The base board, in addition to housing the CPU (which is the only part which differs between Archimede and Archiduino), is provided with 12 slots in which can be inserted as many signal conditioning boards.
The boardsare mounted vertically, in order to obtain a compact device but at the same time able to have a good number of I/O resources.
The main objective, on which is based the Archimede / Archiduino project, was to obtain a device flexible and easily adaptable to different needs. Often we use dedicated cards on which are lacking of resources while others remain unused. This can not happen in this modular system since the signal conditioning boards can be mounted in choosing them according to your needs.
Besides the possibility to occupy the slot with a board is is alternatively possible to mount a power relay (max 10 A).
Moreover, the system is designed to be inserted in a modular DIN rail (6 modules), a solution that allows you to move from the development phase to the final use of the software in the field with a simplicity and speed not found in other programmable platforms .
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