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Signal Conditioning for Resistive Sensors: MSXB 066

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Voltage Excitation for Strain Gauges, Load Cells, RTDs, and other Resistive Sensors

Each sensor interface requires its own signal conditioning. Signal Conditioning products include the following.
Signal Conditioning Expansion for Voltage InputsMSXB 064
Signal Conditioning Expansion for Voltage Inputs – with FilteringMSXB 065
Signal Conditioning Expansion for Resistive SensorsMSXB 066
Signal Conditioning Expansion for Resistive Sensors – with FilteringMSXB 067

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DAP 5216a

DAP 5200a

DAP 5016a

DAP 5000a

DAP 4000a

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The MSXB 066 Signal Conditioning Expansion Board provides analog signal conditioning for strain gauges, load cells, RTDs, potentiometers, and other resistive sensors. MSXB 066 provides a flexible interface for quarter-bridge, half-bridge, and full-bridge sensors, with two to six wires for each sensor, with or without voltage sense feedback. A small daughterboard supports user-supplied bridge completion resistors.

Each MSXB 066 has

  • 8 differential inputs
  • jumper-selectable simultaneous sampling
  • jumper-selectable gains of
    • 20, 40, 100, 200, 500, and 1000 (for strain gauges, load cells, etc.), or
    • 1, 2, 5, 10, 25, and 50 (for RTDs, potentiometers, etc.)
  • jumper-selectable differential voltage excitation of 1.024 V, 2.048 V, and 3.072 V

Each MSXB 066 supports

  • 8 bridge sensors per board
  • one 8-pin mini-DIN connector for each sensor
  • force/sense feedback
  • sense voltage measurement

Signal Conditioning Expansion Boards are used in multichannel spectral analysis and other applications that require simultaneous acquisition of several channels. These boards eliminate the phase error introduced by sequential sampling.

The MSXB 066 Signal Conditioning Expansion Board has 8 differential input channels and 16 differential outputs to a DAP board: 8 for signals and 8 to sense the excitation voltage.

Channel Architecture allows up to 15 MSXB 066 boards to connect to a single DAP board for up to 120 channels of resistive sensor input.

The MSXB 066 provides signal conditioning expansion for Analog Backplane systems. The Signal Conditioning Expansion Board is compatible with Industrial Enclosures and the MSXB 030-01 and MSXB 031-01 Analog Backplanes. Each MSXB 066 takes two slots in an enclosure.

Industrial Enclosure Compatible Options

  • MSXB066-01 (with high gain for strain gauges, load cells, etc.)
  • MSXB066-02 (with low gain for RTDs, potentiometers, etc.)