Raspberry Pi DIN Rail Analog Output Interface

VP Process Inc has just released a new 4 channel Analog Output 4-20mA Interface, the PI-SPI-DIN-4AO.

PI-SPI-DIN-4AO Raspberry Pi Analog Output 4-20mA Interface

The 4AO is based on the Microchip MCP4728 12 bit DAC with I2C interfacing. The MCP4728 has up to 8 programmable I2C addresses, which means 8 of these modules can be daisy chained together for a total of 32 analog output 4-20mA signals. Combine this module with the other modules in this series, you now have some serious process control interfacing capability!



The I2C interface has a bidirectional buffer that isolates capacitance and allows for up to 1MHz speeds and up to 4000pF at lower speeds. The PI-SPI-DIN-RTC-RS485 has the same buffer to drive the longer cables associated with this series.

Each of the 4 channels of 4-20mA analog output has a signal strength LED, can drive up to 1000 Ohms when the main filed power is 24 VDC. The output circuit is the sme as the PI-SPI-2AO module.

Sample I2C code (written in C) can be found as a download on the product page.




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