ADC Module features on-board signal conditioning.
June 16, 2006 -
Featuring 128 channels of analog input and 16-bit resolution, CP213 single-width, 6U, CompactPCI/PXI module is designed for temperature measurement, powertrain/engine testing, and automated test equipment. ADC scans channels at user selected rate, with various triggers. Differential analog input channels can be software configured as single-ended. Unit also features on-board channel calibration and provides 16 multi-function digital I/O (TTL) in addition to analog input channels.
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KineticSystems Co., LLC
900 N. State St.
Lockport, IL, 60441-2200
KineticSystems Releases New CompactPCI/PXI ADC Module
Lockport (Illinois), USA (May 2, 2006) - KineticSystems today announced its new ADC module, the CP213, a single-width, 6U, CompactPCI/PXI module with up to 128 channels of analog input and 16-bit resolution. The CP213 features 32 or 64 differential analog input channels that can alternately be configured under software control as 64 or 128 single-ended analog input channels. This new device joins KineticSystems' growing family of data acquisition and automated test equipment (ATE) products for the CompactPCI/PXI, VXI, and stand-alone DAQ platforms.
The CP213's 16-bit ADC scans each channel at a scan rate chosen by the user. The number of channels scanned and scan rate are software selectable. Scans may be triggered from either the internal clock, one of eight PXI backplane triggers, the PXI star trigger bus or an external SMB connector on the module front panel. Single and continuous scan operations are supported.
A key feature of the CP213 is its on-board signal conditioning, providing programmable gain that may be set on a channel-by-channel basis. Gains of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 are available. Optional fixed, 2-pole, passive filters are also available from 10 Hz to 1 kHz.
The CP213 also features on-board calibration on each channel for end-to-end calibration. Under software control, channels 1 and 33 can be configured as isothermal reference channels, ideal for temperature measurement applications. In addition to the analog input channels, the CP213 provides 16 multi-function digital I/O (TTL) channels. Any of these channels can be configured as digital in, digital out, or selectively attached to 2 frequency in, 2 counter in, and/or 2 timer out channels.
"Our goal is to provide innovative solutions for the expanding CompactPCI/PXI market, and the CP213 is an excellent example," said Patrick Cassady, Executive Vice President of KineticSystems. "The CP213 is a low-cost ADC with on-board signal conditioning - the only one on the market today that offers integrated signal conditioning. Other vendor solutions require external signal conditioning modules, ours is built-in to provide higher performance at a better price."
Similar to its VXI counterpart, the V213, the CP213 ships with plug and play drivers for configuring and using the device. Application examples are provided to illustrate basic functionality of the CP213.
Typical applications include temperature measurements, powertrain/engine testing, automated test equipment and general-purpose data acquisition. The CP213 is available immediately starting at a unit price of $1,275.00 USD with delivery in 4-6 weeks.
For more information regarding the CP213 cPCI/PXI ADC module from KineticSystems, please refer to the company's Web site:
KineticSystems (www.kscorp.com) is a brand of DynamicSignals LLC (DynamicSignals.com). KineticSystems' high-performance data acquisition solutions are used in demanding applications worldwide including cutting-edge research in aviation and aerospace, design and test of radar and communications equipment, automotive testing, manufacturing test, and ATE systems.
Popular over the last 30 years for its wide array of standardized high-performance VXI and CAMAC modular products, KineticSystems also offers CompactPCI/PXI and PC-based data acquisition products for in-vehicle or portable production line testing. As a DynamicSignals brand focused on the Test & Measurement industry, KineticSystems is able to provide solutions for an even wider range of applications across the main platforms of CompactPCI, PXI, VXI, PCI, and CAMAC.
Other DynamicSignals brands include GaGe, Preston Scientific and Cyber Systems. GaGe provides cutting-edge signal capture instruments and solutions based on the PCI and CompactPCI/PXI platforms. The Preston Scientific product line offers a wide range of proprietary analog input channel amplifiers, filters, multiplexers, digital I/O interfaces and complete analog-to-digital conversion systems. Cyber Systems' product line offers the FM7000 Load Control System for structural testing, DM7000 Data Acquisition System and the PC-based Versaplex 2000NT Data Acquisition System, among other data acquisition products.
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