Multifunctional I/O Card features programmable gain.

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Suited for embedded system developers with demanding space constraints, PCM-3718HO has compact PC/104 form factor and interface. In addition to counter functions, card features 16 single-ended or 8 different analog inputs, one 12-bit analog output channel, and two 8-bit digital input/output (DIO) TTL level channels. Product also integrates 12-bit ADC with up to 100 KHz sampling rate with DMA transfer.

Original Press Release:

Advantech Launches 12-Bit Multifunctional Module with Programmable Gain

(Cincinnati, Ohio - 02/17/2006) - The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduces the PCM-3718HO. The PCM-3718HO is a multifunctional I/O card with PC/104 interface, 16 analog inputs, one analog output, 16 digital I/O channels, and counter functions.

Such a broad range of functions in a single PC/104 card is a significant breakthrough and will be appreciated by embedded system developers with demanding space constraints. Using the compact PC/104 form factor, the card enables better integration and can be fitted into smaller systems such as the UNO-2160 embedded industrial PC. "The PC/104 form factor is suitable for system integrators that need more functions in less space, like machine makers", said Richard Yu, Product Manager at Advantech. "PCM-3718HO covers many of the functions commonly needed in machine automation; we believe this product will be well received by our customers."

The main features of the PCM-3718HO are: 16 single-ended or 8 different analog inputs, 12-bit A/D converter up to 100 KHz sampling rate with DMA transfer, two 8-bit digital input/output TTL level channels, and one 12-bit analog output channel.

The PCM-3718HO starts at $255 and is available for purchase directly from Advantech at 1-800-205-7940 or from one of Advantech's North American distributors at

Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group - Founded in 1983, the Industrial Automation Group of Advantech Corporation is the only complete PC-based Industrial Automation Solution Manufacturer offering products such as Industrial PCs, Workstations, Panel PCs, Flat Panel Monitors, Heavy Environmental PCs, Customized PCs, Single Board Computers, Data Acquisition & Control Devices and Web-enabled products for a wide array of industries. Drawing on the talents of more than 1,800 people, Advantech operates an extensive sales and marketing network in 16 countries and 35 major cities to deliver fast time-to-market services to our worldwide customers. Today Advantech offers over 700 products and solutions, adding 30 new products each year. US operations for the Industrial Automation Group are based in Cincinnati, OH (877-294-8989). Advantech Corporation, Industrial Automation Group, 1320 Kemper Meadow Drive, Suite 500, Cincinnati, OH 45240. Website for Advantech customer's in North America: Email:

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