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The VINT Hub is one of the most commonly used Phidgets. Connect up to 6 devices to your computer through a single USB port.
For specific information about using the HUB0000_0 with other devices, please look at the User Guide tab, above.
Use a USB cable to connect this Phidget to your computer. We have a number of different lengths available, although the maximum length of a USB cable is 5 meters due to limitations in the timing protocol. For longer distances, we recommend that you use a Single Board Computer to control the Phidget remotely.
|Image||Part Number||Price||Connector A||Connector B||Cable Length|
|3017_1||$3.00||USB Type A||USB Mini-B||280 mm|
|3018_0||$4.00||USB Type A||USB Mini-B||1.8 m|
|3020_0||$12.00||USB Type A||USB Mini-B||4.5 m|
|3036_0||$3.50||USB Type A||USB Mini-B||600 mm|
|3037_0||$4.00||USB Type A||USB Mini-B||1.2 m|
Use Phidget cables to connect sensors and VINT devices to this hub. You can solder multiple cables together in order to make even longer Phidget cables, but you should be aware of the effects of having long wires in your system.
Before you get started with plugging in and setting up your VINT Hub, we recommend downloading our libraries from here.
In order to demonstrate the functionality of the HUB0000, the Phidget Control Panel running on a Windows machine will be used.
The Phidget Control Panel is available for use on both macOS and Windows machines.
To open the Phidget Control Panel on Windows, find the icon in the taskbar. If it is not there, open up the start menu and search for Phidget Control Panel
To open the Phidget Control Panel on macOS, open Finder and navigate to the Phidget Control Panel in the Applications list. Double click on the icon to bring up the Phidget Control Panel.
For more information, take a look at the getting started guide for your operating system:
Linux users can follow the getting started with Linux guide and continue reading here for more information about the HUB0000.
After plugging the HUB0000 into your computer and opening the Phidget Control Panel, you will see something like this:
The Phidget Control Panel will list all connected Phidgets and associated objects, as well as the following information:
The Phidget Control Panel can also be used to test your device. Double-clicking on an object will open an example.
The VINT Hub provides a stable interface to connect your devices to your computer via USB. The VINT Hub has 6 ports. Each port can:
The VINT Hub is a connecting point between your computer and device allowing for simple communication. You can use your Control Panel to view your attached Phidgets. Explore the 5 types of connections bellow:
VINT Devices like the TMP1101 or DCC1003 are Phidgets that digitally communicate with the VINT Hub. Each device will have unique features, so it is recommended you visit the individual product page for more details.
When attached correctly these Phidgets will appear by name in your Control Panel, with each channel listed below the name. For example, when the HUM1000 is attached you will see:
Digital Input is one of the VINT Hub’s built-in Channel Classes. Any of the these ports can act as an active-low digital input, making them useful for reading switches and buttons. The above image provides an example of how to wire a switch to be used with the VINT Hub.
If you open Digital Input Mode in the Control Panel you will be able to see the state of your button/switch.
Digital Output is one of the VINT Hub’s built-in Channel Classes. Any of these ports can be used as a 3.3V digital output, making them useful for blinking LEDs. The above image demonstrates how to connect your LED to be used with the VINT Hub.
Open Digital Output Mode in the Control Panel to control the 3.3V output.
Voltage Input is one of the VINT Hub’s built-in Channel Classes. Any of these ports can be used to read voltage, making them great for reading non-ratiometric sensors and monitoring 5V digital circuits.
Open Voltage Input Mode in the Control Panel to view your device’s output voltage.
Voltage Ratio Input is one of the VINT Hub’s built-in Channel Classes. Any of these ports can act as a Voltage Ratio Input comparing the voltage provided to the voltage returned by the device, making it useful for connecting ratiometric sensors. The voltage ratio is reported in Volts per Volt. For example, if the Phidget is providing 5V and the sensor is sending back 2.5V, the ratio will be 0.5V/V.
Open Voltage Ratio Input Mode in the Control Panel to view your device’s voltage ratio.
Before you open a Phidget channel in your program, you can set these properties to specify which channel to open. You can find this information through the Control Panel.
1. Open the Control Panel and double-click on the red map pin icon:
2. The Addressing Information window will open. Here you will find all the information you need to address your Phidget in your program.
See the Phidget22 API for your language to determine exact syntax for each property.
In the Phidget Control Panel, open the channel for your device and click on the icon next to the data type that you want to plot. This will open up a new window:
If you need more complex functionality such as logging multiple sensors to the same sheet or performing calculations on the data, you'll need to write your own program. Generally this will involve addressing the correct channel, opening it, and then creating an Event Handler and adding graphing/logging code to it.
