Hey I have some digital inputs which I wanted to convert it into analog signals and send it to Industrial Valve to control the flow of water but because of not familiar with digital to analog conversion I am finding out the best way which help me to convert my digital input to analog output and send the signals to valve and make it run according to the signals
Your Intel will be very helpful
We do use our ARM based IRIS BOX PC industrial computer to control flow using a proportiona valve, but I do not understand the reason to use digital inputs as a set up value.
Usually, the flow real value is input into the controller as an analog input in a 4 to 20 mA range format. This would be the real time value to compare with the set up value input coming from an operator panel if configurable set up is required.
To reduce cost, is possible to control the flow with a couple of impulse outputs as a cheaper option, but the more standard way to do it is the one you mention in your post.
We do manufacture industrial input/output boards to interface between ARM and field actuators/sensors. Please have a look to:
Hope it helps.