PLAINVIEW, N.Y., 18 Oct. 2007. Aeroflex Plainview in Plainview, N.Y., introduces the TAQ8100 programmable telemetry acquisition controller that provides as many as 56-channels of analog telemetry reporting for military and aerospace applications.
The TAQ8100 accesses data via a MIL-STD-1553B serial data bus for integration with mission-specific instrumentation.
Features of the TAQ8100 include a Phase Lock Loop (PLL) that generates modulator and demodulator clocks to implement transformer-coupled isolation circuits. This helps measure floating analog input voltages that are referenced to an electrically isolated return from the A-D converter and the TAQ8100 itself.
It comes with interface and control signals for a 12-bit A-D converter and a 56-input analog multiplexer. Two channels of the multiplexer are dedicated to reference voltages that are for automatic continuous calibration of all telemetry.
Supporting the MIL-STD-1553B data bus is an interface that operates with the Aeroflex UT69151 RadHard MMIT BC/RT/MT module and external RadHard UT28F256QLE PROM containing user-definable configuration parameters, as well as the microcode for the embedded 16-bit proprietary processor.
The TAQ8100 withstands total ionizing dose irradiation as strong as 100 kilorads and will be available as a Standard Microcircuit Drawing (SMD) by March 2008. Package offering is a 256-lead CQFP. For more information contact Aeroflex online at www.aeroflex.com.