Press Release Summary:
DNA-QUAD-604 4-channel quadrature encoder input board is suited for use with PowerDNA, UEILogger, and UEIPAC DAQ and control Cubes. Providing standard A, B and Z (index) inputs for each channel, it handles quadrature applications with maximum input frequency of 16.5 MHz and 32-bit counters. Digital I/O is compatible with +5 and +3.3 V logic, and digital outputs are rated to supply Â±12 mA of drive current. Board also offers 350 V of isolation and 7 kV of ESD protection.
Original Press Release:
4-Channel Quadrature Encoder Input Board for UEI's DAQ Cubes
Canton, MA (May 18, 2006) - United Electronic Industries (UEI) announces the release of the DNA-QUAD-604, a four-channel quadrature encoder input board designed for use with the company's popular PowerDNA, UEILogger and UEIPAC data acquisition and control Cubes. The board provides standard A, B and Z (index) inputs for each channel and is designed to handle the most challenging quadrature applications with a maximum input frequency of 16.5 MHz, and 32-bit counters.
The Index pin may be set to perform a variety of tasks. It may be set to (1) reset/load the counter immediately, (2) reset/load the counter on the next A/B cycle (low/low, low/high, high/low or high/high), (3) generate an interrupt, or (4) generate a cube-wide trigger pulse. The counters may be read on software command or the board may be set to transfer the counter data into buffers at fixed timing intervals.
The DNA-QUAD-604 provides 4 digital inputs (in addition to the four A, B, Z channels) and 8 digital outputs. These digital I/O lines may be used as auxiliary digital inputs and outputs or configured as trigger in, trigger out, or clock out signals for each of the channels. The digital I/O is compatible with both +5 and +3.3 volt logic, and the digital outputs are rated to supply ±12 mA of drive current. The board offers 350 V of isolation and 7 kV of ESD protection.
The DNA-QUAD-604 is fully supported by UEI's wide variety of software including support for all popular operating systems, programming languages and application packages.
"The DNA-QUAD-604 is an ideal solution for providing quadrature information to any cube- based data acquisition and control system." according to Shaun Miller, UEI's President. "The new quadrature encoder input capability has been a frequently requested capability among our "Cube" customers. We are delighted to be able to fill the requirement with such a high performance product."
A full description of the DNA-QUAD-604 is available at: ueidaq.com/quad
DNA-QUAD-604 $695.00 Delivery from Stock
About the "Cube"
UEI's innovative Cube architecture may be deployed in four configurations. The PowerDNA Cube is an Ethernet-based data acquisition and control device. The UEILogger is a high performance data logger recorder. The UEIPAC is a Linux-based programmable automation controller and the UEIModbus is a Modbus data acquisition and control slave. Each "Cube" consists of a core module (that holds the processor, OS, local memory and network interface) along with three or six open I/O slots or layers. Users configure their systems by selecting appropriate I/O boards from UEI's extensive offering of analog input boards (with resolutions of 16, 18 or 24 bits, inputs to 100V or 0-20 mA), analog output (to 40V), digital input/output, counter/timer, CAN bus interface, multi-port RS-485 and RS-232, and power conversion boards. A full description of the Cubes is available at: www.ueidaq.com.
Founded in 1990, UEI is a leader in the computer-based data acquisition and control industry. Serving customers world-wide, UEI products based upon PCI, PXI, ISA and Ethernet interfaces offer unequaled performance as well as flexibility. We are committed to providing the highest quality hardware, software and services, enabling engineers and scientists to interface data acquisition and control hardware to the real world. Through our state-of-the-art technologies, we serve the needs of individual researchers and developers as well as OEMs.