QMODULES: SPECIFICATIONS

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Analog

PARAMETER NO. OF CHANNELS MAXIMUM DATA RATE RESOLUTION MODULE
ICP® based microphones, accelerometers, load cells and pressure sensors 2 102.4 kSa/s 24-bit ICT42 2
4 102.4 kSa/s 24-bit ICT42
6 102.4 kSa/s 24-bit ICS42; CHS42X
2 204.8 kSa/s 24-bit ICT42S 2 ; MIC42X
4 204.8 kSa/s 24-bit ICP42S ; WSB42X
16 204.8 kSa/s 24-bit ICM42S 4
±10 V voltage input 8 6.4 kSa/s 24-bit THM42
2 102.4 kSa/s 24-bit ICT42 2
4 102.4 kSa/s 24-bit ICP42 ; WSB42
6 102.4 kSa/s 24-bit ICS42 ; CHS42X
2 204.8 kSa/s 24-bit ICT42S 2 ; MIC42X
4 204.8 kSa/s 24-bit ICP42S ; WSB42X
16 204.8 kSa/s 24-bit ICM42S 4
2 1 MSa/s 5 24-bit ALI42 ; ALI42B
±60 V voltage input 2 204.8 kSa/s 24-bit ICT42 2
4 204.8 kSa/s 24-bit ICT42S
Tacho pulse input with 204.8 kSa/s Scope Mode 2 up to 700 kPulse/s 3 20 ns ICT42 1
Tacho pulse input with 4.9 MSa/s Scope Mode 2 up to 1 MPulse/s 3 14 ns ICT42S 1
200 V or non-polarized microphones 2 204.8 kSa/s 24-bit MIC42X
Piezoelectric based accelerometers, load cells, etc. (Single-Ended) 4 204.8 kSa/s 24-bit CHG42S
6 102.4 kSa/s 24-bit CHS42X
Piezoelectric based accelerometers, load cells, etc. (Differential) 2 204.8 kSa/s 24-bit DCH42S
Strain gauges, load cells, pressure sensors, strain based accelerometers, inductive displacement (LVDT) and rope displacement sensors 4 102.4 kSa/s 24-bit WSB42
4 204.8 kSa/s 24-bit WSB42X
2 1 MSa/s 5 24-bit ALI42
Current-excited strain gauges including dynamic strain 4 204.8 kSa/s 24-bit WSB42X
E, J, K, T and U thermocouples as well as Pt100 sensors 8 6.4 kSa/s 24-bit THM42

Output

PARAMETER NO. OF CHANNELS MAXIMUM DATA RATE RESOLUTION MODULE
±10 V voltage output with status handshake 4 204.8 kSa/s 24-bit ALO42S
Monitoring output capability 16 Analog NA ICM42S 4

Digital

PARAMETER NO. OF CHANNELS MAXIMUM DATA RATE RESOLUTION MODULE
Internal GPS 1 10 Hz NA GPS42S
IRIG-A / IRIG-B 1 Standard specific NA IRG42
CAN 1 network 8 Mbit/s NA CAN42S
CAN 2 network 2 Mbit/s (simultaneous) NA CAN42S
FlexRay™ 1 pair 10 Mbit/s NA FLX42
EtherCAT® NA Application specific NA ECT42
Digital audio receiver 2 stereo 96 kFrames/s 24-bit DAR42
 

ICP® Voltage

 

ICS

ICS42: 6 Channel ICP® and Voltage Input Amplifier

The ICS42 Module can be used with ICP® based accelerometers, force and pressure sensors as well as to measure analog voltages. All 6 channels can operate independently of each other, each with their own setting of mode, gain and coupling.

Where used:
  • With any ICP® based sensor commonly used to measure vibration, acceleration, force or pressure
  • With any voltage source up to ±10 V in voltage input mode
ICS42 features:
  • 6 channels
  • 2 input modes of operation:
    • ICP® mode with 4 mA constant current at ±12 V or 24 V excitation
    • Voltage input mode with AC or DC coupling
  • Supports TEDS IEEE 1451.4 V0.9, V1.0 (Class 1)
  • 24-bit resolution, 102.4 kSa/s sampling rate per channel,
  • 49 kHz bandwidth
  • < 0.2° @ 10 kHz phase accuracy when in similar range
  • ±(100 mV, 10 V and 1 V) input ranges
  • Highly configurable to accommodate single ended and triaxial sensors
  • Supports a number of known industry triaxial cables
  • Short and open circuit cable monitoring
  • Signal integrity circuit continuously monitors the input and disconnects sensitive circuits during overload conditions
  • Pre- and post-filter overflow monitoring
  • Selectable low and high pass digital filters
  • 2 MΩ differential and 1 MΩ single-ended input resistance
  • LEMO® 9-way EHG.0B connectors
 

ICM

ICM42S: Advanced 16 Channel ICP® and Voltage Input Amplifier with 16 Monitoring Output Channels

Four high speed ICP® based Modules are integrated with an SC42S Signal Conditioning board to provide a single Compound-Module, the ICM42S. This provides 16 ICP® or voltage input mode channels as well as 16 monitoring output channels.

