8/16 channel, bi-directional, switched bus multiplexer. Easily branch out programming cables, test devices, sensors and more.Designed by SensorDots, Ships from Australia
Have you ever been frustrated with swapping probes and cables on your device under test, or are you a hardware/testing engineer, hobbyist or developer that has had to create a test and measurement ...Read More…
Have you ever been frustrated with swapping probes and cables on your device under test, or are you a hardware/testing engineer, hobbyist or developer that has had to create a test and measurement automation jig for an array of devices to program and test at once?
Ever wished that you had something like a KVM switch, but for your collection of different electronics tools, devices and sensors? Do you have complex switching automation requirements and just can't find the right tool, or you just don't know what you need, but want something useful in your electronics arsenal anyway?
If you are looking to do any of the following:
Look no further and read on!
The Port MuxR is a bi-directional, 8/16 channel, switched bus multiplexer which works with either analog or digital signalling. So it doesn't just split out programming cables, it works for any array of 0-5V signalling levels.
Quite simply, it connects a set of pins, to your choice of additional pins on different switchable ports, which are all connected to a shared bus and tied together with a simple control interface.
The control circuitry allows you connect a collection of pins with groups of low resistance FET switches to a common bus. The boards also have a common primary port connection on the bus, which is typically used for connecting a master device/programmer (but you can connect up any port to any port as they are all linked via the bus; useful for one-to-many or many-to-one arrangements). Each switchable port has two groups of 4 individual FET switches, giving you up to 16x 4-pin channels, or 8x 8-pin channels.
There's also a switchable Vcc line per port as well, which allows you to power devices and sensors from a selectable 5/3.3V supply (or optional external supply).
The Port MuxR features include:
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