updated 04:15 pm EST, Fri January 16, 2009
Phidgets interface kit
Phidgets has launched its 1019 PhidgetInterfaceKit 8/8/8 w/6 Port Hub for USB sensing and control, to provide a way for users to interface their computer with various devices that aren't already set to recognize the input. Featuring eight analog inputs, eight digital inputs with hardware noise filtering, and eight digital outputs, the device also comes with six on-board USB ports, each with a maximum current supply of 500mA.
The analog inputs measure continuous quantities such as temperature, humidity, position, and pressure, while the digital outputs can be used to drive LEDs, solid state relays, and anything that will accept a CMOS signal. The 1019 PhidgetInterfaceKit is available now and priced at $100.