American Journal of Applied Sciences

Custom Design of an Analogue Input Digital Output Interface Card for Small Size PLCs

Mohammad A.K. Alia

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2007.479.483

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 7

Pages 479-483

Abstract

This paper describes the design and implementation of an interface card (IC) with analogue input and digital output, designed for use with small size PLCs, which do not support interface features. The absence of generic I/O interface modules due to the differences in PLCs design and software, validates the importance of such work. The IC costs about one third of an analogue I/O dedicated proprietary module. The IC was utilized in a closed loop temperature control system. The results of the work are satisfactory.

Copyright

© 2007 Mohammad A.K. Alia. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.