ParDoor is a Windows XP / 2000 / NT device driver for the K-2805 Parallel Port Interface
available from Dick Smith Electronics. The ParDoor companion application allows
complete access to all features of the board, including kilohertz sampling saved
K-2805 Parallel Port Interface
- Connects to a parallel centronics printer port on your
- Able to sense data, process it and use the results to
control relays, motors, solenoids etc.
- Can monitor 10 analogue voltages.
- Drive 8 digital outputs.
- Generates 2 variable voltages.
- Requires a 9 volt battery or DC supply.
- Supplied with components, PCB and 25 pin "D"
This can be ordered through Dick Smith Electronics' web site www.dse.com.au.
||Fully functional application using the device driver
||Install file for the device driver. Make sure you
have administrator rights. Right click on this file and
The device driver can be uninstalled by the "Control
Panel's", "Add/Remove Programs" using the
item "Pinnacle Plus's Parallel Door (remove
||The windows XP / 2000 / NT device driver
How To Use
- Install the ParDoor device driver and then execute the ParDoor application.
- The combo box in the top left corner lets you select the parallel port to
which the K-2805 is connected.
- Check "Power" and then click on the "Input / Output"
button to turn on the K-2805's power.
- By selecting the various check boxes and clicking on the "Input / Output"
button, the state of the K-2805 changes.
- "Analog Outputs" allows you to choose the output voltage from
'Out 0' and 'Out 1' by a value between 0 and 255 or by the voltage between
0 and 5. You must enable the outputs to generate the voltage.
- "Digital Outputs" allows you to choose which open collectors to
switch. It must be enabled to have effect.
- "Analog Inputs" allows you to choose which voltages to read. They
are displayed as 0 to 255 values as well as 0 to 5 voltages. Except for "Get
Battery" which displays the external voltage and "Get Test"
which should be 128 +/- 2.
- By clicking on the "Sample.." button you arrive at a new dialog
- Before sampling please turn on the K-2805's power as described above.
- Select a input to sample in "Analog Input", the number of
samples to take and optionally, an extra delay between samples.
- The results of the sampling can be formatted as tab delimited, comma
delimited or space delimited, and output to a file and/or clipboard. "Open
in Notepad" opens the saved file in notepad after sampling. Please,
if you select "Save to file" always enter a filename or use
the browse button.
- Once the above options are selected, click on the "Sample"
- The bottom of the dialog box is updated to show the number of microseconds
per sample, the sample frequency and the total time taken to do the sampling.
I have achieved a sample frequency of 16.5 kHz on my computer (90MHz
- By changing the "Extra delay per sample", you can change the
sample rate. It is not recommended to use values greater than 50.
||Released 6th October 1998
||Windows XP / 2000 / NT
||Intel compatible only (others require recompile)
|Application Programing Interface Requirements
||32-bit C or C++ compiler (like Visual C++ 5.0)
|Application Source Code Requirements
||MFC version 4.2 (and most other 32-bit versions)
|Device Driver Source Code Requirements
||Windows XP / 2000 / NT Device Driver Kit
This information is for internal use only.
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