The 104-IDI-48 family boards are 48-channel PC/104 utility boards which feature 48 individually optically isolated digital inputs. They are ideal for use in control and instrumentation applications where high voltage protection is required. Individual channel-to-channel isolation allows every channel to be physically and electrically separated from the others. Enabled inputs feature a change-of-state detection capability (denoted by a "C" at the end of the model number) which provides a means to automatically interrupt the host computer in real time. When one or more input bits change state, an interrupt is generated to automatically wake up your application. This can greatly simplify your application program and eliminate the need to continuously poll inputs. Each input is rectified by photo-coupler diodes, and is therefore polarity-insensitive - positive, negative, and AC voltage inputs are all acceptable. Zero crossings and glitches are eliminated by input filters. The input range is up to 60 VDC or AC rms at frequencies of 40 Hz to 10 kHz. These boards are especially useful in applications where high common-mode external voltages are present. Isolation is required to guard electronics from transient voltage spikes and offers greater common-mode noise rejection in electronically noisy surroundings containing industrial machinery and inductive loads. These applications include factory automation, energy management, industrial ON/OFF control, security systems, manufacturing test, and process monitoring. In addition to protecting industrial applications from accidental contact with high external voltages, the isolation provided eliminates troublesome ground loops. The optically-isolated digital inputs are split into two 50-pin IDC-type headers, each containing 24 channels. Accessories available include a wide variety of ribbon cables and screw terminal boards for quick and easy connectivity. These PC/104 boards can be installed in any embedded system that supports PC/104 or PC/104+ modules. I/O connectors ship standard as right-angle pin type but can also be ordered as vertical to avoid obstructions by other system components or enclosure constraints. This high-density I/O board is available with a variety of options such as an economy version (no change-of-state), extended temperature (-40°C to +85°C), higher input ranges, etc. Let us know what you need for your OEM application and we'll supply it, saving you time and money by buying only what you need.