I/O System

This module covers all aspects of the Input/Output system for PLCs including discrete, analog, and data I/O. In addition, the module also presents an overview of I/O addressing and an introduction to Allen-Bradley I/O parameters. Module topics also include the principles of remote I/O and an introduction to scaling and resolution of analog devices and signals.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the purpose of the I/O system
  • Describe how I/O addressing is accomplished.
  • Define discrete inputs.
  • List four tasks performed by an input module.
  • Describe the basic operation of a discrete output.
  • Explain the purpose of data I/O interfaces.
  • Define analog I/O.
  • Describe the resolution of an analog I/O module.
  • List three applications for advanced I/O.
  • Explain the purpose of remote I/O.
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