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The Measurement Computing PCI-DIO24 from Firetail DAQ is a low cost, 24-bit, logic level digital I/O board for PCI bus compatible computers. The PCI-DIO24 is based on the industry standard 82C55 chip, and the 82C55 I/O pins are brought directly to the board’s I/O connector. The 82C55 is a powerful 24 bit chip and functions as two 8-bit ports, (Ports A and B) and a third 8-bit port (Port C) that may be further divided into two 4-bit ports (Port C-HI and C-LO). The CMOS outputs of the 82C55 are suitable for driving a wide array of logic devices, though the chips ±2.5 mA drive capability may not be enough in some applications.

The PCI-DIO24 is connector and software compatible with Measurement Computing's highly popular ISA based CIO-DIO24 board as well as a host of other 8255 based boards from other vendors. The board is also supported by the same wide variety of external relay and solid state I/O module racks as the CIO-DIO24 boards.

The PCI-DIO24 is completely plug-and-play. There are no switches, or jumpers on the board. All board addresses, interrupt channels etc. are set by your computers plug-and-play software.


  • 24 digital I/O bits
  • Extremely low cost
  • Provides direct connections to an 82C55
  • Compatible with a wide variety of Relay and SSR module racks
  • Software compatible with the CIO-DIO24
  • Connector compatible with the popular CIO-DIO24
  • Part of the PCI-DIO24 Series which includes high output and high bit count versions


TracerDAQ® software included for acquiring and displaying data and generating signals

Universal Library includes support for Visual Studio® and Visual Studio® .NET, including examples for Visual C++®, Visual C#®, Visual Basic®, and Visual Basic® .NET

Comprehensive drivers for DASYLab® and NI LabVIEW™

Supported by MATLAB® Data Acquisition Toolbox™

InstaCal software utility for installation, calibration, and testing

Contact our team today to find out what Data Acquisition device is the right one for your application.