United Electronic Industries DNA-CAR-550 Specifications

Shaping the future of
computer-based I/O ™
Volume 13
Industrial and embedded control,
data acquisition and logging
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Ethernet distributed I/O,
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Modbus TCP and
input/output linkage
New FLATRACK
Plus PCI • PDXI • Software
New MIL Cube
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A Letter from the President
What’s new
Welcome to our new
catalog and to UEI. For
over 20 years we have been a leading innovator
in the data acquisition and control marketplace.
Our Cube and RACKtangle I/O and new FLATRACK
chassis set the standard for high performance,
high density, rugged Ethernet and stand-alone I/O.
This catalog contains a host of new and enhanced
products. One of the major announcements in
this volume is the DNA-PPC6-1G-MIL Cube. All
connections to this new chassis are through
38999 style round connectors. Though our
existing connector technology is ultra reliable, we
recognize that 38999 connectors are preferred in
many applications and even mandated in others.
The new “MIL” Cube has also been designed to
meet various aspects of MIL-STD-461 (including
all power supply requirements.), MIL-STD-810,
and at least IP65 sealing requirements.
About UEI:
UEI’s 19,000 square foot facility in Walpole, MA.
Founded in 1990, UEI is a leader in the computerbased data acquisition and control industry.
This catalog also introduces the DNF-4-1G
FLATRACK. The new FLATRACK is a 4-slot, 1U
chassis based on RACKtangle technology but
in an ultra compact, low-profile form factor. It’s
ideal for placing I/O in 1U heights in 19” racks, or
is easily installed behind a wall or under a seat.
Of course we’re always working on new I/O boards.
The most notable new I/O board is the DNxDIO-449. This 48 channel digital input board offers
user programmable input ranges from 0 volts up
to 150 volts, AC or DC. The wide range and AC/
DC functionality make it an ideal solution for an
assortment of I/O applications. The “449” also has
built-in time stamped change-of-state detection,
making it an ideal power plant sequence of
events input.
If you don’t see a product or capability your
application requires, please don’t hesitate to
Serving customers world-wide, the company
provides the highest quality hardware, software
and services.
Our first products were ISA bus DAQ boards. PCI and
PXI boards were addedin the mid 90s and continue
as an important part of our product offering today.
In 2004, UEI introduced the PowerDNA Cube which
can be configured as an Ethernet slave, UEILogger™,
UEIPAC™, UEISIM™ or UEIModbus™. More recently,
we released our RACKtangle chassis as well as GigE
contact us with your request. Most of our new
products are based on requests from our valued
customers.
For those of you who are already UEI customers, I
thank you for your business. For those new to UEI
and investigating our offerings, I encourage you
to call or email us regarding your application. Our
applications engineering group is staffed with
data acquisition and control experts who will
answer your questions and help you configure
the ideal system for your application. We are
focused on your success and how we can make
you another happy UEI customer.
Sincerely,
Shaun Miller
President & Founder
versions of the Cube.
UEI holds a number of patents, including a patent
on a UDP protocol that allows real-time monitoring and control of our PowerDNA cubes over
Ethernet. Our products have received numerous
awards including Test and Measurement World’s
“Best in Test.”
All UEI products are developed and manufactured
in the United States.
Long Term (10 year) Availability Guarantee:
30-Day Evaluation Period:
UEI guarantees the availability of all RACKtangle/Cube series products
(including DNA, DNR, DNF, UEIPAC, UEISIM, UEILogger and UEIModbus
chassis and compatible I/O boards) for a minimum of 10 years. Unless
you are specifically notified at the time of purchase, all DNA and DNR
series products will be available for repurchase for at least 10 years. We
understand the investment you make by using our products and we ensure long-term product availability. Protecting customers from product
obsolescence issues is nothing new at UEI. We still sell ISA bus boards.
Now our excellent long-term support is backed up by our written promise. As of the printing date of this catalog, ALL RACK/Cube series products in the catalog will be available for 10+ years!
All hardware manufactured by UEI and shipped within the USA is available
for evaluation. In fact, any order for standard product with a total value less
than $10,000 is automatically covered by our 30-day evaluation policy and
may be returned within 30 days of shipment without restocking fees.
How to Order:
To order products described in this catalog, please call us at (508) 921-4600.
US customers may also order online at:
http://www.ueidaq.com/
Warranty and Support:
Contact Us:
All hardware manufactured by UEI is
warranted for two years to the original
purchaser. Any product that fails will be
repaired or replaced with the same or
similar device, at the discretion of UEI.
Warranty may be extended at the time
of purchase to five years for 10% of a
product’s cost. Technical support via
telephone/email is free to all UEI customers. The latest revision of our software is available free of charge and may
be downloaded from our web site.
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Specifications listed are subject to change without notice as we
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Featured Products
DNF-4-1G FLATRACK
DNA-PPC6-1G-MIL
New Products [Pages 25-34]
1U (1.75”) tall, four-slot chassis provides all the
performance of our standard RACKtangle in a
unique, low-profile form factor.
All the benefits and performance of our GigE
Cube platform but with 38999 style connectors
and a IP65 sealed enclosure.
See the latest I/O Boards for both
RACK and Cube Chassis
Table of Contents:
Introduction
I/O Boards for RACKtangle and Cube Chassis
Cubes or RACKtangles, Four Great Chassis Styles ................ 2
Hosted or Stand-Alone, Five Powerful Deployments ......... 3
I/O Overview .................................................................................... 25
Analog Input ............................................................................... 25-27
LVDT/RVDT/Synchro/Resolver.................................................... 27
Analog Output ............................................................................ 27-29
Digital I/O .......................................................................................... 29-31
RS-232/422/485................................................................................ 32
HDLC/SDLC Synchronous Serial ................................................ 32
CAN-Bus ............................................................................................. 32
Avionics (ARINC-429/453/708, MIL-1553, AFDX) ................. 33
Counter/Quadrature I/O .............................................................. 34
IRIG-A/B/E/G and GPS................................................................... 34
WiFi / Cell Network for the UEIPAC ............................................ 34
PowerDNA Cube/RACK/FLATRACK: I/O Chassis
Introduction and Advantages ................................................... 4-6
Application Sand& Setup Software ........................................... 8
Specifications ..................................................................................... 9
UEIPAC: Programmable Automation Controller
Introduction..................................................................................... 10
Programming .................................................................................. 11
Specifications .................................................................................. 12
Features, Applications and Ordering Guide ......................... 13
Accessories for RACKtangle and Cube Chassis
UEILogger: Stand Alone Data Logger/Recorder
Features and General Description ........................................... 14
Specifications and Ordering Guide ......................................... 15
Cables, Screw Terminal Panels, etc............................................ 34
UEISIM: Simulink/RTW I/O Target
PowerDNA Product List and Ordering Guide ........................36
I/O Ordering Guide & MTBF Specifications
Introduction .................................................................................... 16
Programming and Ordering Guide ......................................... 17
Specifications .................................................................................. 18
PCI/PDXI Bus Data Acquisition and Control Boards
UEIModbus: Modbus TCP I/O
FAQs .................................................................................................... 38-39
App Notes and White Papers .................................................. 39
Typical Applications ................................................................ 40-45
A/D and Multifunction Boards ................................................... 37
Analog Output and Digital I/O Boards .................................... 37
General Description ...................................................................... 19
Cube and RACKtangle Chassis Detail
DNR Series RACKtangle and HalfRACK Detail ................ 20-21
DNA Series PPC and GigE Cube Detail ................................... 22
MIL Series GigE Cubes with 38999 Connectivity................. 23.
DNF Series FLATRACK Detail ...................................................... 24
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Four Compact, Versatile Form Factors
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MIL series Cubes with 4 I/O slots
and military style 38999 connectivity
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The RACKtangle
The “Cube”
with 12 I/O slots (and
HalfRACK with 6 I/O slots)
(3-slot and
6-slot sizes)
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The FLATRACK with 4 I/O slots in a 1U form factor
Which is best for your application?
UEI offers a host of unique and powerful I/O chassis configurations.
Whether our Cube, RACKtangle, FLATRACK or MIL Cube chassis is
right for you is largely dependent on your application, and to a lesser extent dependent purely on your personal comfort level. We find
that many of our customers have an immediate preference, though
many others ask for guidance as to which form factor best meets
their needs.
Size and Channel Density (Channels / Cubic Inch)
In smaller systems, the Cubes and/or DNF FLATRACK are the obvious choice. As the system size increase such that it requires many
boards, the Cubes still provide a smaller footprint, but other factors
often make the RACKtangle a more desirable form factor.
Ease and Speed Of Repair and/or Re-Configuration
The RACKtangle and FLATRACK are the clear winner here. All active
electronics in a RACKtangle can be replaced in a matter of seconds.
It’s quite easy to replace a board in a Cube, though it will take between 10 and 20 minutes.
It’s important to note that all form factors use the exact same I/O
boards and offer identical performance. The only difference between a Cube and RACK I/O board is the mechanical orientation
of the backplane connector and the additional bracket required to
mount a board in the RACKtangle/FLATRACK. In addition, the GigE
compatible Cubes (with a -1G suffix) use the exact same CPU and
Network card as the RACKtangles/FLATRACKS. The software is identical regardless of whether you choose a Cube or RACKtangle, or
which version of the Cube you select. The only caveat to this note
is the UEILogger product is currently only available in the standard
DNA-PPCx series of 100Base-T (or 100Base-FX) Cubes. The UEILogger is not currently available in either RACK form factor or our GigE
based standard and MIL Cubes.
Mounting and Installation
Both form factors are easy to mount. The key difference being if
you are using 19-inch racks, the full size RACKtangle or FLATRACK is
clearly easier to use as it is has mounting brackets designed specifically for the task.
Self-Test and Diagnostics
Here the primary difference is between the GigE units (Cube and
RACKtangle) and the standard 100Base-T Cubes. All GigE based
chassis provide a rich set of diagnostic tools. All internal power supply voltages are monitored, internal temperature is monitored and
there is a second Ethernet port that can read any I/O input in the
chassis. The 100Base-T Cubes provide rudimentary self-test and diagnostics only.
The prime areas where the Cube and RACKtangle are different is described in the following sections.
Mechanical/Environmental Ruggedness.
Both the Cubes and RACKs are rugged chassis. The standard
100Base-T (and 100Base-FX) DNA-PPCx and the MIL Series Cubes
are rated from -40 °C to 85 °C, with 5g vibration and 50 g shock
specs. The GigE Cubes and RACKs are rated from -40 °C to 70 °C, with
3g vibration and 50 g shock. The DNA-FPPx Series Cubes provide a
100Base-FX interface, allowing the Cube to be mounted up to 20
km from the host PC.
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Ueilogger Product Support
The UEILogger is currently only available on the 100Base-T and
100Base-FX, Cube platforms. It would be possible to port UEILogger functionality to other platforms. If you need this support please
contact our factory and we’ll be happy to discuss it with you.
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Five Deployment and Usage Options
Tethered / Slaved to Host PC over Ethernet
application runs on host
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PowerDNA — Page 4
Stand-alone / Embedded I/O
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UEIPAC — Page 10
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UEILogger — Page 14
Simulink / HIL
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UEISIM — Page 16
Modbus TCP I/O
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UEIModbus — Page 19
Linux application runs on Cube/RACKtangle
Stand-alone Data Logger
application created on PC, runs stand-alone on Cube
application created in Simulink runs on Cube/RACKtangle
application runs on host PC
Five System Configurations:
UEILogger: Applications that require only data logging are easily
accomplished with our UEILogger without requiring a host PC. This
configuration provides one of the most compact, rugged, and high
performance data loggers available anywhere. You create your application on a high-level, intuitive GUI tool which we provide for Windows platforms. Once your logging application is created, you download it to the UEILogger, disconnect it from your PC and are free to
place it in location. After the data is acquired, you either reconnect
to your PC via Ethernet, or simply remove the SD card and read the
data directly.
UEI’s Cube and RACKtangle systems may be deployed in a wide variety
of configurations. They will function as I/O slaves under control of a host
PC, may be run as fully stand-alone data loggers or embedded controllers, or can be run as a hybrid, running applications locally, but taking
direction from, or sharing data with a host PC on the network.
PowerDNA: Our PowerDNA series chassis act as I/O slaves to a host
computer. They perform the various tasks the host commands. This
configuration works well in both data acquisition and control applications. In PowerDNA mode, the software can run on all popular operating systems including Windows,® Linux®, QNX,® VxWorks® and more. We
also support all popular application software including MATLAB®, LabVIEWTM, DASYLab® and more.
UEISIM: The UEISIM is designed to run your Simulink models on real
I/O. First you build a standard Simulink application. Next you generate
code using Mathworks’ Embedded Coder–previously known as RealTime Workshop (RTW). Then you compile the code with the UEIPAC/
SIM as the target. You can run your models stand-alone or under supervisory control of the host PC.
UEIPAC: When a small, stand-alone embedded controller or data
logger is required, the UEIPAC is the ideal solution. Programmed in
a standard Linux operating system, the UEIPAC provides remarkable
performance, flexibility and power all in a compact package. Build
your application on a Linux PC, or a Windows PC using Cygwin. Once
developed, compile your code and download it to the UEIPAC. From
there it runs fully stand-alone, and/or you may keep the UEIPAC on
your network to provide updates to your host. The UEIPAC is also frequently used as a local control node tied to a host PC. In this mode,
the UEIPAC executes the local applications as directed by the host.
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UEIModbus: If you’re looking for a small, rugged I/O system to run
from your Modbus TCP host PC, a Cube, or RACKtangle or FLATRACK
I/O system is the perfect solution. The UEIModbus is compatible with
all popular Modbus host applications and software.
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PowerDNx Cubes and RACKs
PowerDNA Cube
PowerDNA Cube
w/100Base-T or FX
w/Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet DAQ and Control I/O Chassis:
 Over 50 I/O boards available
 Gigabit, 100Base-T and 100Base-FX standard Ethernet
interfaces. (GigE Cubes have dual Ethernet ports selectable
FLATRACK™
as separate control/diagnostic ports or teamed/bonded as a
redundant network interface.)
MIL series Cube
Inter-Cube sync interface
Rugged and compact
Powerful built-in diagnostics
Real-time: 1000 I/O scans in < 250 microseconds
Complete Windows and Linux support
RTOS support including QNX, VxWorks, RTX and more
LabVIEW™, MATLAB®, DASYLab™ support and more
Ideal replacement for hard-to-maintain VME (with or
without Reflective Memory) systems
 10+ year availability GUARANTEED!
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PowerDNR HalfRACK™
PowerDNR RACKtangle™
General Description:
The PowerDNA (Distributed Networked Automation) Cube, DNR
RACKtangles and DNF FLATRACKS are compact, rugged, Ethernet-based data acquisition and control chassis. Programs and applications running on a host PC receive data from input (or I/O)
boards within the chassis and write data to output channels. I/O
boards may be installed in any combination, allowing the Cubes/
RACKs to be precisely matched to your system requirements. With
over 50 different I/O boards available, there is sure to be a perfect
solution for your application. DNA series Cubes and DNR/DNF
series RACKS are ideally suited for a wide variety of simulation, industrial, aerospace, and laboratory DAQ and control applications.
Cubes are developed with horizontally installed boards that are
commonly referred to as layers. The Core Module occupies the
top portion (top two layers) of the Cube and provides the CPU,
Ethernet Network Interface Controller (NIC), indicator lights, timing/trigger interface, configuration ports and internal power supply. It’s the brains of the Cube and controls the unit’s operations.
The remainder of the Cube is dedicated to I/O slots or layers.
These slots are populated with the I/O modules that are selected
to match your process or test application. With over 50 different
I/O boards available, we’re sure to have just what your application
requires (Please see pages 25-34 for more details on I/O boards).
Selecting between Cube or RACK chassis is often based as much
on personal preference as actual application requirements. Their
capabilities are very similar, though there are some differences
that may make one or the other clearly more appropriate. Before
describing the differences, it is important to point out that the
three form factors are identical electronically from a user software
point of view. The selection of Cube versus RACKtangle is typically based on mechanical, and ease of maintenance issues.
PowerDNA cubes offer a wide variety of mounting options.
A flange kit is available for both standard and MIL Cubes to be
mounted to a wall or other flat surface. Rack kits and DIN Rail
kits are available to allow mounting in 19” racks or on DIN rails,
respectively. For portable applications, there is even an attachéstyle carrying case that will safely hold a cube, its power supply,
cables and screw terminal panels .
DNR Series RACKtangles and DNF FLATRACKS
RACKtangle and FLATRACK chassis have the advantage when it
comes to reconfigurability, maintenance and installation in standard 19” racks. The more conventional, front loading, slide-in installation of RACK I/O boards greatly simplifies reconfiguring your
I/O system. Cubes are not difficult to reconfigure, but it will take
10-20 minutes to reconfigure a cube, while less than 30 seconds
in a RACKtangle. The backplane within the rack contains no active electronic components, ensuring the rack itself has an almost
unlimited MTBF. It also means all active components are on easily replaceable I/O modules, offering an extremely short MTTR in
critical applications. Finally, though the cubes can be mounted in
19” racks, the RACKtangle chassis is ready to rack mount without
any additional mounting hardware or effort.
PowerDNA Cubes
DNA series Cubes are smaller, and more rugged than the various
RACK alternatives. Also, the CUBE platform is the only chassis offered that utilizes military style 38999 connectivity. The size advantage is fairly obvious, and particularly when the application
requires only a few I/O boards. A three-slot Cube is approximately
4” × 4” × 4” and is easily mounted in small spaces such as in engine
compartments, aircraft wheel wells or behind instrument panels.