Where used:
  • With any ICP® based sensor commonly used to measure acceleration, force or pressure
  • With any voltage source up to ±10 V in voltage input mode
  • When the conditioned input signal needs to be provided to external equipment
ICM42S features:
  • 16 channels
  • 2 input modes of operation:
    • ICP® mode with 8 mA constant current at ±13 V excitation
    • Voltage input mode with AC or DC coupling
  • 16 monitoring output channels of conditioned signal inputs
  • Supports TEDS IEEE 1451.4 V0.9, V1.0 (Class 1)
  • 24-bit resolution, 204.8 kSa/s sampling rate per channel,
  • 100 kHz bandwidth
  • < 0.2° @ 10 kHz phase accuracy when in similar range
  • ±(100 mV, 1 V and 10 V) input ranges
  • There are 3 distinctive input mode options:
    • Differential or Balanced Float (ICP® mode provides ±13 V excitation) for both ICP® and voltage input modes
    • Single-Ended or Unbalanced Float for voltage input mode
    • Single-Ended or Unbalanced Ground for voltage input mode
  • Short and open circuit cable monitoring
  • Signal integrity circuit continuously monitors the input and disconnects sensitive circuits during overload conditions
  • Pre- and post-filter overflow monitoring
  • Selectable low and high pass digital filters
  • 2 MΩ differential and 1 MΩ single-ended input resistance
  • Input channels use a DB50 for 16 input channels
  • Monitoring channels use 2 LEMO® 16-way EGG.0B connectors
 

ICP

ICP42: 4 Channel ICP® and Voltage Input Amplifier

The ICP42 Module can be used with ICP® based accelerometers, force and pressure sensors as well as to measure analog voltages. All 4 channels operate independently of each other, each with their own setting of mode, gain and coupling.

Where used:
  • With any ICP® based sensor commonly used to measure vibration, acceleration, force or pressure
  • With any voltage source up to ±10 V in voltage input mode
ICP42 features:
  • 4 channels
  • 2 input modes of operation:
    • ICP® mode with 4 mA constant current at ±12 V or 24 V excitation
    • Voltage input mode with AC or DC coupling
  • Supports TEDS IEEE 1451.4 V0.9, V1.0 (Class 1)
  • 24-bit resolution, 102.4 kSa/s sampling rate per channel, 49 kHz bandwidth
  • < 0.2° @ 10 kHz phase accuracy between channels of the same or any other Module
  • ±(100 mV, 1 V and 10 V) input ranges
  • There are 3 distinctive input mode options for both ICP® and voltage input modes:
    • Differential or Balanced Float (ICP® mode provides ±12 V excitation)
    • Single-Ended or Unbalanced Float (ICP® mode provides 24 V excitation)
    • Single-Ended or Unbalanced Ground (ICP® mode provides 24 V excitation)
  • Short and open circuit cable monitoring
  • Signal integrity circuit continuously monitors the input and disconnects sensitive circuits during overload conditions
  • Pre and post-filter overflow monitoring
  • Selectable low and high pass digital filters
  • 2 MΩ differential and 1 MΩ single-ended input resistance
  • SMB connectors
 

ICP

ICP42S: Advanced 4 Channel ICP® and Voltage Input Amplifier

The ICP42S Module can be used with ICP® based accelerometers, force and pressure sensors as well as to measure analog voltages. All 4 channels operate independently of each other, each with their own setting of mode, gain and coupling. The ICP42S furthers the ICP42 by sharing many of the same features and advancing others.

Where used:
  • With any ICP® based sensor commonly used to measure vibration, acceleration, force or pressure
  • With any voltage source up to ±60 V in voltage input mode
ICP42S features:
  • 4 channels
  • 2 input modes of operation:
    • ICP® mode with 4 mA, 8 mA or 12 mA constant current at ±12 V or 24 V excitation
    • Voltage input mode with AC or DC coupling
  • Supports TEDS IEEE 1451.4 V0.9, V1.0 (Class 1)
  • 24-bit resolution, 204.8 kSa/s sampling rate per channel, 100 kHz bandwidth
  • < 0.2° @ 10 kHz phase accuracy between channels of the same or any other Module
  • ±(100 mV, 1 V, 10 V and 60 V) input ranges
  • There are 3 distinctive input mode options for both ICP® and voltage input modes:
    • Differential or Balanced Float (ICP® mode provides ±12 V excitation)
    • Single-Ended or Unbalanced Float (ICP® mode provides 24 V excitation)
    • Single-Ended or Unbalanced Ground (ICP® mode provides 24 V excitation)
  • Short and open circuit cable monitoring
  • Signal integrity circuit continuously monitors the input and disconnects sensitive circuits during overload conditions
  • Pre- and post-filter overflow monitoring
  • Selectable low and high pass digital filters
  • 2 MΩ differential and 1 MΩ single-ended input resistance
  • LEMO® 3-way EHG.0B connectors
  • Low power consumption
 

