Note: The 1018_2B is identical to the 1018_2, except that it comes pre-assembled in a plastic shell enclosure and you have the option of which length of USB cable you want to include.

Analog Inputs

The analog inputs are used to measure continuous voltage outputs generated by various sensors such as temperature, humidity, position, or pressure. Phidgets offers a wide variety of sensors that can be plugged directly into the board using the cable included with the sensor.

Sampling rates can be set at 1ms, 2ms, 4ms, 8ms and multiple of 8ms up to 1000ms.

For more information about these inputs and their connectors, have a look at the Analog Input Primer.

Digital Inputs

The Digital Inputs have a Digital Input Hardware Filter to eliminate false triggering from electrical noise. They can be used to convey the state of devices such as push buttons, limit switches, relays, and logic levels.

Digital Outputs

The Digital Outputs can be used to drive LEDs, solid state relays (such as the 3052 SSR Relay Board), transistors; in fact, anything that will accept a CMOS signal.




Product Specifications

Board
Controlled By USB (Mini-USB)
API Object Name DigitalInput, DigitalOutput, VoltageInput, VoltageRatioInput
USB Voltage Min 4.6 V DC
USB Voltage Max 5.5 V DC
Current Consumption Min 13 mA
Current Consumption Max 500 mA
Available External Current 487 mA
Recommended Wire Size 16 - 26 AWG
USB Speed Full Speed
Operating Temperature Min 0 °C
Operating Temperature Max 70 °C
Voltage Inputs
Number of Voltage Inputs 8
Voltage Input Resolution 10 bit
Input Impedance 900 kΩ
Input Voltage Min 0 V DC
Input Voltage Max 5 V DC
5V Reference Error Max 0.5 %
Voltage Input Update Rate Min 1 samples/s
Voltage Input Update Rate Max (4 Channels) 1000 samples/s
Voltage Input Update Rate Max (8 Channels) 500 samples/s
Voltage Input Update Rate Max (WebService) 62.5 samples/s
Digital Inputs
Number of Digital Inputs 8
Pull-up Resistance 15 kΩ
Low Voltage Max (True) 900 mV DC
High Voltage Min (False) 4.2 V DC
Low Voltage Trigger Length Min 4 ms
High Voltage Trigger Length Min 15 ms
Digital Input Voltage Max ± 15 V DC
Digital Input Update Rate 125 samples/s
Digital Outputs
Number of Digital Outputs 8
Series Resistance 300 Ω
Digital Output Current Max 16 mA
Digital Output Voltage Min 0 V DC
Digital Output Voltage Max 5 V DC

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Getting Started


Welcome to the 1018 user guide! In order to get started, make sure you have the following hardware on hand:




Next, you will need to connect the pieces:


1018 2 Connecting The Hardware.jpg


  1. Connect any sensors to the voltage inputs on the 1018.
  2. Connect the 1018 InterfaceKit to the computer using a USB cable.
  3. Connect a switch or a piece of wire connecting ground to one of the digital input terminals.
  4. Connect an LED to one of the Digital Outputs by inserting the long LED wire into the digital output 0 and the shorter wire into Ground.



Now that you have everything together, let's start using the 1018!


Using the 1018


Phidget Control Panel


In order to demonstrate the functionality of the 1018, the Phidget Control Panel running on a Windows machine will be used.



The Phidget Control Panel is available for use on both macOS and Windows machines.


Windows


To open the Phidget Control Panel on Windows, find the Ph.jpg icon in the taskbar. If it is not there, open up the start menu and search for Phidget Control Panel


Windows PhidgetTaskbar.PNG


macOS


To open the Phidget Control Panel on macOS, open Finder and navigate to the Phidget Control Panel in the Applications list. Double click on the Ph.jpg icon to bring up the Phidget Control Panel.



For more information, take a look at the getting started guide for your operating system:




Linux users can follow the getting started with Linux guide and continue reading here for more information about the 1018.


