KB83807
Published: April 30, 2014
Revision: 1.0

B1 and B2 End-of-Life Migration Path


Applies To:

B1
B2
E1
E2

Versions Affected:

Any version


Symptoms:

Opto 22 can no longer obtain essential parts to continue manufacturing B1 and B2 brain boards. They have therefore reached their end of life.

Resolution:

Drop-in replacement brain boards were developed several years ago:

  • The E1 replaces the B1 for digital I/O.
  • The E2 replaces the B2 for analog I/O.

Replacing a B1 with an E1
  1. Turn off power to the rack.
  2. Remove serial communication wiring from the B1 and remove the brain board from the rack.
  3. Install the E1 on the rack and replace serial communication wiring exactly as you had it on the B1.
  4. Install jumpers on the E1 exactly as they were on the B1.
  5. Turn on power to the rack.
Most existing Optomux programs will run as before without requiring any changes.

Replacing a B2 with an E2
  1. Turn off power to the rack.
  2. Remove the B2 brain board from the rack.
  3. Install the E2 on the rack.
  4. Install jumpers on the E2 exactly as they were on the B2.
  5. Turn on power to the rack.
Most existing Optomux programs will run as before without requiring any changes.

Please note: if your program requires very fast boot-up times, you may see changes. For more information, read KB83808.

New capabilities: E1 and E2 brain boards also offer new capabilities not included on the B1 and B2: Ethernet networking in addition to serial, and additional protocols besides Optomux. For complete information on new features, see the E1 and E2 Architecture and Migration Overview (form 1567).

Questions?

Contact: Opto 22 Product Support.
Phone: 800-835-6786 or 951-695-3080
Email: support@opto22.com


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