Digital Controller accommodates of 0-10 V devices.

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Intended for control of 0-10 V devices, 1002 - PhidgetAnalog 4-Output can produce -10 to +10 V at up to 20 mA on any or all of its 4 channels. Output voltage resolution is 4.8 mV (12 bit), and respective output impedance values with channel enabled and not enabled are 0.5 and 4k ohms. Along with capacitive load stability of 4,000 pF, characteristics include 4.5-5.25 Vdc USB voltage range, 300 mA max USB current, and 55 mA USB quiescent current. Terminal block supports 16-26 AWG wires.



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Phidgets Plugs a Hole in its Product Line with the Release of the 1002 - PhidgetAnalog 4-Output



0-10V devices can now be controlled with Phidgets.

CALGARY, Alberta - Phidgets Inc. released today the 1002 - PhidgetAnalog 4-Output which can produce from -10V to +10V at up to 20mA on any or all of its 4 channels.

" We, up to this point, did not have a Phidget that offered Digital Outputs" says Bernard Rousseau, Director of Marketing at Phidgets. " We found out that quite a few of our customers were using 0-10V devices and were frustrated by not being able to connect them to a Phidget and take advantage of our great API" added Bernard.

The 0-10V standard is widely used in devices for dimming fluorescent and LED lights. Other devices that can be controlled by 0-10V are valve actuators, and motor controllers.

Product Specifications
Output Voltage Range: ±10V
Output Current Limit per channel: 20mA
Output Voltage Resolution: 4.8mV (12 bit)
Output Impedance (channel enabled): 0.5 Ohm
Output Impedance (channel not enabled): 4k Ohms
USB Voltage Range: 4.5-5.25VDC
USB Max Current: 300mA
USB Quiescent Current: 55mA
Capacitive Load Stability: 4000 pF
Terminal Block min/max wire gauge: 16-26 AWG
Isolation: Not isolated: all channels share common ground

Software Environment
"Unlike a lot of our competitor's products that require their users to write some firmware code in order to use their sensor, we are completely "Plug and Play" says Bernard Rousseau, Director of Marketing. "With Phidgets, you plug it in and start using it and when it comes to programming, the user, not us, decides which operating system and which computer language he wants to use", added Rousseau.

Users can program Phidgets using a simple yet powerful and well documented Application Programming Interfade (API) that is supported under Windows (2000, XP, Vista), Windows CE, Mac OS X, and Linux. Users can write programs in Visual Basic, VB.NET, C#, C/C++, Flash/Flex, Java, Labview, Matlab, ActionScript 3.0, and Cocoa.

Phidgets also provides programming examples for all its products to help programmers write their own programs. The API Libraries as well as the examples and the documentation are available at no charge on Phidgets.com.

Pricing and Availability
The 1002 - PhidgetAnalog 4-Output is available now. The suggested resale price is $85.00 Canadian.

About Phidgets
Phidgets, Inc. is a technology leader in the design and manufacture of low-cost control and sensing modules connected to personal computers through the USB port. Phidgets products are ideally suited for fast prototyping. The privately held company is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Contact Information
Bernard Rousseau
Director of Marketing

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