Lonworks solutions for OEM and Integrators

I/O Devices


LIO modules are part of our I/O product line.

The LIO devices are based on a modular concept of DIN rail modules and hardware plugins.

They are provided either without any firmware or with your custom firmware, and thereby target OEM customers willing to develop their own application on top of an existing, low cost hardware.

We do provide a neuron-c library that takes care of the hardware tasks and let you focus on your application. Programming of the I/O devices requires a Lonworks development kit and Neuron-C knowledge. You can write the customization yourself or have our team of engineer do it for you.

The product line is based on 6-units DIN rail modules, each one containing its own neuronchip and having up to 3 x 9-pins I/O extension connectors. Depending on the models, you will be able to choose some hardware plugins that will customize the device, making it your own product, labeled with your own brand.


Main boards

LIO MST

  • FT3120E4 based (16KbROM, 4Kb EEPROM, 4KbRAM) running @ 10MHz
  • Support for up to 3 hardware plugins

LIO M6R (not recommended for new designs)

  • FT3120E4 based (16KbROM, 4Kb EEPROM, 4KbRAM) running @ 10MHz
  • 6 Hardware relays, 220VAC / 10A each, supporting inductive loads
  • Support for 1 optional hardware plugin

LIO FT6R (New)

  • FT5000 based (64Kb memory) running @ 80MHz
  • 6 Hardware relays, 220VAC / 10A each, supporting inductive loads
  • Support for 1 optional hardware plugin

LIO M8R

  • FT3120E4 based (16KbROM, 4Kb EEPROM, 4KbRAM) running @ 10MHz
  • 8 Hardware relays, 220VAC / 10A each, supporting inductive loads

LIO EXT

  • FT3150 based (16KbROM, x Kb Flash, y Kb ofRAM where x+y < 48) running @ 10MHz
  • UART (RS232 or RS485)
  • Optional 2x16 text display
  • Support for 1 optional hardware plugin


Hardware plugins

Each hardware plugin has access to a 9-pins phoenix-like removable connector. Plugins can be placed at any available position, thereby offering great flexibility.

The neuron-c library provides support for all types of plugins

LIO-8IN: 8 volt-free digital inputs

LIO-4IN: 4 volt-free or voltage source digital inputs

LIO-4REL: 4 x 1A low voltage relay

LIO-PSOC: 1 Cypress PSoC chip acting as co-processor for the neuron-chip - to be programmed

LIO-4DAC : 4 channels 0..10V Digital to Analog Converter

LIO-ADC : 4 channels 0..10V Analog to Digital Converter

LIO-DWIRE: 3 channels 1-wire plugin (i.e. for Dallas semiconductors 1-wire sensors / keys ...) or 1 wiegand device