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New DIY Interface For Flight Panels

Posted on Sun, 08 Mar 2009 08:12:16 GMT
Last updated Tue, 03 Apr 2012 09:47:49 GMT

A new low-cost USB 2.0 universal interface has been announced by www.u-hid.com which is an offshoot of Ultimarc, who have been producing gaming interfaces for 8 years.

The U-HID board has 50 connections which can be configured on-the-fly as:

  • Keyboard key
  • Gamepad Button
  • Gamepad analog axis
  • Mouse button (including double-click)
  • Quadrature Mouse Pair. X or Y axis. Normal or reverse direction.
  • PC-controlled LED output using special software
  • PC Num/Scroll/Caps lock LEDs
  • U-HID locally-controlled LED output based on the state of any switch.
  • 5 Volt output
  • Ground

Of special interest for sim panel builders are the advanced switch modes for handling toggle-switches and illuminated buttons which avoid the need for any external circuitry.

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