USB Device for I2C, SPI communication

02/01/2006


Process Control

National Instruments’ new USB-8451 interface, together with LabView software, eases creation of programs to test, validate and program devices such as such as analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and EEPROMs.

National Instruments has released a new USB device for use with inter-integrated circuit (I2C) and serial peripheral interface (SPI) communication-devices. The new, NI USB-8451 interface together with its LabView software can be used to create programs to test, validate and program devices such as such as analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and EEPROMs. Because the module operates on the USB bus, it offers plug-and-play setup, facilitating use in close proximity to the system components.
USB-8451’s interface includes driver software for developing applications without requiring in-depth knowledge of I2C and SPI communications. Besides providing I2C and SPI communication, the new USB-8451 also includes eight digital lines for general-purpose I/O connections and is capable of full-speed USB use. USB-8451 interface can communicate with devices including LCDs, ADCs, and sensors.
For more information click here .

— Richard Phelps, senior editor, Control Engineering
richard.phelps@reedbusiness.com





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Motor specification guidelines; Understanding multivariable control; Improving a safety instrumented system; 2017 Engineers' Choice Award Winners
Selecting the best controller from several viewpoints; System integrator advice for the IIoT; TSN and real-time Ethernet; Questions to ask when selecting a VFD; Action items for an aging PLC/DCS
Robot advances in connectivity, collaboration, and programming; Advanced process control; Industrial wireless developments; Multiplatform system integration
Motion control advances and solutions can help with machine control, automated control on assembly lines, integration of robotics and automation, and machine safety.
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Future of oil and gas projects; Reservoir models; The importance of SCADA to oil and gas
Big Data and bigger solutions; Tablet technologies; SCADA developments
SCADA at the junction, Managing risk through maintenance, Moving at the speed of data
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Jose S. Vasquez, Jr.
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
click me