Voltage Instrument supplies Lithium-Ion cell measurement,.

Press Release Summary:

Designed for lithium-ion cell-by-cell determination, VOLTpoint(TM) features 48 separate 24-bit resolution inputs over sampling range of ±100 V, each with it's own A/D converter for direct connection to PC via USB or Ethernet. Device offers 1,000 V channel-to-channel galvanic isolation and simultaneous operation at throughput rates up to 10 Hz/channel. Unit also has 16 opto-isolated digital IO lines (8 in/8 out) for monitoring and driving relays.

Original Press Release:

Data Translation Announces High Voltage, Precise Lithium-Ion Cell Measurement Instruments

MARLBORO, MA - January 29, 2009. Data Translation announced VOLTpoint(TM) today, a new series of precision voltage measurement instruments for lithium-ion cell-by-cell determination. Each VOLTpoint is a stand-alone box offering 48 separate 24-bit resolution inputs over a complete sampling range of ± 100 volts, each with it's own A/D converter for direct connection to a PC via USB or Ethernet (LXI compatible).

According to Fred Molinari, President, Founder and CEO of Data Translation, "VOLTpoint Precision Measurement Instruments are ideal for any lithium-ion related application requiring high voltage and highly precise cell-by-cell measurements. The unique design architecture of VOLTpoint guarantees highly accurate readings each and every time."

Direct voltage inputs of any value in the range of +/-100 volts can easily and quickly be applied from a single cell or from a series of stacked cells. Each of 48 separate input channels with 1000 volt channel to channel galvanic isolation ensures highly precise and consistent readings.

Key Design Features of VOLTpoint Precision Measurement Instruments are:

o 48- dedicated 24-bit sigma-delta A/D converters for ultimate resolution.
o 1000V channel-to-channel galvanic isolation for superior analog signal protection.
o +/-100V input range for highly accurate voltage measurements.
o Simultaneous operation at throughput rates up to 10Hz per channel.
o 16 opto-isolated digital IO lines (8 in / 8 out) for monitoring and driving relays.
o USB or Ethernet connection offer ultimate user flexibility.
o Ready-to-Measure software enables out of the box measurements.

Software Support

Each VOLTpoint Precision Measurement Instrument ships with an easy to use, ready to measure application. Additional information on other USB and LXI software supporting VOLTpoint including IVI-COM drivers, .NET class libraries, and SDKs is available at (www.datatranslation.com/VOLTpoint).

Pricing and Availability

VOLTpoint is available in two versions. The DT9873 for USB is priced at $7,995 and the DT8873 for Ethernet (LXI) is priced at $8,495. Both versions will begin shipping in 4-6 weeks.

About Data Translation

Data Translation Inc. (www.datatranslation.com) designs, manufactures, and distributes highly accurate data acquisition hardware and software products for PC based test and measurement systems including easy to use USB modules and temperature measurement instruments.

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