Robust termination and packaging for large-scale systems
compact termination and accessory board packaging
connector panels for multi-channel applications
half-width and full-width models
shielded for highest signal quality
Industrial enclosures provide dense packaging for systems with many signals or with multiple isolation, counter, or sensor interface boards. Rack-mount enclosure options include full-size 19-inch and also half-size models.
On the rear panel, shielded cables mate with shielded connectors to bring clean signals inside to termination and accessory boards. Shielding is maintained all the way through to the converters on the Data Acquisition Processor boards. Systems using grounded industrial enclosures and shielded cables will comply with EMC Directive 89/336/EEC.
Industrial enclosures use an analog or digital backplane to collect signals from the accessory or termination Eurocards while preserving signal quality. The type of backplane is indicated by a Eurocard part number suffix indicating analog or digital. Shielded cables then connect the backplane to the Data Acquisition Processor boards on the host bus.
The backplane comes pre-installed with the rack 1. Interface boards connecting the backplane to the rear connector panel occupy two of the mounting slots, leaving 20 available slots for boards and connector panels on full-size models, or 9 slots on half-size models. Full-size racks can also be configured with a split backplane, so that the full rack is the equivalent of an analog half-rack and a digital half-rack, each with 9 available mounting slots, within one package.
All other Eurocard termination and accessory cards for channel architecture are ordered separately. For systems with specialized connector, cabling, and termination requirements, you can mount other standard form factor boards in the shielded rack.
For very high-channel-count applications, multiple industrial enclosures can be cabled together to make one connected system.
Available Industrial Enclosure options include
Other options are available. Please contact Microstar Laboratories for more information.
1 Note: Customers wanting to build their own Eurocard enclosures for Microstar Laboratories Eurocards or boards of their own design can buy analog or digital backplanes, and analog or digital interface boards, as separate items. The Eurocard part number suffixes for these interface boards do not follow the usual suffix conventions. Contact Microstar Laboratories for more information.