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16-Channel, 24-bit, Simultaneous Sampling 
Analog Input Boards


United Electronic Industries (UEI) is pleased to announce the release of the DNA- and DNR-AI-217 high speed, high resolution analog input boards. The boards provide 16 fully differential channels of 24-bit, ±10 volt (gain=1) analog input and one single-ended dedicated channel for thermocouple cold junction compensation. This configuration eliminates the noise and offset errors associated with multiplexed inputs and, at the same time, allows all 16 channels to be sampled simultaneously. In addition, seven software-selectable gains accommodate a wide range of input signals. Both boards offer 30 kS/s sampling rates per channel and 480 kS/s aggregate for an entire board.

The DNA version of the board is designed for mounting in any of UEI’s popular 6-slot PowerDNA UEIPAC, UEISIM, and UEIModbus “Cubes”. The DNR version is designed for use with the 6- or 12-slot rack-mounted HalfRACK and RACKtangle chassis.

Software for the DNA/DNR-AI-217 is provided in the UEIDAQ Framework. The Framework provides a comprehensive, easy to use API that supports all popular programming and operating systems such as Windows, Vista, Linux and most real-time operating systems (e.g., QNX, RTX, and RT Linux). In addition, the board is fully supported by LabVIEW, MATLAB/Simulink, DASYLab or any application supporting ActiveX, OPC or Modbus TCP control.

“The availability of new low cost, high speed, high resolution A/D converters has made it possible for UEI to offer the DNx-AI-217 simultaneous sampling analog input boards in an amazingly small package”, says UEI President Shaun Miller, “Release of these high performance boards allows our popular platforms to address many new control applications in a wide range of industries.”

Pricing
DNA-AI-217 Delivery from Stock (starting 4/19/10)
DNR-AI-217 Delivery from Stock (starting 4/19/10)

About the “Cube” UEI’s powerful “Cube” architecture is a compact (4 x 4 x 4” or 4 x 4 x 5.8”) Ethernet-based I/O platform. It may be deployed in five configurations: 1) Ethernet I/O slaved to a host PC, 2) Stand alone Data Logger/Recorder, 3) Linux-based Programmable Automation Controller (UEIPAC), or 4) Simulink / RTW target (UEISIM), 5) Modbus TCP based I/O slave (UEI Modbus). Each Cube consists of a core module (with processor and network interface) and three or six open I/O slots. Users select the deployment option and I/O boards that meet their system requirements. With over 30 I/O boards available, there’s sure to be a configuration to meet any application requirement. A six-slot Cube provides up to: 150 analog inputs (up to 24 ICP channels), 192 analog outputs, 288 digital I/O, 48 counter or quadrature channels, 72 ARINC-429 channels and/or 24 Serial or CAN-bus ports. A full description of “Cube” is available at www.ueidaq.com

About the (12-slot) RACKtangle and (6-slot) HalfRACK UEI’s popular rack-mounted chassis provide convenient, front-loading, easily-serviced, multi-slot, 3U enclosures for the complete range of UEI I/O modules. Both products provide two Gigabit (1000/100/10 Base-T) Ethernet ports with independent IP addresses that can be used either for communication or diagnostic purposes. Passive backplanes with no active electronic components ensure an almost unlimited MTBF for both models, and since all active components are mounted on easily replaceable I/O modules, an extremely short MTTR (mean time to recovery) can be achieved. A 12-slot RACKtangle can handle up to: 300 analog inputs, 384 analog outputs, 576 digital I/O, 96 counter or quadrature channels, 154 ARINC-429 channels, 48, serial or CAN-bus ports, or 24 MIL-STD-1553 communication bus ports. A 6-slot HalfRACK handles half as many. Visit www.ueidaq.com for a full description.

About UEI Founded in 1990, UEI is a leader in the PC/Ethernet data acquisition and control, Data Logger/Recorder and Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) markets. UEI’s I/O “Cube” and “RACKtangle” are compact, rugged platforms, ideal for DAQ, Logging and control applications in the a wide range of applications and industries including automotive, aerospace/aviation, unmanned vehicles, appliance test, simulator control, in-vehicle test, wind and solar power system control, semiconductor manufacturing, medical equipment, and more. UEI offers both COTS and customer products to OEMs, end-users and systems integrators worldwide. With analog, digital, counter, CAN-bus, Serial I/O, ARINC-429 I/O and more, UEI offers the world’s largest selection of Ethernet-based I/O modules. UEI supports all popular Windows, Vista, Linux and Real-time operating systems, programming languages and applications packages including LabVIEW, MATLAB and DASYLab.

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