Piezoelectric Charge

 

CHS

CHS42X: 6 Channel Charge or ICP® and Voltage Input Amplifier

The CHS42X Module has 6 independent charge input channels as well as 6 ICP® and voltage input channels. It can be used with Quartz or Piezoelectric Ceramic sensors, ICP® based accelerometers, force and pressure sensors, as well as to measure analog voltages. The setting of mode, gain and coupling is available on all channels. Various grounding options allow for low noise measurements regardless of external grounding constraints.

Where used:
  • With any piezoelectric (charge) sensors when improved signal performance such as low noise and low distortion is required or where high temperature or nuclear radiation prevents the use of other sensors
  • All ICS42 use cases
CHS42X features: ICP® channels
  • See ICS42 for more details regarding the 6 ICP® and voltage input mode channels
CHS42X features: Charge channels
  • 6 channels
  • Charge input mode with sensitivity range settings
  • 24-bit resolution, 102.4 kSa/s sampling rate per channel, 49 kHz bandwidth
  • ±(100 mV, 1 V and 10 V) input ranges
  • 3 Sensitivity settings of 1 mV/pC, 0.1 mV/pC and 0.01 mV/pC for charge inputs
  • Maximum charge input of ±1 000 000 pC
  • Low discharge time constant provides a 0.016 Hz high pass frequency (-3 dB) for all charge input sensitivities
  • The cable shield can be connected or disconnected from the Module ground
  • Highly configurable to accommodate single ended and triaxial sensors
  • Supports a number of known industry triaxial cables using SubModules
  • Pre-and post-filter overflow monitoring
  • Selectable low and high pass digital filters
  • LEMO® 9-way EHG.0B connectors
 

CHG

CHG42S: 4 Channel Charge Input Amplifier

The CHG42S Module has 4 independent input channels for Quartz or Piezoelectric Ceramic sensors. These sensors are typically used when improved signal performance such as low noise and low distortion is required, or where high temperature or nuclear radiation prevents the use of ICP® based sensors. Various grounding options allow for low noise measurements regardless of external grounding constraints.

Where used:
  • With piezoelectric sensors commonly used to measure vibration, acceleration, force, torque and pressure
CHG42S features:
  • 4 channels
  • 24-bit resolution, 204.8 kSa/s sampling rate per channel, 90 kHz bandwidth
  • < 0.5° @ 10 kHz phase accuracy when in similar range
  • 3 Sensitivity settings of 0.1 mV/pC, 1 mV/pC and 10 mV/pC
  • ±(100 mV, 1 V and 10 V) input ranges
  • Maximum charge input ranges from ±1000 pC to ±100 000 pC
  • Low discharge time constant provides a 0.016 Hz high pass frequency (-3 dB) for 0.1 mV/pC and 1 mV/pC sensitivities
  • Drift is lower than 4 mV/h at any sensitivity and gain
  • The cable shield can be connected or disconnected from the Module ground
  • Selectable low and high pass digital filters
  • Overvoltage detection on frontend input signals
  • High input impedance
  • 10-32 Microdot connectors
 

DCH

DCH42S: 2 Channel Differential Charge Input Amplifier

The DCH42S Module has 2 independent differential input channels for Quartz or Piezoelectric Ceramic sensors. These sensors are typically used when improved signal performance such as low noise and low distortion is required, or where high temperature and nuclear radiation prevents the use of ICP® based sensors. Additionally a differential charge measurement offers further noise immunity and higher bandwidth and is particularly suited to applications using long cables.

