System design

The encoder controller needs some prerequisites to be used.

  • 5V power supply via microUSB socket
  • Ethernet network for communication
  • automatic IP-v4 address assignment via DHCP
  • Controller software

These necessary conditions can be fulfilled by the following devices:

  • USB plug-in power supply unit, USB hub with external power supply or USB connection of the PC
  • Ethernet switch provides the node between the encoder controller and the PC
  • DHCP server for automatic address assignment. A Router that provides an Internet connection has a DHCP server built in. This server assigns IP addresses to new devices in the network. Such a router does not need to have an Internet connection to use the DHCP function. Usually an Ethernet switch is integrated, which is sufficient for first tests.
  • Alternatively, DHCP software can be installed on the Windows PC to implement such an IP address assignment.
  • The SimConnect Client or the X-Plane Plugin can be used as controller software.

Principle representation of a network with the encoder controller

The controller is used in building a cockpit panel PC.

hardware/anleitungen/ardu-enc_en/systemschema_en.txt · Zuletzt geändert: 2021/02/07 21:27 von miho