Using the Microstar Laboratories 100-line Digital Adapter Panel
Technical Note TN-178 Version 1.1
The Microstar Laboratories 100-line Digital Adapter Panel, part number MSCBL 046-01, is compatible with all a-Series Data Acquisition Processor boards. The MSCBL 046-01 brings the Data Acquisition Processor board's digital input/output port out to the back panel of the host computer. One end of the panel connects to the digital input/output port while the other end has a shielded female connector secured to a mounting bracket. The shield connector on the mounting bracket mates with the MSCBL 054-01, a 100-line round shield cable.
Before installing the Data Acquisition Processor and MSCBL 046-01, make sure you are properly grounded. Also make sure that power to the host computer is off.
To install the MSCBL 046-01:
The digital output lines of the MSCBL 046-01 have less drive current than that of the Data Acquisition Processor it is attached to. The table below shows the typical voltage for a given drive current when attached to an a-Series Data Acquisition Processor. Ioh and Voh are the drive current and voltage for a digital output when driving high. Iol and Vol are the drive current and voltage for a digital output when driving low.
Typical drive current for MSCBL 046-01 connected to an a-Series DAP
Contact Microstar Laboratories for information on how to design large systems using the MSCBL 046-01 or using a MSCBL 046-01 with a non a-Series Data Acquisition Processor.
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