Where used:
  • With piezoelectric sensors commonly used to measure vibration, acceleration, force, torque and pressure
  • Where long cables are required necessitating the use of balanced twisted pair cables
DCH42S features:
  • 2 channels
  • There are 2 distinctive input mode options:
    • Single-Ended
    • Differential
  • 24-bit resolution, 204.8 kSa/s sampling rate per channel, 90 kHz bandwidth
  • < 0.5° @ 10 kHz phase accuracy when in similar range
  • 2 Sensitivity settings of 0.1 mV/pC and 1 mV/pC when in Single-Ended mode
  • 2 Sensitivity settings of 0.2 mV/pC and 2 mV/pC when in Differential mode
  • ±(100 mV, 1 V and 10 V) input ranges
  • Maximum charge input ranges from ±10 000 pC to ±100 000 pC in Single-Ended mode and from ±5000 pC to ±50 000 pC in Differential mode
  • Low discharge time constant provides a 0.016 Hz high pass frequency (-3 dB)
  • Selectable low and high pass digital filters
  • Overvoltage detection on frontend input signals
  • Amphenol 31-2225 Twin BNC connectors
 

Tacho

 

ICT

ICT42: 2 Channel ICP® and Voltage Input Amplifier with 2 Channel Tacho Input Amplifier

The ICT42 Module is a hybrid Module which combines 2 channels from the ICP42 Module with 2 Tacho input channels. The Tacho channels provide Tacho period measurements with a 20 ns resolution, sampled where the signal intersects its trigger level settings. Triggering of Tacho signals can be set for rising or falling edges with adjustable hysteresis while additionally providing AC coupling for sensors with varying DC voltage offsets. A
204.8 kSa/s scope mode is provided to view the Tacho signals in order to assist with the definition of trigger levels.

Where used:
  • When measuring the pulse rate and time between pulses such as rpm and crank angle
  • With any ICP® based sensor commonly used to measure vibration, acceleration, force or pressure
  • With any voltage source up to ±10 V in voltage input mode
ICT42 features: ICP® channels
  • See ICP42 for more details regarding the 2 ICP® or voltage input mode channels
ICT42 features: Tacho channels
  • 2 Tacho channels
  • Tacho input can be DC/AC coupled
  • 20 ns Tacho resolution
  • 700 kPulse/s rate for the sum of the 2 Tacho channels
  • 16-bit Tacho trigger level adjustment
  • ±(2 V, 12 V, 30 V and 60 V) input ranges
  • 2 MHz analog bandwidth for all input ranges
  • Adjustable trigger level hysteresis (Schmitt trigger implementation)
  • Triggering on the n’th edge
  • Tacho trigger level self-calibration
  • Scope mode for each Tacho channel, sampled at 204.8 kSa/s
  • ±12 V or 12 V voltage excitation output to Tacho sensor
  • LEMO® 4-way EHG.0B connectors
 

ICT

ICT42S: Advanced 2 Channel ICP® and Voltage Input Amplifier with 2 Channel Tacho Input Amplifier

The ICT42S Module is a hybrid Module which combines 2 channels from the advanced ICP42S Module with 2 advanced Tacho input channels. The Tacho channels provide Tacho period measurements with a 20 ns resolution, sampled where the signal intersects its trigger level settings. Triggering of Tacho signals can be set for rising or falling edges with adjustable hysteresis while additionally providing AC coupling for sensors with varying DC voltage offsets. A high speed 4.9 MSa/s scope mode is provided to view the Tacho signals in order to assist with the definition of trigger levels.

Where used:
  • When measuring the pulse rate and time between pulses such as rpm and crank angle
  • With any ICP® based sensor commonly used to measure vibration, acceleration, force or pressure
  • With any voltage source up to ±60 V in voltage input mode
ICT42S features: ICP® channels
  • See ICP42S for more details regarding the 2 ICP® or voltage input mode channels
ICT42S features: Tacho channels
  • 2 Tacho channels
  • Tacho input can be DC/AC coupled
  • 20 ns (70 MHz) Tacho resolution
  • 16-bit Tacho trigger level adjustment
  • ±(2 V, 12 V, 30 V and 60 V) input ranges
  • 2 MHz analog bandwidth for all input ranges
  • Adjustable trigger level hysteresis (Schmitt trigger implementation)
  • Triggering on the n’th edge
  • Tacho trigger level self-calibration
  • Scope mode for each Tacho channel, sampled at 4.9 MSa/s resolution
  • ±12 V or 12 V voltage excitation output to Tacho sensor
  • LEMO® 4-way EHG.0B connectors
 

Temperature

 

THM

THM42: 8 Channel E, J, K, T and U Thermocouple and Pt100 Input Amplifier

The THM42 Module contains 8 channels for use with any thermocouple type as well as Pt100 sensors. Remote cold junction compensation is provided through a SubModule (which is thermocouple type specific) while linearization is provided in the SC42. The Module also includes a calibrated 0.2 mA current source for Pt100 sensor excitation. SubModules are available which contain a pair of commonly used miniature E, J, K, T and U thermocouple connectors (other types available upon request) with cold junction circuitry for thermocouple applications. Another SubModule contains a pair of LEMO® connectors for Pt100 applications. Any combination of applicable SubModules can be connected to the THM42 Module. The THM42 Module also includes 8 channels for measuring voltage inputs up to ±10 V.

