Data Acquisition Processor (DAP) Boards
Select the data acquisition option that meets your needs
USB Data Acquisition Systems
The xDAP line of Data Acquisition Processor systems combines high performance analog interface with a speed-optimized USB host connection. Each xDAP has onboard storage for a minute of buffered data at maximum rates and autonomous sampling is controlled by a 2 GHz Intel processor. xDAP 7420 doubles the maximum per-channel sampling speed to 2M samples per second.
xDAP 7410 is an EU-qualified model that features an aggregate 8M samples per second with high-speed simultaneous sampling and new input options.
Each xDAP 7400 includes a 16-bit analog-to-digital converter running at 1 million samples per second on each of 8 channels simultaneously, for a throughput of 8 million samples per second.
PCI Data Acquisition Boards
The DAP 5400a model, a board optimized for simultaneous sampling at extreme speeds, has eight A/D converters that sample simultaneously with 14-bit resolution at 1.25M samples per second each, for a total throughput of 10 million samples per second. Or for higher speeds per channel, each board can sample each of 4 channels at 2M samples per second. The 128 MB onboard memory more than keeps up with the high sampling rate.
The DAP 5380a model – suitable for transient recorder applications – has eight A/D converters capable of high-speed simultaneous sampling at an overall throughput of 5 million samples per second. The DAP 5380a is capable of high speed data transfers to the host PC.
The DAP 5216a model adds 16-bit resolution to the capabilities of the DAP 5200a line.
The DAP 5200a model brings many real-time data acquisition and control applications within the scope of Windows systems. Its onboard 400 MHz processor provides real-time processing power for functions including smoothing, filtering, FFT, PID control, and responding to alarm conditions. The DAP 5200a also can scan high-speed data for trigger events in real time to capture pre-trigger as well as post-trigger data.
The iDSC 1816 board combines 16-bit resolution on eight simultaneous channels of data acquisition with brick-wall anti-alias filters on each channel. The board applies 8 onboard first-stage analog filters to its 8 simultaneous inputs, followed by digital filtering on two DSP chips, and this provides 96dB (sixteenth bit) stopband rejection within one quarter-octave. Performance like this really matters in sonar and in other spectral analysis applications: monitoring vibrating and rotating assemblies in the automotive, aerospace, and power generation industries, for example.
The DAP 5016a model adds 16-bit resolution to the capabilities of the DAP 5000a line.
When your application needs Pentium-powered real-time processing under Windows, choose the DAP 5000a. Even at maximum sampling rates, the combination of a fast processor with low latency allows computation in real time between samples – and on-time response for control applications. The DAP 5000a can acquire 14-bit data at up to 800k samples per second, and can convert 833k values per second on each of the two onboard analog outputs.
Use the DAP 4000a in applications that require moderate real-time processing.
The DAP 840 has all of the features needed for an entry-level data acquisition or control application with light real-time processing, and provides all of the benefits of onboard intelligence.