The Cube is also an ideal OEM form factor as it is easy to embed inside your product. The standard 100Base-T Cubes are also somewhat more rugged than the RACKs and are rated from -40 °C to
+85 °C, at 5 g vibration and up to 100 g shock. Special versions
have even been tested to altitudes of greater than 120,000 feet.
The GigE cubes and DNR and DNF series RACK chassis are rated
from -40 °C to +70 °C, 3 g vibration and 50 g shock.
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General Description (continued):
The DNR-12-1G chassis provides twelve I/O slots while the smaller Regardless of form factor, the GigaBit Ethernet-based chassis proDNR-6-1G provides six and the DNF-4-1G FLATRACK offers four. vide two separate GigE ports. One is designated as the primary, or
All three provide identical electrical performance and offer an control port, while the other resides at a different IP address and
8347 PowerPC CPU, two Ethernet network interfaces, indicator is designated as the diagnostic port. This two-port configuration
lights, timing/trigger interface, configuration ports, backplane allows system monitoring and diagnostic checks by a computer
buffer and power supply. The bulk of the rack is dedicated to the other than the host. To go along with the diagnostic ports, GigaI/O slots. These slots are populated with I/O boards selected to Bit-based chassis also include a wide variety of built-in diagnostic
match your application. With
tools. Included in these tools
over 50 different I/O boards
are the ability to measure all
32-bit 66-MHz bus
available, we’re sure to have
internal power supply voltjust what your application
ages, monitor internal chassis
RTC
requires.
temperature and check the
FLASH
1000-BASE-T
operating state of all cooling
MII
PHY
RJ-45
The RACKtangle is an excelfans. A block diagram of the
DDR2
FPGA
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MII
GigaBit-based chassis is proPHY
RJ-45
PPC 8347
VME-based systems. As more
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and more VME vendors are
decommisioning data acquiRather than providing a secPower In
DC/DC
USB 2.0
USB 2.0
SD Card
RS-232
sition and control I/O boards,
ond IP address, 100Base-T
9-36V DC Input
many customers are being
and 100Base-FX-based cubes
forced to consider alternative
include a single point, EthFigure One: Gigabit Chassis block diagram
platforms. The DNR series is
ernet switch. This allows the
not only new, ensuring long-term availability, its 3U chassis has cubes to be daisy chained to each other, or to other Ethernet
the distinct advantage of offering equivalent performance in devices without requiring an external Ethernet switch or router.
one-half the rack space of a typical 6U VME rack. Don’t forget, all A block diagram of the 100Base-T and 100Base-FX is provided in
of our Cube and RACKtangle products are supported by UEI’s 10- Figure Two.
year, Long-Term Availability Guarantee!
A variety of Ethernet-based communication “modes” provide
The DNR/DNF racks offer a wide variety of mounting options. The the interface between the host PC and the Cube or RACKtangle.
standard 3U racks are provided with rubber feet, which make the Largely transparent to the user and fully compliant with standard
RACKtangles ideal for desk or
Ethernet operation, these
table top applications. Flange
communications modes have
Power In
4 MB Flash
128 MB DDRAM
brackets included with the 9-36V DC Input
been optimized for certain
DC/DC
RACKs may be installed on
application types. The first
the front of the DNR-12 rack Power Out
is simple, single point, proallowing it to be installed
grammed I/O. This mode is
in any standard 19” rack (3U RJ-45 or SC
simple and is suitable for most
height). The flange brackets
systems where high speed or
Control
Freescale
NIC
Logic
may also be mounted on the
precise sample timing are not
PowerPC
rear of any RACK allowing RJ-45 or SC
required. The second mode is
them to be mounted directly
the ACB (Advanced Circular
Isolation
on a wall, on the back of a
Buffer). In ACB mode, data is
1 In/1 Out
NEMA enclosure, or on any
written to and/or read from
Synchronization
Status LEDs
RS-232
SD
flat surface. Extended brackbuffers on the I/O boards
ets are also available that rerather than directly to/from
Figure Two: 100Base-T/FX Chassis block diagram
cess the DNR or DNF RACK an
the Ethernet port. ACB mode
additional four inches allowis preferred for high speed
ing field wiring to be routed behind the 19” Rack’s front panel. The acquisition/control or where precise sample timing is required,
six slot DNR-6-1G also provides a helpful top-mounted handle to as the buffers are large enough to ensure data is never lost due
enhance its portability.
to Ethernet timing latencies. The third mode is DMAP. In DMAP
mode, Cubes use our patented DAQBIOS Ethernet protocol to enHost Communications
sure deterministic real-time performance and achieve sub-milliRACKtangle and FLATRACK chassis connect to the host PC via
second response times across more than 1,000 I/O (analog and/
standard Gigabit 1000Base-T Ethernet (100/10Base-T compator digital) points. Finally, there are two high-speed VMAP messagible). Cubes are available with Gigabit, 100Base-T AND 100Baseing modes that allow real-time performance when transferring
FX fiber connectivity.
data to and from any of the communications I/O boards (e.g., the
ARINC-429, MIL-STD-1553 or CAN-bus interface).
MAC
32-bit 66-MHz bus
MAC
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Power DNA/DNR Advantages:
General Description (continued):
I/O boards
DNR/DNF series RACKs and DNA series Cubes are compatible with a
wide variety of I/O boards, currently numbering over 50. Cube and
RACK I/O boards are electronically identical and differ only in connector type and mechanical configuration. All I/O boards are electrically isolated from both the chassis in which they are installed, as
well as all other boards within the chassis. All connections are made
via standard 37- and 62-pin “D” connectors on standard chassis and
through 38999s on the DNA-PPC6-1G-MIL, so building a custom cable is never a problem. Easy-to-use screw terminal panels are available for all boards, and special function boards such as the ICP/IEPE,
and MIL-1553 interfaces include interface boards/cables with the
standard coaxial connections.
Easy to Configure and Deploy
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True Real-Time Performance
 <250 µsec updates guaranteed with 1000 I/O
 Up to 6 million samples per second (GigE)
 Use QNX, RTX, RTAI Linux, VxWorks and more
Easily Distributed with Flexible Connectivity
 Cubes offer 100Base-T, 100Base-FX or Gigabit Ethernet
 RACKs offer Gigabit Ethernet with built-in diagnostic port
 GigE chassis have dual Ethernet ports will operate as Control/diagnostic port, or teamed/bonded for redundant network control.
I/O boards may be used in any combination, meaning a 12-slot
RACKtangle has over 2x1020 combinations. In addition to standard
analog and digital input and output boards, UEI offers; ARINC-429,
MIL-1553, CAN, RVDT/LVDT (input and simulated output), Synchro/
Resolver (input and simulated output), RS-232/422/485, strain
gauge simulated output, Quadrature encoder, high voltage analog
output (up to 115 VDC), high drive analog output (up to 200 mA)
and much more. UEI’s popular Guardian series boards provide a
host of powerful diagnostics and have been extremely popular in
simulator applications as well as other applications requiring high
system up-time and maintainability.
Compact Size:
Cubes; (up to 150 A/D, 192 D/A, 288 DIO, 48 Serial ports per cube!)
 4.1” x 4.0” x 4.0” provides 3 I/O slots
 4.1” x 4.0” x 5.8” provides 6 I/O slots
 4.1” x 4.0” x 6.75” provides 4 I/O slots and 38999 connectors
RACKtanlges; (up to 300 A/D, 384 D/A, 576 DIO, 96 Serial ports per RACK!)
 12 I/O slots in a standard 3U rack mount chassis
 6 I/O slots in a 10.5” x 5.75” x 5.25” HalfRACK
 4 I/O slots in a standard 1U FLATRACK
Software
No system is complete without software. The DNA/DNR/DNF series is supported by all the popular versions of Windows, Linux and
Real-time operating systems. Our UEIDAQ Framework provides a
simple and universal API and supports all common programming
languages. The Cube is also fully supported by an extensive array of
application packages, including LabVIEW, MATLAB, DASYLab and
more. Please see pages 7-8 for a more detailed description of the
PowerDNx software.
Low Power:
 RACKs and GigE cubes require <10 watts (not including I/O)
 100Base-T cubes require < 4 watts (not including I/O)
Rugged and Industrial:
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Whether your application requires a few I/O channels or many
thousands, the DNA Cubes and DNR/DNF RACKs will provide an
ideal solution. The Cube’s unique combination of flexibility, compact size, mechanical and electrical ruggedness, and ease of use is
unparalleled. The new DNA-PPC6-1G-MIL and it’s 38999 conectors
bring the Cube concept to applications that require the popular
38999 style connectors. The RACKs are compact (3U or 1U), rugged
Ethernet I/O chassis in a more conventional form factor.
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Windows, Linux, RTX , VxWorks and QNX operating systems
VB, VB .NET, C, C#, C++, J#
MATLAB, LabVIEW, DASYLab, OPC and ActiveX support
EPICS (Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System)
Nagios computer system monitoring support
• VME system replacement
• Bridge and tunnel monitoring
• Nuclear plant and power station simulators
• Sequence of events recorders
• Wind tunnel control and monitoring
• Solar and wind power generation control/monitoring
• Dynamometer control
• Airframe structural test
• Jet engine test stands
• Environmental chamber monitoring and control
• Machine health monitoring
• Plus many, many more!
• Flight simulators
• Aerospace test
• Land and ground vehicle simulators
• In-Vehicle test
• Environmental/HVAC control
• Vehicle NVH testing
• Machine control
• Medical equipment
• Offshore monitoring and control
• Power generation monitoring and control
• Semiconductor manufacturing
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Solid aluminum construction
100Base-T Cubes operation tested from -40 °C to +85 °C
GigE Cubes and RACKs operation tested from -40 °C to +70 °C
Vibration tested to 3 g, (100Base-T cubes to 5 g)
Shock tested to 50 g (operating), 100 g for Cubes
Outstanding Software Support
Typical Applications:
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Over 50 different I/O boards available
Built-in signal conditioning
Standard COTS products and delivery
10-year guaranteed availability
Upgradable to UEIPAC and UEISIM configurations
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Software support for all popular languages, operating systems and applications:
DAQ hardware at no charge. It is available for download from the
UEI website.
Whether using our DNA Cubes, DNR/DNF RACKs (or PowerDAQ PCI
and PDXI boards), programming your data acquisition and control
system has never been easier.
Linux, QNX, VxWorks, InTime and other RTOS.
UEI offers extensive drivers/support for Linux and all popular
Real-time Operating Systems, including QNX, InTime, VxWorks,
and RTAI Linux. These are factory developed and supported drivers. Though many DAQ firms have ignored the Linux/RTOS market,
or relegated their support to unofficial user forums, UEI provides
complete drivers for their data-acquisition hardware, including
factory support. All Linux drivers as well as those for most RTOS are
included with the product and are available for download on our
web site. There is a small charge for QNX and VxWorks drivers.
Windows up to Windows 8 (including 64-bit)
Based on Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) techniques, the UEIDAQ Framework library uses the same API for the Cube, RACKtangle
and PowerDAQ board families. The Framework dramatically reduces the amount of code you’ll need to write in order to complete
your data-acquisition and control applications. The Framework library comes with bindings for all major programming languages
and DAQ/control applications including MATLAB, LabVIEW and
DASYLab. Our library adds simulated hardware that allows you to
test-drive our software (or start developing your application) without any DAQ hardware. The UEIDAQ library is included with all UEI
Visit www.ueidaq.com/download today to
download and “test-drive” our software!
WINDOWS: 32/64-bit XP, Vista, 7
[Hosted Systems]
UEIDAQ Framework Library Architecture
Supported Platforms
Bindings
Visual Basic 6
Borland
Delphi / C++
Excel
Agilent VEE
ActiveX
C/C++
LINUX & REALTIME
Operating Systems/Extensions
VB.NET
C# / J#
QNX
Linux
RTX
VxWorks
OPC
.NET
INtime
DASYLab
LabWindows/CVI
Java
MATLAB
LabVIEW
RealTime Embedded Systems
Supported Platforms
Linux [w/Xenomai]
UEIDAQ API
PowerDAQ
PowerDAQ Driver
PCI
PXI
Simulation
Devices
Simulink
VxWorks*
*Contact factory for more information
PowerDNA
PowerDNA Driver
Cubes and RACKs can run standalone with a Linux OS. Please see
the UEIPAC on pages 10-13 for more
info on this powerful platform!
Ethernet
EPICS:
Reflective Memory / ScramNet Replacement
EPICS (Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System) is a very
popular software interface in many high-energy physics laboratories. UEI’s EPICS software allows you to run your Cube or RACK as
a CAS (Channel Access Server), allowing you to configure any I/O
input or output as a PV (Process Variable). This support is provided
for both PowerDNA and UEIPAC based systems. EPICS support is included with our standard software distribution and is included in
the price of the hardware.
UEI’s Cubes and RACKs are ideal replacements for aging reflective
memory or SCRAMnet based systems. Our DMAP/VMAP Ethernet
protocols ensure real-time transfer of the I/O data between the
RACK and your host without special RM/SN hardware. If your application also requires host-to-host data sharing, we recommend a
third-party DDS. These products allow data sharing among PCs over
a standard Ethernet link rather than requiring expensive, dedicated
Reflective Memory hardware. We have fully tested our systems with
PrismTech’s OpenSplice™ and RTI Connext™ DDS packages.
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Diagnostic and set-up software
Session Manager
Session Manager is a diagnostic tool that allows you to configure and test
I/O boards and display input data on a simple chart recorder GUI. Session
manager allows you to test AC power and dynamic aspects of your system
not available in PowerDNA Explorer.
UEI’s PowerDNx systems provide outstanding operating system, programming language and application package support, but that is far from the
end of the story. All UEI Cubes and RACKs also include a host of helpful and
powerful system setup, diagnostics and test software.
PowerDNA Explorer
PowerDNA explorer is the primary diagnostic and system setup tool and is
available in both Windows and Linux. Explorer is based on a very straightforward GUI that allows you to perform the following tasks.
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Spectrum Analyzer
Spectrum Analyzer is an easy-to-use tool that allows you to set up and read
analog inputs at high sample rates. The data is then displayed real-time on
an oscilloscope GUI. Click a single tab and the display switches from time
domain to frequency domain and a real-time plot of the FFT is depicted.
Scan the network for Cube/RACKs and identify those attached.
Connect to the Cube/RACK and verify proper Ethernet connectivity.
Determine the Revision level of the Cube/RACK as well as all I/O boards
installed and create a text file of the information.
Update the Cube or RACK firmware.
Test I/O board‘s functionality by reading inputs and writing outputs.
Read all power supply voltages and input current as well as internal
temperatures on GigE Cubes and RACKs.
Display the I/O connector Pinout of all I/O boards installed.
Set I/O board input and output ranges, store the settings, retrieve the
settings and provide the info in an external text file. Allows you to
easily test each I/O point in a system with the appropriate ranges and
document those ranges for future usage.
Excel Add-In
Intended primarily as a diagnostics and PowerDNA test tool, the Excel Addin allow you to set up applications within Excel itself and acquire data directly into the spreadsheet. The Excel setup GUI is quite straightforward though
is limited in that it will only acquire data from a single board at a time.
Nagios® Sup The UEI software suite now includes support for Nagios IT infrastructure monitoring tools. This tool provides high-level system diagnostics
allowing users to spot problems before they cause a problem and quickly
solve those problems that do occur.
PowerDNA Explorer confirms proper connection as well as
displaying power supply voltages and internal temperatures
of GigE Cubes and RACKtangles.
Explorer also serves as a diagnostic tool with I/O boards
showing the slot selected and I/O board pin-out. You may
also test the inputs/outputs with a live read/write.
Ordering Guide:
Part Number
DNA-PPC5
DNA-PPC8
DNA-FPPC5
DNA-FPPC8
DNA-PPC5-1G
DNA-PPC8-1G
DNA-PPC6-1G-MIL
DNF-4-1G
DNR-6-1G
DNR-12-1G
Description (Includes Chassis, Power Supply, Ethernet and Serial cables and software CD)
100Base-T 3-slot I/O Cube, PowerPC CPU, sync interface, (upgradable to UEIPAC/UEILogger/UEISIM/UEIModbus)
100Base-T 6 slot I/O Cube, PowerPC CPU, sync interface, (upgradable to UEIPAC/UEILogger/UEISIM/UEIModbus)
100Base-FX fiber-based I/O Cube, 3 I/O slots, PowerPC CPU, sync interface, (upgradable to UEIPAC/UEISIM/UEIModbus)
100Base-FX fiber-based I/O Cube, 6 I/O slots, PowerPC CPU, sync interface, (upgradable to UEIPAC/UEISIM/UEIModbus)
Gigabit Ethernet Cube, 3 I/O slots, PowerPC CPU, sync interface, (upgradable to UEIPAC/UEISIM/UEIModbus configuration)
Gigabit Ethernet Cube, 6 I/O slots, PowerPC CPU, sync interface, (upgradable to UEIPAC/UEISIM/UEIModbus configuration)
Gigabit Ethernet Cube, 4 I/O slots, 38999 connectors, PowerPC CPU, sync interface, (upgradable to other configurations)
Gigabit Ethernet 1U FLATRACK, 4I/O slots, PowerPC CPU, sync interface, (upgradable to other configurations)
Gigabit Ethernet RACKtangle, 6 I/O slots, PowerPC CPU, sync interface, (upgradable to UEIPAC/UEISIM/UEIModbus)
Gigabit Ethernet RACKtangle, 12 I/O slots, PowerPC CPU, sync interface, (upgradable to UEIPAC/UEISIM/UEIModbus)
For I/O boards (layers), see pages 25-37. For accessories including cables, screw terminal boards and mounting options, see page 35.