Where used:
  • When measuring E, J, K and T thermocouples (other types available upon request)
  • When measuring Pt100 sensors in constant current mode
  • With any voltage source up to ±10 V in voltage input mode
THM42 features:
  • 8 channels
  • 3 input modes of operation:
    • Thermocouples
    • Pt100 based temperature measurement
    • Voltage input mode
  • Supports TEDS IEEE 1451.4 V0.9, V1.0 (Class 2)
  • 24-bit resolution, 6.4 kSa/s sampling rate per channel, 2.5 kHz bandwidth
  • ±(100 mV and 10 V) input ranges
  • 0.2 mA Pt100 excitation current
  • Open circuit cable monitoring
  • Signal integrity circuit continuously monitors the input and disconnects sensitive circuits during overload conditions
  • Selectable low and high pass digital filters
  • 2 MΩ Differential input resistance
  • LEMO® 7-way EHG.0B connectors with 2 channels sharing one connector
 

Strain

 

WSB

WSB42: 4 Channel Bridge and Voltage Input Amplifier

The WSB42 Module is used with AC and DC bridge measurements including strain gauges configured as full, half or quarter bridges and inductive displacement transducers (LVDT). The Module offers numerous software selectable features such as constant voltage excitation (AC or DC), bridge sensing, bridge completion resistors and shunt calibration. The bridge can be balanced on command or a previous balance value can be recalled.

Where used:
  • With any strain gauge in quarter, half and full bridge, load cell and pressure transducer
  • Inductive displacement transducer (LVDT)
Features:
  • 4 channels
  • 3 input modes of operation:
    • Analog input mode
    • Wheatstone bridge voltage-excitation mode with 0-5 V (AC or DC) and limited to > 90 Ω bridges
    • LVDT inductive displacement transducer mode
  • Supports TEDS IEEE 1451.4 V0.9, V1.0 (Class 2)
  • 24-bit resolution, 102.4 kSa/s sampling rate, 49 kHz bandwidth
  • <0.2° @ 10 kHz phase accuracy when in similar range
  • ±(2 mV, 20 mV and 200 mV) input ranges for bridge mode
  • ≤ 10 kHz excitation
  • Balanced differential signal input, differential voltage-excitation output and balanced sense input
  • Full, half and quarter bridge configurations
  • Internal half and quarter bridge completion resistors for 120 Ω and
    350 Ω bridge elements
  • Local and remote sense options
  • 100 kΩ internal shunt calibration resistor
  • Pre- and post-filter overflow monitoring
  • Selectable low and high pass digital filters
  • LEMO® 7-way EHG.0B connectors
 

WSB

WSB42X: Advanced 4 Channel Bridge, ICP® and Voltage Input Amplifier

The WSB42X Module provides all the functionality of the WSB42. Additional features have been added including constant current excitation (DC), dynamic strain mode, ICP® sensor support and a higher sampling rate.

Where used:
  • All WSB42 use cases
  • With any voltage source up to ±10 V in voltage input mode
  • Current-excited sensors in 4-wire mode (full bridge or 1 external element, DC and AC)
  • Current-excited sensors in 2-wire mode (dynamic strain only)
  • With any ICP® based sensor commonly used to measure vibration, acceleration, force or pressure
WSB42X features:
  • 4 channels
  • 7 modes of operation
    • Analog input mode
    • ICP® mode with 4, 8 or 12 mA constant current at ±12 V excitation
    • Bridge voltage-excitation mode: 0-6 V (AC or DC) for 350 Ω full bridges, 120 Ω and 350 Ω half or quarter bridges; 0-4 V (AC or DC) for 120 Ω full bridges
    • Bridge voltage-excitation mode: 8-10 V (DC) for 1 kΩ bridges
    • Bridge current-excitation mode: 4, 8 or 12 mA (DC)
    • 2 and 4 wire current-excitation strain mode: 4, 8 or 12 mA (DC)
    • LVDT inductive displacement transducer mode (AC)
  • Supports TEDS IEEE 1451.4 V0.9, V1.0 (Class 1 and 2)
  • 24-bit resolution, 204.8 kSa/s sampling rate per channel, 100 kHz bandwidth
  • < 0.2° @ 10 kHz phase accuracy when in similar range
  • ±(10 mV, 100 mV, 1 V and 10 V) input ranges for all modes
  • ≤ 10 kHz AC excitation
  • Balanced differential signal input, differential voltage-excitation output and balanced sense input
  • Full, half and quarter bridge configurations
  • Internal half and quarter bridge completion resistors for 120 Ω and
    350 Ω bridge elements
  • Local and remote sense options
  • 100 kΩ internal shunt calibration resistor
  • Pre- and post-filter overflow monitoring
  • Selectable low and high pass digital filters
  • LEMO® 7-way EHG.0B connectors
 

High Speed Bridge and Voltage

 

ALI

ALI42: 2 Channel High Speed Bridge and Voltage Input Amplifier

The ALI42 Module is a 2 channel high speed Module with sample rates of up to 819.2 kSa/s and a bandwidth of 390 kHz. Both channels operate independently of each other, each with its own mode, gain, coupling, etc. and with all settings done in software. The ALI42 has two 7-way LEMO® connectors and can be used for both high bandwidth analog input as well as full bridge measurement applications.

