Take control of your sensors!

Smart USB Touch Screens for Sensors and Controls

We are building end-user app programmable touchscreen enabled USB sensor and control component products for use in laboratory, scientific, control, measurement, OEM applications and Internet-of-Things, for release in Q1 2016.

Would your project be more effective with integration of a USB-based touch screen device with digital and analog sensor and control I/O? Get it running in days, not months! Decaf boards are built on a 72MHz ARM Cortex-M3 controller that provides substantial local data processing and compression if needed, off-loading these tasks from the main host system.

Read a white paper on Building a USB Smart Touch Screen Gadget.

Our Decaf board kits are complete, ready-to-run, fully licensed USB building block devices. All Decaf boards are USB Human Interface Devices (HID) and use standard Windows drivers.

All the hardware, software, sample code, documentation and support you need to get your project running quickly are included.

Decaf LCD boards come with displays from 2.4 inch (320x240) to 7 inch (800x480). Here's some images of a few of them.

Decaf-1 with 2.4" 320x240 LCD Decaf-1 with 4.3" 480x272 LCD Decaf IOC-235 

with  5" 480x320 LCD

 Decaf-0 with 2.4" 320x240 LCD Most Decaf LCD boards have eight digital inputs and eight digital outputs for LEDs, relays and external control systems. There's two, four or eight analog inputs for sensors such as temperature, pressure, humidity, ambient light levels and magnetic (Hall effect). devices. All boards have the same connectors and are fully supported by firmware and app libraries.

Decaf-Z28 with 2.8" 320x240 LCD

The Decaf-Z Series are the base model USB only devices with LCD, and are available as the

  • Z28 2.8" 320x240 
  • Z35 3.5" 320x240
  • Z50 5.0" 800x480

Decaf-Z Series boards have three digital outputs, two digital inputs and two analog inputs. More I/O can be added with a daughter board and additional logic.

A Decaf I/O Controller, or IOC, complements the Decaf LCD board series, adding more digital and analog I/O capabilty as needed for your application. All boards have at least eight digital inputs and eight digital outputs, plus analog inputs on most boards.

Any number and type of Decaf boards including LCDs can be mixed into a measurement and control system, using powered USB hubs. Each Decaf board is individually identified and addressable.

Not shown on the image at left are the I/O circuit boards that contain Decaf standard input and output connectors.

COMPLETE software support and app creation is provided by PiXCL 11. Should your project require C/C++/C#, the Decaf boards support DLLs and SDK are available.

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PiXCL 11 Imaging Sensor Control Suite,
PiXCLe and PiXCLrt

   PiXCL runs on Windows 8 All PiXCL software requires Windows 7 or later.
PiXCL 11 ISC is the next major commercial release of the PiXCL language, and is due Q1 2016. Improvements over PiXCL 10 include additional support for ...

PiXCLe is a command subset of PiXCL 11 and is embeddable in ARM Cortex based systems. The first release is in our Decaf boards, and is supplied integrated with a Real Time Operating System (RTOS)

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A porting service to hardware similar to the Decaf boards will be available later in 2016.

PiXCL 10 Advanced Imaging Suite

PiXCL 10 AIS is the free community version of the PiXCL language. Support and development continues, and user suggestions for improvements are always welcome.

PiXCL 10 AIS ( see the development history here ) is a complete suite of scanner and digital camera / webcam image acquisition and advanced image processing APPLICATION development tools, designed for the imaging professional or power user like you.

Based on an easy-to-learn high level interpreted language, or built as an EXE with the included compiler, PiXCL requires that you enjoy or at least like programming.

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USB Video Endoscopes

Get into those hard-to-reach places in your garage, workshop, lab or on-site at a customer! See what you're missing, close up!

   PiXCL runs on Windows 8 All PiXCL software requires Windows 7 or later.
We offer complete ready-to-run imaging applications that include USB cameras. All supplied hardware is fully supported and the software is written and maintained in Canada.

Get a close-up video view of what's really happening with your equipment, on a laptop or notebook. Save video and snapshots, email them directly to your office or the customer. All models provide a video overlay that you can customise to display your business name, logo and contact information.

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Just want the software for your USB Endoscope obtained elsewhere?

What about running on the Mac?

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Command support is built into PiXCL 11, due in Q1 2016. Build your own video display and capture application, including touch screen support.

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All you'll find here is detailed product information, professionally crafted software and responsive technical support by the developers.

Industrial links:

Embedded Vision Alliance    Tuch Gadget News  High Speed Imaging Inc, Montreal.  Everything USB, News, FAQs, Reviews. Worth visiting! 

Canadian Industrial Camera and Imaging Manufacturers:

PixeLink, Ottawa, ON   Lumenera,Ottawa, ON  Point Gray, Richmond, BC 

QImaging, Surrey, BC 

Canadian USB Imaging Device Manufacturers:

Icron Technologies, Vancouver, BC USB-Optical extenders     Phidgets Inc, Calgary, AB USB I/O devices

USB Imaging Device Manufacturers in USA:

Finger Lake Instrumentation, Lima, NY USB CCD Cameras, filterwheels .

SensorTechnologies America, TX Japan made USB CCD cameras

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