix A Specifications
A.1 Isolated Digital Input
Channels
Interrupt Inputs
Optical Isolation
Opto-isolator ResponseTime
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DI0, DI8
2500 VDC
25 µs
Input Voltage
5~50VDC, or dry contact
A.2 Isolated Digital Output
Channels
Optical Isolation
Opto-isolatorResponse Time
Output Voltage
Sink Current
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2500 VDC
25µs
5 ~ 40 VDC
100mA/ch. Max. 1.1A/total Max.
A.3 Isolated Counter
Channels
2 independent
32-bit counters (low 16bit by hardware and high
16bit by firmware)
External 8MHz max. 2 independent programBase Clock
Internal 20MHz max. mable clock sources
Frequency Measurement Input frequency from 0.1Hz to 1Mhz
Resolution
External Input Divide
2 to 65535
A.4 General
I/O Connector Type 10-pin screw terminal *4
Dimensions
132 X 80 X 32 mm (5.2” X 3.2” X 1.3”)
Power Consumption 5 V @ 350 mA max.
Temperature
Relative Humidity
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Operation 0~60° C (32~140° F) (refer to IEC 68-2-1, 2)
Storage
-20~70° C (-4~158° F)
5%~95% RH non-condensing (refer to IEC 68-2-1, 2)
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