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LED-Wiz+GP™ 16 Out + 16 In, Output and Gaming Controller

Starting at: $39.95
Model: LEDWIZGP01
Shipping Weight: 0.70 lbs
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Driver Chip Options: Standard
Pre-Installed Heatsinks (+$1.95)   (+0.01 lbs)
  47 Units in Stock
Manufactured by: IDVT Inc.
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Surface mount component version now shipping. Photos coming soon!



Note: When selecting the device number for this product, it must be different from any existing LED-Wiz devices on the system. This was necessary in order to provide compatibility with all existing LED-Wiz software.



Introducing the LED-Wiz+GP™, the only I/O Controller of it's kind. The LED-Wiz+GP is a true 16-Output LED-Wiz™ with all of the same special built-in lighting effects, coupled with a high-performance, 16-Input Gamepad-style arcade controls interface! For the first time, a single controller board provides a simple way to control relays, RGB and High-Output LEDS, etc., while also allowing for up to 16 switch based controls, including Joysticks, Pushbuttons and more. The output side of the LED-Wiz+GP™ is a fully featured LED lighting and output logic controller capable of delivering up to 500ma per output at 5v DC. Programming tools are available for integration into your custom projects.

Features:


  • LED-Wiz™ Compatible. Current LED-Wiz compatible software and programming tools may be used without modification (outputs 17 to 32 on each board are ignored)
  • 16 uniquely controllable outputs and up to 240 Hi-Output LEDs per board (15+ per output, external power source required for this type of operation. Short duty cycles and not simultaneously active. See documentation for more details.)
  • 48 levels of PWM intensity. Using RGB LEDs (common anode), theoretically 110,592 colors are possible.
  • Smooth, Hardware Pulse FX. Each individual output can be set to one of the following hardware modes. These modes are set by the computer, and after that the hardware handles them autonomously.

    .....Intensity
    .....Sawtooth (gradual up and gradual down)
    .....SquareWave (blink)
    .....SawDown (full on, gradual down)
    .....SawUp (gradual up, full on)

Hardware pulse rates are controlled by a 7-level global speed setting.

  • Up to 16 boards may be used per system. (Device ID numbers must be unique for each LED-Wiz or LED-Wiz+GP unit on a system)
  • No Additional Drivers. Each board is identified as an HID Game Controller with one set of X and Y Axes (Joystick directions) and 12 buttons.
  • High Performance Inputs.The state of all inputs are reported up to 125 times per second, with no limitation on the number of simultaneous button presses.
  • Easy to use Screw-Terminal board connections.
  • Common GROUND Input wiring method. Only one input wire and a shared ground line to each switch.
  • USB port communication and power.
  • Includes mounting hardware and 6' USB cable.

Pre-Installed Driver Heatsinks (Optional):  This is highly recommended for applications which might push the limits of the driver chips power handling capabilities.  (Important note: Don't try this at home!) We torture-tested a single driver chip with one of these heatsinks installed, by connecting 80 of our 5-LED Nova-Matrix LINX2 modules to it, which is a total of 400 LEDs. The LED-Wiz was set to full on (no PWM) and left for 8 hours.  At the end of the test, the heatsink was hot to the touch, but the driver chip was still fully functional. This was purely a test of thermal transfer and adhesion of the heatsinks, as well as the durability of the driver under very extreme duress. Even with the heatsinks installed, the LED-Wiz+GP must never be subjected to these extremes.  We are, however, confident that applications which might otherwise damage the drivers through excessive heat, will benefit greatly from this option.


Resident control, animation and keyboard LED emulation software is currently in public beta and available for download.

Installation Docs

Printed documentation is included and may also be downloaded here.

Note: The beta "resident" software currently supports device #1 only. Additional devices are currently offered for use with 3rd party or user created applications (see below.)

The free ActiveX control from IDVT Inc. now supports up to 16 LED-Wiz devices and is available upon request. Can be used in any language that supports ActiveX controls. 3rd party DLL's are are also available by request.

The documentation for the Multiple LED-Wiz ActiveX Control can be found here.



3rd Party Applications with full support for GroovyGameGear's LED-Wiz Technology, either directly or through plug-ins written by talented and dedicated programmers;

Please Note: This following software is supported by its respective authors.



"Front End" Software:
  • AtomicFE
  • GameEX
  • MaLa
  • PowerMAME
  • LEDBlinky Animation Editor
  • And many others!



And finally, there's also RandyT's "pet project" Luminaudio™ Engine (Color organ / Lights to music) - Download



Disclaimer: This hardware is designed to be used by individuals comfortable with external control type projects. Used incorrectly, these types of devices are much more likely to cause damage than a typical sensing or input-type device. IDVT Inc. / GroovyGameGear.com will accept no responsibility for any damages, direct or otherwise, as a result of the use or misuse of this device for any purposes whatsoever.

 
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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 08 July, 2007.
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