Real-Time Measurement and Control for Lab Applications
CHESTERLAND OH – CAS DataLoggers is exhibiting at the American Physical Society's 46th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (DAMOP) held June 8-12 in Columbus, Ohio. ADwin data acquisition and control systems are widely used for high-speed control in the most demanding applications. This year, along with Heinz Beimert of Jager-ADwin, CAS DataLoggers Sales Manager Pete Martin will show attendees how the ADwin Pro-II DAQ system is ideal for high-speed applications in universities and research. These modular data acquisition systems are capable of real-time measurement and utilize visualization software complete with powerful graphing and display capabilities. See you at DAMOP this year!
ADwin for Real-Time Control:
ADwin-PRO-II Real Time Data Acquisition and Control Systems are ideal to run experiments such as collecting atoms in a magneto-optical trap (MOT). The key advantage of ADwin systems are their tightly-coupled analog and digital inputs along with counters which provide extremely low-latency operation, along with an Ethernet communications interface.
Using up to 480 analog/digital I/O inputs and a high-performance DSP processor, the ADwin-PRO II system provides experiments with precise timing and deterministic control of the experiment's processes. The system performs real-time measurements at extremely high accuracy and features a modular plug-in design offering users the flexibility to configure the cards as desired and to add more hardware if needed.
Easy programming of the ADwin Pro's analog channels provides a simple way to control many devices in the lab such as laser frequency/amplitude. The digital channels can be used to open shutters, trigger frequency sources, flip polarity of current sources, and trigger cameras. Meanwhile the ADwin software ensures that experiments continue uninterrupted with continual status of system resources.
ADwin's independent, programmable TiCo co-processor is extremely precise and processes signal patterns in the nanosecond range. This amazingly fast speed enables precision physical experiment applications. The ADwin Pro II is available in a broad variety of robust housing including as a desk system for the lab.
Using the configurable ADTools software, researchers are able to display the experiment's real-time data graphically or numerically, to visualize process sequencings, or to set input values via potentiometers, sliders or push buttons. The ADwin software environment allows online analysis of measurement data and can be used under Windows (2000/XP/Vista/Win7), Linux, or as a stand-alone data acquisition system. ADwin also has drivers for many popular programming environments including Visual Basic, Visual C/C++, LabVIEW/LabWindows, TestPoint and others.
Modular I/O Card Designed for Physics Applications:
For high-speed physics experiments ADwin offers the PRO-II-Aout-1/16 50MHz Analog Output Card. This card features a single 16-bit analog output which can update at a 50 MHz rate along with 16 digital inputs and 16 digital outputs. In addition to a point-by-point output mode, the card's onboard coprocessor and memory buffer allow the generation of complex arbitrary waveforms or ramp signals independent of the main system processor.
The new card provides synchronous operation of the digital channels (both the inputs and outputs) simultaneously with the analog output signals. The PRO-II card is well-suited to demanding applications such as scanning microscopy, Magneto Optical Traps (MOT), Quadrapole Ion Traps (QIT) or Quadrapole Ion Storage Traps (QUISTOR). In cases where users require more than 1 channel, multiple cards can run in a single system while running all output channels synchronized to each other. An arbitrary function mode enables analog and digital data to be written directly to the outputs from a large memory buffer (256Mbyte). This can be done in a single-shot mode or in a repeated controlled block mode.
For more information on ADwin Real-Time DAQ Systems for data acquisition and control of high speed real time applications, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS Data Logger Applications Specialist at (800) 956-4437 or visit our website at www.DataLoggerInc.com.
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