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Intelligent Interfaces develops 32bit drivers

By Chris Williams. Published: 12th Sep 2003, 13:33:28 | Permalink | Printable

Control your house from your desktop

32bit motifElectronics geeks and science lab technicians, rejoice! Intelligent Interfaces have reported that they've developed 26/32bit neutral drivers for their range of interface podules. In the joint announcement with Castle, Intelligent Interfaces explain that the architecture neutral driver modules are loaded from disc so there's no need to fiddle with the podules' on board ROM.

The announced Iyonix compatible podules are..
  • IEEE488 (GPIB) [link]
  • 16 Bit Parallel I/O [link]
  • Dual High Speed Serial [link]
  • Single Width I/O [link]
  • User Port [link]
  • 12 Bit Analogue to Digital Converter [link]

Intelligent Interface's podules can be used to control and monitor instruments and other devices - for scientific or hobbyist purposes. Interfaces like these remind us of the various I/O ports fitted to computers in the 8 bit era, where motors and sensors could be hooked up and controlled through software. Who could forget having a BBC B in chemistry lessons to plot the temperature of stearic acid? Apparantly, a RISC OS computer with an I/O card fitted was used to control a 0.4m Newtonian/Cassegrain telescope at the University of Birmingham.

Don't forget that an Iyonix will need a podule backplane fitted before an Acorn podule card can be used in it and Intelligent Interfaces are charging for the 26/32bit neutral driver modules. Incidentally, Castle won't be attending the RISCOS Ltd. AGM today.


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Amazing. II have been on the go for simply decades and must be one of the oldest Acorn hardware companies around. Good for them! Life in the old dog yet. :-)

 is a RISC OS Userquatermass on 12/9/03 8:15PM
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Stearic acid? We now do that in Physics lessons - for the record, we use RiscPCs running Insight2 via a DCP Micro LogIT or Datameter to record the cooling curves. -- Andrew Harmsworth, Cambridge. www.gcse.com owner and author

 is a RISC OS Userharmsy on 13/9/03 7:58AM
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