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Panel I/O – Processor and Multifunction I/O Board with 16 A/D, 2 D/A, 20 DIO, One I2C and One RS-232/422/485 Port



  • Compact board level size (8.5" W x 4.5" D x .75” H)
  • Compatible with over 90+ UEI I/O boards
  • Small enough to be mounted behind an instrument panel
  • Standard Ethernet Interface
  • IEEE-1588/PTP and 1PPS synchronization
  • Rugged (5 g Vibe, 100 g Shock, -40 to 70 °C)
  • MTBF > 140,000 hours (>15 years)
  • Complete Windows, Linux, and RTOS software support
  • Fully compatible with UEI DNA/DNR software (same API)
  • PC-based or standalone/embedded controller operation
  • Hex switches allow selection of IP address without a PC
  • UEISIM deployment is available. Please contact sales@ueidaq.com.
  • Optional cases:
    • UEI-PIO-CASE-1: 9.58" W x 4.72" D x .78" H
    • UEI-PIO-CASE-2: 9.58" W x 5.035" D x 1.62" H

I/O Highlights

  • 16 SE / 8 Differential 18-bit analog input channels
  • ±80 to ± 0.156 V analog input ranges
  • Dual 16-bit ±10 V or 0-20 mA analog output channels
  • 16 0-55 VDC digital I/O bits
  • 500 mA DOuts with 16-bit PWM resolution
  • Dual 32-bit counters and 4 logic level DIO
  • Up to 2 kHz update rates
  • Trigger input and output
  • RS-232/422/485 and I2C ports
  • 350 Vrms Isolation
Panel I/O – Processor and Multifunction I/O Board with 16 A/D, 2 D/A, 20 DIO, One I2C and One RS-232/422/485 Port
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The UEI-PIO-1010 is a fully integrated I/O system. At 8.5" W x 4.5" D x .75" H (board level), it is small enough to easily fit between an instrument panel and the bulkhead of a simulator/trainer, or in a huge variety of other tight spaces. With over 40 I/O channels, the combination of small size and large I/O count makes it an ideal solution for a wide variety of applications. The 15+ year MTBF combined with the unit’s rugged construction means it’s ideally suited for installation in locations without easy access. It is not going to need either routine service or repairs.

Deployment Options:
Based on the same SoloX/ARM-based processor used in our popular Cube and RACKtangle series, the UEI-PIO-1010 may be configured in PowerDNA mode, where the chassis operates as a slave to a host PC, or in UEIPAC mode where it operates in a fully stand-alone/embedded or SCADA modes.

PowerDNA Mode:
In PowerDNA mode, the chassis operates as a slave I/O device, running under the control of a host PC. All application code in this mode is created and run on the host. The host PC controls the device using standard PowerDNA libraries and standard tools. PowerDNA mode offers almost unprecedented software support, including:

  • All popular operating systems including Windows, Linux, VxWorks, QNX, RTX, and InTime.
  • All popular programming languages including C, C#, C++, Python, JAVA, VB, and VB.NET.
  • All popular application packages including MATLAB, Simulink, LabVIEW, and more.

UEIPAC Embedded/Standalone/SCADA mode: In UEIPAC mode, the standard firmware running on a traditional PowerDNA chassis is replaced by a standard Linux operating system. The user then writes a Linux application in C/C++ and Python that runs on the UEI-PIO-1010 hardware.

The UEI-PIO-1010 uses an ARM A9 processor running at 1 GHz. With 1 GByte of RAM and 8 GByte of eMMC FLASH, the unit has plenty of CPU capability to handle even the most challenging I/O application. The unit also provides space for SSD storage. The UEI-PIO-1010 is also available in different deployment options, including UEISIM.

For access to a serial terminal, you will need the DBG cable.

UEISIM series: Simulink users will appreciate the ability to use Simulink Coder to compile and deploy their models on the UEISIM hardware.

