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Z8536-Based Digital I/O and Counter Board for PCI Bus PCs



The MCC Brand PCI-INT32 from Firetail DAQ is possibly the most powerful digital I/O accessory available for the personal computer. The PCI-INT32 can accept up to 32 vector interrupts and output an interrupt to the PC. The board has a pair of Z8536 I/O chips interfaced to the PCI bus. Each Z8536 accepts up to 16 independent inputs that can be used to generate interrupts from bit patterns or individual bit states or transitions. The interrupt outputs from two X8536 chips can be ANDed using software.

Many other functions can be performed by the PCI-INT32 including digital pattern recognition, counting with six 16-bit counters, and up to 40 bits of digital I/O.

The 16-bit counters can be set up independently or chained together in groups of three.

The I/O pins of the Z8536 are TTL levels. All I/O lines are accessible through a 50-pin header connector. Connections to the board typically use the C50FF-# cable and the CIO-MINI50 terminal board.


  • 32 vector, IRQ director
  • Digital pattern recognition
  • 40 digital I/O
  • Six 16-bit counters
  • Low cost
  • Fully plug-and-play


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

Supported by MATLAB® Data Acquisition Toolbox™

InstaCal software utility for installation, calibration, and testing

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