DSBOX-NX2 IIO Interface Tutorial
1- The pinout of I/O connector
2- Example of an input application
3- Example of an output application
Hardware: DSBOX-NX2 (Rev. 1.1)
OS: Jetpack 4.5 (L4T-32.5)Language: C++
In this blog post, we will test the IIO(Industrial Input Output) interface of DSBOX-NX2.
First, let's look over the IO connector. On the connector, there are 4 isolated outputs, 2 isolated inputs and 1 isolated ground. Also, you can get 2 more isolated input pins with simple hardware rework. When using IIO always double check which ground pin you are using. You must use isolated ground for IIO applications.
To test IIO input functionality, we used Industrial PNP Proximity Sensor with a connection like below.
After proper hardware connection, we can continue on the software side. First, find sysfs equivalent of the connected input pin from the table below. For this setup it is gpio-232.
Connect to your DSBOX-NX2 with ssh. For this, you can use the ethernet interface or recovery USB connector. If you use recovery USB like us, IP address is 192.168.55.1.
Note: If you have monitor access to the DSBOX-NX2, you can simply open a new terminal window and jump the next step.
Then set gpio232(DIGITAL_IN0) as input and read sensor value. To do this, you could use the commands below.
To test IIO output functionality, we used Industrial PNP Signal Light with a connection like below.
After proper hardware connection, we can continue on the software side. First, find sysfs equivalent of the connected output pin from the table below. For this setup it is gpio-236.
Then set gpio236(DIGITAL_OUT0) as output and control light state. To do this, you could use the commands below.
To short Output (Led ON)
sudo echo 1 > /sys/class/gpio/gpio236/value
To open Output (Led OFF)
sudo echo 0 > /sys/class/gpio/gpio236/value
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