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Specifications

The Gainer v1 environment consists of a reconfigurable (to a certain degree) I/O module and software libraries. The specification changes according to the selected configuration. If you want to compare with other I/O modules, the following web page will be helpful for you.

http://www.sensorwiki.org/index.php/Sensor_interfaces

Common specifications

  • transmission speed: 38400bps (8bit, 1 stop bit, non-parity, no flow control)
  • works with USB bus power
  • both Mac OS X and Windows XP are supported*1
  • software libraries for Cycling'74 Max/MSP and Processing

Configuration 1

  • analog inputs (8bit, about 220Hz): 4*2
  • digital inputs (internal pull-down): 4
  • analog outputs (PWM 1kHz, 8bit): 4
  • digital outputs: 4
  • programmable gain amplifier for analog inputs: maximum 48 times (16 step)

Configuration 2

  • analog inputs (8bit, about 140Hz): 8*2
  • analog outputs (PWM 1kHz, 8bit): 4
  • digital outputs: 4
  • programmable gain amplifier for analog inputs: maximum 48 times (16 step)

Configuration 3

  • analog inputs (8bit, about 220Hz): 4*2
  • digital inputs (internal pull-down): 4
  • analog outputs (PWM 1kHz, 8bit): 8
  • programmable gain amplifier for analog inputs: maximum 48 times (16 step)

Configuration 4

  • analog inputs (8bit, about 140Hz): 8*2
  • analog outputs (PWM 1kHz, 8bit): 8
  • programmable gain amplifier for analog inputs: maximum 48 times (16 step)

Configuration 5

  • digital inputs (internal pull-down): 16

Configuration 6

  • digital outputs: 16

Configuration 7

  • inputs/outputs for a matrix LED: 8 x 8

Configuration 8

  • digital inputs (for capacitive sensing, relaxation oscillator method): 4
  • digital inputs (internal pull-down): 4
  • digital outputs: 8

*1The USB driver works on Windows 98/2000, Mac OS 9, Linux and so on. We have not tested with Processing on Linux (please give us reports!).

http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm

*2By focusing on 1 channel (in configuration 1 or 4) or 2 channels (in configuration 1 or 3), the internal sampling rate can be increased to about 1000Hz.

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