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Computer Interface
Primary Ethernet Port
Diagnostic Port
Daisy chain output
Optional Interface
Config/Serial Port
USB Port
Sync
PPCx series Cubes
10/100Base-T, RJ-45 connector
not applicable
10/100Base-T, RJ-45 connector
100Base-FX Fiber(single or multi mode)
RS-232, 9-pin “D”
not supported
DNA-SYNC-1G series cables and boards
provide system clock or trigger synchronization
PPCx-1G series GigE Cubes
10/100/1000Base-T, RJ-45 connector
10/100/1000Base-T, RJ-45 connector
n/a
n/a
RS-232, 9-pin “D”
USB 2.0
DNA-SYNC-1G series cables and boards
provide both clock and trigger sync signals
RACKtangle Chassis
10/100/1000Base-T, RJ-45 connector
10/100/1000Base-T, RJ-45 connector
n/a
n/a
RS-232, 9-pin “D”
USB 2.0
DNA-SYNC-1G series cables and boards
provide both clock and trigger sync signals
All DNA-series boards
All DNA-series boards
All DNR-series boards (DNF for FLATRACK)
Freescale MPC5200, 400 MHz, 32-bit
128 MB
(64 MB available for application SW)
Freescale 8347, 400 MHz, 32-bit
128 MB
(64 MB available for application SW)
Freescale 8347, 400 MHz, 32-bit
128 MB
(64 MB available for application SW)
Memory (Flash)
SD card interface
USB drive interface
Host Communications
Distance from host
Ethernet data transfer
rate
Analog data transfer rate
4 MB (0 MB available to user SW)
SD cards up to 32 GB
n/a
32 MB (16 MB available to user SW)
SD cards up to 4 GB
Standard USB 2.0 port
32 MB (16 MB available to user SW)
SD cards up to 4 GB
Standard USB 2.0 port
100 meters max, CAT5 cable
2 megabyte per second
100 meters max, CAT5 cable
20 megabyte per second
100 meters max, CAT5 cable
20 megabyte per second
up to 1 megasample per sec
(16-bit samples)
>6 megasample per second. Capable of
up to 6 megasample per sec
sustained transfer in any cube configuration (16-bit samples)
DMAP I/O mode
update 1000 I/O channels
< 1 millisecond, guaranteed
updß 500 micro second, guaranteed
I/O Board Support
Series supported
Processor/system
CPU
Memory (RAM)
(analog and/or digital)
(analog and/or digital)
Physical Dimensions / Weight
3 I/O slots
PPC5: 4.1” x 4.0” x 4.0” / 1.5 lbs.
4 I/O slots
n/a
6 I/O slots
PPC8: 4.1” x 4” x 5.8” / 1.8 lbs.
12 I/O slots
n/a
Environmental
Electrical Isolation
350 Vrms
Temp (operating)
-40 °C to 85 °C
Temp (storage)
-40 °C to 100 °C
Cooling Fan
Optional, suggested for application
where total Cube power dissipation
exceeds 15 watts
Humidity
0 to 95%, non-condensing
Vibration
(IEC 60068-2-64)
10–500 Hz, 5 g (rms), Broad-band
random
(IEC 60068-2-6)
10–500 Hz, 5 g, Sinusoidal
Shock
(IEC 60068-2-27)
100 g, 3 ms half sine, 18 shocks at 6
orientations;
30 g, 11 ms half sine, 18 shocks at 6
orientations
Altitude
70,000 feet (special version to 120,000’)
Power Requirements
Voltage
9 - 36 VDC (115/220 VAC adaptor
included)
Power
3.5 Watts (not including I/O boards)
Reliability
MTBF
>300,000 hours
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update 1000 I/O channels
< 500 microsecond, guaranteed
(analog and/or digital)
PPC5-1G: 4.1” x 5.0” x 4.0” / 1.8 lbs.
PPC6-1G-MIL: 5.25” x 6.75” x 6.0”/ 4.5 lbs.
PPC8-1G: 4.1” x 5.0” x 5.8” / 2.3 lbs.
n/a
n/a
DNF-4-1G: 1.75” x 7.5” x 16.5” / 3.0 lbs.
DNR-6-1G: 5.25” x 6.2” x 10.5” / 3.9 lbs.
DNR-12-1G: 5.25” x 6.2” x 17.5” / 5.5 lbs.
350 Vrms
-40 °C to 70 °C
-40 °C to 85 °C
Included. Fan is automatically controlled
and runs only when internal cube temperature exceeds 40 °C.
0 to 95%, non-condensing
350 Vrms
-40 °C to 70 °C
-40 °C to 85 °C
Included. Fan is automatically controlled
and runs only when internal RACK temperature exceeds 40 °C
0 to 95%, non-condensing
10–500 Hz, 3 g (rms), Broad-band random 10–500 Hz, 3 g (rms), Broad-band random
10–500 Hz, 3 g, Sinusoidal
10–500 Hz, 3 g, Sinusoidal
50 g, 3 ms half sine, 18 shocks at 6 orientations;
30 g, 11 ms half sine, 18 shocks at 6
orientations
70,000 feet, maximum
50 g, 3 ms half sine, 18 shocks at 6 orientations;
30 g, 11 ms half sine, 18 shocks at 6
orientations
70,000 feet, maximum
9 - 36 VDC (115/220 VAC adaptor
included)
6.9 Watts (not including I/O boards)
9 - 36 VDC (115/220 VAC adaptor
included) DNF has AC and DC versions
10 Watts (not including I/O boards)
>160,000 hours
>130,000 / 160,000 hrs DNR-12 / DNR-6
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UEIPAC 2.0 Cubes and RACKs
Programmable Automation Controllers
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Powerful stand-alone embedded controller
Flexible, compact and rugged
Standard Linux OS (2.6.x Kernel)
Xenomai RTOS support
Program in C on Linux
Eclipse IDE support
New: EPICS CAS software included
New: Web/HTML/HTML5 Web Socket interface support.
Flexible: Over 50 I/O boards available
SD card and/or USB-based disk
 Gigabit, 100Base-T and 100Base-FX Ethernet interfaces.
(GigE Cubes have dual Ethernet ports selectable as separate control/
diagnostic ports or teamed/bonded as a redundant interface.)
 WiFi / GSM / GPS support (see DNA-CAR-550)
 High speed PID loops (e.g., 8 channels > 20 kHz)
The UEIPAC is available on all Cube
and RACK platforms!
General Description:
The UEIPAC offers an unprecedented combination of flexibility,
high performance, low cost and small size. The unit is an ideal
solution in a wide variety of measurement and control applications including: Temperature control, Remote vehicle control
(UAV, USV, and ULV), Hardware in-the-loop (HIL) and more. The
UEIPAC is also an ideal solution for a host of embedded DAQ applications as it allows systems to be developed without the cost
or the additional space required by an external host computer.
Xenomai Real-Time OS support greatly enhances the PAC’s capabilities in control environments.
The UEIPAC is an ideal solution in
applications that require a standalone controller than runs independent of any host PC. It is also a great
choice as a local controller connected to a supervisory host or as
a local data accumulator that feeds
processed data to a host PC.
RVDT, synchro/resolver, counter/timer, quadrature encoder input and more. With over 50 different I/O boards available there
is sure to be a configuration perfect for your application.
The UEIPAC is rugged and robust. The standard UEIPAC cubes
are tested from -40° to +85° C, at 100 g shock, 5 g vibration and
altitudes up to 120,000 feet and is tough enough for the most
challenging applications. All I/O is fully isolated from the controller so the UEIPAC is largely immune to the glitches and spikes
so commonly seen in the grounds of
an industrial environment.
Hardware Block Diagram: (UEIPAC 300/600)
The UEIPAC offers a PowerPC processor running a standard (2.6.x) Linux
DC/DC
9-36V DC Input
OS kernel. Flash memory contains
Power Out
the OS Kernel and drivers for the
I/O boards. The CPU board provides
RJ-45 or SC
an SD Card slot, Ethernet interface,
NIC & Single
Control
Freescale
Inter-cube trigger/sync interface,
port switch
Logic
PowerPC
RJ-45 or SC
RS-232 serial port, power supply
The UEIPAC 300 is 4” x 4” x 4” and
inputs and a variety of annunciator
Isolation
offers three I/O slots. The UEIPAC
LEDs. The file system which is con1 In/1 Out
SD Card for
Status LEDs
RS-232
Synchronization
600 is slightly larger at 4” x 4” x 5.8”
tained on the SD card, includes the
local files
but provides six I/O slots and allows
other components of the operating
up to 150 analog inputs or 288 DIO
system such as libraries, utilities, init
channels. GigE versions of the UEIPAC Cubes are designated as script and daemons. The GigE Cubes and RACKS provide a USB
the UEIPAC 300-1G and UEIPAC 600-1G. The new UEIPAC 400- 2.0 port usable with external hard drives or memory sticks.
MIL provides 4 I/O slots and offers MIL 38999 connectors and is
fully sealed. The RACKtangle-based UEIPAC 1200R and UEIPAC As compared to a host PC based system, the UEIPAC allows for
600R offer 12 and 6 slots respectively in a front-loading rack a smaller, faster, more reliable and higher performance system.
configuration. Finally, the UEIPAC400F offers four I/O slots in It also eliminates the cost of the dedicated host PC and guaranan ultra compact, 1U form factor. The UEIPAC uses the same I/O tees long term availability of the identical hardware. This is critiboards as our popular PowerDNA family and includes analog in- cal when certifying products through FAA, CE or FDA etc.
put (with up to 24 bit resolution), analog output, digital I/O, Se- Using the UEIPAC, Linux (Fedora, Suse, etc.) applications writrial and CAN communications, ARINC-429, MIL-STD-1553, LVDT/ ten on your PC in C or C++ are deployed on the cube and run
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4 MB Flash holds
Kernel, Drivers & FW
128 MB DDRAM
32-bit 66-MHz bus
Power In
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General Description: (continued)
fully stand-alone. You may also develop your application on a
Windows PC using the Cygwin environment. You are also free to
develop in the popular Eclipse IDE.
The UEIPAC is now supported by the Eclipse IDE. Programmers may
now take advantage of the many powerful Eclipse tools to build
their UEIPAC applications.
Your application runs as a regular Linux process giving you access to the standard POSIX API provided by the GNU C runtime
library (glibc) as well as any other library that can be compiled
for Linux (for e.g., libxml, libaudio file).
New software provided with the UEIPAC includes an EPICS (Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System) Channel Access
Server (CAS). Our new LibSharedData software allows easy connection of the UEIPAC to HTML/HTML5 browsers via Web Sockets
or other PCs via TCP/IP Sockets.
Whether your application requires a few I/O channels or a few
thousand, the UEIPAC is an ideal solution. The UEIPAC’s unique
combination of Linux operating system, real-time Xenomai support, I/O flexibility, compact size, mechanical and electrical ruggedness, and ease of use is unparalleled.
UEIPAC Linux TK Programmer’s Toolkit
The Eclipse IDE debug screen.
The programmer’s toolkit provides the software tools necessary to create an embedded application targeting Linux on the
UEIPAC’s PowerPC processor. This includes most popular versions of Linux such as Fedora and Suse. The development environment runs on a Linux PC or in the Cygwin environment
on a Windows PC. The UEIPAC is also supported by the popular
Eclipse IDE. Applications requiring hard real-time functionality
are possible using the Xenomai Linux extension.
The UEIPAC development environment includes:
• GCC to cross-compile an application targeting the
UEIPAC PPC module
• GNU toolchain tools such as make
• Standard Linux libraries such as glibc
• UEIPAC library for the various I/O boards/devices
The UEIPAC Linux TK is not included with the UEIPAC and must
be purchased as a separate item. Only one Linux toolkit must be
purchased, regardless of the number of UEIPAC systems you will
deploy.
A typical Eclipse IDE run-time screen.
New Software Support
The toolkit uses the same API as our popular PowerDNA Cubes,
allowing you to reuse existing programs that were designed to
run with a PowerDNA Cube over the network. This allows you to
develop your application on your desktop, working directly with
a “slaved” PowerDNA Cube. Once you are satisfied with your system, you may port the programs to run directly on the UEIPAC
Cube with few modifications.
EPICS: (Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System) is
popular standard in high-energy physics laboratories. Our new
EPICS server provides the source code to set up the UEIPAC as an
EPICS CAS (Channel Access Server), allowing you to configure any
I/O input or output as a PV (Process Variable).
Web Browser Interface: Our new LibSharedData API/library
allows easy connection of the UEIPAC to HTML/HTML5 browsers
via Web Sockets or other PCs via TCP/IP Sockets. The HTML5 interface is fully compatible with many mobile browsers including
Safari for iOS and iPhones and iPads and the Android web browser.
Of course the standard HTML interface is provided to interface to
more general purpose web browsers such as Internet Explorer®.
After the UEIPAC power-up, you have a ready to go Linux operating system with FTP and web servers as well as a command
line shell accessible from either the serial port or telnet and SSH
over the network. You can configure the UEIPAC I/O module to
execute your application after booting-up.
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UEIPAC: Technical Specifications
Computer Interface
PPCx series Cubes
Primary Ethernet Port 10/100Base-T, RJ-45 connector
Diagnostic Port*
not applicable
Optional Interface
Config/Serial Port
USB Port
Synchronization
Options
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RACKtangle Chassis
100Base-FX Fiber (single or multi-mode)
RS-232, 9-pin “D”
not supported
10/100/1000Base-T, RJ-45 connector
10/100/1000Base-T, RJ-45 connector
*Alternatively can be teamed/bonded
with primary port.
n/a
RS-232, 9-pin “D”
USB 2.0 fully supported
10/100/1000Base-T, RJ-45 connector
10/100/1000Base-T, RJ-45 connector
*Alternatively can be teamed/bonded
with primary port.
n/a
RS-232, 9-pin “D”
USB 2.0 fully supported
1. DNA-SYNC series cables/boards provide
system clock or trigger synchronization.
2. DNA-IRIG-650 board provides IRIG and
GPS time synchronization
3. PTP client provides software implementation of IEEE-1588
1. DNA-SYNC-1G series cables and boards
provide both clock and trigger sync signals.
2. DNA-IRIG-650 board provides IRIG and
GPS time synchronization
3. PTP client provides software implementation of IEEE-1588
1. DNA-SYNC-1G series cables and boards
provide both clock and trigger sync signals.
2. DNA-IRIG-650 board provides IRIG and
GPS time synchronization
3. PTP client provides software implementation of IEEE-1588
All DNA-series boards
All DNR/DNF-series boards
Linux, kernel 2.6.x (VxWorks Available)
Xenomai RTOS support
C/C++, Eclipse IDE support,
Linux, kernel 2.6.x (VxWorks Available)
Xenomai RTOS support
C/C++, Eclipse IDE support
I/O Board Support
Series supported
All DNA-series boards
Software / Operating System
Embedded OS
Linux, kernel 2.6.x (VxWorks Available)
Real-time support
Xenomai RTOS support
Dev Language
C/C++, Eclipse IDE support,
Linux PC or Cygwin Windows environment
Dev Environments
EPICS CAS interface
Yes
SNMP Library
Yes
OS royalties
none
Processor/system
CPU
Freescale MPC5200, 400 MHz, 32-bit
Memory
128 MB (64 MB avail for application SW)
FLASH memory
4 MB (0 MB available for user apps)
SD card interface
SD cards up to 32 GB (8 GB included)
USB drive interface
n/a
Physical Dimensions
3 I/O slots
UEIPAC 300: 4.1” x 4.0” x 4.0”
4 I/O slots
n/a
6 I/O slots
UEIPAC 600: 4.1” x 4” x 5.8”
12 I/O slots
n/a
Environmental
Electrical Isolation
350 Vrms
Temp (operating)
-40 °C to 85 °C
Temp (storage)
-40 °C to 100 °C
Humidity
0 to 95%, non-condensing
Vibration
(IEC 60068-2-64)
10–500 Hz, 5 g (rms), Broad-band random
(IEC 60068-2-6)
10–500 Hz, 5 g, Sinusoidal
Shock
(IEC 60068-2-27)
100 g, 3 ms half sine, 18 shocks at 6
orientations;
30 g, 11 ms half sine, 18 shocks at 6
orientations
Altitude
70,000 feet (special version to 120,000’)
Power Requirements
Voltage
9 - 36 VDC (AC adaptor included)
Power
Reliability
MTBF
PPCx-1G series GigE Cubes
Linux PC or Cygwin Windows environment
Linux PC or Cygwin Windows environment
Yes
Yes
none
Yes
Yes
none
Freescale 8347, 400 MHz, 32-bit
128 MB (64 MB avail for application SW)
32 MB (16 MB available for user apps)
SD cards up to 4 GB
Standard USB 2.0 port
Freescale 8347, 400 MHz, 32-bit
128 MB (64 MB avail for application SW)
32 MB (16 MB available for user apps)
SD cards up to 4 GB
Standard USB 2.0 port
UEIPAC 300-1G: 4.1” x 5.0” x 4.0”
UEIPAC 400-MIL 5.25” x 6.75” x 6.0”
UEIPAC 600-1G: 4.1” x 5.0” x 5.8”
n/a
n/a
UEIPAC 400F 1.75” x 6.2” x 17.5” (1U)
UEIPAC 600R: 5.25” x 6.2” x 10.5”
UEIPAC 1200R: 5.25” x 6.2” x 17.5” (Std 3U)
350 Vrms
-40 °C to 70 °C
-40 °C to 85°C
0 to 95%, non-condensing
350 Vrms
-40 °C to 70 °C
-40 °C to 85 °C
0 to 95%, non-condensing
10–500 Hz, 3 g (rms), Broad-band random 10–500 Hz, 3 g (rms), Broad-band random
10–500 Hz, 3 g, Sinusoidal
10–500 Hz, 3 g, Sinusoidal
50 g, 3 ms half sine, 18 shocks at 6 orientations;
30 g, 11 ms half sine, 18 shocks at 6
orientations
70,000 feet, maximum
50 g, 3 ms half sine, 18 shocks at 6 orientations;
30 g, 11 ms half sine, 18 shocks at 6
orientations
70,000 feet, maximum
9 - 36 VDC (AC adaptor included)
3.5 Watts (not including I/O boards)
7 Watts (not including I/O boards)
9 - 36 VDC (AC adaptor included)
DNF available in AC or DC versions
10 Watts (not including I/O boards)
>300,000 hours
>160,000 hours
>130,000 / 160,000 hrs DNR-12 / DNR-6
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Extended Features:
Cost Effective
No royalties
Eliminate the need for a host PC
Easy to configure and deploy
Standard Linux operating system (VxWorks available)
Eclipse IDE support
Xenomai RTOS support
EPICS CAS provided
Web server
Web browser (Web Socket) interface included
FTP server included
Over 50 different I/O boards available
Built-in signal conditioning
Standard SD Card file interface
Flange kit for mounting to wall/flat surface
DIN rail and rack-mount kits
Standard off-the-shelf products and delivery
Rugged and Industrial:
100Base-T Cubes operation tested from -40 °C to 85 °C
RACKS and GigE Cubes operation tested from -40 °C to 70 °C
100Base-T Cubes vibration tested to 5 g
RACKs and GigE Cubes vibration tested to 3 g
Shock tested to 100 g (operating)
100Base-T Cubes operation to 120,000 feet (special version Cube)
100Base-T Cubes radiation tested for space applications
Compact Size and High Channel Density:
Less than 10 Watts per Cube/RACK (not inc I/O boards)
AC, 9-36 VDC or battery powered
Analog Inputs: up to 150/300 chan. per Cube/RACK
ICP/IEPE: up to 24/48 channels per Cube/RACK
Analog Outputs: up to 192/384 chan. per Cube/RACK
Digital I/O: up to 288/576 DIO per Cube/RACK
ARINC 429: up to 72/144 channels per Cube/RACK
Counter/Timer: up to 48/96 counter channels per Cube/RACK
CAN-bus: up to 24/48 ports per Cube/RACK
RVDT/LVDT: up to 24/48 channels per Cube/RACK
RS-232/422/485: up to 48/96 ports per Cube/RACK
Synchro: up to 24/48 channels per Cube/RACK
MIL-1553: up to 12/24 redundant ports per Cube/RACK
Quad Encoder: up to 24/48 channels per Cube/RACK
Typical Applications:
System Block Diagram:
Flexible Connectivity
100Base-T or GigE with Cat-5 cable
RS-232 Interface
10/100Base-FX Fiber interface available
Supports Wi-Fi / GSM / cell networks
Low Power:
 Embedded controller
 Hardware-in-the-loop controller
 Unmanned vehicle controller
 Wind energy and turbine controller
 Smart, flexible data loggers
 Slaved controller with fail-safe local control and/or shutdown if communication is lost
 HVAC / environmental controller
 Modern replacement for obsolete VME systems
 Solar energy system controller
 Machine health monitor
 DUT simulator
 In-vehicle test systems
 Avionics simulator
 Single and multiple PID loop controller
 Rugged and remote DAQv
User Application
C Library
Other Library...