The quickest way to get started is to download some sample code for your desired programming language and then search google for logging or plotting in that language (e.g. "how to log to csv in python") and add the code to the existing change handler.
The Change Trigger is the minimum change in the sensor data needed to trigger a new data event. The Data Interval is the time (in ms) between data events sent out from your Phidget. You can modify one or both of these values to achieve different data outputs. You can learn more about these two properties here.
For more information on the capabilities of the ports on the VINT Hub, see the VINT Primer.
When opening channels with Phidgets, you can set several properties to make sure you are accessing the precise channel you want. The HUB0000 has a unique serial number that can be used to find its ports or any VINT devices connected to them. If you want something more customizable and human-readable, you can use the device label instead. You can customize the device label by using
writeDeviceLabel on the
Hub object after it has been opened.
With the device label, you can address any of the VINT Hub's channels, or any connected VINT device channels. The device label will remain after the VINT Hub is unplugged as it is stored in flash memory.
|Controlled By||USB (Mini-USB)|
|Number of VINT Ports||6|
|USB Voltage Min||4.5 V DC|
|USB Voltage Max||5.3 V DC|
|USB Speed||High Speed|
|Current Consumption Min||32.5 mA|
|Available External Current||470 mA|
|Voltage Input Resolution||* 16 bit|
|Sensor Input Impedance||324 kΩ|
|Input Voltage Min (DC)||0 V DC|
|Input Voltage Max (DC)||5 V DC|
|Voltage Input Noise||± 630 μV DC|
|Sampling Interval Max||60 s/sample|
|Number of Voltage Inputs||6 (Shared)|
|Sampling Interval Min||1 ms/sample|
|Pull-up Resistance||124 kΩ|
|Low Voltage Max (True)||1 V DC|
|High Voltage Min (False)||1.8 V DC|
|Low Voltage Trigger Length Min||3 ms|
|High Voltage Trigger Length Min||3 ms|
|Digital Input Voltage Max||5.5 V DC|
|Digital Input Type||Switch (Active Low)|
|Number of Digital Inputs||6 (Shared)|
|Series Resistance||510 Ω|
|Digital Output Available Current||8.1 mA|
|Digital Output Voltage Min||0 V DC|
|Digital Output Voltage Max||3.3 V DC|
|PWM Frequency Max||50 kHz|
|PWM Resolution||0.8 %|
|Number of Digital Outputs||6 (Shared)|
|Operating Temperature Min||-40 °C|
|Operating Temperature Max||85 °C|
|Canadian HS Export Code||8471.80.00|
|American HTS Import Code||8471.80.40.00|
|Country of Origin||CN (China)|
*Voltage measured with a 10-bit ADC, oversampled to 16-bits.
|Date||Board Revision||Device Version||Comment|
|June 2017||0||117||Product Release|
|July 2017||0||118||USB Bug fix, sometimes can't communicate on attach|
|June 2018||0||119||Fixed issue that caused spurious detach events|
|January 2019||0||121||Increased voltage input range to 5.25V|
|August 2019||0||122||Fixed USB bug that caused watchdog reset|
|August 2019||0||123||Fixed bug that caused a send timeout in the library|
|August 2019||0||124||Fixed USB bugs, mostly affecting macOS|
|August 2019||0||125||Fixed USB bug that caused "IN" packets to get lost|
|September 2019||0||126||Fixed bug that reported false detaches|
|April 2020||0||127||Added gap between wakeup pulse and sending data|
|Channel Name||API||Channel||Hub Port|
|Hub Port - Digital Input Mode|
|Digital Input||DigitalInput||0||0 - 5|
|Hub Port - Digital Output Mode|
|Digital Output||DigitalOutput||0||0 - 5|
|Hub Port - Voltage Input Mode|
|Voltage Input||VoltageInput||0||0 - 5|
|Hub Port - Voltage Ratio Mode|
|Voltage Ratio Input||VoltageRatioInput||0||0 - 5|
|6-Port USB VINT Hub Phidget|
|DigitalInput||Visual Studio GUI||C#||Windows||Download|
|DigitalInput||Visual Basic .NET||Windows||Download|
|DigitalOutput||Visual Studio GUI||C#||Windows||Download|
|DigitalOutput||Visual Basic .NET||Windows||Download|
|VoltageInput||Visual Studio GUI||C#||Windows||Download|
|VoltageInput||Visual Basic .NET||Windows||Download|
|VoltageRatioInput||Visual Studio GUI||C#||Windows||Download|
|VoltageRatioInput||Load Cell Calibrator||C#||Windows||Download|
|VoltageRatioInput||Visual Basic .NET||Windows||Download|