Where used:
  • With any voltage source up to ±10 V
  • With any pressure transducer, load cell, strain gauge and other bridge based sensors
ALI42 features:
  • 2 channels
  • 2 modes of operation:
    • Analog input (ALI) mode
    • Bridge voltage-excitation mode: 0-6 V (DC) for > -350 Ω full bridges; 0-4 V (DC) for 120 Ω full bridges; 8-10 V (DC) for 1 kΩ full bridges
  • Supports TEDS IEEE 1451.4 V0.9, V1.0 (Class 1 & 2)
  • 24-bit resolution
  • 819.2 kSa/s sampling rate for 1 channel, 390 kHz bandwidth
  • 409.6 kSa/s sampling rate for 2 channels, 195 kHz bandwidth
  • < 0.3° @ 10 kHz phase accuracy when in similar range
  • ±(100 mV, 1 V and 10 V) input ranges for all modes
  • Input resistance: 2 MΩ
  • Input capacitance: < 100 pF
  • DC or AC coupling
  • Balanced differential signal input
  • Sensors and bridges providing a full bridge are supported
    • Local and Remote Sense options
    • 100 kΩ internal shunt calibration resistor
    • Differential voltage-excitation output and balanced sense input
  • Signal integrity circuit continuously monitors the input and disconnects sensitive circuits during overload conditions
  • Pre- and post-filter overflow monitoring
  • Selectable low and high pass digital filters
  • LEMO® 7-way EHG.0B connectors
 

High Speed Voltage Input

 

ALI

ALI42B: 2 Channel High Speed Voltage Input Amplifier

The ALI42B Module is a 2 channel high speed Module with sample rates of up to 819.2 kSa/s and a bandwidth of 390 kHz. Both channels operate independently of each other, each with its own mode, gain, coupling, etc. and with all settings done in software. The ALI42B has two BNC connectors and is specifically targeted for high bandwidth analog input applications requiring terminated or unterminated inputs.

Where used:
  • With any voltage source up to ±10 V
  • Signal sources requiring 50 Ω termination
  • Signal sources requiring high input resistance
ALI42B features:
  • 2 channels
  • 2 modes of operation:
    • Analog input (ALI) mode, terminated with 50 Ω
    • Analog input (ALI) mode, unterminated
  • 24-bit resolution
  • 819.2 kSa/s sampling rate for 1 channel, 390 kHz bandwidth
  • 409.6 kSa/s sampling rate for 2 channels, 195 kHz bandwidth
  • < 0.3° @ 10 kHz phase accuracy when in similar range
  • ±(100 mV, 1 V and 10 V) input ranges for all modes
  • Input resistance: Software switchable between 50 Ω or 2 MΩ
  • Input capacitance: < 100 pF
  • DC or AC coupling
  • Balanced differential signal input
  • Signal integrity circuit continuously monitors the input and disconnects sensitive circuits during overload conditions
  • Pre- and post-filter overflow monitoring
  • Selectable low and high pass digital filters
  • 50 Ω BNC connectors
ALI42B option:
  • An enhanced anti-aliasing filter option is available, making it ideal for pyroshock or similar applications
 

Microphone / ICP® Voltage

 

MIC

MIC42X: Advanced 2 Channel Microphone, ICP® and Voltage Input Amplifier

In addition to providing excellent performance for microphone measurements, the MIC42X Module also offers ICP® and voltage input modes.

