Intelligent Interfaces develops 32bit driversBy Chris Williams. Published: 12th Sep 2003, 13:33:28 | Permalink | Printable
Control your house from your desktopElectronics 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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