Rugged data acquisition PCI Express Mini card for sonar and laser control offered by Diamond
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 15 July 2014. Diamond Systems in Mountain View, Calif., is introducing the DS-MPE-DAQ0804 rugged, low-cost data acquisition PCI Express Mini card module for adding analog I/O and digital I/O to embedded computing applications requiring low cost, small size, and light weight.
The DS-MPE-DAQ0804 offers eight 16-bit analog input channels, four 16-bit analog output channels, and 21 configurable digital I/O lines in a PCI Express Mini card form factor with an operating temperature range of -40 to 85 degrees Celsius.
The analog inputs offer single-ended differential capability, four programmable input ranges, and 100 KHz aggregate sample rate. Features include an integrated programmable timer to control A/D sample rates automatically.
The 2048-sample data FIFO with programmable interrupt threshold further reduces processor overhead by reducing the interrupt rate required to transfer data from the board to the application.
The 16-bit analog outputs offer two programmable output voltage ranges. Included is an integrated precision, lowdrift voltage reference.
A built-in waveform generator with 2K sample buffer enables the board to be used in stimulus applications such as sonar, laser light control, and other applications.
The 21 buffered digital I/O lines have programmable direction in groups of four, six, and eight bits. The digital I/O lines also can be configured as either 24-bit pulse width modulators or 32-bit counter/timers, driven by the on-board 50 MHz clock.
All I/O signals are provided on two miniature connectors, one for the analog signals and one for the digital signals. The connectors have positive locking for maximum reliability in high vibration environments.
Diamond’s driver software is included. For more information contact Diamond Systems online at www.diamondsystems.com.