Where used:
  • With any 200 V or self-polarized microphones with pre-amplifier
  • With any ICP® based sensor commonly used to measure vibration, acceleration, force and pressure
  • With any voltage source up to ±12 V in voltage input mode
MIC42X features:
  • 2 channels
  • 3 input modes of operation:
    • Microphone mode with 200 V or self-polarized microphone capsules with pre-amplifier
    • ICP® mode with 4 mA, 8 mA or 12 mA constant current at ±12 V or 24 V excitation
    • Voltage input mode with AC or DC coupling
  • Supports TEDS IEEE 1451.4 V0.9, V1.0 (Class 1 and 2)
  • 24-bit resolution, 204.8 kSa/s sampling rate per channel, 100 kHz bandwidth
  • < 0.2° @ 10 kHz phase accuracy when in similar range
  • ± (120 mV, 1.2 V and 12 V) input ranges
  • ±14.5 V microphone pre-amplifier excitation voltage
  • 0 or 200 V polarization output
  • Microphone calibration output to inject test signals into microphone pre-amplifiers
  • Exceptionally low distortion and noise design
  • There are 3 distinctive input mode options for both ICP® and voltage input modes:
    • Differential or Balanced Float (±12 V excitation)
    • Single-Ended or Unbalanced Float (24 V excitation)
    • Single-Ended or Unbalanced Ground (24 V excitation)
  • Software selectable connection of cable shield to Ground
  • Short and open circuit cable monitoring
  • Signal integrity circuit continuously monitors the input and disconnects sensitive circuits during overload conditions
  • Pre-amplifier excitation short circuit protection
  • Pre- and post-filter overflow monitoring
  • LEMO® 7-way EGG.1B connectors
  • Low power consumption
 

Voltage Output

 

ALO

ALO42S: 4 Channel Voltage Output Source

The ALO42S Module provides 4 independent output channels for the generation of analog signals. Each channel also incorporates Status Input and Output signals, enabling further communication with external equipment for applications such as test supervision or workflow control.

Where used:
  • Excitation signals for shaker / modal testing
  • Drive signals for acoustic testing
  • Arbitrary analog signals to feed into other circuits requiring ±10 V static or dynamic signals
ALO42S features:
  • 4 channels
    • Analog Signal Output
    • Module Status Output
    • Device Under Control Status Input
    • 5 V or 12 V DC Voltage Output
  • 24-bit resolution, 204.8 kSa/s sampling rate per channel, 20 kHz 0.1 dB passband flatness
  • Excellent low noise and distortion performance
  • Excellent DC gain and offset stability
  • ±10 V @ 30 mA output
  • < 0.5° @ 10 kHz phase accuracy when in similar range
  • Provides Module Status output
  • Monitors Device Under Control input
  • Automatic safe shutdown upon fault condition
  • LEMO® 7-way EHG.0B connectors
  • 10 Ω output impedance
 

Time and Position

 

GPS

GPS42S: Internal GPS Interface

The GPS42S provides accurate GPS time and position data to QuantusSeries systems. Accurate timing information is in the form of a pulse per second (pps) logical signal.

The GPS42S can also be used for synchronization purposes. Here the GPS42S Module provides the System Controller with the pps signal to align its internal clock. Systems with this capability are able to synchronize with one another without limitations as to their position or the total number of Systems.

Where used:
  • Synchronizing numerous channels over multiple systems
  • When requiring accurate time and position information
GPS42S features:
  • Internal GPS channel
  • NMEA and UBX Protocols available
  • 1 Hz and 4 Hz position updates
  • Time-stamping for received GPS time and position data to 5 µs resolution
  • 3.3 V antenna voltage
  • GPS internal receiver accuracy of < 3 m (9.84")
  • 1 channel SMA connector for antenna
  • Time-Pulse RMS accuracy: 30 ns
 

IRG

IRG42: Interface to IRIG, External GPS and Internal GPS

In addition to the same internal GPS functionality as described in the GPS42S, the IRG42 Module provides an additional functional unit of being able to interface to IRIG. Here IRIG-A and IRIG-B data (both analog and digital formats) are digitized by a high speed ADC and decoded. The external IRIG data is time-stamped to synchronize its data with other Modules in the same system.

The IRG42 can also be used for synchronization purposes. Here the IRG42 Module provides the System Controller with a signal to align its internal clock. Systems with this capability are able to synchronize with one another (limited only by the customer’s installed IRIG facility).

Where used:
  • Synchronization of numerous channels over multiple systems
  • When requiring time and other IRIG based information to synchronize other measurements
IRG42 features: IRIG
  • See GPS42S for more details
IRG42 features: GPS
  • Operation modes include:
    • Internal IRIG receiver mode
    • GPS receiver mode
  • IRIG formats supported:
    • A003, A133, B003, B123
  • Time-stamping of IRIG messages to 5 µs resolution
  • SMB connector for IRIG
  • SMA connector for GPS antenna
 

Digital Bus Interface

 

CAN

CAN42S: Interface to 2 Controller Area Networks (CAN)

The CAN42S provides an interfaces to 2 CAN or CAN FD (CAN with Flexible Data-Rate) busses. CAN FD is an extension of the original CAN protocol which allows for higher data bandwidth. Messages received from CAN are time-stamped to synchronize their reception with analog and digital measurements from other Modules in the system. Fully implemented features include Participate mode, Listen-Only mode, Self-Reception of sent messages and Loopback mode. The CAN42S Module provides independent channel filtering.

