Have used Xport Direct+ for a long time with our products. I have ordered some NCD Gen3 ethernet modules for testing.
Q: Pin layout is different between the two products. Is a version of the NCD available with matching pin layout or are board modifications expected with those changing to the NCD?
Thanx in advance.
If you plan to install these Gen 3 modules in older ProXR series relay controllers then a voltage regulator update may be required on the ProXR board to support the higher power consumption of the NCD Gen 3 modules. To confirm this can you send a photo of the board you plan to install the Gen 3 module in with no module installed?
I have no problems with the powering of the device. In fact it works exactly as expected and the same as the Direct+. The serial comms works identical.
I have not used any of your other products and have come here looking for a direct+ alternative.
My board has the standard Direct+ mounting rails. So to use this device I will need to either
- Manufacture an adapter
- Redesign our PCB
My question is if you have a version or adapter to fit the NCD Ethernet module into the standard Direct+ mounting rails.
We do not have any adapter which can convert ncd5500 into Xport direction connections.
I think if its a low volume need then you might be better off building a small adapter board.
Thank you for confirming.
Ended up creating my own adapter board to allow us to connect the NCD to connect into an existing Xport Direct+ (12 Pin Socket 2mm Female Headers SIP).
- Supports Xport or NCD Network adapter.