Learn more about UEI deployments and software options

I/O Description:

The multifunction I/O ensures you have the type of I/O you need, and the high channel density ensures you have all the I/O channels required in the panel space available. The UEI-PIO-1010 offers a powerful combination of I/O including 16 single-ended/8 differential analog inputs, 2 analog outputs, 20 bits of digital I/O, an I²C port, and an RS232/422/485 port.

The UEI-PIO-1010 offers 8 software selectable A/D ranges from ±80 V to ±0.156 V with 18-bit resolution. The ±80 Volt range makes the PIO-1010 an ideal measurement solution in a host of simulation, aerospace, automotive, and power generation applications where many DAQ products’ 10 volts maximum input range cannot be used without external signal conditioning. The “high voltage” and “low voltage” configurations are programmable on a per-channel basis. Programmable gains combined with the board’s 18-bit A/D converter provide resolution as low as 1.19 microvolts. The PIO-1010 provides sample rates as high as 1000 samples per second on each channel (16 k/s aggregates). Two D/A channels offer either ±10 Volt or 4-20 mA outputs with 16-bit resolution and provide 20% overrange capability.

The unit offers 20 bits of digital input/ output broken into 16 bits of industrial voltage I/O and 4 bits of logic-level I/O (settable in banks of 2). Each bit of DIO may be independently set as input or output. Industrial inputs and outputs have a wide operating range from 3.3 V to 55 VDC. The industrial range (not logic-level) inputs have programmable pull-up/down resistors that can be independently enabled and allow inputs to monitor contacts connected to a supply voltage or ground. Inputs are sensed with an A/D that can sample up to 200 kHz, so high and low voltage thresholds are programmable and allowing change of state detection with 5 µs resolution. The industrial (not logic-level) outputs can be set as current sourcing (switch between Vcc and the output), current-sinking (switch between Gnd and the output), push-pull (connect to Vcc or Gnd, not at the same time) or can act as a simple switch to Vcc or Gnd. These are divided into banks of 4, and each bank can be connected to a different Vcc if required. Industrial digital outputs can be configured as flexible high-resolution lighting controllers with PWM or soft-start outputs with 16-bit pulse width resolution. The PWM/soft start parameters are selectable on a per-channel basis. Outputs are protected with 1.25 Amp fast-blow fuses.

Analog input, industrial digital input (including digital in, analog values, and change of state), serial and I²C data may be streamed to their own FIFOs or a single combined FIFO with timestamps. AIn/Din time stamps are generated at the start of the scan, while each byte of serial data received is time-stamped upon receipt.

Two 32-bit counters are provided which can be connected to any digital input pin, while the counter outputs can be used to drive two dedicated industrial outputs. TTL level trigger in/out is also provided.

The UEI-PIO-1010 also includes two communications ports. The first is an RS-232/422/485 that can be set for any baud rate from 300 baud to 2 Mbaud with 0.01% frequency accuracy. The second communications port is an I²C port that fully supports the UM10204 specification with Standard, Fast, and Fast+ baud rates. The I²C port supports master/slave concurrently allowing loopback testing and bus monitoring. SDA/SCL have +5 V pull-ups but are 3.3 V compliant.

The UEI-PIO-1010 offers 350 Vrms of isolation between the I/O connections and the chassis and power supply. The analog and digital sections of this board are also isolated from each other. The unit is rugged and offers reliable operation even in extreme environments. It will operate through 5g vibration, 100g shock, from -40 to 70 °C temperatures, and will function at altitudes up to 70,000 feet.

The UEI-PIO-1010 is supported by the DNA CBL-101, which runs the digital and analog signals through separate bundles to minimize noise. Those wishing to use a screw terminal adaptor can use the DNA-STP-101. For those wishing to create their own cables, all connections are through a standard 62-pin “D” connector, allowing OEM users to build custom cabling systems with standard, readily available components.

AC Power Supply is offered separately.



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