APCI-1500-12V – DAQ card Digital inputs/outputs

The PCI 32 digital I/O card APCI-1500-12V has 16 digital inputs, including 14 interruptible inputs. The 32 outputs have an output current of 500 mA per channel and are set to “0” at power-on. A watchdog can set the outputs to “0”, they are also set to 0 in case that the external supply voltage drops below 5 V. The outputs are protected against overtemperature and overvoltage. The card is optically isolated up to 1000 V. It is especially suited for applications like I/O control, ON/OFF monitoring of engines, lights etc. in the harsh industrial environment.




  • 3 programmable timers
  • Connector compatible to the ISA board PA 1500. Connector and software compatible to the digital I/O boards APCIe-1532 for the PCI Express bus and CPCI-1500 for the CompactPCI bus.
  • Monitoring program for testing and setting the board functions


  • 16 optically isolated digital inputs, 12 V, including 14 interruptible inputs
  • Reverse voltage protection
  • All inputs are filtered


  • 16 optically isolated digital outputs, 10 V to 36 V
  • Output current per channel 500 mA
  • Timer programmable watchdog for resetting the outputs to „0“
  • Diagnostic report through status register at shortcircuits, overtemperature, voltage drop or watchdog
  • Interrupt triggered through watchdog, timer, error
  • At Power-On, reset of the outputs to „0”
  • Short-circuit current for 16 outputs ~ 3 A typ.
  • Short-circuit current per output ~1.5 A typ
  • Self-resetting fuse (electronic fuse)
  • Overtemperature and overvoltage protection
  • 24 V power outputs with protection diodes and filters
  • Output capacitors against electromagnetic emissions
  • External 24 V voltage supply screened and filtered
  • Shutdown logic, when the external supply voltage drops below 5 V

Safety features

  • Optical isolation 1000 V
  • Creeping distance IEC 61010-1
  • Protection against fast transients (burst), overvoltage, electrostatic discharge and high-frequency EMI
  • Separate ground lines for inputs and outputs


  • Industrial I/O control
  • PLC coupling
  • Reading of encoder values for process control
  • Signal switching
  • Interface to electromechanical relays
  • Automatic test equipment
  • ON/OFF monitoring of motors, lights…
  • Watchdog / Timer
  • Machine interfacing

Software drivers

A CD-ROM with the following software and programming samples is supplied with the board.

Standard drivers for:

  • Linux
  • 32-bit drivers for Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2000
  • Signed 64-bit drivers for Windows 8 / 7 / XP
  • Real-time use with Linux and Windows on request
  • RTX drivers (real-time)

Drivers and samples for the following compilers and software packages:

  • .NET on request
  • Microsoft VC++ • Microsoft C
  • Borland C++ • Borland C
  • Visual Basic • Delphi
  • LabVIEW • LabWindows/CVI • DASYLab • DIAdem

On request:

Further operating systems, compilers and samples. Driver download: www.addi-data.com/downloads


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64-bit drivers for Windows and drivers for Linux as well as programming samples are included.
Real-time drivers for Linux and Windows are available on request.

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