- May 05, 2017
May 5, 2017 – Roboteq introduces the RIOX-1216AH, an Attitude and Heading Reference System - also known as an AHRS - module with digital and analog input/outputs. An attitude and heading reference system consists of an accelerometer, a gyroscope and magnetic sensors on three axes that provide attitude information, including roll, pitch and yaw.
The RIOX-1216AH .is intended for use in robotics navigation, unmanned vehicles, stabilization systems and any other applications that need interfacing to the physical world.
The module integrates with PCs via its USB interface, or with PLCs via its CANbus or RS485 interface. AHRS also directly interfaces with most Single Board Computers, such as Aduino, Raspberry PI, or Beagle Boards. AHRS can drive, or be driven by, all Roboteq Motor Controllers.
The RIOX-1216AH includes a 32-bit ARM MCU for processing and buffering the I/O, and managing the communication with the host PC/PLC/SBC, motor controllers and/or other components of the system. The processor can be configured to perform conversion, capture, filtering, or conditioning on the I/O.
A Basic-like programming language is built into the card and allows users to write programs that process the I/O in real time. The module therefore can also be used stand-alone similarly to a PLC.
The module features 12 inputs, each of which can be individually configured as digital, 0-5V analog, or as pulse inputs. In the pulse mode, the inputs can capture pulse width, frequency, duty cycle, or quadrature encoder counts. Each input pin can also be configured as a driver for RC servos or as interface for ultrasound distance sensors.
The module has 16 Digital Outputs capable of driving resistive loads such as lights, or inductive loads such as relay, solenoids or motors up to 1A each at 40V. Each output can be used as Input as well.