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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 the 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 the 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 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 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 =====
  
-All Neuron models are using the **Raspberry Pi 3 Model B** as its central processing unit. Each I/O group is connected to the CPU and to central communication channel for all group processorsThere is no communication between I/O groups**Each processor can also function independently on the CPU, allowing users to retain basic control of I/O modules in the event of CPU malfunction or software issue**.+Standard ​Neuron models are using an integrated ​Raspberry Pi 3 Model B as a computing moduleThe [[https://www.unipi.technology/unipi-neuron-s103-raspberry-pi-4-p364|S103 (Raspberry Pi 4)]] features an integrated Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. The following table compares technical parameters ​of both options:  
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 +The exact type of Raspberry Pi used can be determined by checking the product'​s version on its manufacturer sticker 
 + 
 +  * version 2.x = Raspberry Pi 3 Model B 
 +  * version 3.x = Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ 
 +  * version 4.x = Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 
 +</​WRAP>​
  
 ===== Inputs & Outputs ====== ===== Inputs & Outputs ======
  
-Depending on the model, Neuron product line can offer up to: +Depending on the model, ​the Neuron product line can offer up to: 
  
   * up to 64 digital inputs   * up to 64 digital inputs
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   * various combinations of the above-mentioned   * various combinations of the above-mentioned
  
-===== Additional functionality ====== +{{page>​io-unipi-hidden}}
-Along with basic I/O features this product offer additional unique features, either improving its performance or making it ready for cases of emergency.+
  
-=== Direct Switch ​==+==== Additional functionality ​==== 
-Direct switch allows you to set appropriate device reaction based on input signal without a need of master control unit (Raspberry Pi computer build inside Neuron controller). This function is great for real-time applications. It also comes in handy in case of malfunction of the master control unit. +{{page>​special-io-unipi-hidden}}
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-=== Default configuration ​=== +
-It is possible to store default settings inside the module memory and when the device reboots, it configures itself according to stored default settings. +
- +
-=== Master Watchdog === +
-This function periodically controls communication with the master control unit (Raspberry Pi computer). If for a period predetermined by a user there is no communication with the master unit, it will load and set the stored default settings. Your applications will function even in emergency cases.+
  
 ===== 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).  
 + 
 +As the Unipi Neuron product line is based on the Raspberry Pi, all Neuron controllers feature **up to 4 USB ports**. These ports can be used for connecting various USB convertors, external memory drives etc. We do not recommend using them to power external devices
  
 ===== Model overview ====== ===== Model overview ======
  
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 + 
 +//​**Explanation**//​ 
 +  - //Powered by Raspberry Pi 4 Model B// 
 +  - //GPRS/GSM module// 
 +  - //IQRF wireless network coordinator ([[https://​www.iqrf.org/​|learn more]])//