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USB-TTL interface
Part #: USB-TTL

USB-TTL Interface is a USB module which provides 16 TTL I/O lines that can have up to millisecond accuracy. It may be used to replace parallel port interfaces, which are no longer common on computers. This interface may be used for custom programming or for sending/receiving information from stimulus presentation programs. Compatible with all Psychology experiment generators, e.g., MATLAB, E-Prime, SuperLab, Presentation, Inquisit, DMDX, ERTS, DirectRT, PsyScope, PsychoPy, OpenSesame, etc.

USB TTL Module | Millisecond accurate* event marking across up to 16 I/O lines

Gender Changer | Use to connect the USB-TTL to an STP100C for MP160/150 System, directly to I/O Port on MP36/36R, or other 25-pin male device

USB Lead | Use to connect the USB-TTL Module to the Host PC

Setup may require a CBL110C—see ‘Hardware Connections‘ in Details below.

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Details

Compatibility


Key features

  • 16 Digital +5 V TTL Lines
    • 8 TTL Input
    • 8 TTL Output
  • TTL Input Lines configured as an 8 bit port
  • TTL Output Lines configured as an 8 bit port
  • Change detection on TTL Input lines
  • TTL Input to 2 hex bytes conversion representing 255 possible states
  • Event marking: 2 hex bytes to TTL Output across 8 bit port representing 255 possible states
  • TTL Output lines automatically latch once set
  • Works out of the box with PCs/Macs/Linux—fully plug in & play
  • Appears as a Virtual Com Port (VCP)
  • Compatible with all Psychology experiment generators, e.g., E-Prime, SuperLab, Presentation, Inquisit, DMDX, ERTS, DirectRT, PsyScope, PsychoPy, OpenSesame, etc.
  • Works with any software that can access a standard serial port
  • Comes complete with timing validation software which checks round trip timing on your PC
  • Fully documented API complete with examples
  • Small and unobtrusive—Dimensions (WxHxD): 67.1 mm x 28.2 mm x 67.1 mm
  • LED indicators for Input (green) and Output (red)
  • Full-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0)
  • Scans for TTL I/O changes 109,000 times each second
  • Millisecond accurate TTL event marking*

*Accuracy may be limited by PC and experiment generation software selected for stimulus presentation.


Utilizes The Black Box ToolKit technology.

Hardware Connections

how to connect IO cable to MP36/36R

Figure 1: Back of MP36 showing location of I/O Port

MP36, MP36, MP35R

Digital signals may be brought in and out of MP36 (or older MP35) or MP36R through the I/O Port on the back of the device.

To interface a parallel port or emulator, an STP35B (or older STP35A) must be connected to the I/O Port.

IMPORTANT!  These are NOT equivalent to straight-through cables. An off-the-shelf DB25 cable will not make the proper connections.

MP46 I/O cable interface

Figure 2: MP46 and BN-SMART-IOCBL

MP46 or Smart Center

MP46 and Smart Center can connect to a parallel port or emulator through BN-SMART-IOCBL.

The connection between BN-SMART-IOCBL and parallel port may be through a CBL110C or any other straight-through cable with appropriately gendered DB-25 connectors at the ends.

STP100C interface port for USB-TTL

Figure 3: Back of MP150 system showing location of printer port on STP100C

MP160 or MP150

Digital signals may be brought into an MP160 (or older MP150) System via an STP100C module.

The connection should be made through a CBL110C or equivalent. The CBL110C is a straight-through cable.

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