How to interconnect Q.series and e.series I/O modules

Guidelines for linking Q.series and e.series I/O modules to a common UART on a controller.

GI.bench is not compatible with the e.series. If a system consists of an e.series controller or I/O module(s), test.commander software must be used for software configuration. 

The Q.series modules are engineered to maintain backward compatibility with the e.series. While it is feasible to use Q.series and e.series I/O modules with an e.series controller, for optimal performance, we strongly recommend using a Q.series controller, such as the Q.station X.

When connecting Q.bloxx and e.bloxx modules to the same UART, it is crucial to position the Q.bloxx modules ahead of the e.bloxx modules in terms of addressing. Additionally, one address number should be skipped between the Q.bloxx modules and the e.bloxx modules.

For example:

  • UART 1 / address 1: Q.bloxx A101
  • UART 1 / address 2: Q.bloxx A104
  • UART 1 / address 3: Q.bloxx A104
  • UART 1 / address 4: -
  • UART 1 / address 5: e.bloxx A4 TC

When linking Q.bloxx modules to an e.series controller, ensure that the controller is version 3 (e.g., e.gate IP v3) and is equipped with the latest firmware version.