Industrial automation manufacturer and Internet of Things platform developer Opto 22 has announced the release of the Digital I/O Carrier Board for the versatile Raspberry Pi single-board computer, enabling the Pi to sense or switch up to 16 individually selectable electrical loads ranging from 2.5 to 280 VAC/VDC, with solid-state power and reliability. This new carrier board adds the ability to connect, monitor, control, and automate billions of existing devices that were previously beyond the Pi’s built-in 3.3 VDC GPIO sensing and control capabilities.
Using this new carrier board, millions of Raspberry Pi developers across the world can build solutions for real-world industrial automation, remote monitoring, and discrete control applications using their Raspberry Pi and world-class, industrially hardened, guaranteed-for-life I/O modules from a company with over 40 years of industrial automation and manufacturing expertise. More information is available in the Digital I/O Carrier Board for Raspberry Pi Data Sheet.
USB, HDMI, and 40 3.3 VDC GPIO pins, the Raspberry Pi has been an ideal tool for rapid prototyping and development. Using its built-in GPIO pins, small electrical devices and peripherals like LEDs and push buttons can be connected to the Pi through breadboards and wires to build hobby-level monitoring and control applications.
The Digital I/O Carrier Board for Raspberry Pi will be released December 5, 2016, and will be globally available through authorized Raspberry Pi resellers, including RS Components, Allied Electronics, Premier Farnell, and Newark Element14.
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