PowerDNA Library
Kernel Space
Networking
File System
PowerDNA Drivers
Hardware
CPU Layer
AI Layer
AO Layer
DIO Layer
Other Layer
Ordering Guide:
UEIPAC Chassis (include installed Linux OS, Universal AC power supply, Serial and Ethernet cables and 2 Gbyte SD Card)
Part Number
Description
UEIPAC 300
Linux-based, Programmable Automation Controller with 3 available I/O slots
UEIPAC 600
Linux-based, Programmable Automation Controller with 6 available I/O slots
UEIPAC 300-1G
Gigabit Ethernet, Linux-based, Programmable Automation Controller with 3 available I/O slots
UEIPAC 400F-DC
Gigabit Ethernet, Linux-based, FLATRACK PAC with 4 available I/O slots, DC 9-36 VDC powered
UEIPAC 400F-AC
Gigabit Ethernet, Linux-based, FLATRACK PAC with 4 available I/O slots, AC powered
UEIPAC 400-MIL
Gigabit Ethernet, Linux-based, MIL series PAC with 4 available I/O slots and 38999 connectivity
UEIPAC 600-1G
UEIPAC 600R
UEIPAC 1200R
UEIPAC-Linux TK (Software Only)
UEIPAC UPG (Software Only)
Gigabit Ethernet, Linux-based, Programmable Automation Controller with 6 available I/O slots
Gigabit Ethernet, Linux-based, Programmable Automation Controller, RACKtangle with 6 available I/O slots
Gigabit Ethernet, Linux-based, Programmable Automation Controller, RACKtangle with 12 available I/O slots
UEIPAC Linux Programmer’s Toolkit. Only one toolkit is required, regardless of the number of UEIPACs deployed
Upgrade any PowerPC PowerDNA Cube to the UEIPAC series
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UEILogger Cubes
High Performance Data Logger/Recorders
 Flexible: Select the I/O boards to match your application
 Up to 150 analog or 288 digital inputs per cube
 Sample rates up to 250 ksamples/second
 Real-time diagnostic display while logging
 Easy-to-use, intuitive Windows setup/programming
 Stores data to standard SD Card (8 GB card included)
 Supports up to 32 GB SD cards
Compact:
4 × 4.1 × 4 UEILogger 300
4 × 4.1 × 5.8 UEILogger 600
 Rugged (tested -40 °C to +85 °C, 5 g vib, 100 g shock)
 Built in sensor linearization
 Logs data from serial, CAN, ARINC-429 and MIL-STD-1553
 AC, DC, or battery powered
 Automatic input threshold based alarming
 Program via Ethernet or load the logging/recording
configuration from the SD Card
Features
1. Log to SD cards up to 32 GB
2. Data logging to 250 ksample/sec
3. Log data from MIL-STD-1553
4. Built-in alarm generation to digital outputs
General Description:
Simple and Flexible Setup
The UEILogger is a powerful, flexible and easy-to-use data logger/recorder suitable for use in a wide variety of applications
including flight test, industrial monitoring, aerospace, automotive/in-vehicle, and laboratory applications. Based upon UEI’s
popular Cube architecture, the UEILogger maintains all of the
PowerDNA’s flexibility and adds a powerful stand-alone data
logging/recording capability.
Developing the data logging application is simple with the
intuitive, Windows-based application provided. There is absolutely no programming required. The software allows you
to set input, sample/update rates, signal conditioning, etc., all
from simple pull down menus. The software allows you to select automatic conversion of inputs into engineering units.
Use the logger’s built-in conversions or create your own Y =
mX + b linearization either by providing “m” and “b” directly
or taking advantage of our automatic two-point scaling utility, which allows you to build the complete scaling from any
two known states of your input. You may also set alarm/trigger conditions for each input channel that will control outputs, sound an audible alarm and/or flash an LED. Please see
the screen captures on the following page for more info or
download a copy of the UEILogger application and try it out.
(visit: www.ueidaq.com/UEIloggerdemo)
The UEILogger Cube contains the controller, network and SD
card interface, and power supply as well as either three or six I/O
slots (UEILogger 300 or 600 respectively). Configure your logger
by selecting the I/O boards required to match your application.
With over 40 different I/O boards available, there’s sure to be a
configuration to meet your needs. (Please see pages 25-37 for
details on the I/O boards.)
Performance
The UEILogger supports sample rates up to 250,000 samples per
second total, spread across the entire Cube. For example, a 6 slot
Logger, full of 16-channel AI-217 boards has 96 input channels.
The logger will log all 96 channels at up to 2,604 S/sec, for an aggregate sample rate of 250,000 S/sec.
The UEILogger software converts data on the SD Card (including
all configuration information) into formats used by popular DAQ
and analysis applications. The software also allows you to review
the logged data graphically.
Data is stored on standard SD Cards up to 32 Gigabyte (8 Gig
SD Card included). Logged data may be retrieved via the unit’s
Ethernet port or the SD Card may be removed from the logger
and read by any SD Card reader. A 32 Gigabyte SD Card holds
over 8 billion 24-bit A/D readings, enough to sample 96 analog
inputs at 100 Hz for over nine days, or 96 channels at 1 Hz for
over sixty months!
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The data logging program may be loaded onto the UEILogger
two ways. The logger configuration file may be downloaded via
the unit’s Ethernet port or it may be written directly to an SD
Card. This allows Logger applications to be modified or initiated
and data to be extracted by removing/installing an SD card.
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Software / Programming:
Typical Applications:
The data logger application is very intuitive. The initial screen allows you to
select the particular Logger Cube (if there are more than one on the network) as well as the I/O boards you wish to include in your logging application. You configure your application by making selections in Channels, Clock
and Trigger, Alarms and Data Tabs. You may view logged data in the View tab.
• Flight test
• In-vehicle automotive test
• In-vehicle off-road test
• Environmental/HVAC monitor
• Quality assurance monitor
• Temperature monitor
• Power generation monitor
• Structure stress/strain logging
• Manufacturing process monitor
• Environmental chamber monitor
Specifications:
Standard Interfaces
To host computer
10/100Base-T, standard RJ-45 connector
Daisy chain output
10/100Base-T, standard RJ-45 connector
Config/general
RS-232, 9-pin “D”
MTBF
>300,000 hours
I/O Slots Available & Size
UEILogger 300
3 slots (4.1 × 4.0 × 4.0)
UEILogger 600
6 slots (4.1 × 4.0 × 5.8)
Data Storage
Secure Digital (SD) Card
Storage media
Storage capacity
32 Gigabyte (max), 8 Gbyte SD Card included
Data retrieval
Via Ethernet port or direct SD Card reader
I/O Performance
Max sample rate
250,000 (24-bit) samples per second, total
Status LEDs
On front panel
Logging, Attn, R/W, Power, Com Active
Environmental
Temp (operating)
Tested to -40 °C to 85 °C
Humidity
0 to 95%, non-condensing
Vibration
(IEC 60068-2-64)
10–500 Hz, 5 g (rms), Broad-band random
(IEC 60068-2-6)
10–500 Hz, 5 g, Sinusoidal
100 g, 3 ms half sine, 18 shocks at 6 orientations;
Shock
30 g, 11 ms half sine, 18 shocks at 6 orientations
(IEC 60068-2-27)
Altitude
70,000 feet
(special version tested to 120,000 feet)
Power Requirements
Input voltage
9-36 VDC 120/240 VAC PS included
Power consumption
3.5 Watt max, plus power required by I/O
boards. Total power dissipation:
UEILogger 300: < 15 Watts
UEILogger 600: < 25 Watts
Enabling and configuring the scaling and signal conditioning options is a snap. Just select
from the options available in the various drop-down boxes. The software allows you to select options based on the installed boards. Resulting data is recorded to the SD-Card which
can then be downloaded to your PC.
Real-time diagnostic view shown above.
Ordering Guide:
UEILogger Order Information (including all software, 8 GByte SD Card, Universal Power Supply and full documentation)
Part Number
UEILogger 300
UEILogger 600
Description
5-layer enclosure; room for 3 I/O layers; CPU (PowerPC) + 100Base-T NIC; 24V power supply; installation CD
8-layer enclosure; room for 6 I/O layers; CPU (PowerPC) + 100Base-T NIC; 24V power supply; installation CD
UEILogger UPG (software only)
Upgrade to UEILogger package for PowerPC series Cubes; required software/firmware,
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UEISIM Cubes and RACKs
Simulink® and RTW I/O Targets
 Now supporting Cube, GigE Cube, and RACKtangle chassis!
 Powerful, compact and rugged
 Flexible: Over 40 I/O boards available including A/D, D/A,
Digital I/O, Counter/Timer, Quadrature encoder, Serial, CAN
and ARINC 429 communications.
 Standard Linux OS (2.6.x Kernel)
 Standard Ethernet 100Base-T or GigE interface
 Supports up to 5,000 “loops” per second
 Ideal for HIL (Hardware-In-the-Loop) applications
 Ideal for development, prototype and production
The UEISIM is
available on PPC
Cube, GigE Cube
and RACKtangle
platforms!
The UEISIM UI allows you to remotely monitor
signals and tune parameters on a model while it is
executing on the UEISIM.
General Description:
The RACKtangle-based UEISIM 1200R and UEISIM 600R offer 12 and
six slots respectively while the UEISIM 400F is a 4 slot FLATRACK. The
UEISIM uses the same I/O boards as our popular PowerDNA family
and includes analog input (with up to 24-bit resolution), analog output (up to 32 channels PER BOARD), digital I/O, Serial and CAN communications, ARINC-429 networking, counter/timer, quadrature encoder input and more. With over 40 different I/O boards available,
there is sure to be a configuration perfect for your application.
The UEISIM offers Simulink users a powerful and flexible I/O
target. Models built in Simulink are deployed directly on the
UEISIM using Embedded Coder. The combination creates a powerful solution for developing and tuning real-time (and non-realtime) applications including simulation model verification, rapid
prototyping, and hardware-in-the-loop testing. The UEISIM is
rugged, flexible, and expandable enough not only to be a great
solution while in your development cycle, but also the ideal solution for your production
hardware.
UEISIM Hardware Block Diagram:
The heart of every UEISIM is a
PowerPC processor running a
standard (2.6.x) Linux OS kernel.
Flash memory contains the OS
Kernel and drivers for each of the
I/O boards. The CPU/NIC provides
an SD Card slot, Ethernet interface,
Intercube trigger/sync interface,
RS-232 port, power supply inputs
and a variety of annunciator LEDs.
The file system is contained on
the SD card. It includes the other
components of the operating system such as libraries, utilities, init
script and daemons.
32-bit 66-MHz bus
To use the UEISIM, simply:
4 MB Flash holds
128 MB DDRAM
Power In
Kernel, Drivers & FW
a.) Build your Simulink apDC/DC
9-36V
DC
Input
plication. b.) Open MATLAB
Power Out
and select Simulink/Embedded target for UEISIM.
c.) Convert your model to
RJ-45 or SC
use the UEISIM I/O blocks
NIC & Single
Control
Freescale
port switch
Logic
PowerPC
(if you had not used them
RJ-45 or SC
in your original model).
d.) Create an executable
Isolation
via Embedded Coder, (for1 In/1 Out
SD Card for
Status LEDs
RS-232
Synchronization
local files
merly RTW). e.) Connect
the UEISIM in “external
mode” (if you wish to reThe UEISIM is rugged and robust.
motely monitor the application while running on the UEISIM).
f.) Start your simulation. Six easy steps and your simulation is run- With 100Base-T Cubes tested from -40 °C to +85 °C, at 100 g shock,
5 g vibration and altitudes up to 70,000 feet (special version to
ning live on real hardware.
120,000 feet) and GigE-based chassis tested from -40 °C to +70
The UEISIM 300/600 are 4" × 4.1" × 4" / 4" x 4.1" x 5.8" and offer three °C, 50 g shock, and 3 g vibration, the UEISIM is tough enough for
or six I/O slots respectively. GigE versions of the UEISIM Cubes are the most challenging applications. All I/O is isolated from the condesignated as the UEISIM 300-1G and UEISIM 600-1G, while four-slot troller, so the UEISIM is immune to the glitches/spikes commonly
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General Description: (continued)
The UEISIM cubes offer a wide variety of mounting options. A
flange kit allows the Cubes to be mounted to a wall or other flat
surface. Rack kits and DIN Rail kits are available to allow mounting in 19” racks or on DIN rails respectively. UEISIM RACKtangles
include flexible mounting ears that allow the RF or portable applications, an attaché style carrying case that will safely hold a
cube, its power supply, cables and screw terminal panels. RACKtangle-based UEISIMs include rubber feet for desktop use as well
as mounting brackets that allow the RACKtangle and FLATRACK
to be mounted directly into 19-inch racks. The brackets may be
mounted on the rear of the RACKtangle allowing the chassis to be
mounted on any flat surface or bulkhead.
The UEISIM I/O blocks provided are both
powerful and easy to use.
The UEISIM appears as a standard
Real-Time-Workshop target.
Whether your application requires a few I/O channels or a few
thousand, the UEISIM is an ideal solution. The Cube’s unique combination of clean and simple Simulink/RTW target compatible
Linux operating system, I/O flexibility, compact size, mechanical
and electrical ruggedness, and ease of use are unparalleled.
Monitoring and Tuning Feature!
The new UEISIM UI feature allows remote signal monitoring and
parameter tuning while a model is executing on the UEISIM.
It is similar to running the model in external mode under the supervision of Simulink running on a host PC. Use the language of
your choice to create the monitoring client application.
Remote monitoring uses the libshareddata.so library included with
UEISIM and UEIPAC 2.5.0 or greater (Upgrades are available to current UEISIM/PAC owners at no charge.) This library eases data communication between a program running on UEIPAC and clients
running on network hosts through a simple C or javascript API.
The graphical UI can be programmed on the client side using any
language capable of calling functions exported by a C library. In
addition, bindings are provided for the following languages: C#,
VB.NET, python and LabVIEW.
The graphical UI can also be implemented as a web application
with UEISIM model and Web browser communicating using websockets. The HTML behind the UI is served by the UEISIM built-in
web server. Signals and parameters can then be monitored from
any web browsing device, including smartphones and tablets.
