New Module Available for ADwin Real-Time Data Acquisition Systems

HSM-24V External Module Features 32 Digital Channels

CHESTERLAND OH—September 14, 2011

CAS DataLoggers in partnership with ADwin is proud to announce the new HSM-24V External Module now available for ADwin real-time data acquisition and control systems, providing 32 digital I/O channels fully compatible with 24-volt signals commonly found in industrial applications. The channels can be configured to be inputs or outputs in groups of 8 and also offer short circuit protection. Additionally, the HSM-24V module has a built-in DIN rail mounting clip to facilitate easy installation in control cabinets. When configured as inputs, built-in hardware filtering reduces the potential of interference from external electrical noise. Each channel also has an associated LED indicator to provide an immediate visual status indication.

The HSM-24V is perfect for digital inputs or outputs that don’t require the microsecond response time of the digital I/O built into the ADwin system; for example, to read the status of manual switches, door or interlock switches, or proximity sensors. It can also be used to activate relays, solenoid valves or to turn on indicator lamps. The HSM-24V connects to the ADwin system via the LS bus, a bi-directional serial bus supporting up to 15 addressable modules allowing a maximum of 480 I/O points. The LS bus is supported on all three ADwin platforms: the ADwin-Light-16, the ADwin-Gold-II, and the ADwin-Pro.

ADwin’s sophisticated devices provide users with a comprehensive set of capabilities for high speed data acquisition and control, including analog inputs and outputs, digital inputs and outputs, counters, and other options including CANbus and serial interfaces, signal conditioning modules, and Fieldbus interfaces. The architecture of the ADwin system is optimized to provide precise, deterministic operation with response times measured in useconds. A high performance local DSP controller manages the data acquisition hardware and works in cooperation with a PC via a shared memory interface that provides transparent access to data and control variables. In this way the system is partitioned to share the load such that the DSP in the ADwin system controls all time-critical tasks while the PC is free to handle the user interface, data presentation and data storage.

Furthermore, ADwin systems are freely programmable, using either the ADBasic real-time IDE or alternatively the graphical model based Simulink® software package from Mathworks®. ADwin systems are compatible with computers running under Windows, Linux, Mac, or Unix. Driver packages are available for virtually all common PC development tools including VB, VB.NET, C/C++/C#, Java, Phyton, LabVIEW, WinCC, Matlab, Simulink, VEE, Dasylab, and many more. Check out the ADwin product overview page here.

For further information on the new HSM-24V module, the advanced line of ADwin data acquisition devices, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS Data Logger Applications Analyst at (800) 956-4437 or visit the website at

Contact Information:
CAS DataLoggers, Inc.
12628 Chillicothe Road
Chesterland, Ohio 44026
(440) 729-2570
(800) 956-4437