PI-SPI-DIN-4FREQ Frequency / Pulse Counter

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The PI-SPI-DIN-4FREQ is a four channel isolated Frequency /  Pulse Counter / Digital Input module for the PI-SPI-DIN series. The SPI communication allows for simple register reads of input values.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • All Functions run Simultaneously allowing any combination of inputs types
  • Frequency measurement with fixed (one second) or variable (up to 100 second) sample period
  • Five jumper selectable CE (Chip Enable) lines
  • Three Address Jumpers allows for 8 units per CE selection
  • 0-24 VDC OR 0-15 VAC capable inputs
  • NPN, PNP or FLOATING input per channel (Jumper Selectable)
  • Optical Isolation between inputs to SPI communication and power
    (Inputs are not isolated from each other)
  • Frequency Range: 0.01 Hz to 100 kHz
  • Resolution: 0.001 Hz
  • Trigger Voltage: 2.5V (Min) under ideal conditions
    (Can be adjusted by simple resistor value change)
  • DC coupling (Default)
  • AC coupling (Requires removal of shorting resistor)
  • Input Amplification capability (Requires installation of Gain resistor on a channel by channel basis

PI-SPI-DIN-4FREQ 

The PI-SPI-DIN-4FREq is available in two versions:

PI-SPI-DIN-4FREQ-PCB as a pcb module

PI-SPI-DIN-4FREQ-DIN complete with DIN rail mounting clips

Default limits for Frequency Counter:

2.5V min at 0 - 5 KHz sine wave
2.6V min at 5 - 15 KHz sine wave
2.7V min at 15 - 25 KHz sine wave
2.8V min at 25 - 35 KHz sine wave
2.9V min at 35 - 50 KHz sine wave
3.1V min at 50 - 55 KHz sine wave
3.2V min at 55 - 60 KHz sine wave
3.3V min at 60 - 65 KHz sine wave
3.4V min at 65 - 70 KHz sine wave
3.6V min at 70 - 75 KHz sine wave
3.7V min at 75 - 80 KHz sine wave
3.9V min at 80 - 85 KHz sine wave
4.0V min at 85 - 90 KHz sine wave
4.1V min at 90 - 95 KHz sine wave
4.2V min at 95 - 100 KHz sine wave

2.5V min at 5 - 35 KHz square wave
2.6V min at 35 - 60 KHz square wave
2.7V min at 60 - 75 KHz square wave
2.8V min at 75 - 85 KHz square wave
2.9V min at 85 - 100 KHz square wave

 

Sample Python Code:

#!/usr/bin/python3

import spidev

from time import sleep

spi = spidev.SpiDev()

def read_freq(ce, address, channel):
    global spi
    spi.open(0, ce)
    spi.max_speed_hz = 100000
    
    address = address % 8
    channel = channel % 4
    buf = spi.xfer([address << 1, channel, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00])
    
    spi.close()
    return (buf[2] << 24) + (buf[3] << 16) + (buf[4] << 8) + buf[5]

def read_freq_variable(ce, address, channel):
    global spi
    spi.open(0, ce)
    spi.max_speed_hz = 100000
    
    address = address % 8
    channel = channel % 4
    buf = spi.xfer([address << 1, channel + 0x09, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00])
    
    spi.close()
    
    cycles = (buf[2] << 24) + (buf[3] << 16) + (buf[4] << 8) + buf[5]
    value = round(24000000 / cycles, 3) if cycles > 0 else 0.0
    
    return value

def read_pulse(ce, address, channel):
    global spi
    spi.open(0, ce)
    spi.max_speed_hz = 100000
    
    address = address % 8
    channel = channel % 4
    buf = spi.xfer([address << 1, channel + 0x04, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00])
    
    spi.close()
    return (buf[2] << 24) + (buf[3] << 16) + (buf[4] << 8) + buf[5]

def read_di(ce, address, channel):
    global spi
    spi.open(0, ce)
    spi.max_speed_hz = 100000
    
    address = address % 8
    channel = channel % 4
    buf = spi.xfer([address << 1, 0x08, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00])
    
    spi.close()
    return (buf[5] >> channel) & 1

while True:
    ce = 0 # CE0-4 jumpers
    address = 0 # ADDR 0-2 jumpers
    
    # Read frequency counter
    print('\n------------------------------------------------')
    print('Channel 1 frequency:', read_freq(ce, address, 0), 'Hz')
    print('Channel 2 frequency:', read_freq(ce, address, 1), 'Hz')
    print('Channel 3 frequency:', read_freq(ce, address, 2), 'Hz')
    print('Channel 4 frequency:', read_freq(ce, address, 3), 'Hz')
    
    # Read pulse counter
    print('Channel 1 pulses:', read_pulse(ce, address, 0))
    print('Channel 2 pulses:', read_pulse(ce, address, 1))
    print('Channel 3 pulses:', read_pulse(ce, address, 2))
    print('Channel 4 pulses:', read_pulse(ce, address, 3))
    
    # read DI
    print('Channel 1 DI:', read_di(ce, address, 0))
    print('Channel 2 DI:', read_di(ce, address, 1))
    print('Channel 3 DI:', read_di(ce, address, 2))
    print('Channel 4 DI:', read_di(ce, address, 3))
    
    print('Channel 1 frequency (variable):', read_freq_variable(ce, address, 0), 'Hz')
    print('Channel 2 frequency (variable):', read_freq_variable(ce, address, 1), 'Hz')
    print('Channel 3 frequency (variable):', read_freq_variable(ce, address, 2), 'Hz')
    print('Channel 4 frequency (variable):', read_freq_variable(ce, address, 3), 'Hz')
    
    sleep(1)

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