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 ====== UniPi Neuron ====== ====== UniPi Neuron ======
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 UniPi Neuron is a modular **programmable logic controller (PLC) product line** designed for control, regulation and monitoring of smart building systems, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation,​ Air Conditioning) systems and both home and industrial automation systems. Thanks to its modular architecture and compact design, the Neuron represents a highly flexible and affordable solution for quickly expanding field of smart technology. Customers can also utilize the Neuron for smart energy management to achieve better energy efficiency and reduce expenses. UniPi Neuron is a modular **programmable logic controller (PLC) product line** designed for control, regulation and monitoring of smart building systems, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation,​ Air Conditioning) systems and both home and industrial automation systems. Thanks to its modular architecture and compact design, the Neuron represents a highly flexible and affordable solution for quickly expanding field of smart technology. Customers can also utilize the Neuron for smart energy management to achieve better energy efficiency and reduce expenses.
  
 ===== Hardware description ===== ===== Hardware description =====
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 Each Neuron model is divided into one to three input-output (I/O) groups depending on model, each containing a group of input, output and/or communication modules. The Neuron can contain 1 (S-series), 2 (M-series) or 3 (L-series) I/O groups. ​ Each Neuron model is divided into one to three input-output (I/O) groups depending on model, each containing a group of input, output and/or communication modules. The Neuron can contain 1 (S-series), 2 (M-series) or 3 (L-series) I/O groups. ​
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 **Each I/O circuit board is controlled by its own STM32 processor**,​ which controls inputs and outputs and communicates with the central processing unit (CPU). Processors are using custom firmware containing not only basic I/O functions, but also additional functions and features. **Each I/O circuit board is controlled by its own STM32 processor**,​ which controls inputs and outputs and communicates with the central processing unit (CPU). Processors are using custom firmware containing not only basic I/O functions, but also additional functions and features.
  
-All components are encased in a durable metal case made from eloxed aluminium with **IP20 degree of protection against external hazards**. The case can be customized - for more info, see the [[en:hw:01-products:01-neuron:|OEM solutions page]] ​+All components are encased in a durable metal case made from eloxed aluminium with **IP20 degree of protection against external hazards**. The case can be customized - for more info, see the [[https://​www.unipi.technology/​products/neuron-axon-oem-solutions-92?​categoryId=15&​categorySlug=oem|OEM solutions page]]
 ===== CPU ===== ===== CPU =====
  
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   * various combinations of the above-mentioned   * various combinations of the above-mentioned
  
-**Digital inputs** ​use binary logic; that makes them two-state inputs utilizing DC voltage pulses. Axon digital inputs ​are designed for 5-40V DC voltage rangereceiving ​voltage ​pulses from corresponding external devicesTypical examples of such devices are digital lightning ​switches, ​magnetic contacts in windows or doorsmotion ​sensors ​etc. It is also possible to connect pulse meters ​(energy meters, water flow meters ​etc.).+**Digital inputs ​(DI)** are designed for reading logical states (true or false)which are represented by levels of DC voltage. ​That makes them suitable for reading two-state sensors ​such as switches ​(on/off)movement sensors (movement/​no movement)water level sensors (water presentno wateretc. The software detects logical 1 (trueif the input voltage between given DIx.y and DIGND is between 5-30V. If the voltage is lower than 3.5V, the state is evaluated as 0 (false)
  
-**Digital outputs** ​can be used to control binary ​state devicessuch as lightning switches, window ​shutters controlremote door control ​etc.+**Digital outputs ​(DO)** are used for controlling two-state devices such as lights, door locks, window ​blinds etc. Digital outputs on our controllers also feature the PWM (Pulse-width modulation) functionenabling a special type of analogue ​control. Outputs are of the NPN type (open collector) and are able to control devices with voltage up to 50V and up to 750mA load current.
  
-**Analog inputs** are used to receive either 0-10V voltage ​or 0-20mA ​current ​signalsAlternatively,​ they can be used for reading data from corresponding sensorssuch as resistance thermometersThe user can adjust the input mode via corresponding control software+**Relay outputs** are used for control ​or switching of devices with higher ​current ​loadsROs are thus suitable ​for controlling light bulbsthermoelectric valve drives, water heaters, pumps etcRelay outputs on UniPi controllers are rated for 5A max. current at 230V AC/30V DC voltage.
  
-  ​voltage measurement ​0-10 V (16bit resolution) +**Analogue inputs** (AI) can be used for 0-10V DC voltage ​or 0-20mA current ​measuring, making them suitable for reading values ​from analogue sensors such as temperature ​sensors, ​pressure meterstensometers etc. On some controllerstwo types of AI are available; the first type can be used to measure current ​or voltage while the second type additionally supports resistance measuring
-  * voltage ​measurement ​0-2.5 V (24bit resolution) +
-  * current ​measurement 0-20 mA (16bit resolution) +
-  * resistance measurement (from sensors ​PT100PT1000NTC) in three wire (three conductors0-100 Ω, 24bit resolution) ​or two wire (two conductors, 0-1960 Ω, 24bit resolution) wiring method..+
  
-**Analog ​outputs** ​operate in voltage ​range 0-10 V (12bit resolution). Analog inputs allow more precise measurement (they have higher bit resolution). Group 1 outputs allow the user to set required output voltage ​current, while Group 2 outputs can be used for resistance measurement +**Analogue ​outputs** ​(AO) features two modes - 0-10V DC voltage ​or 0-20mA direct ​current. AI serves ​for control ​of devices ​with analogue input, such as three-way valveslighting dimmers etc.
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-//Details about AI/AO additional functionality can be found in Neuron technical manual// +
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-**Relay outputs** are dimensioned ​for a maximum voltage ​of 250V AC/30V DC with maximum current of 5A. The main purpose of these relays is switching of two-state external devices through alternating or direct voltage. Typically, relay outputs are used to switch boilers, electric motors, waterheaters or otherstronger relays.+
  
 ===== Additional functionality ====== ===== Additional functionality ======
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 ===== Communication interfaces ====== ===== Communication interfaces ======
  
-By standard, all Neuron models feature up to **three RS485 serial lines** for connecting of external devices or extension modules (i.e. [[en:hw:01-products:​01-neuron:​05-extensions|]]). One line can communicate with up to 256 devices, using the Modbus RTU protocol. ​+By default, all Neuron models feature up to **three RS485 serial lines** for connecting of external devices or extension modules (i.e. [[en:hw:04-extensions|Extensions]]). One line can communicate with up to 32 devices, using the Modbus RTU protocol. ​
  
-Each Neuron also features a **single 1-Wire bus** for passive reading of data from corresponding 1-Wire sensors (humidity sensors, temperature sensors etc.). One bus can receive data from up to 15 sensors at once (provided a suitable 1-Wire hub is used). ​+Each Neuron also features a **single 1-Wire bus** for the passive reading of data from corresponding 1-Wire sensors (humidity sensors, temperature sensors etc.). One bus can receive data from up to 15 sensors at once (provided a suitable 1-Wire hub is used). ​
  
 ===== Model overview ====== ===== Model overview ======
  
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