Archive for July 23rd, 2007

No Hubs Attached – Phidget InterfaceKit 8/8/8

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

As many of you probably already know, the 8/8/8 IntefaceKit is an I/O board that has 8 analog inputs, 8 digital inputs and 8 digital outputs.

old Phidget 8/8/8

At the surface level this seems pretty standard. That is, until you check out the downloads section and see that you can use this IntefaceKit (along with all other Phidget USB boards) on all the major Operating Systems: Windows, Mac, Linux, and more recently Windows Mobile/CE. Once you dive in a little deeper into the Phidgets, you’ll see that there are also nicely written COM, C, Java, .NET and even CE Application Programming Interfaces (API’s) that break away from the traditional lower level communication and COM Port interaction, and allow you to start rapidly deploying applications using high level objects, methods, events, properties, etc. For all you MSRS fans out there, yes, Phidgets has MSRS services.

The Phidget InterfaceKit 8/8/8 always came with a two port USB Hub attached (see above). This was a nice convenience especially when customers had an application where they needed a two port hub and didn’t want to buy an extra one. Those that didn’t want to spend the extra cash nor wanted to sacrifice the additional space however, were stuck spending that extra dough.

That is until now…

Just last week, Phidgets announced that they are releasing a new version of the 8/8/8 Interface Kit without the USB hub which of course will mean smaller and less $$. Now, let me present to you the Phidget InterfaceKit 8/8/8 with no hubs attached:

New 8/8/8

Have fun with this new board, and don’t forget about our
Project Contest
to win some TR loot!