Peripherals & Extenders
For all their capabilities, Roboteq motor controllers have a limited number of inputs and outputs on their user connectors. For systems requiring connection to more and diverse types of devices, Roboteq is offering the RIOX (Roboteq IO eXtender) smart expansion card. The RIOX module will connect to sensors and switches via 13 inputs that can be configured as Digital, Analog or Pulse inputs. Sixteen Digital outputs (which can also be configured as inputs) are provided for driving loads up to 1A each at up to 24V. The processor onboard RIOX can be programmed using the MicroBasic programming language to perform logic, conditioning and other processing of the I/O.
RIOX also features several communication interfaces, including an RS232 serial port for connecting to standard serial devices, and RS485, and a CANbus interface. RIOX interfaces seamlessly to Roboteq motor controllers using CANbus. The module can also be used without motor controllers, in stand-alone, or connected to any PLC, PC or microcomputer
A version of RIOX is available with motion sensors, including 3 axis accelerometer, 3 axis gyroscope, 3 axis magnetometer, and a fusion algorithm for creating a precise Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS). Added to Roboteq's extensive offering of motor controllers, the RIOX opens a world of applications in sea, land or airborne unmanned robotics vehicles applications.