Expand the capabilities of the RPi with the help of a Fork

Fork is not a competitor to RaspberryPi, but a companion.
The RaspberryPi is really cool. This is a cool single-Board miniature computer. With access to the Internet.

And the main function of a computer is to calculate, process data, and generate reports, and the Raspberry Pi does a great job with this. However, if you need to control the drive or measure the voltage, then RaspberryPi does not have such functions. And we are starting to attach additional boards to RaspberryPi. Just to expand the capabilities, you need a Fork and it is VERY easy to connect it to RaspberryPi via the HTTP and TCP/IP Socket based API.

If you explain it simply: RaspberryPi - head, Fork - arms/legs, torso.
We say: expand the capabilities of the RPi with the help of a Fork, because Fork is not a competitor to RaspberryPi, but a companion.

To use Fork you'll need:
  • Computer, RPi, Smartphone to run JavaScript or Python scripts
  • Fork that is connected to this computer or RPi or Smartphone by Ethernet or Wi-Fi
  • If testing device signals are too weak or too strong for direct Fork connection, you'll need a compatibility board that increase or decrease signal levels to make using Fork possible
  • Device that needs to be tested

    Our way is much more simple than creating testing stand based on any other platform
As you can see, RPi takes the place of the computer. Tests written in Python will be performed on It.
Fork, in turn, completely replaces or greatly simplifies the approval fee.
In other words, it turns out that RPi as a computer and Fork as reliable I/O ports are a symbiosis.
The Advantages of Fork
The RPi has no ADC and no protected IO. Does the Fork have one:
You don't need to worry about testing stand reliability.
We've tested Fork at:
  • low and high temperatures
  • industrial grade EMI
Each Fork Input/Output has overvoltage and short circuit protection
The Fork IO characteristics make it possible to significantly simplify the compatibility board or don't use it at all.
Digital inputs can:
  • hold up to 30V
  • count pulses
  • measure frequenc
Digital outputs can:
  • directly drive relay in passive mode
  • drive a cmos ic input
  • can be used in PWM mode
Analog inputs can:
  • directly measure -10..10V
  • send data in streaming mode
  • a measurement can be triggered by an DI
Analog outputs can
  • give up to 10V at 20mA with overcurrent protection
  • run in different generator mode like sine, triangle, saw or even user random form
Built in interfaces like UART, SPI and I2C can be directly connected to a device or some ic like ADC, DAC, Mux, etc

You do not need to worry about reliable communications.
The Fork API is based on TCP / IP sockets.
The Fork is good in scalability when you need more of it's IO cause.
  • Fork is LAN connected
  • is programmed with simple script languages
You do not need to think about how to generate reports.
We offer a good foundation. Pytest is a modern test tool with a wide infrastructure.
The Advantages of RPi
  • Sizes. There will be no computer in the booth;
  • Price. RPi costs much less than a computer;
  • Many, many, many developments from the world of RPi.

And what you can do with this symbiosis is limited only by your imagination!

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