Geotest unveils instrumentation products

Irvine, CA - Geotest-Marvin Test Systems has added two digital input/output modules to its award-winning digital board family and upgraded its PCI/cPCI/ ISA instrumentation chassis.

By Control Engineering Staff December 13, 2002

Irvine, CA – Geotest-Marvin Test Systems has added two digital input/output modules to its award-winning digital board family and upgraded its PCI/cPCI/ ISA instrumentation chassis.

The GX5930 and GC5930 are programmable level I/O modules that provide 32 I/O channels of programmable outputs and programmable threshold inputs. They are used with applications that require custom voltages and threshold for devices other than TTL, ECL, PECL, and LVDS. They provide output signals from 0 to 9 V and capture input signals with a threshold of 0 to 9 V. The DIOEasy software package includes a virtual panel stand-alone application, driver, and on-line documentation. The virtual panel can be used to interactively control the instrument from a window that displays the current instrument settings and allows the user to control and change them. The instrument driver is provided for Microsoft Windows operating system (32 bit DLL). In addition to the driver library, various interface files provide access to the library from the user’s favorite programming tools and languages. These interface files support programming from ATEasy, Microsoft and Borland C/C++, Microsoft Visual Basic, LabView, Borland Delphi, and more.

GT7700B is a PCI/cPCI/ISA instrumentation chassis, designed specifically for automatic test systems (ATE), data acquisition, process control applications, or any other industrial application requiring the use of PC-based instrumentation. It offers the capability of combining the 3U cPCI/PXI form factor with standard PC cards such as PCI and ISA.

The CPU unit includes an Intel Pentium single-board-computer, floppy, hard disk, and CD-ROM or CD-RW drives, SVGA interface, two RS-232 ports, parallel port, and USB port. In addition three open slots for PCI/ISA cards (one PCI, one ISA, and one shared PCI/ISA) are provided. The system can be expanded to accommodate a total of 38 3U cPCI, PCI, and ISA instruments.

A subsidiary of the Marvin Group (Inglewood, CA) Geotest-Marvin Test Systems, Inc. is a global supplier of PXI and PC-based test products, systems, and solutions.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor
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