DAQ system targets high-performance applications

The isoLynx SLX100 Data Acquisition System from Dataforth Corp. (Tucson, AZ) consists of a 12-channel base system that includes an I/O controller module and optional eight- or 16-channel expansion backplanes, all of which can be panel- or DIN rail mounted. The system accepts single-channel digital or analog I/O modules, which are channel-to-channel isolated.

01/01/2003


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The isoLynx SLX100 Data Acquisition System from Dataforth Corp . (Tucson, AZ) consists of a 12-channel base system that includes an I/O controller module and optional eight- or 16-channel expansion backplanes, all of which can be panel- or DIN rail mounted. The system accepts single-channel digital or analog I/O modules, which are channel-to-channel isolated.


Modular design and the ability of all wiring to remain connected to the system when accessing I/O modules makes it especially field serviceable and upgradable. By selecting from more than 100 single-channel, SCM5B analog I/O modules, virtually any industrial signal can be interfaced to isoLynx. The modules offer

The isoLynx interfaces to many analog signals, including mV, V, mA, A, thermocouple (linearized and non-linearized), RTD, potentiometer, slidewire, strain gage, ac to true rms output, frequency, two-wire transmitter, and transducers requiring dc excitation.

Other specifications include 16-bit resolution analog input/output, a 35-kHz conversion rate, 4,000 V dc channel-to-channel and channel-to-bus digital I/O isolation, and fully protected analog inputs with continuous protection against over-voltage up to 240 V ac sustained. The isoLynx communicates on RS-232/485 serial links at up to 115.2 kbps or 10Base-T Ethernet with TCP/IP protocol. Future capabilities will add fieldbus protocols, such as Profibus, DeviceNet, and Modbus.

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  • 1,500 Vrms continuous isolation channel-to-channel and channel-to-bus

  • Input protection: 240 V ac continuous, 5 kV peak

  • Choice of more than 650 types of I/O modules

  • Fast 100 ksps A/D and D/A converters

  • Industrial operating range: -40 to 85 °C

  • Free software examples

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