Ordering Guide:
UEISIM Chassis (includes installed Linux OS, Universal AC power supply, Serial and Ethernet cables and 2 Gbyte SD Card)
Part Number
Description
UEISIM 300
Linux-based, Simulink/RTW I/O target with 3 available I/O slots
UEISIM 600
Linux-based, Simulink/RTW I/O target with 6 available I/O slot
UEISIM 300-1G
Gigabit Ethernet, Linux-based, Simulink/RTW I/O target with 3 available I/O slots
UEISIM 600-1G
Gigabit Ethernet, Linux-based, Simulink/RTW I/O target with 6 available I/O slots
UEISIM 400-MIL
UEISIM 400R-AC
UEISIM 400R-DC
Gigabit Ethernet, Linux-based, Simulink/RTW I/O target with 4 available I/O slots and 38999 connectivity
Gigabit Ethernet, Linux-based, Simulink/RTW I/O target, FLATRACK with 4 available I/O slots, AC powered
Gigabit Ethernet, Linux-based, Simulink/RTW I/O target, FLATRACK with 4 available I/O slots, DC powered
UEISIM 600R
Gigabit Ethernet, Linux-based, Simulink/RTW I/O target, RACKtangle with 6 available I/O slots
UEISIM 1200R
Gigabit Ethernet, Linux-based, Simulink/RTW I/O target, RACKtangle with 12 available I/O slots
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UEISIM: Technical Specifications
Computer Interface
Primary Ethernet Port
Diagnostic Port
Daisy chain output
Optional Interface
Config/Serial Port
USB Port
Sync
PPCx series Cubes
10/100Base-T, RJ-45 connector
not applicable
10/100Base-T, RJ-45 connector
100Base-FX Fiber
(single or multi mode)
RS-232, 9-pin “D”
not supported
DNA-SYNC series cables and boards
provide system clock or trigger synchronization
I/O Board Support
Series supported
All DNA-series boards
Software Requirements
MATLAB
Version 2007b or greater
Simulink
Version 7.0 or greater
Real-Time Workshop Version 7.0 or greater
Software / Operating System
Embedded OS
Linux, kernel 2.6.x
Dev Language
Dev Environments
Processor/system
CPU
Memory
SD card interface
USB drive interface
Physical Dimensions
3 I/O slots
4 I/O slots
6 I/O slots
12 I/O slots
Environmental
Electrical Isolation
Temp (operating)
Temp (storage)
Humidity
Vibration
(IEC 60068-2-64)
(IEC 60068-2-6)
Shock
(IEC 60068-2-27)
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10/100/1000Base-T, RJ-45 connector
10/100/1000Base-T, RJ-45 connector
n/a
n/a
RS-232, 9-pin “D”
USB 2.0 fully supported
DNA-SYNC-1G series cables and boards
provide both clock and trigger sync
signals
RS-232, 9-pin “D”
USB 2.0 fully supported
DNA-SYNC-1G series cables and boards
provide both clock and trigger sync
signals
All DNA-series boards
All DNR-series boards
Version 2007b or greater
Version 7.0 or greater
Version 7.0 or greater
Version 2007b or greater
Version 7.0 or greater
Version 7.0 or greater
Linux, kernel 2.6.x, Xenomai RTOS support
C
C
Simulink / RTW with Cygwin environment Simulink / RTW with Cygwin environment
on a Windows PC
on a Windows PC
Linux, kernel 2.6.x, Xenomai RTOS support
C
Simulink / RTW with Cygwin environment
on a Windows PC
Freescale MPC5200, 400 MHz, 32-bit
128 MB
(64 MB available for application SW)
SD cards up to 32 GB
n/a
Freescale 8347, 400 MHz, 32-bit
128 MB
(64 MB available for application SW)
SD cards up to 4 GB
Standard USB 2.0 port
Freescale 8347, 400 MHz, 32-bit
128 MB
(64 MB available for application SW)
SD cards up to 4 GB
Standard USB 2.0 port
UEISIM 300: 4.1” x 4.0” x 4.0”
n/a
UEISIM 600: 4.1” x 4” x 5.8”
n/a
UEISIM 300-1G: 4.1” x 5.0” x 4.0”
UEISIM 400-MIL 5.25” x 6.75” x 6.0”
UEISIM 600-1G: 4.1” x 5.0” x 5.8”
n/a
n/a
UEISIM 400F: 1.75” x 7.5” x 16.5” (std 1U)
UEISIM 600R: 5.25” x 6.2” x 10.5”
UEISIM 1200R: 5.25” x 6.2” x 17.5” (Std 3U)
350 Vrms
-40 °C to 85 °C
-40 °C to 100 °C
0 to 95%, non-condensing
350 Vrms
-40 °C to 70 °C
-40 °C to 100 °C
0 to 95%, non-condensing
350 Vrms
-40 °C to 70 °C
-40 °C to 100 °C
0 to 95%, non-condensing
10–500 Hz, 5 g (rms), Broad-band random 10–500 Hz, 3 g (rms), Broad-band random 10–500 Hz, 3 g (rms), Broad-band random
10–500 Hz, 5 g, Sinusoidal
10–500 Hz, 3 g, Sinusoidal
10–500 Hz, 3 g, Sinusoidal
100 g, 3 ms half sine, 18 shocks at 6
orientations;
30 g, 11 ms half sine, 18 shocks at 6
orientations
70,000 feet, (special version to 120,000’)
Altitude
Power Requirements
Voltage
9 - 36 VDC
(115/220 VAC adaptor included)
Power
3.5 Watts (not including I/O boards)
Reliability
MTBF
>300,000 hours
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10/100/1000Base-T, RJ-45 connector
10/100/1000Base-T, RJ-45 connector
n/a
n/a
50 g, 3 ms half sine, 18 shocks at 6 orientations;
30 g, 11 ms half sine, 18 shocks at 6
orientations
70,000 feet, maximum
50 g, 3 ms half sine, 18 shocks at 6 orientations;
30 g, 11 ms half sine, 18 shocks at 6
orientations
70,000 feet, maximum
9 - 36 VDC
(115/220 VAC adaptor included)
7 Watts (not including I/O boards)
9 - 36 VDC (115/220 VAC adaptor included). DNF offered in AC or DC
10 Watts (not including I/O boards)
>160,000 hours
>130k/160k hrs DNR-12 / DNR-6 & DNF
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UEIModbus Cubes and RACKs
Modbus TCP Data Acquisition and Control
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Now supporting Cube, GigE Cube, and RACKtangle chassis!
Industry standard Modbus TCP interface
Over 20 I/O boards available
Ethernet 100Base-T Interface (Fiber interface available)
Built-in Ethernet switch expands up to 64 cubes
Rugged: Tested -40 °C to +85 °C
Tested 5 g vibration, 100 g shock
DIN rail, 19" rack, or flange mounting options
General Description:
The UEIModbus Cube is a compact, rugged, Ethernet-based data acquisition and control interface that communicates with a host computer or
PLC over Modbus TCP. Its flexibility allows you to configure one or more
cubes to match the specific I/O requirements of your application. The
UEIModbus is ideally suited for a wide variety of industrial monitoring
and control applications.
The UEIModbus is now available on PPC Cube, Gigabit Ethernet Cube,
Mil Series Cube, RACKtangle, HalfRACK, and FLATRACK chassis!
Technical Specifications:
Standard Interfaces
To Host Computer
Daisy chain output
Config/General
Optional Interfaces
100Base-FX
Processor
CPU
Memory
The UEIModbus Cube functions as a Modbus slave and is easily accessed
by any software client acting as a Modbus master. Most HMI software
supports the Modbus protocol.
The heart of every UEIModbus system is the Cube or RACKtangle chassis. The UEIModbus 300 cube is 4" × 4.1" × 4" and provides three I/O
slots while the UEIModbus 600 is 4" × 4.1" × 5.8" and offers six I/O slots.
GigE versions of the UEIModbus Cubes are designated as the UEIMod
bus 300-1G and UEIModbus 600-1G. T he RACKtangle-based UEIModbus 1200R and UEIModbus 600R offer 12 and six slots respectively in a
front-loading rack configuration. You select the I/O boards installed in
the Cube to match your application. The UEIModbus supports all AI, AO,
DI, DO and CT boards compatible with UEI’s Cube architecture. (Please
see pages 25 - 36 for details on the I/O boards)
Status LEDs
Environmental
Temp (operating)
Humidity
Vibration
(IEC 60068-2-64)
(IEC 60068-2-6)
Shock
(IEC 60068-2-27)
Altitude
Power Requirements
Voltage
Power Dissipation
The UEIModbus Cubes and RACKS offer a wide variety of mounting options.
Whether your application requires a few I/O channels or a few thousand,
the UEIModbus Cubes/Racks are ideal solutions in your Modbus-based
application.
10/100Base-T, standard RJ-45 connector
10/100Base-T, standard RJ-45 connector
RS-232, 9-pin “D”
Fiber interface extends range up to 20 km
Freescale MPC5200, 400 MHz, 32-bit
128 MB (not including Flash Memory OS, Modbus server, I/O drivers and firmware)
Attention, R/W, Power, Com Active
Tested to -40 °C to 85 °C
0 to 95%, non-condensing
10–500 Hz, 5 g (rms), Broad-band random
10–500 Hz, 5 g, Sinusoidal
100 g, 3 ms half sine, 18 shocks at 6 orientations;
30 g, 11 ms half sine, 18 shocks at 6 orientations
70,000 feet, maximum
9 - 36 VDC (AC adaptor included)
less than 10 Watts (not including I/O boards)
For a more complete listing of specs across all available chassis, see page 12.
Ordering Guide:
UEIModbus Chassis (include installed Linux OS, universal AC power supply, Serial and Ethernet cables and 2 Gbyte SD Card)
Part Number
Description
UEIModbus 300
Modbus TCP-based data acquisition and control Cube with 3 available I/O slots
UEIModbus 600
Modbus TCP-based data acquisition and control Cube with 6 available I/O slot
UEIModbus 300-1G
Gigabit Ethernet, Modbus TCP-based data acquisition and control Cube with 3 available I/O slots
UEIModbus 600-1G
Gigabit Ethernet, Modbus TCP-based data acquisition and control Cube with 6 available I/O slots
UEIModbus 400-MIL
Gigabit Ethernet, Modbus TCP-based data acquisition and control Cube with 4 I/O slots and 38999 connectors
UEIModbus 400F-AC
Gigabit Ethernet, Modbus TCP-based data acquisition and control FLATRACK with 4 available I/O slots, AC powered
UEIModbus 400F-DC
Gigabit Ethernet, Modbus TCP-based data acquisition and control FLATRACK with 4 available I/O slots, DC powered
UEIModbus 600R
Gigabit Ethernet, Modbus TCP-based data acquisition and control RACKtangle with 6 available I/O slots
UEIModbus 1200R
Gigabit Ethernet, Modbus TCP-based data acquisition and control RACKtangle with 12 available I/O slots
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DNR RACKtangle™ Layout
Protected On/Off Switch
I/O Slots
Dual Retention Thumb Screws
The On/off switch is mounted within two metal shields that ensure the switch
will not be inadvertently turned on or off.
The DNR rack provides 12 I/O slots. All combinations of DNR-series I/O boards
are allowed offering literally trillions of possible configurations. DNR series I/O
boards are fully plug-and-play. There is no hardware configuration required.
Empty slots are covered with blank panels to maintain air flow, reduce EMI,
and protect the system from dust accumulation. Your signals may be connected directly to the I/O boards via custom cabling or take advantage of our
wide variety of easy-to-use, external screw terminal panels.
Dual retention thumb screws ensure DNR modules remain in their intended
positions. A module ejector tab allows users to remove boards with one hand.
Power Supply Module
Power-In, 9 - 36 VDC either from the DNA-PSU-24-180 (included with the
rack), or a user-supplied source. All power supplies are monitored. Power supply status is supplied to the CPU module and displayed on annunciator LEDs.
Passive Backplane
The backplane of the DNR rack contains no active components. This means the
DNR chassis offers an almost unlimited MTBF. All active components (except
cooling fans) are on easily replaced boards.
Flexible Mounting
CPU and NIC Module
Backplane Buffer Module
The DNR-Bracket kit allows the rack to be mounted on any flat wall or
surface or in a standard 19" rack (requires 3U spacing). The DNR-EXTBRACKET-4 provides an additional four inches of space between the
front of the RACKtangle and the front of your 19" rack, allowing you to
keep all your field wiring within the 19" rack space. The 6-slot DNR-6-1G
rack includes industrial quality rubber feet for table-top applications.
The DNR series CPU/NIC interface is provided in the center slot. This configuration maximizes system noise immunity by reducing the distance an I/O board may be from the CPU.
In addition to providing the CPU, this module provides the two Network/Ethernet ports
which default to independent Control/Diagnostic ports, but may be teamed/bonded as
redundant ports. This module also provides two USB 2.0 ports, the serial configuration port,
the recessed reset button, the inter-rack sync interface and the SD Card slot.
The DNR-Buffer module provides the interface between the
CPU and the various I/O boards. Placing the drive circuitry on
a removable board rather than on the backplane ensures the
backplane remains totally passive and that all active electronic
circuitry is quickly and easily replaceable.
DNR HalfRACK™
Like the full-size RACKtangle, the DNR-6-1G HalfRACK
is a compact (3U), rugged Ethernet I/O rack. The DNR
series provides two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and
slots for 6 I/O boards. The front-loading configuration
allows the I/O boards to be quickly and easily installed
into and removed from the rack. These capabilities
dramatically increase performance and simplify system reconfiguration. The backplane within the rack
contains no active electronic components, ensuring
the rack itself has an almost unlimited MTBF. It also
means all active components are on easily replaceable I/O modules, offering an extremely short MTTR in
critical applications.
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The DNR-6-1G HalfRACK is functionally identical to
the full-size RACKtangle, the only difference being
half the overall I/O capacity.
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CPU and NIC Interface
Status LEDs
Serial Port
LEDs display the status of internally monitored parameters including: Internal
temperature, system self-test status, bus activity, SD card activity and provide confirmation that required CPU/NIC power supply voltages are within specifications.
The USR LED is controlled by the application program allowing a service technician
to confirm he/she is working on the correct rack in multiple rack installations.
The serial port is used primarily for system setup and configuration.
The rack may be configured from any serial terminal running at 57,600
baud/8 data bits/no parity/1 stop bit. From a terminal program you can,
for instance, change the IP address from the default. You also download
updated firmware through the serial port. The serial port is usable for RS232 communications. For users without a convenient serial port, a USB to
serial converter provides a simple and inexpensive interface.
Sync Connector
High-speed chassis to chassis synchronization connector. This connector allows
triggers or clocks to be shared among racks. Two racks may be connected together
directly or larger systems may take advantage of the DNA-SYNC-1G interface to
share timing signals among many racks.
Reset Button
Recessed to prevent accidental activation, this button resets the CPU
layer for activities such as downloading and installing new firmware for
the DNR rack. It may also be used to start/stop logging when the rack is
configured as a UEILogger 1200R.
SD Card Slot
Secure Digital (SD) Card slot for onboard data storage. The SD Card is used as the
data storage media in the UEILogger series. It also stores both data and Linux embedded programs deployed on the rack using the soon to be released embedded
toolkit. Supports FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32 file systems.
Network Connectors
Each NIC interface includes two independent Gigabit Ethernet ports. The
1000Base-T interface allows the rack to be installed up to 100 Meters from
your host PC. The two Ethernet ports default to a configuration where one
is the control port and the other a diagnostic port. However, they can be
teamed/bonded to provide a redundant network interface.
USB 2.0
The DNR-12-1G and DNR-6-1G provide two high speed USB 2.0 interfaces.
One of the USB ports is configured as a controller while the other is configured as a slave port. (Available in UEISIM and UEIPAC configurations)
Powerful diagnostics software (shown above) can monitor all
system power supplies, temperatures and fan operations.
CPU/NIC Pinouts:
Power Supply Annunciator LEDs:
Spec:
ON / OFF
Vin OK / Error
1.5V OK / Error
1.5
User controlled (default is off )
USR
Vin
Temp Over / OK
24 V* OK / Error
24
3.3 V* OK / Error
3.3
1-6
Spec: ON / OFF
Input I OK / Overcurrent
Fans I/O
Power In1
(Molex)
On / Off
System Error / OK
24
24 V† OK / Error
3.3
3.3 V† OK / Error
7-12
+ V in
NC - 9
GND
RTS - 8
CTS - 7
6
GND
One flash per second heartbeat
+ V in
1
Serial (RS-232)
Mating connector
available from Digikey,
Molex PN 39-01-4040.
Please note the female
insert pins are sold
separately.
5 - GND
4
3 - RXD
2 - TXD
1
Synchronization2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
+5 V
+5 V
GND
Sync Out 2
GND
Sync In 2
GND
Sync Out 1
GND
Sync In 1
*24 V & 3.3 V for slots 1-6 on the RACKtangle, and 4-6 on the HalfRACK
†24 V & 3.3 V for slots 7-12 on the RACKtangle and 1-3 on the HalfRACK
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TheGigE Cube
The Standard Cube
Standard Cube Interfaces
The DNA-PPC5 Shown with three available I/O slots. The DNA-PPC8 is
also available with 6 available I/O slots.
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The DNA-PPC5-1G Shown with three available I/O slots. The DNA-PPC8-1G
is also available with 6 I/O slots.
Common Callouts:
A. Network Connectors
Ethernet connection to the host PC, another Cube or a network switch. Select
from models that provide RJ45 jacks for copper cabling or SC-type jacks that
accommodate 100Base FX optical cable.
B. USB Port
USB Ver 2.0 port is not active on 100Base-T Cubes, but is fully supported on
GigE-based Cubes and RACKtangle chassis in the UEIPAC and UEISIM operating modes.
C. SD Card Slot
Secure Digital (SD) Card slot for onboard data storage. The SD Card is data
storage media in the UEILogger series. It is also stores both data and Linux
embedded programs deployed on the UEIPAC. Supports FAT12, FAT16 and
FAT32 file systems.