First Look


After plugging the 1018 into your computer and opening the Phidget Control Panel, you will see something like this:


1018 Panel.jpg



The Phidget Control Panel will list all connected Phidgets and associated objects, as well as the following information:


  • Serial number: allows you to differentiate between similar Phidgets.
  • Channel: allows you to differentiate between similar objects on a Phidget.
  • Version number: corresponds to the firmware version your Phidget is running. If your Phidget is listed in red, your firmware is out of date. Update the firmware by double-clicking the entry.



The Phidget Control Panel can also be used to test your device. Double-clicking on an object will open an example.


Voltage Input


Double-click on a Voltage Input object in order to run the example:


1010 1018 1019 VoltageInputSensor Example.jpg



General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality:


  • Modify the change trigger and/or data interval value by dragging the sliders. For more information on these settings, see the data interval/change trigger page.
  • If you have an analog sensor connected that you bought from us, you can select it from the Sensor Type drop-down menu. The example will then convert the voltage into a more meaningful value based on your sensor, with units included, and display it beside the Sensor Value label. Converting voltage to a Sensor Value is not specific to this example, it is handled by the Phidget libraries, with functions you have access to when you begin developing!




For more information about Voltage Inputs, check out the Voltage Input Primer.


Voltage Ratio Input


Double-click on a Voltage Ratio Input object in order to run the example:


1010 1018 1019 VoltageRatioSensor Example.jpg



General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality:


  • The voltage ratio is reported in Volts per Volt. For example, if the Phidget is providing 5V and the sensor is sending back 2.5V, the ratio will be 0.5V/V.
  • Modify the change trigger and/or data interval value by dragging the sliders. For more information on these settings, see the data interval/change trigger page.
  • If you have an analog sensor connected that you bought from us, you can select it from the Sensor Type drop-down menu. The example will then convert the voltage into a more meaningful value based on your sensor, with units included, and display it beside the Sensor Value label. Converting voltage to a Sensor Value is not specific to this example, it is handled by the Phidget libraries, with functions you have access to when you begin developing!




For more information about Voltage Ratio Inputs, check out the Voltage Ratio Input Primer.


Digital Input


Double-click on a Digital Input object in order to run the example:


1010 1018 1019 DigitalInput Example.jpg


General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality:


  • This is an active-low device, therefore, it will be true when connected to ground, and false when connected to a high voltage.


For more information about Digital Inputs, take a look at the Digital Input Primer


Digital Output


Double-click on a Digital Output object in order to run the example:


1010 1018 1019 DigitalOutput Example.jpg



General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality:


  • Toggle the state of the digital output by pressing the button.


Finding The Addressing Information


Before you can access the device in your own code, and from our examples, you'll need to take note of the addressing parameters for your Phidget. These will indicate how the Phidget is physically connected to your application. For simplicity, these parameters can be found by clicking the button at the top of the Control Panel example for that Phidget.


The locate Phidget button is found in the device information box


In the Addressing Information window, the section above the line displays information you will need to connect to your Phidget from any application. In particular, note the Channel Class field as this will be the API you will need to use with your Phidget, and the type of example you should use to get started with it. The section below the line provides information about the network the Phidget is connected on if it is attached remotely. Keep track of these parameters moving forward, as you will need them once you start running our examples or your own code.


All the information you need to address your Phidget


Using Your Own Program


You are now ready to start writing your own code for the device. The best way to do that is to start from our examples:


This Phidget is compatible with the following examples:




Once you have your example, you will need to follow the instructions on the page for your programming language to get it running. To find these instructions, select your programming language from the Programming Languages page.


Technical Details


If you want to know more about the input/output capabilities of the 1018 InterfaceKit, check the Digital Input Primer, InterfaceKit Digital Outputs page, and the Analog Input Primer.





1018_2B - PhidgetInterfaceKit 8/8/8

  • Brand: Phidgets
  • Product Code: ES000008
  • Availability: In Stock
  • 100.00€