Where used:
  • When monitoring CAN based messages
  • When controlling CAN based devices
CAN42S features:
  • Supports Arbitration Bit Rates from 14.4 kbps to 1000 kbps
  • Supports Data Bit Rates from 14.4 kbps to 8000 kbps (single channel only), or 2000 kbps (both channels simultaneously)
  • The channels are self-powered, electrically isolated from each other and the rest of the system
  • Conforms to ISO 11898-1:2015 (“ISO CAN FD”)
  • Supports Sample Point configuration for the arbitration phase
  • 3 modes of operation:
    • Participate – actively acknowledges messages on the bus; and sends messages
    • Listen only – passively interprets messages that are sent between other nodes on the bus
    • Loopback – forms an internal virtual bus that only receives its own sent messages
  • Each CAN message received and accepted by the CAN Module is time stamped in order to synchronize the received CAN messages with the rest of the measurement data
  • Individually configurable identifier list per channel to provide acceptance filtering for all CAN messages received from the CAN bus
  • Individually configurable CAN message transmission
  • Software selectable built-in 120 Ω split termination per channel
  • Conforms to ISO 11898-1:2015 ("ISO CAN FD")
  • Two LEMO® EHG.0B.307 (7-pin) connectors
 

FLX

FLX42: Interface to FlexRay™ Network

The FLX42 Module provides an interface to connect to a FlexRay™ network for the monitoring of FlexRay™ based messages and interfacing with FlexRay™ based sensors. The FLX42 Module contains two dependent FlexRay™ channel interfaces to support either single channel or dual channel topologies. For the transmission and reception of FlexRay™ messages, selectable bit rates of 2.5, 5, 8 or 10 Mbit/s are available. The FLX42 Module provides independent channel filtering and provides status and error information to the user.

Where used:
  • When monitoring FlexRay™ based messages
  • When interfacing with FlexRay™ based sensors
FLX42 features:
  • 2 dependent channels configured as:
    • Dual Channel Device or
    • Single Channel Device (connector 2 disabled)
  • Compatible with FlexRay™ Protocol Specification V2.1A and FlexRay™ Electrical Physical Layer Specification V2.1A
  • 2 modes of operation:
    • Participate mode – active network interaction (cold start, transmission and reception of messages enabled)
    • Listen only mode – passive network interaction (no transmission or cold start, only reception of messages)
  • FlexRay™ Bit Rate Range of 2.5, 5, 8 or 10 Mbit/s
  • FlexRay™ messages are time-stamped with a sub-microsecond resolution
  • Configurable cold start
  • Software selectable 110 Ω termination per channel
  • Each channel has protection against ESD and other harmful transients
  • LEMO® 7-way EHG.0B connectors
  • 9-way D-sub connectors are provided with FLXB20 SubModules
 

ECT

ECT42: Interface to EtherCAT® Network

Data which is acquired in the QuantusSeries system can be shared synchronously with other EtherCAT® devices via the high speed Ethernet backbone using the EtherCAT® protocol and EtherCAT® system time. This data is presented along with miscellaneous parameters including units and scaling factors.

Where used:
  • Provides the ability to interface with other networked EtherCAT® slave devices within a factory, laboratory or test chamber environment
  • When acquiring data via other networked EtherCAT® slave devices
ECT42 features:
  • Supports slave-to-slave communication in passive mode
  • Conforms to EtherCAT® standards IEC 61158, ISO 15745-4 and
    SEMI E54.20
  • Supports CANopen over EtherCAT® (CoE) and Service Delivery Object (SDO) access
  • Full duplex 100-BASE-TX in upstream and downstream directions, with galvanic isolation on each interface
  • Time-stamping of data in 64-bit EtherCAT® system time
  • Distributed clocks synchronized to an absolute maximum error of 100 ns
  • Supports hot-connect and slave alias addressing for high availability
  • Cycle times across the entire EtherCAT® network less than 100 µs
  • Slave Information Interface (SII) implemented for device description
  • ERNI M12 connectors
 

Digital Audio

 

DAR

DAR42: Digital Audio Receiver

The DAR42 Module provides interfaces to receive 2 stereo AES3 digital audio streams. For synchronization between the DAR42 and external digital audio transmission equipment, the DAR42 transmits a synchronization signal which can be selected to be either an AES3 output signal (data at digital zero) or word clock signal.

Where used:
  • With measuring devices which provide an AES3 based digital audio signal, such as a digital artificial head
Features:
  • 2 stereo input channels
  • Frame rates of 44.1, 48.0, 88.2 and 96.0 kHz
  • Single AES3 or master word clock output
  • LEMO® 3-way EGG.0B connectors for AES3 input and LEMO® 3-way FAG.0B connector for synchronization output