D. Serial Port
Using the supplied serial cable, you perform initial PowerDNA setup of the
operating parameters from any serial terminal running at 57,600 baud/8
data bits/no parity/1 stop bit. From a terminal program you can, for instance,
change the IP address from the default, if necessary. You can also download
updated firmware through the serial port. The serial port is usable for RS-232
communications.
The GigE Cubes automatically include a cooling fan as shown above. The fan is available
as on option on the standard Cubes and is only recommended when total Cube power
dissipation will exceed 15 Watts for the smaller Cube or 24 Watts on Cubes with six
I/O slots. The fans are thermostatically controlled and only turn on when the internal
temperature of the Cube reaches roughly 35 °C.
J. Power Connectors
Power-In, 9 - 36 VDC either from the universal AC power supply (included),
a user-supplied source, or daisychained from another PowerDNA Cube. PowerOut (same voltage as applied to Power-In) to another Cube. The Gigabit
Ethernet Cube has only one power connector. (Daisy Chains not available for GigE Cubes)
E. I/O Board Slots
Cubes provide either 3 or 6 I/O slots. Boards installed in the I/O slots perform
the various analog, digital and communications functions you need for your
specific application. Signals may be connected directly to the I/O boards via
custom cabling or our easy-to-use, external screw terminal panels. Boards ordered with your cube are factory installed. It is also a simple task to add boards
or reconfigure a cube in the field.
Pinout Diagrams:
Power In1
F. I/O Layer Status LEDs
These two green lights give a visual indication of the status of each I/O layer.
G. Sync Connector
High-speed Cube-to-Cube synchronization connector.
NC - 9
GND
RTS - 8
CTS - 7
6
+ V in
5 - GND
4
3 - RXD
2 - TXD
1
1
Mating connector available from Digikey, Molex PN
39-01-4040. Please note female insert pins must be
purchased seperately.
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GigE Cube sync pinout.
I. Communication/System Status LEDs
These LEDs monitor communications through the serial port. LEDs also indicate system status on the Gigabit Ethernet Cube.
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GND
H. Reset Button
Recessed to prevent accidental activation, this button resets the CPU layer for
activities such as downloading and installing new firmware for the Cube.
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(Molex)
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Synchronization2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
+5 V
+5 V
GND
Sync Out 2
GND
Sync In 2
GND
Sync Out 1
GND
Sync In 1
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DNA-PPC6-1G-MIL Cube Interfaces
LAN/COM
This 37-pin 38999 connector provides the
connections to the Cube’s two Ethernet
ports as well as the RS-232 diagnostic
port. The two Ethernet ports default to
a configuration where one is the control
port and the other a diagnostic port.
However, they can be teamed/bonded to
provide a redundant network interface.
The pinout of this connector is shown
below. The DNA-STP-MIL brings the Ethernet ports out to standard RJ-45s and the
Serial port to a DB-9 (see details below)
Annunciator LEDs
Though in the typical application the
DNA-PPC6-1G-MIL may be embedded in
another system, it is still important to be
able to determine if power is applied and/
or if any internal fault conditions have been
noted. The Power LED is green when valid
power is applied. The Status LED will be
red if an internal fault is detected. When the
Cube is operated as a UEIPAC or UEISIM, the
application program has the ability to control the status LED
I/O Board connectors
All I/O board connection is through
66-pin 38999 connectors. Using the 66-pin
connector allows us to use a common
I/O connector for both 37-signal and
62-signal I/O boards. The pinouts on the
38999 connectors is the same as on the
I/O board dSub connectors. Pins 1-37 on
boards with 37-pin connectors are connected to 38999 pins 1-37. Pins 1-62 on
I/O boards with 62-pin connectors are
mapped to pins 1 through 62 on the 66
pin 38999 connector.
Power
Power is connected to the unit through
a 13-pin 38999 connector. Power conditioning modules have been included in
the DNA-PPC6-1G-MIL that are designed
to meet MIL-STD-461 requirements. The
Power connector also provides connection
to the Cube’s Sync port. The pinout for this
connector is shown below.
Power Connector Pinout
PINFunction
1GND
2GND
3GND
4
Vcc (9-36 VDC)
5
Vcc (9-36 VDC)
6
Vcc (9-36 VDC)
7
Sync In2 / reset
8
Sync In1
9
Sync In0
10 Sync Gnd
11 Sync Out1
12 Sync +5V
13 Sync Out0
LAN/COM Connector Pinout
PINFunction
PINFuntion*
14Rsvd
1
LAN0 TX+ / DA+
15Rsvd
2
LAN0 RX+ / DB+
16Rsvd
3
LAN0 nc / DC17Rsvd
4
LAN0 nc / DD+
18 LAN0 TX- / DA5Shield
19 LAN0 nc / DC+
6
LAN1 TX+ / DA+
20 LAN0 RX- / DB7
LAN1 RX+ / DB+
21 LAN0 nc / DD8
LAN1 nc / DC22 LAN1 TX- / DA9
LAN1 nc / DD+
23 LAN1 nc / DC+
10Shield
24 LAN1 RX- / DB11Rsvd
25 LAN1 nc / DD12Rsvd
26Rsvd
13Rsvd
PINFunction
27Rsvd
28Rsvd
29Rsvd
30Rsvd
31 RS-232 TX
32 RS-232 RX
33 RS-232 GND
34Rsvd
35Rsvd
36Rsvd
37Rsvd
* LAN signals for 100Base / 1000Base ports.
Cables and screw terminals:
When the DNA-PPC6-1G-MIL is deployed, connections will typically be made
via custom 38999 based cables provided by the customer. However in some
applications, during system development, it may be helpful to have LAN
connections via standard RJ-45 and diagnostic serial port connectivity via
standard dSub connectors and to use UEI’s standard power supply connections. The DNA-STP-MIL showtn to the right provides this connectivity. DNACBL-3737 series cables provide the LAN/COM connection to the DNA-STPMIL while the DNA-CBL-1325 series cable connects the Cube’s Power connector to the DNA-STP-MIL.
It may also be helpful to use one or more of UEI’s screw terminal panels to
connect to the I/O boards installed. The DNA-CBL-6662 series connects
I/O boards with 62-pins to standard 62-pin STPs (e.g., DNA-STP-62 or DNASTP-508). The DNA-CBL-6637 series cable connects 37-pin I/O boards to the
various STPs (e.g., DNA-STP-37 or DNA-STP-207TC).
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The DNA-STP-MIL simplifies development and evaluations by bringing the Ethernet ports out to RJ-45s,
serial port to DB15 and power connections to our standard power connector.
38999
dSub in
Part #
on Cube
Field
DNA-CBL-1325-3Power DNA-STP-MIL
DNA-CBL-3737-3 LAN/COMDNA-STP-MIL
DNA-CBL-6662-3
I/O 62-pin dSub
DNA-CBL-6637-3
I/O
37-pin dSub
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DNF-4-1G FLATRACK Layout
Dual Retention Thumb Screws
1U Rack Mounting
Protected On/Off Switch
I/O Slots
The compact 1U FLATRACKTM
form factor provides a low-profile
footprint for space-constrained
applications. Rubber feet are also
included for tabletop use.
The On/off switch is mounted within
two metal shields that ensure the
switch will not be inadvertently
turned on or off.
The FLATRACK provides four I/O slots. All combinations of DNR-series I/O boards are allowed offering literally millions of possible configurations. DNR series I/O boards are fully plug-and-play. There is no hardware
configuration required. Empty slots are covered with blank panels to maintain air flow, reduce EMI, and
protect the system from dust accumulation. Your signals may be connected directly to the I/O boards via
your custom cabling or take advantage of our wide variety of easy-to-use, external screw terminal panels.
Dual retention thumb screws ensure DNR modules remain in their intended positions. A module ejector tab allows users to remove boards
with one hand.
CPU and NIC Module
Passive Backplane
The DNR series controller and NIC interface are provided in the left slot. In addition to providing the CPU, this
module provides the two Network/Ethernet ports, tvhe two USB 2.0 ports, the serial configuration port, the
recessed reset button, the inter-rack sync interface and the SD Card slot. The two Ethernet ports default to a
configuration where one is the control port and the other a diagnostic port. However, they can be teamed/
bonded to provide a redundant network interface.
The backplane of the DNR rack contains no active components. This means the DNR chassis offers an almost unlimited
MTBF. All active components (except cooling fans) are on easily replaced boards.
Serial Port
The serial port is used primarily for system set up and configuration. The rack may be configured from any
serial termivnal running at 57,600 baud/8 data bits/no parity/1 stop bit. From a terminal program you
can, for instance, change the IP address from the default. You also download updated firmware through
the serial port. The serial port is usable for RS-232 communications. For users without a convenient serial
port, a USB to serial converter provides a simple and inexpensive interface.
Network Connectors
Each NIC interface includes two independent Gigabit Ethernet ports. The 1000Base-T
interface allows the rack to be installed up to 100 Meters from your host PC.
USB 2.0
The DNR-12-1G provides two high speed USB 2.0 interfaces. One of the USB ports is configured as a controller while the
other is configured as a slave port. (Available in UEIPAC and UAeisIM configurations only)
Sync Connector
High-speed chassis to chassis synchronization connector. This connector allows triggers or clocks to be shared among
racks. Two racks may be connected together directly or larger systems may take advantage of the DNA-SYNC-1G interface to share timing signals among many racks.
CPU/NIC Pinouts
Synchronization2
NC - 9
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
5 - GND
4
3 - RXD
2 - TXD
1
Serial (RS-232)
RTS - 8
CTS - 7
6
GND
(Molex)
+5 V
+5 V
GND
Sync Out 2
GND
Sync In 2
GND
Sync Out 1
GND
Sync In 1
Power In1
+ V in
Recessed to prevent accidental activation, this
button resets the CPU layer for activities such as
downloading and installing new firmware for the
DNR rack. It may also be used to start/stop logging
when the rack is configured as a UEILogger 1200R.
(Contact UEI for availability)
GND
Reset Button
LEDs display the status of internally monitored parameters including: Internal temperature, system
self-test status, bus activity, SD card activity and
provide confirmation that required CPU/NIC power
supply voltages are within specifications. The USR
LED is controlled by the application program allowing a service technician to confirm he/she is working
on the correct rack in multiple rack installations.
+ V in
Status LEDs
1
ating connector available from Digikey, Molex PN 39-01-4040.
M
Please note the female insert pins are sold separately.
2
GigE cube Sync Pinout
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Cube and RACKtangle I/O Boards
DNA-series boards such as this
DNA-AI-207 are used with Cube,
DNA-series chassis.
I/O Overview
UEI currently offers over 50 different I/O boards for its Cube and RACK
I/O chassis. The RACK/Cube versions of the boards are electrically
identical and utilize the same printed circuit board, components and
software. The difference between the two versions are two-fold. First,
the RACK versions of the boards are mounted in RACK compatible
mounting brackets while the Cube versions do not require a bracket.
Second, the RACK board’s primary connector pins run parallel to the
PCB, allowing it to be plugged into the RACK backplane. Cube board
connectors are mounted perpendicular to the PCB so the board may be
stacked within the cube.
DNR-series boards such as this
DNR-QUAD-604 are used with
DNR-series RACKtangle chassis.
From a part number perspective, Cube systems including the DNAPPCx, DNA-PPCx-1G and DNA-PPC6-1G-MIL use DNA-series I/O boards
(e.g., DNA-AI-225). RACKtangle-based systems use DNR-series boards
(e.g., DNR-AI-225) while the FLATRACK systems use DNF-series boards
(e.g., DNF-AI-225).
DNF-series FLATRACKS use
DNF-series boards such
as this DNF-1553-553 .
Analog Input:
DNx-AI-201-100 (High Speed, 24-Channel)
DNx-AI-202 (Current Input)
• 24 single-ended or
12 differential inputs
• 16-bit resolution,
• ±15, ±7.5, ±3, ±1.5 V input ranges
• 100 kS/s max sampling rate
DNx-AI-205 (High Speed, Simultaneous Sampling)
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(covers industrial ranges: 0-20 mA and 4-20 mA)
DNx-AI-207 (General Purpose 18-Bit A/D)
4 fully isolated differential channels
Max sampling rate of 250 kHz/CHNL
±100 V max input range
18-bit resolution
Overvoltage protection
Simultaneous sampling
Polyphase FIR filtering and decimation
DNx-AI-208 (Strain & Bridge Inputs)
12 current inputs
16-bit resolution
16 kS/s maximum sampling rate
Autocalibration
Input ranges ±150, ±15, ±1.5 mA
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16 differential analog input channels
Additional dedicated CJC channel
Max sampling rate of 1 kHz/channel
18-bit resolution;
12 input ranges from ±10 V to ±12.5 mV
Overvoltage protection (-40 to +55 V)
Dynamic autozero support
Direct Inputs for thermocouples
Embedded averaging engine
10-Year Availability Guarantee!
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8 differential channels
18-bit resolution
1 kS/s per channel max sampling rate
Supports full-, half- and quarter-bridge
configurations
• Built-in shunt calibration
• Provides excitation for bridge
UEI guarantees the hardware you
purchase today will be still be available
10 years from now!
Visit our site to learn more!
www.UEIDAQ.com/10-year
(DNR-AI-208 Shown)
All layers provide 350 Vrms optical isolation (layer-to-layer, layer-to-cube/RACK). Selected layers provide per-channel isolation.
“DNA” vs “DNR”: The DNA- prefix designates a Cube-compatible board (e.g., DNA-AI-207), while a DNR- / DNF- prefix indicates a RACKtangle / FLATRACK-compatible board. DNA
series products are shown in photos except as noted – since the DNA-series boards provide a better view of the circuitry, and the DNR/DNF-series carrier hardware limits the view
of the board itself.
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Analog Input:
DNx-AI-211 (ICP® / IEPE Input)
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4 input channels
24-bit resolution
125 kS/s maximum sampling rate
100 dB anti-aliasing filter
Status LEDs show open/short circuits
Channel to Channel isolation
37-pin “D” or coaxial connections
Includes terminal panel (as shown)
DNx-AI-217 (General Purpose, Simultaneous Sampling 24-bit A/D)
• 16 differential analog input channels
• 24-bit resolution
• 120 kHz (per channel) sample rate
(max aggregate board rate is 480 kHz)
• Simultaneous sampling on all chan
• One A/D converter per channel
Guardian Features
(DNR-AI-217 Shown)
• Open input detection
• Over-range detection
DNx-AI-218 (Isolated A/D)
(DNR-AI-218 Shown)
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(DNR-AI-222 Shown)
(DNR-AI-212 Shown)
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12 input channels
24-bit resolution
isolation
Built-in CJC circuitry
50, 60 and 400 Hz rejection
Simultaneous sampling
One A/D converter per channel
1,800 Hz maximum sample rate
Guardian Series Advantages
I/O boards shown on a green background are part of our
popular Guardian series. The Guardian series boards provide
an extra level of diagnostics and are designed to help you
quickly and easily diagnose and correct short circuits, open
circuits, over-voltage conditions and many other possible
failure conditions. These features are also very useful when
used in conjunction with Power On Self Test (POST).
DNx-AI-219 (Low Latency Isolated A/D)
8 fully differential inputs
Simultaneously sampling channels
One A/D converter per channel
isolation
24-bit resolution filter
120 kS/s per channel max sample rate
Built-in anti-aliasing filters
±10 VDC inputs with gains of
1, 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32
DNx-AI-222 (RTD Inputs)
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DNx-AI-212 (Thermocouple Inputs)
(DNR-AI-219 Shown)
NEW!
• 8 fully differential inputs
• Simultaneously sampling channels
• One successive approximation A/D
converter per channel
• isolation
• 18-bit resolution
• 120 kS/s per channel max sample rate
• ±10 VDC inputs w/ gains of 1 to 32
• Built-in self-test functionality
DNx-AI-224 (High-Speed Strain & Bridge)
12 fully differential channels
2, 3 or 4 wire inputs
24-bit resolution
50, 60 and 400 Hz rejection
0.005 °C resolution
Open channel detection
1,800 Hz maximum sample rate
Simultaneous sampling
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4 differential channels
18-bit resolution
125 kS/s per channel max sampling rate
Built-in bridge completion resistors
Built-in Shunt Calibration
Programmable bridge excitation
voltage
(DNR-AI-224 Shown)
All layers provide 350 Vrms optical isolation (layer-to-layer, layer-to-cube/RACK). Selected layers provide per-channel isolation.
“DNA” vs “DNR”: The DNA- prefix designates a Cube-compatible board (e.g., DNA-AI-207), while a DNR- / DNF- prefix indicates a RACKtangle / FLATRACK-compatible board. DNA
series products are shown in photos except as noted – since the DNA-series boards provide a better view of the circuitry, and the DNR/DNF-series carrier hardware limits the view
of the board itself.
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DNx-AI-225 (24-bit Resolution, Simultaneous Sampling)
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DNx-AI-228-300 ( ±300 VDC Isolated A/D)
25 differential channels
(1 channel can be used for CJC)
24-bit resolution
Simultaneous sampling
One A/D per channel
5 S/s to 1 kS/s sampling rates
±1.25 V referenced differential
input range
• 8 input channels
• ±300 VDC maximum input
measurement
• 24-bit resolution
• One A/D converter per channel
• isolation
• 120 kS/s per channel max sample rate
• Built-in anti-aliasing filters
New Self-Test Functionality!
