UEIPAC Gets Major Speed Increase - Linux-Powered PAC is Now 8 Times Faster

Walpole, MA (August 22, 2007) - United Electronic Industries (UEI) is pleased to announce a major enhancement/upgrade to the popular UEIPAC series of programmable automation controllers. Both maximum sample rate and the PAC's ability to process PID loops have been sped up by greater than a factor of eight. The UEIPAC now allows analog input sample rates up to 576 kilosamples per second and up to 8 simultaneous PID loops at greater than 20 kHz. The new functionality greatly increases the PAC's capability in larger, more complex automation applications. No changes to existing code are required to take advantage of the new performance. Existing PACs are field upgradeable and there is no charge for the upgrade.

"The UEIPAC has become very popular in a wide variety of industrial, aerospace and automotive applications" according to UEI President Shaun Miller, "The new higher performance will allow our existing customers to expand the scope of their applications and will open the door to new, higher speed, higher complexity applications from new customers"

About the UEIPAC

The UEIPAC Cube is a complete, self-contained controller and includes; An embedded computer running standard Linux OS, two Ethernet ports, a serial port, an SD Card interface, an inter-PAC sync interface and either three or six slots for I/O boards. The Cubes are very rugged, and have been tested from -40 °C to +85 °C, at 5g vibration, 50g shock and up to 70,000 feet. The Cubes have flown in F-16, F-18, B-747 and Predator aircraft. They have recently passed a comprehensive radiation test and are slated for use in the international space station.

The UEIPAC 300 allows the installation of up to 3 I/O boards. The UEIPAC 600 is slightly larger at 4" x 4.1" x 5.8" and allows the installation of up to 6 I/O boards (containing up to 150 analog inputs or 288 DIO). The I/O boards installed are determined by the user's application. There are currently over 20 different I/O boards available including analog input, analog output, digital I/O, counter/timer, quadrature encoder, serial I/O, CAN bus and ARINC 429 interfaces.

About UEI

Founded in 1990, UEI is a leader in the computer based data acquisition and control industry. Serving customers world-wide, UEI products based upon Ethernet, PCI and PXI 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.

For more information contact:
Bob Judd
United Electronic Industries
(508) 921-4557

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