Compared to the UniPi 1.1, which utilize GPIO and I2C as I/O modules, the Neuron communicates with up to three microprocessors connected by a high-speed data bus. Want to know more? Check our detailed comparison!
Don‘t worry. Besides a brief description of possible solutions, we prepared a short software guide to help you with choosing the ideal software for you.
Regarding UniPi 1.1, the Raspberry Pi is included only with basic and complete sets. The basic board is supplied withotu the computer. All Neuron units have Raspberry Pi included by default.
The module was phased out of production and is no longer available. We replaced the module with the Neuron 500 line, consisting of M503, L503 and L513 models. Alternatively, you can use the xS50 extension module, featuring 4 analog I/O modules.
Without a license, the CODESYS will be functional only for two hours. When the time runs out, the systém automatically locks down and its functionality can be restored only by purchasing the license. During these two hours, the CODESYS is however fully functional and you can test the systém thoroughly.
For the EVOK platform install, you can use either Raspbian Jessier or Raspbian Stretch image, or our UniPian image. Regarding Mervis and CODESYS, it is possible to use only the UniPian, as it contains custom low-level applications, which provide the system with a fast-control enviroment required.
Neuron firmware is provided as part of our image files. When the latest UniPian is booted, the latest version of firmware is automatically flashed into the unit. If you need to update the firmware manually, you need to use our firmware update tool, requiring a USB-to-RS485 converter.
The Neuron product line uses the SD card to store image files of all software platforms. It is thus impossible to load software into Neurons without the SD. Currently, we are developing a new solution not requiring the card.
We are also compliant with following directives issued by the Czech Republic goverment and directives of the European Parliament and Council, including all amendments.