(DNR-AI-228-300 Shown)
LVDT/RVDT/Synchro/Resolver:
DNx-AI-254 (LVDT / RVDT Input Board)
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4 LVDT/RVDT inputs or simulated outputs
16-bit resolution
3 and 4 wire configurations
2 to 7 Vrms programmable excitation
100 Hz to 5 kHz excitation frequency
50 mA excitation current (max)
isolation
Functions as a measurement I/O device
or simulates LVDT/RVDT outputs
DNx-AI-256 (High Drive Synchro/Resolver/RVDT/LVDT)
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DNx-AI-255 (Synchro/Resolver Board)
2 input or simulated outputs
Up to 2.4 VA output/reference drive
50 Hz to 10 kHz frequency range
isolation
Includes fan board for high output
(mounts in adjacent slot)
NEW!
(DNR-AI-256 Shown)
(DNR-AI-255 Shown)
• 2 channels input or simulated output
• 16-bit resolution
• 3-wire (Synchro) or 4-wire (resolver)
inputs
• 2 to 28 Vrms programmable reference
• 50 Hz to 4 kHz reference
• Channel to channel isolation
• Functions as a measurement device or
simulates Synchro/resolver outputs
Special and Harsh Environments
All of our Cubes and RACKs are rugged and suitable for use
in tough environments. However, we have also had a series
of special environmental tests performed, including:
• Tested in altitudes as high as 120,000 feet (requires
special preparation)
• Radiation tested for space applications
• Simulated rain testing
Analog Output:
DNx-AO-308 (8 channel D/A Board)
DNx-AO-308-350 (High Current D/A Board)
• 8 independent DACs
• 16-bit resolution
• 100 kHz per channel max update rate
• ±10 V output, ±5 mA outputs
• Low glitch outputs
• Per-channel offset and gain calibration
• Simultaneous update across all
channels
• ±10 V output, ±50 mA
• 8 independent DACs
• 16-bit resolution
• 100 kHz per channel max update rate
• Output sense lines provided
• Low glitch outputs
• Per-channel offset and gain calibration
• Simultaneous update across all channels
All layers provide 350 Vrms optical isolation (layer-to-layer, layer-to-cube/RACK). Selected layers provide per-channel isolation.
“DNA” vs “DNR”: The DNA- prefix designates a Cube-compatible board (e.g., DNA-AI-207), while a DNR- / DNF- prefix indicates a RACKtangle / FLATRACK-compatible board. DNA
series products are shown in photos except as noted – since the DNA-series boards provide a better view of the circuitry, and the DNR/DNF-series carrier hardware limits the view
of the board itself.
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DNx-AO-308-352 (±13.5 VDC Analog Outputs)
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8 analog output channels
±13.5 VDC at 13.5 mA outputs
Simultaneous output updates
100 kHz max update rate
DNx-AO-308-420 (4-20 mA Output D/A Board)
• ±40 V, ±5 mA outputs
• 8 independent DACs
• 16-bit resolution
• 100 kHz per channel max update rate
• Low glitch outputs
• Simultaneous update across all
channels
• Requires external ± 45 V power supply
DNx-AO-332 (32 Channel D/A Board)
• Standard 4-20 mA outputs
• 8 independent DACs
• 16-bit resolution
• 100 kHz per channel max update rate
• Low glitch outputs
• Per-channel offset and gain calibration
• Simultaneous update across all
channels
• 0 - 20 mA version available
• 32 independent DACs
• 16-bit resolution
• 10 kHz per channel max update rate
• ±10 V, ±10 mA outputs
• Low glitch outputs
• Simultaneous update across all
channels
DNx-AO-333 (32 Channel D/A Board with Read-back)
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DNx-AO-358 (Variable Res / Strain Gauge Simulator)
32 independent DACs
16-bit resolution
10 kHz per channel max update rate
±10 V, ±10 mA outputs
• 8 output channels
• Built-in strain gauge completion
resistors
• 120, 350 or 1 k Ohm versions
• As low as .46 mOhm resolution
Guardian Features
(DNR-AO-333 Shown)
• On-board A/D converter provides
read-back capability on all outputs
(DNR-AO-358 Shown)
System Burn-In
All DNA- and DNR-series are fully burned-in for a minimum
of 12 hours prior to shipment. Our burn-in is much more
than simply applying power and looking for smoke. We test
all input and outputs constantly during the burn-in process.
We also cycle power on and off every 2-3 minutes during
the burn-in process.
All layers provide 350 Vrms optical isolation (layer-to-layer, layer-to-cube/RACK). Selected layers provide per-channel isolation.
“DNA” vs “DNR”: The DNA- prefix designates a Cube-compatible board (e.g., DNA-AI-207), while a DNR- / DNF- prefix indicates a RACKtangle / FLATRACK-compatible board. DNA
series products are shown in photos except as noted – since the DNA-series boards provide a better view of the circuitry, and the DNR/DNF-series carrier hardware limits the view
of the board itself.
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Analog Output: (Continued)
DNx-AO-364 (Function Generator / AWFG)
NEW!
Give It a Try for a Month
So you’re not sure that a UEI I/O system is
the right fit for you application? Well, we’re
confident that it will be. So confident in
fact, that we’ll let you send it all back 30
days later if it isn’t.
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4 independent channels
Sine, Square, Triangle or AWFG
150 kHz max output rate
Frequency sweep
Programmable inter-channel phase
shift
• 0-8.5 Vrms output range
• 0.25 Hz freq resolution
PD-AO-AMP 115 (±115 VDC Analog Output Buffer Amp)
JANUARY
UEI-STP-AO-200 (250 mA Analog Output Buffer Amp)
• 8 channels of high current analog
output
• Up to ±250 mA output at ±10 V
• Pinout compatible with AO-308 series
• Low glitch outputs
• Simultaneous update across all
channels
• 16 channels of high voltage analog out
• Up to 115 VDC at ±10 mA
• Pinout compatible with AO-308 series
• 0.01% gain error
• Low glitch outputs
• Simultaneous update across channels
• Ideal for driving a wide variety of devices
including piezo electric controllers
• Requires PSU-AO32G115 power supply
or user supplied ±125 VDC supply
Digital I/O:
DNx-DIO-401 (24-Bit Digital Input)
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5 - 36 V input levels
Programmable hysteresis
1024 sample FIFO
1 k samples/sec throughput rate
Triggering available on digital inputs
DNx-DIO-403 (48 Bit Logic-Level I/O)
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DNx-DIO-402 (24-Bit Digital Output)
48 TTL-compatible digital I/O
I/O throughput rate of 10 kHz
16 mA/channel output drive
Lines protected up to 7 kV
electrostatic discharge
• Triggering available on digital inputs
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24 Digital Outputs
High-side (source) Darlington outputs
Up to 36 V on input/output channels
1024 sample FIFO
1 k samples/sec throughput rate
80 mA/channel output drive
100 mA resettable PTC fuse
Reflective Memory / ScramNet Replacement
UEI’s Cubes and RACKs are ideal replacements for aging systems
using reflective memory or ScramNet. Our DMAP/VMAP Ethernet protocols ensure real-time transfer of the I/O data between
the RACK and your host without special RM/SN hardware. If
you also require host-to-host data sharing, we recommend a
DDS. The DDS allows data sharing among PCs over a standard
Ethernet link and don’t require expensive, dedicated Reflective
Memory hardware. We have tested our systems with PrismTech’s
OpenSplice™ and RTI Connext™ DDS packages.
All layers provide 350 Vrms optical isolation (layer-to-layer, layer-to-cube/RACK). Selected layers provide per-channel isolation.
“DNA” vs “DNR”: The DNA- prefix designates a Cube-compatible board (e.g., DNA-AI-207), while a DNR- / DNF- prefix indicates a RACKtangle / FLATRACK-compatible board. DNA
series products are shown in photos except as noted – since the DNA-series boards provide a better view of the circuitry, and the DNR/DNF-series carrier hardware limits the view
of the board itself.
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Cube and RACKtangle I/O Boards
DNx-DIO-404 (24-Bit DIO, FET Outputs)
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DNx-DIO-405 (24-Bit DIO, Darlington Outputs)
12 Din, 12 Dout
High-side (source) FET outputs
350 mA outputs (continuous)
500 mA resettable PTC fuse
3.3 - 36 VDC input range
User-programmable hysteresis
100 kS/sec throughput
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DNx-DIO-406 (24-Bit DIO, FET Outputs)
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Guardian Series Advantages
12 Din, 12 Dout
Low-side (sink) FET outputs
1 A outputs (continuous)
2 A slow-blow fuse
3.3 - 36 VDC input range
User-programmable hysteresis
100 kS/sec throughputs
I/O boards shown on a green background are part of
our popular Guardian series. The Guardian series boards
provide an extra level of diagnostics and are designed to
help you quickly and easily diagnose and correct short
circuits, open circuits, over-voltage conditions and many
other possible failure conditions. These features are also
very useful when used in conjunction with Power On Self
Test (POST).
DNx-DIO-432 (32-Bit [sink] Dout Board with Readback)
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DNx-DIO-432-800 (Low Leakage Current DIO-432)
32 Industrial digital outputs
Programmable overcurrent protection
3-36 VDC operation
600 mA continuous (sink) outputs
1 kHz update rate
• 32 Industrial digital outputs
• <1 µA leakage ensures LEDs appear off
even when viewed through NV goggles
• Programmable overcurrent protection
• 600 mA continuous (sink) outputs
• 1 kHz update rate
Guardian Features
• Built-in monitoring of output voltage
and current detects shorts/opens
• PWM output and soft-start mode
Guardian Features
• Built-in monitoring of output current
• PWM output and soft-start mode`
DNx-DIO-433 (32-Bit [source] Dout Board with Readback)
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DNx-DIO-433-800 (Low Leakage Current DIO-433)
• 32 Industrial digital outputs
• <1 µA leakage ensures LEDs appear off
even when viewed through NV goggles
• Programmable overcurrent protection
• 600 mA continuous (sink) outputs
• 1 kHz update rate
32 Industrial digital outputs
Programmable overcurrent protection
3-36 VDC operation
600 mA continuous (sink) outputs
1 kHz update rate
Guardian Features
(DNR-DIO-433 Shown)
12 Din, 12 Dout
High-side (source) Darlington outputs
80 mA outputs (continuous)
100 mA resettable PTC fuse
3.3 - 36 VDC input range
User-programmable hysteresis
1 kS/sec throughput
Guardian Features
• Built-in monitoring of output voltage
and current detects shorts/opens
• PWM output and soft-start mode
(DNR-DIO-433 Shown)
• Built-in monitoring of output current
• PWM output and soft-start mode
All layers provide 350 Vrms optical isolation (layer-to-layer, layer-to-cube/RACK). Selected layers provide per-channel isolation.
“DNA” vs “DNR”: The DNA- prefix designates a Cube-compatible board (e.g., DNA-AI-207), while a DNR- / DNF- prefix indicates a RACKtangle / FLATRACK-compatible board. DNA
series products are shown in photos except as noted – since the DNA-series boards provide a better view of the circuitry, and the DNR/DNF-series carrier hardware limits the view
of the board itself.
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DNx-DIO-440 (40 x 2 Channel Multiplexer)
DNx-DIO-441 ( Dual 20 x 2 Channel Multiplexer)
• 40 x 2 configuration. (Any of 40 inputs
can be connected to either of two
common signals.)
• ± 45 VDC operation
• < 1 Ω on resistance
• < 8 nA leakage current
• 600 mA max continuous current
(DNR-DIO-440 Shown)
(DNR-DIO-441 Shown)
DNx-DIO-448 (48-bit Digital Input Board with A/D)
DNx-DIO-449 (48-bit Digital Input Board with A/D)
• 48 digital inputs
• Programmable on/off levels and
hysteresis (0 - 28 VDC)
• 1 kHz scan rate
• Built-in pull-up/down resistors
(DNR-DIO-448 Shown)
• Dual 20 x 2 configuration. (Two
channels where any of 20 inputs
can be connected to either of two
common signals. )
• ± 45 VDC operation
• < 1 Ω on resistance
• < 8 nA leakage current
• 600 mA max continuous current
• 48 digital inputs
• Programmable on/off levels and
hysteresis (± 150 VDC, - 150 VAC)
• 1 kHz scan rate
• Built-in pull-up/down resistors
• Automatic change-of-state detection
and stime stamp
Guardian Features
(DNR-DIO-448 Shown)
• Built-in A/D converter allows actual
input voltage to be measured
• Built-in A/D converter allows actual
input voltage to be measured
DNx-DIO-452 (Relay Output Board)
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Guardian Features
DNx-DIO-462 (12 Form C Relays with V/I Readback)
DIO-452: 12 Form C (SPDT) relays
2.0 A output at 30 VDC (continuous)
750 mA at 120 VAC (continuous)
±500 VDC isolation
Solid-state relays available
Guardian series with readback
available, (see DIO-462)
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2.0 A output at 30 VDC (continuous)
750 mA at 120 VAC (continuous)
±500 VDC isolation
Solid-state relays available as option
Guardian Features
• Output current readback
• Output voltage readback
DNx-DIO-470 (High Current Relay Outputs)
10-Year Availability Guarantee!
• 10 Form C (SPDT) relays
• 5 Amp @ 125 VAC or 30 VDC
continuous loads
• 140 VDC / 150 VAC max operating
voltage
• Uses special high current cables for
5 Amp operation
UEI guarantees the hardware you
purchase today will still be available 10
years from now!
Visit our site to learn more!
www.UEIDAQ.com/10-year
All layers provide 350 Vrms optical isolation (layer-to-layer, layer-to-cube/RACK). Selected layers provide per-channel isolation.
“DNA” vs “DNR”: The DNA- prefix designates a Cube-compatible board (e.g., DNA-AI-207), while a DNR- / DNF- prefix indicates a RACKtangle / FLATRACK-compatible board. DNA
series products are shown in photos except as noted – since the DNA-series boards provide a better view of the circuitry, and the DNR/DNF-series carrier hardware limits the view
of the board itself.
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Serial I/O (Asynchronous) :
DNx-SL-501 (4 RS-232/422/485 Ports)
DNx-SL-508 (8 RS-232/422/485 Ports)
• 4 independent ports
• Each port is software-configurable as
RS-232, RS-422 or RS-485
• Max speed of 256 kbit/s for RS-232 and
up to 4 Mbit/s for RS-422/485
• Independent bit rate settings for each
port
• 350 V isolation between ports; ports
and circuitry; 15 kV ESD
• 8 independent ports
• Each port is software-configurable
as RS-232, RS-422 or RS-485
• Max speed of 256 kbit/s for RS-2 32
and 1 Mbit/s for RS-422/485
• Independent bit rate and protocol
settings for each port
• 350 V isolation
• Built-in interrogation scheduler
Serial I/O (Synchronous):
DNx-SL-504 (4-Port Synchronous Serial Interface)
DNx-CT-602-804 ( Synchronous Serial Ports)
• 4 independently configurable ports
• Max speed of 256 Kbaud for RS-232
and 4 Mbaud for RS-485/422
• Async, bisync, HDLC, SDLC protocol
support
• 350 Vrms port-to-port isolation;
• 15kV ESD
• 4 independent channels
• Channels configure as serial ports or
counter/timers
• Programmable data word & frame
synch length
• RS-485/422 logic levels
(DNR-SL-504 Shown)
Remote Serial Server vSoftware:
Reflective Memory / ScramNet Replacement
UEI-RSS (Remote Serial Server)
UEI’s Cubes and RACK s are ideal replacements for aging systems
using reflective memory or ScramNet. Our DMAP/VMAP Ethernet protocols ensure real-time transfer of the I/O data between
the RACKtangle and your host without special RM/SN hardware.
If you also require host-to-host data sharing, we recommend a
DDS. The DDS allows data sharing among PCs over a standard
Ethernet link and don’t require expensive, dedicated Reflective
Memory hardware. We have tested our systems with PrismTech’s
OpenSplice™ and RTI Connext™ DDS packages.
• Supports DNx-SL-series
• SL-50x ports become standard PC
“COM” ports
• Standard COM1: to COM255: in
Windows XP/Vista/7 (32- and 64-bit)
• Standard POSIX ports in Linux
• Supported by PowerDNA and UEIPAC
CAN-Bus and ARINC 825:
Need to log CAN, ARINC, serial or 1553 data?
DNx-CAN-503 (High-Speed CAN-Bus)
• 4 independent CAN ports
• Up to 1 Mbit/sec max transfer rate
• Independent bit rate settings for
every port
• 250 V DC max isolation between
ports; ports and circuitry
• Hot plugging support; error detection
• Fully compatible with ISO 11898
• J1939 and CANdb support
The UEILogger allows you to log CAN, ARINC, RS-232/485
and MIL-STD-1553 communications without requiring
any programming. Build your logger application
completely in an intuitive Windows GUI. There is even a
query scheduler for CAN and Serial. The logger also logs
analog and digital inputs and provides alarm conditions
on digital outputs.
All layers provide 350 Vrms optical isolation (layer-to-layer, layer-to-cube/RACK). Selected layers provide per-channel isolation.
“DNA” vs “DNR”: The DNA- prefix designates a Cube-compatible board (e.g., DNA-AI-207), while a DNR- / DNF- prefix indicates a RACKtangle / FLATRACK-compatible board. DNA
series products are shown in photos except as noted – since the DNA-series boards provide a better view of the circuitry, and the DNR/DNF-series carrier hardware limits the view
of the board itself.
