Lucid Control USB I/O Modules Explained

USB IO Module

Any time a solution for automated operations is needed, the LucidControl Input Output product family might be of interest as being a sensible choice. The product series consists of efficient USB IO Modules having great features turning a computer to a modular digital and analog DAQ and control platform. By managing digital and also analog inputs and also outputs such as currents, temperatures and clocks, these versatile modules are prepared to handle electric consumers including fans, pumps or even valves by USB. Additionally, LucidControl USB IO Modules address many things addressed to factory applications like workbench control.

LucidControl USB Devices are a perfect option for automated systems since the units can be added onto regular DIN-Rails which helps to make integration into switch boards practical. The high quality devices are industrial ready plus they come along with dependable industrial standard I/O connectors. Especially this, along with the potential to attach the module on DIN-Rails makes them the most suitable option for industrial automation projects like switchboards.

LucidControl USB IO Modules are made to be able to be compatible with different operating-systems such as Linux and Microsoft Windows®. Most operating systems provide the needed device drivers actually what allows quick immediate installation in a few minutes. The units are suitable for the very popular and impressive Texas Instruments BeagleBone Black and Raspberry Pi® embedded computers. Internet based services and mobile software stand for just two examples of numerous which can be realized by these computer boards. All USB IO Units can be handled utilizing the identical user friendly application which makes working with the devices very easy. Once a computer system accessed the unit on its USB interface starts promptly.

Utilizing the included terminal application makes working with the modules uncomplicated and many IO devices connected to a single computer can be accessed correctly. Utilizing the offered terminal application, the Java® and Python Software development kits provide complete access to all capabilities of the LucidControl USB IO devices.

Controlling, Logging and Data Capturing Solution

The USB IO Modules versatile devices for a lot of automated systems. Almost everywhere where signals have to be managed e.g. within the home automation department, these devices enables you to control electric consumers like lawn sprinklers or fans. Standard tasks such as designing a switch or even more sophisticated automation tasks including metering and logging of humidity or temperature could be solved without problems by using the LucidControl USB I/O Devices.

LucidControl USB IO Modules are also focused on power management applications since being able to scale environmental data like wind speed and moisture. By offering clocked output lines and standardised analog 0 ... 10V signals, valves, pumps as well as mixers of a heating system can be operated depending on acquired temperatures.

In the DIY niche these reasonable priced USB IO units can be used to control e.g. creating unique illumination surroundings. And of course all of these functions are just a small number of illustrations and they can be simply managed through the net through an smartphone. After a LucidControl USB Module is linked to the Internet there are actually no limits in applications.

Extended Range of USB Analog IO and USB Digital IO

Our firms focus is it to provide the Components with plenty of interfaces to make the products ready for most kind of projects.More information about the product family can be found on this site.

Works with Raspberry Pi® and Texas Instrument Beagle Bone Black devices

Texas Instrument Beagle Bone Black Generally, LucidControl depends on personal computer technology and it works together with the majority of computers operating with MS Windows and Linux. Futhermore, inexpensive and single board computers like the RaspberryPi as well as the Texas Instrument BBB, which provide Universal Serial Bus interfaces, network and display interfaces, are dedicated working along with the USB modules. Due to the supported Linux operating-system these micro-sized computer boards are ready to address lots of jobs immediately. Tested and free available programs as popular Internet servers as well as databases will make life much easier.

When an Internet server has been set up, the IO unit is usable with all of its capabilities remotely simply by browsers, protected and all over the world. Reliable databases such as MySQL are incredibly beneficial on the subject of dependable saving of measuredproduction data at minimum hassle. There are a lot of sample applications supplied demonstrating using LucidControl USB equipment.

Software and Online Documentation

A big and also increasing included software package makes the set-up of LucidControl I/O products very straight forward. Additionally, all functions are described pretty detailed and guides bring valuable information providing lots of tips for various purposes.

The console tool works together with all LucidControl IO devices and may be used as a initial begin with the purpose to configure and control the devices without the need for any single line of software development. Due to the fact that this console tool grants complete utilization of the LucidControl devices and it is created for all important operating systems without requiring installation, it saves development time and improves the time to enter the market. Portable and internet based programs can be developed extremely quick and easy by utilizing the command line software.Popular software development environments like Java and Python are supported through the software development kit.

Additionally, the modules are entirely documented without something being left out or kept hidden allowing creation of new ports for other application development environments or implementing other computer system architectures.

LucidControl Concept and Support

Being not not just the distributor of this product collection, but the creator and manufacturer and we utilize them for our own purposes.

LucidControl USB I/O tries to make the start into this control system as simple as possible but should there appear any problem, that cannot be sorted out on a first glance, please contact us and we will do our very best to assist you. The software as well as the hardware have a consistent and modular approach which is clear developed and extendable.


Tailored value-added modules can be developed by add-on modules which do not modify the principle of LucidControl USB IO units but can provide different or further functionality. Because of the adaptable software can be updated in the field without additional devices, functionality or changes can be added quite simply - your investing is saved in the future.