Author: Jacob Youngblood

I2C Communications Quick Start Guide

Introduction I2C communications is a integral part of communicating to sensors and peripheral devices.  Learning to implement I2C Communications in combination with NCD devices allows users to expand their relay controllers into sensor monitoring and control applications.  One of the greatest benefits of I2C communications is the simple protocol for talking to external devices.  Since many manufacturers generate sensors and chips that support I2C communications, it is possible to monitor and control thousands of different external devices by simply learning a few simple commands. NCD is manufacturing and developing many controllers that support I2C communications.  Most notably, Fusion series controllers all include at

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Base Station Quick Start Guide

Base Station Base Station Software is our reference tool for designing and testing all currently manufactured NCD Devices.  Base Station will assist you in learning how any NCD device functions and will provide valuable diagnostic tools to help determine if your controller is functioning as designed.  Base Station software exercises every supported feature of every supported device.  It is the ultimate reference tool for learning, diagnosing, and testing NCD devices. Base Station software works by communicating with your controller to identify the model and provides the appropriate graphical user interface for controlling and testing the identified device. Things You Will

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ZUSB USB Communications Module Quick Start Guide

USB Communications ModuleZUSB VariantsUsage & Electrical SpecficationsUSB Communications Module NCD USB Interface Modules are shaped to fit the communications socket profile of NCD Fusion, ProXR, Taralist, and many other devices to add USB compatibility to the complete NCD industrial product line.  We typically use the FT232RL from FTDIChip.com for USB to Serial conversion, though we do use a few other FTDI chips on occasion.  The FT232RL or similar chips plug into the USB connection of your computer using a USB Mini connector.  The FT232RL mounts as a COM Port on your PC, Mac, or Linux computers when the appropriate drivers are installed from http://www.ftdichip.com/FTDrivers.htm.

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Using Comm Operator to Control Ethernet Relays

In this tutorial, we will demonstrate relay control over a standard Ethernet port using a ProXR series relay board and a Lantronix XPort communications module.  This tutorial will show you everything you need to get started sending TCP/IP data using Comm Operator.  Comm Operator was created by ginkgomo.com, and we have worked directly with the author of this software since 2003.  Comm Operator is capable of communicating to every device we manufacture, this tutorial will show you how easy it is to use Comm Operator to control our devices.  A trial version of Comm Operator is included with Base Station.  If you

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