PoKeys56U
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PoKeys56U

Product Code: pokeys56u
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PoKeys56 is replaced with improved and compatible (SW and HW) PoKeys 57U!

PoKeys56U is an easy-to-use USB device that combines a lot of inputs and outputs, and does not require complex programming knowledge. Pokeys56 provides 55 digital I/O (5V tolerant), 7 analog inputs (12-bit). All the I/O are controlled by the provided software which allows either to use the graphical user interface or advanced console type interface. The settings can be stored on the device, so no special software is needed on target system. PoKeys56 can be used as industrial or CNC control or data acquisition board. PoKeys is available with (PoKeys56UT) or without (PoKeys56UN) screw terminals.

 

Features:

  • Compatible with USB 1.1/2.0 HID standard
  • Standard USB keyboard simulation (with triggering support for up/down keys)
  • Standard USB joystick simulation (6 axis, 32 buttons with triggering support)
  • 55 digital inputs with pull-up resistors, freely mappable to virtual USB keyboard’s keys
  • 55 software controlled digital outputs
  • 7 analog inputs (12-bit) with adjustable low-pass filtering support
  • 3-axis 25 kHz or 8-axis 125 kHz Pulse engine
  • Up to 26 encoder pair inputs (3 high-speed encoder inputs, 1 ultra high speed encoder input)
  • Digital counters on specific digital input pins
  • Two 8x8 matrix LED display support
  • Up to 64 256-character long keyboard macro sequences
  • Up to 16x8 matrix keyboard with triggered keys/alternate function support
  • Two 8x8 matrix LED display support
  • Up to 6 high-speed fully configurable PWM outputs support (25MHz PWM timer)
  • HD44780-based character LCD support (up to 4x20 characters)
  • PoExtBus support for adding up to 10 external shift registers = 80 aditiona outputs
  • PoNET devices support (48-key CNC keyboard mapped to matrix keyboard, etc)
  • Support for Connection signal output
  • Support for up to 10 sensors on I2C bus, up to 10 sensors on 1-wire bus and up to 7 analog sensors
  • Communication compatible with PoKeys55 on application layer (data packet structure)
  • Intuitive and user-friendly software
  • Third-party support via communication DLL library and extensive protocol specification document that allows porting to other systems
  • Plugin for Mach3 and Mach4 software, PoKeys as 4-axis external motion controller or general purpose, highly cusomizable Human Machine Interface
  • PoBlocks graphical programming PLC software

Support for X-Plane flight simulator

See more here: http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?showtopic=62459 

 

NEW: Support for PoBlocks graphical programming software

 

Requirements:

  • USB connection between host computer and PoKeys56U device
  • Included software requires Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7/8/10 with .NET framework 3.5 installed (ONLY FOR SYSTEMS WHERE THE DEVICES WILL BE CONFIGURED, TARGET SYSTEM NEEDS NO SOFTWARE INSTALLATION FOR THE DEVICE TO OPERATE AS A STANDARD USB DEVICE).

Software

PoKeys software package contains

- PoKeys configuration software
- PoKeys firmware
- PoKeys communication library
- Manual
- PoKeys USB driver (for fast interface)
- PoBlocks graphical programming environment
- Programming examples for C++, C#, VB.NET, Delphi
 

PoKeys software can be downloaded in the 'Downloads' tab.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cross-platform PoKeys communication library is available at bitbucket.org: https://bitbucket.org/mbosnak/pokeyslib

PoKeys pinout diagram

When installing PoKeys software, Windows 8 warns me that the computer was protected and the unrecognized application was prevented from starting. What is wrong?

As our installation package does not use signing with the software key that Windows 8 recognizes as trustworthy, this warning is displayed. If you have downloaded the package from our homepage, click 'More info' and click 'Run anyway' button.

Is battery required to operate PoKeys device?

The battery (3 V lithium battery CR1220) is required when using RTC (real-time clock) or reset value retention functions of the PoBlocks environment.

Windows does not recognize this as an HID device even though it emulates a joystick. What should I do?

By default, PoKeys56U should be listed in the 'Game controllers'. If you are using Windows 7, 'Game controller' settings are joined with 'Keyboard' settings in the Control panel. In order to access the 'Game controller settings', open Control panel and switch to 'Devices' category. There you should find 'PoKeys56U' device listed. Right click on it and select 'Game controller settings' to open the joystick settings dialog.

 

MANUALS and SPECIFICATION Size Link
PoKeys family comparision.pdf 198.16KB Download
PoKeys protocol specification (6.3.2016).pdf 2.41MB Download
PoBlocks manual (31.3.2014).pdf 2.05MB Download
PoKeys Pulse engine v2 and Mach3 plugin manual (6.3.2016).pdf 2.71MB Download
PoKeys user manual (13.3.2016).pdf 5.56MB Download
SOFTWARE and EXAMPLES Size Link
LUA example script for Flight Simulator X.zip 48.37KB Download
PoKeys C++, C#, VBN.ET, VB6.0 and Delphi examples.zip 386.54KB Download
PoKeys56U LabView example.zip 95.61KB Download
PoKeys56U Matlab example.zip 909B Download
PoKeys56E Profilab examples (16.5.2011) .zip 15.97KB Download
PoKeysLib - Cross-platform C++ library for PoKeys.zip 84.19KB Download
PoKeys v3.0.65: PoKeys, PoBlocks, Mach3 plugin (6.10.2013).exe 25.32MB Download
PoKeys v3.1.17: PoKeys, PoBlocks, Mach3 plugin (13.4.2014).exe 26.4MB Download
PoKeys software changelog: 3.1.17: PoNET and I2C bus related updates, 3.1.16c: PoBlocks update, PoKeys manual update; 3.1.16: 1-wire and I2C sensors support via PoBlocks, Limit switch configuration bug fixed, PoBlocks update; 3.1.15: UDP mode added to report server support; 3.1.14: Modbus encoder access bug fixed
Python library for PoKeys (BETA).zip 33.63KB Download
PoKeys Mach4 beta plugin 1.2.2 (12.2.2015).zip 2.03MB Download
PoKeys Mach4 plugin 1.6.7/1.2491 + manuals (9.6.2015).zip 4.31MB Download
PoKeys plugin for Mach4 (build 2491) and manuals
PoKeys v3.1.55, PoBlocks, Mach3 plugin (30.4.2015).exe 30.76MB Download
PoKeys v4.2.2, PoBlocks, Mach3 plugin (23.6.2016).exe 36.6MB Download
PoKeys Mach4 plugin 8.08.0.3112 + manuals (21.7.2016).zip 4.05MB Download
PoKeys Mach4 plugin 7.20.1.2832 + manuals (13.12.2015).zip 4.34MB Download
PK_JoystickDiscovery.exe 978.5KB Download
PoKeys Joystick Controller discovery tool
OTHER Size Link
X-Plane plugin for PoKeys devices (25.05.2016) 56.54KB Download
New: support for PoIL shared data, matrix LED
3D step model of PoKeys56U.step 9.67MB Download
Mach3 MPG setup guide 1.34MB Download
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