BG Systems has added a new integrated ethernet capability for the G1 Grip.
The ethernet option allows the G1 Grip to function on a network.
The grip contains a small circuit board (ARM824) which performs A/D processing and communicates with socket API on the host computer.
The Ethernet circuit board (ARM-824) is a small (50mm x 30mm) board with an ARM microcontroller. It is built into the grip.
Power to the ARM824 is provided from the host via the ethernet cable using Power over Ethernet.
The connector on the ARM824 is an RJ-45 ethernet connector.
If you have the need for customized software, this can be provided for a nominal charge for new firmware programming.
The ARM824 uses an ARM Cortex micro-controller. There is also a 12-bit A/D converter to handle up to 8 analog inputs. There are connectors for up to 24 digital inputs.
Communication with the host is with the standard ethernet TCP/IP socket protocol. For PC systems the Winsock2 API is used.
You can also use system libraries to write your own software to communicate with the ARM824.