Data Acquisition (DAQ) Announcements
Take a look at the best new tools for your data acquisition project. Or read the full press releases.
xDAP 7420 Data Acquisition System, up to 2M Samples per Second per Channel
Use the new xDAP 7420 in your projects that require high sampling speeds, without sacrificing data quality. With an extended acquisition rate of two million samples per second per channel, xDAP 7420 doubles the rate supported by the existing xDAP 7410. And continues to support the eight million samples per second sustained transfers to an application on a PC-workstation or laptop host. xDAP 7420 provides high-rate, high-quality multi-channel data capture for PC-based data acquisition applications.
USB Data Acquisition System Includes Support for European Applications: xDAP 7410
Microstar Laboratories, Inc. has announced the release of the xDAP 7410 data acquisition subsystem. xDAP 7410 is LVD tested and fully CE compliant, making it suitable for worldwide applications, including in the European Union. xDAP 7410 provides high-rate, high-quality multi-channel data capture for PC-based data acquisition applications. Using optional BNC connector panels, you gain the convenience of quick-connect signal cables. This model expands the xDAP range of applications and provides new options, while starting at the same baseline cost.
Four Channels at Up to 1.25M Samples/Second/Channel: MSXB 082
A new 4-channel signal interface (SI) module offers you differential inputs, channel-to-channel isolation, channel-selectable gains, simultaneous sampling, and very high data rates – all combined in a convenient 3U Eurocard B package.
USB DAP for High-Speed Simultaneous Sampling: xDAP 7400
High-performance, PC-based data acquisition applications have a new option: xDAP 7400. This new top-of-the-line Data Acquisition Processor (DAP) product lets you use any PC laptop with a USB 2.0 port to develop and control a data acquisition system that samples 8 channels simultaneously with 16-bit resolution at 1 million samples per second on each channel.
Channel-to-Channel Isolation for 4-20 mA Current Loops: MSXB 081
A new signal interface (SI) module lets you monitor signals simultaneously from up to eight 4-20 mA current loops, with channel-to-channel isolation. SI module MSXB 081 has one 16-bit A/D converter per channel to let you acquire signals simultaneously. MSXB 081 provides both 300 volts (peak) of isolation from channel to channel and 700 volts (peak) from channel to PC.
Network-Ready Data Acquisition with Channel-to-Channel Isolation: SMS I64
You now can buy a complete, network-ready data acquisition package that lets you sample up to 64 differential inputs simultaneously with 16-bit resolution and channel-to-channel isolation – and at the same time update up to 16 analog outputs also with 16-bit resolution and channel-to-channel isolation. New scalable modular system (SMS) products from Microstar Laboratories, maker of Data Acquisition Processor (DAP) boards and network-ready DAPservers, consist of a DAPserver with up to two DAP boards connected to eight input signal interface (SI) modules and two output SI modules in a 3U card-cage – all in the same enclosure.
8-Channel Isolated 4-20 mA Current Loop Transmitter Module: MSXB 074
Transmit signals on up to eight 4-20 mA current loops for real-time control of machinery or process equipment, or for automated test of sensors and process equipment, with a new signal interface (SI) module: the MSXB 074. Microstar Laboratories, maker of Data Acquisition Processor (DAP) boards and network-ready DAPservers, now also has a growing family of SI modules like this new top-of-the-line product.
MSXB 074 derives each current output from a 16-bit DAC on each channel. The module provides channel-to-channel isolation – very important for process control – and uses loop power. The actual range is 0-24 mA, and this extended range lets you use the product to test any of your 4-20 mA circuits: 0 mA simulates an open circuit and 24 mA is 20% over the normal range. Like other SI modules, MSXB 074 connects to a DAP board directly controlled by a PC or by a DAPserver. The DAP can send dynamic signals to the current outputs on the MSXB 074 SI module at an aggregate update rate as high as 1M updates/second.
Analog Inputs: Isolated – Simultaneous – Fast: MSXB 080
A new signal interface (SI) module offers you differential inputs, channel-to-channel isolation, channel-selectable gains, simultaneous sampling, and high data rates – all combined in a convenient 3U Eurocard B package. Microstar Laboratories, maker of Data Acquisition Processor (DAP) boards and network-ready DAPservers, now also has a growing family of SI modules like this new top-of-the-line product.
The eight onboard analog-to-digital converters on the MSXB 080 are synchronized to within a few nanoseconds of each other, and each one converts an analog signal to a 16-bit data stream at up to 250k samples/second for a total throughput of two million samples per second.
Isolated 4-20 mA Inputs – MSXB 086
If you are looking for a receiver for 4-20 mA current loops in an application that you want to control from a PC, check out a new signal interface (SI) module. MSXB 086 can monitor up to 16 current loops. You can acquire data – for real-time processing or later analysis – from as many of them as you need by connecting them to DAP boards in networked DAPservers.
Network-Ready Data Acquisition – DAPserver 500
You now can buy network-ready data acquisition server packages based on Pentium M processors and preloaded with Windows and server software. Microstar Laboratories announced new DAPserver 500 test, measurement, and control products. There is space in the DAPserver enclosure for up to four DAP boards and up to ten signal-interfacing boards. You can start development right away by connecting a laptop and using the preloaded software. Or add a monitor and connect a keyboard and mouse to the front-panel USB ports. The system provides real-time response free from local or network-related delays. DAPserver 500 models are available now.
Isolated Analog Inputs and Outputs – MSXB 085
If you need to protect your signals from noise and you want to avoid ground currents, take a look at a new board that helps you do both. It is a good fit in applications that have a number of analog inputs and a smaller number of analog outputs. The MSXB 085 isolated analog expansion and termination board provides sixteen isolated analog inputs and two isolated analog outputs. A single DAP board, controlled from a PC or from a network-ready DAPserver, can support up to eight MSXB 085 boards. An MSXB 085 board can sample signal inputs at 333k samples per second and can update each of its signal outputs at 500k updates per second.