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DC Signal Conditioner Amplifier is controlled via MPU.

Press Release Summary:

Dec 09, 2011 - Three-channel model 4010 is designed for use with bridge type or differential output accelerometers and pressure transducers. In addition to variable gain adjustment, shunt calibration capability, and multiple excitation level settings, amplifier offers MPU sleep mode that eliminates high-frequency clock noise and associated harmonics. Product also includes dual 12-bit DACs for each channel to auto-zero input and output amplifiers for DC input signals.

Dytran Instruments, Inc. - Chatsworth, CA

Original Press Release

Dytran Debuts Microprocessor Controlled DC Signal Conditioner Amplifier, Model 4010

Press release date: Dec 07, 2011

Chatsworth, California, USA - Dytran Instruments, Inc. (www.dytran.com) a leading manufacturer of piezoelectric and DC MEMS accelerometers, force and pressure transducers and associated electronics, has introduced the model 4010, a microprocessor controlled, 3-channel DC signal conditioner amplifier, designed for use with bridge type or differential output accelerometers and pressure transducers for a variety of general purpose laboratory testing applications. Units incorporate variable gain adjustment, shunt calibration capability, and multiple excitation level settings.

A microprocessor SLEEP mode is utilized to eliminate high frequency clock noise and their associated harmonics. The microprocessor WAKES momentarily to acknowledge front panel switch depressions then goes to SLEEP immediately after processing and executing the requested function. This allows the amplifiers to operate within minimum self generated noise and provides clean, clock free signals.

The Dytran model 4010 incorporates dual 12-bit DAC's for each channel, to auto-zero the input and output amplifiers for DC input signals. Input signals with magnitudes of ±10 VDC can be zeroed. A unique output DAC trimming routine allows trimming the output zero within ±1 mVDC.

The transducer excitation supplies are individually adjustable for each channel from 0.00 to 12.00 VDC. Any setting above 12.00 VDC will generate an excitation voltage of 12.10 VDC. The outputs are short circuit protected and can supply up to 30 mA each. Remote sense leads are provided to eliminate errors caused by long cable lengths.

For more information about the model 4010 other products available from Dytran, or to order online, visit www.dytran.com.

About Dytran Instruments, Inc.

Established in 1980, Dytran Instruments, Inc. (www.dytran.com) is a leading manufacturer of piezoelectric and DC MEMS accelerometers, force and pressure transducers, and associated electronics. Dytran products are used extensively in aerospace, automotive, test and measurement and industrial applications. Dytran products are widely utilized for on-board measurements in a variety of aerospace, commercial and military applications. Dytran maintains a world-class facility in Chatsworth (Los Angeles) California, USA for the design, development and manufacture of accelerometers, cables and accessories. This vertically integrated facility includes engineering, administrative, manufacturing, and automated machining capabilities. In addition, Dytran products are available worldwide via a network of distributors and representatives.