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Connectivity Options


The standard way of communicating with locally attached external devices at up to 230 kbps. Standard is three wire: TxD, RxD, Gnd. Please contact us if you need hardware flow control.


Industrial physical interface used for factory automation and long distance higher speed communications. Speeds up to 3 Mbps; half duplex standard, full duplex optional resistor termination. Powered by a rugged industrial driver. More

CAN bus

Used in automotive communications buses, motor controls, and other industrial applications. More on CAN Bus at Wikipedia


Standard 10/100 Mbps Base-T full duplex; up to Gigabit on some controllers. Supports DHCP or static IP addressing along with the full range of IP settings and options.

USB host

Attach commonly used devices such as a scanner, keypad, or thumb drive. The thumb drive can be used to update user’s application in the final system. Also, FTDI USB-serial adapters can be used to add serial ports.

USB device

Can be used to connect to a PC or other host with USB.


Used to connect to individual electronic sensor components, such as temperature, humidity, accelerometer, etc. Can also be used for general purpose GPIO expansion. More on I2C on Wikipedia


General purpose I/O, digital 0-3.3V signaling for output to individual indicators and input from discrete sensors such as switches or push buttons.

I/O Options by Model

Compare I/O options by model.