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Avionics: ARINC and AFDX
DNx-429-566 (12 ARINC-429 Channels)
DNx-429-512 (12 ARINC-429 Rx Channels)
• 6 TX/6 RX channels
• High (100 kHz) or low (12.5 kHz) speed
selectable by channel pairs
• Hardware Label filtering
• Hardware TX scheduler (100 µs timing
resolution)
• Automatic timestamping of RX data
• Williamsburg (Version 1) protocol
support included
• 12 ARINC-429 RX channels
• High (100 kHz) or low (12.5 kHz) speed
selectable by channel pairs
• Hardware Label filtering
• Automatic timestamping of RX data (if
desired)
• Williamsburg (Version 1) support
included
DNx-708-453 (4 ARINC-708/453 Channels)
DNx-AFDX-664 (2-Port AFDX/ARINC 664 Interface)
• 2 Transmit outputs
• 2 Receive inputs
• ARINC-708 and ARINC-453 compatible
• Includes coaxial cable adaptor
• 2-ports AFDX/ARINC 664
• Dual redundant or independent port
modes
• 100 Mbit/s or 10 Mbit/s
• Error detection and injection
• Supports Airbus and Boeing protocols
NEW!
(DNR-708-453 Shown)
Avionics: MIL-STD-1553
Don’t see what you need?
DNx-1553-553 (Dual Redundant 1553 Interface)
(DNR-1553-553 Shown)
• Two independent, fully redundant
channels
• Bus Monitor, Remote Terminal and Bus
controller functionality
• Selective message monitoring in Bus
Monitor mode.
• Transformer or direct coupling
• Multiple RT simulation up to 31 RTs.
• Includes cable to std 1553 connectors
If you need an interface not shown on these pages,
please call us! Not only are new boards being released
all the time, but UEI is always interested in speaking
with you about putting together a custom solution to
fit your needs!
Counter / Timer
DNx-CT-602 (Differential Counter/Timers)
DNx-CT-601 (Counter/Timer)
• 8 independent counter/timer
units; start/pause/stop all channels
simultaneously
• 32-bit prescaler per channel
• Multiple period counter with
accumulated results
• Debouncing/glitch removal on
external clock and gate inputs
• 8 Counting modes
• 4 independent 32-bit counters w/ 32bit prescalers
• 66 MHz internal time base
• 16.5 MHz max external frequency
• Standard RS-485 fully differential logic
levels
• 8 powerful counting modes
• Built-in debouncing and glitch removal
All layers provide 350 Vrms optical isolation (layer-to-layer, layer-to-cube/RACK). Selected layers provide per-channel isolation.
“DNA” vs “DNR”: The DNA- prefix designates a Cube-compatible board (e.g., DNA-AI-207), while a DNR- / DNF- prefix indicates a RACKtangle / FLATRACK-compatible board. DNA
series products are shown in photos except as noted – since the DNA-series boards provide a better view of the circuitry, and the DNR/DNF-series carrier hardware limits the view
of the board itself.
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Quadrature Encoder Input
IRIG-B, GPS and high precision timing:
DNx-QUAD-604 (Quadrature Encoder Input)
(DNR-SL-508 Shown)
DNx-IRIG-650 (IRIG-B Timing Gen and Sync boards)
• 4 independent quadrature encoder
inputs
• A, B and Z (index) inputs
• Buffered or single point readings
• Simultaneous updates on all four
channels
• 8 digital out, 4 digital in bits
• x1, x2 and x4 input modes
• Debouncing/glitch removal
(DNR-IRIG-650
Shown)
(DNR-SL-508 Shown)
GPS:
Wireless:
DNA-GPS (GPS Receiver System)
DNA-CAR-550 (PCI-Express Mini Card Module Reader)
• Based on Garmin GPS 16 series
• < 3 meter error (using WAAS)
• Simple connection to DNA-SL-501
serial interface layer
• 1 PPS synched to UTC within 1 µS
• Includes DNA-STP-GPS break-out panel
• Compatible with all popular NMEA
protocols
Power Conversion:
• For UEIPAC series Cubes
• Allows UEIPAC direct connection to
CELL/WIFI networks
• Allows UEIPAC direct connection to
GPS antennas
• Supports CELL/WIFI/GPS cards from
many vendors
• Standard Mini Card USB interface
DNR-RACK Fillers:
DNx-PC-911/912/913 (Power Supply Output boards)
(DNR-PC-911 Shown)
• IRIG-B output for timing signals
• IRIG-B input for sync with external
IRIG-B sources
• Modulated or DC level I/O
• 1 PPS output
• Event input captures timing to UTC
• On-board GPS receiver
• 10 MHz, 1 ppm time base or slaved
to external 10 MHz
DNR-IO-FILLER (Filler for Unused RACK slots)
• ±15V @1.2A (911); +24V @1.6A (912);
±45V @0.4A (913)
• Available for Cubes and RACKs
• Isolated DC/DC converters
• Overload protection
• Overtemperature shutdown
• Software-controlled On/Off switch
• Readback of output voltage and
current
• Single slot filler for unused
RACKtangle slots.
• Highly recommended to maintain
proper forced air cooling
• Not required for “Cube” systems
RACKtangle Mounting Options:
Other Options:
5
Standard
DNR-EXT-BRACKET-4
Optional four inch extended mounting
brackets for the DNR-series chassis
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DNR-BRACKET
Conformal
coated
Conformal Coating
Standard brackets (included with each
chassis)
Optional conformal coating (please call or
email us for details on coatings).
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Optional 5-year Warranty
DNA/DNR-series products include a 2-year
warranty. A 3-year extension is available.
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Cube and RACKtangle Chassis Accessories
Cube Mounting Options:
DNA-DR5/8
DIN Rail mounting option
Cables:
DNA-FLANGE
Flange mount allows the Cube to
be mounted to any flat surface
DNA-CBL-37S
37-conductor male to female shielded
cable available in 1, 3, 10 and 20 foot lengths
DNA-CBL-62
62-conductor male to male shielded cable
available in 3, 10 and 20 foot lengths
Screw Terminal Panels:
DNA-STP-37
37-conductor screw terminal panel
DNA-STP-AI-U
Universal Terminal Panel for
DNA/DNR-AI-207/225 analog input layers
DNA-STP-3762
DNA-STP-62
DNA-STP-37HC
Universal 37 and 62-conductor
screw terminal panel
37-conductor STP with 5 Amp ratings for use with DNx-DIO-470.
DNA-STP-AI-207TC
62-conductor screw terminal panel
DNA-STP-AI-212
Thermocouple input terminal panel for the
DNA/DNR-AI-207 analog input layer
TC input screw terminal panel for DNA/
DNR-AI-212 including CJC sensor.
DNA-STP-AI-208
8-channel direct-connect strain gauge
terminal panel for the DNA/DNR-AI-208
Give It a Try for a Month
So you’re not sure that a UEI I/O system
is the right fit for you application?
Well, we’re confident that it will be.
So confident in fact, that we’ll let you
send it all back 30 days later if it isn’t.
DNA-STP-SYNC-1G
Sync connector interface simplifies synchronizing Cubes and RACKtangles.
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DNA-STP-508
JANUARY
DNx-SL-508 breakout board brings the 8
serial ports out to DB9 connectors
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I/O Quick Reference Guide
Part Number
Description
Analog Input Boards
DNx-AI-201-100
24 channels (24 SE/12 DI); 16-bit resolution; 100 kS/s max sampling rate; ±15 V input range; gains of 1, 2, 5, 10
DNx-AI-202
12 differential current inputs; 16-bit resolution; 16 kS/s max sampling rate; ±150 mA, ±15 mA, ±1.5 mA input ranges;
DNx-AI-205
4 isolated 18-bit diff inputs; Simultaneous Sampling; 250 kS/s per channel max; ±100 V max input range; FIR filtering; decimation
DNx-AI-207
16 differential chan (+ 1 CJC channel); 18-bit res; 1 kHz per chan max sample rate; ±10 V input range with a wide range of gains
DNx-AI-208
8 strain gage input channels; 18-bit res; 1 kS/s per channel max sampling rate; ±10 V input range; full-, half- and quarter-bridge
DNx-AI-211
4 channel isolated 24-bit resolution; 125 kS/s per channel, simultaneous sampling two wire ICP/IEPE vibration input board
DNx-AI-212
12 channel fully isolated thermocouple input board
DNx-AI-217
16 channel 24-bit 120 kHz simultaneous sampling analog input board
DNx-AI-218
Guardian series 8 channel; 24-bit resolution; 120 kHz sample rates; isolation; ±10 Volt input
DNx-AI-219
Guardian series 8 channel; 24-bit resolution; 120 kHz sample rates; isolation; ±10 Volt input
DNx-AI-222
12 channel RTD input board with support of 2, 3 and 4 wire RTDs
DNx-AI-224
4-channel high speed strain gage / bridge input; 100 kS/s sampling, 18-bit res; built-in shunt cal and bridge completion resistors
DNx-AI-225
25 diff inputs, Simultaneous sampling’ (1 channel for CJC); 24-bit resolution; 5 S/s to 1 kS/s sampling rates; ±1.25 V input range
DNx-AI-228-300
Guardian series 8 channel; 24-bit resolution; 120 kHz sample rates; isolation; ±300 Volt input
LVDT/RVDT and Synchro/Resolver boards
DNx-AI-254
4-channel LVDT/RVDT interface with both input and output simulation capability
DNx-AI-255
2 channel Synchro/Resolver interface
DNx-AI-256
2 channel Synchro/Resolver/LVDT/RVDT interface with high-drive outputs and excitation (includes FAN module for adjacent slot)
Analog Output Boards
DNx-AO-308
8 chan (independent DACs); 16-bit resolution; ±10 V ±5 mA output; 100 kHz/channel max. update rate (800 kHz aggregate)
DNx-AO-308-350
8 chan (independent DACs); 16-bit resolution; ±10 V ±50 mA output; 100 kHz/channel max. update rate (800 kHz aggregate)
DNx-AO-308-352
8 chan (independent DACs); 16-bit resolution; ±13.5 V ±13.5 mA output; 100 kHz/channel max. update rate (800 kHz aggregate)
DNx-AO-308-353
8 chan (independent DACs); 16-bit resolution; ±40 V ±5 mA output; 100 kHz/channel max. update rate (800 kHz aggregate)
DNx-AO-308-420
8 channels (independent DACs); 16-bit resolution; 4-20 mA current output; 100 kHz/channel max. update rate (800 kHz aggregate)
DNx-AO-332
32 channels (independent DACs); 16-bit resolution; ±10 V ±10 mA output; 10 kHz/channel max. update rate
DNx-AO-333
Guardian series 32 channels (independent DACs); 16-bit res; ±10 V ±10 mA out; 10 kHz/ch update rate, w/analog voltage readback
DNx-AO-358-xxx
8 channel strain gage simulator, 18-bit resolution; replace -xxx with 120, 350 or 1K for 120, 350 or 1000 ohm gages respectively
DNx-AO-364
4 channel function generator and AWFG interface with output to 150 kHz
PD-AO-AMP-115
16 channel, ±115 VDC at 10 mA analog output buffer interface (115 VDC power supply ordered separately)
UEI-STP-AO-200
8 channel, ±250 mA at ±10 VDC analog output buffer interface
Standard Digital I/O Boards
DNx-DIO-401
24 digital inputs; 1 kHz max. I/O throughput; 5-36 V logic levels; requires external 7-36 V power source (or DNA-PC-902)
DNx-DIO-402
24 digital current sourcing outputs; 80 mA max current, 1 kHz max. I/O throughput; requires external 7-37 V power source
DNx-DIO-403
48 TTL-compatible DIO channels (5V TTL); 10 kHz max I/O throughput; direction-configurable in groups of 8 channels
DNx-DIO-404
24 channels (12 DIn, 12 DOut); current source 350 mA outputs; 100 kHz max throughput; 3.3-36 V logic levels;
DNx-DIO-405
24 channels (12 DIn, 12 DOut); 80 mA source opto-darlington outputs; 1 kHz max throughput; 5-36 V logic levels;
DNx-DIO-406
24 channels (12 DIn, 12 DOut); 1 A, current sink outputs; 100 kHz max throughput; 3.3-36 V logic levels; requires external 3.3-36 V
DNx-DIO-432
32 digital current sinking 600 mA outputs with Guardian series, per channel voltage and current monitoring
DNx-DIO-433
32 digital current sourcing 600 mA outputs with Guardian series, per channel voltage and current monitoring
DNx-DIO-448
48 digital inputs, programmable high/low levels frzzzom 0 - 28 VDC with Guardian series analog input voltage monitoring
DNx-DIO-449
48 digital inputs, change of state time stamping, programmable logic levels from 0 - 150 VAC/VDC with Guardian series diagnostics
DNx-DIO-452
12 channel, form C (SPDT) relay output board, 2.0 A @ 30 VDC, 0.75 A @ 120 VAC
DNx-DIO-462
12 channel, form C (SPDT) relay output board, 2.0 A @ 30 VDC, 0.75 A @ 120 VAC, with Guardian output voltage/current read-back
DNx-DIO-470
10 channel, form C (SPDT) relay output board, 5.0 A @ 30 VDC, 5.0 A @ 120 VAC
Serial Communications
DNx-SL-501
4 independent software-configurable RS-232/422/485 ports; independent bitrate; up to 4 Mbit/s (RS-485), 256 Kbit/s (RS-232)
DNx-SL-504
4 independent software-configurable RS-232/422/485 ports; independent bitrate; Async, bisync, HDLC, SDLC protocol Support
DNx-SL-508
8 independent software-configurable RS-232/422/485 ports; independent bitrate; up to 1 Mbit/s (RS-485), 256 Kbit/s (RS-232)
DNA-CAR-550
Cell / GSM / GPS interface for the UEIPAC. Requires customer-supplied PCIexpress mini card using the USB interface
DNx-CT-602-804
4 port general purpose synchronous serial ports. Unused ports may be used as counter/timers
CAN Communications
DNx-CAN-503
4 independent CAN ports; independent bit rate settings for every port; 1 Mbit/sec max transfer rate; 24 MHz base clock
Avionics Interfaces
DNx-429-566
High performance ARINC 429 interface with 6 TX channels and 6 RX channels
DNx-429-512
High performance ARINC 429 interface with 12 RX channels
DNx-708-453
4 channel (2 transmit and 2 receive), ARINC 708 and ARINC 453 compatible interface
DNx-AFDX-664
2-Port AFDX/ARINC 664 interface
DNx-1553-553
2 channel (each is fully redundant) MIL-STD-1553 interface supports BC, bus monitor and RT operation (includes cable)
Counter / Timer / Quadrature Encoder
DNx-CT-601
8 channel counter/timer, PWM board; 32-bit prescaler (per channel); 8 counting modes; 16 interrupt sources per channel
DNx-CT-602
8 channel differential counter/timer, n
DNx-QUAD-604
4 Channel Quadrature encoder input board, A, B, Z inputs, simultaneous sampling, 8 Dout bits and 4 Din bits
DNx-IRIG-650
IRIG-A/B/E/G master or slave interface with built-in GPS and 1 PPS timing output. 10 MHz 400 PPB (worst case) master Xtal
Power Conversion Interfaces
DNA-PC-91x
±15V (911); ±24V (912); ±45V (913); power supply output boards.
Cables and Screw Terminal Panels
DNA-STP-37
37-channel screw terminal panel
DNA-STP-62
62-channel screw terminal panel
DNA-STP-AI-U
Universal terminal panel for the DNx-AI-207 and DNx-AI-225 analog input layers
DNA-STP-AI-207TC Thermocouple input terminal panel for DNA-AI-207 with CJC sensor in isothermal bar and open TC detection
DNA-STP-AI-208
8-channel direct-connect strain gage terminal panel
DNA-STP-508
8-port break out panel for DNx-SL-508. Breaks all 8 serial ports out to standard 9-pin D connectors and screw terminals.
DNA-CBL-37S-1
37-way, male to female, 1 ft shielded round cable
DNA-CBL-37S
37-way, male to female, 3 ft shielded round cable
DNA-CBL-37S-xx
37-way, male to female, 10 ft shielded round cable (add -10); 37-way, male to female, 20 ft shielded round cable (add -20)
DNA-CBL-37
37-way, male to female, 3 ft flat ribbon cable
DNA-CBL-62
62-conductor, male to male, 2.5 ft round shielded cable
DNA-CBL-62-xx
62-conductor, male to male, 10 ft round shielded cable (add -10); 62-conductor, male to male, 20 ft round shielded cable (add -20)
DNA-CBL-COM
4-port, 1.5 ft round shielded cable
DNA-CBL-SYNC-10 High-speed cube-to-cube synchronization cable for PowerPC-based PowerDNA cubes
DNA-CBL-SYNC-RJ High-speed cube-to-DNA-STP-SYNC synchronization cable for PowerPC-based PowerDNA cubes
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Cable
Series
37
37
37
37
37
37/SMB
37
37
37
37
37
37
62
37
MTBF
(hours)
>600,000
>600,000
>600,000
>600,000
>600,000
250,000
230,000
275,000
200,000
500,000
230,000
260,000
520,000
200,000
62
62
62
275,000
275,000
275,000
37
37
37
37
37
62
62
37
62
37
37
480,000
480,000
480,000
480,000
480,000
400,000
400,000
300,000
290,000
200,000
200,000
37
37
62
37
37
37
62
62
62
62
37
37
37
>600,000
>600,000
>600,000
375,000
>600,000
375,000
260,000
260,000
550,000
400,000
300,000
260,000
300,000
37
62
62
SMB
37
350,000
290,000
290,000
300,000
350,000
37
350,000
37
37
62
RJ-45
62/1553
470,000
v,000
275,000
130,000
275,000
37
37
37
37
350,000
350,000
350,000
240,000
37
165,000
37
62
37/62
37
37
62
37
37
37
37
62
62
37
-Sync
-Sync
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
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PCI/PDXI Data Acquisition Boards
Part Number
Bus
Analog Input
Speed
S.E.
Res. (bits)
PCI Multifunction Boards
PD2-MF-16-2M/14H
PCI
14
2.2 MS/s
PD2-MF-64-2M/14H
PCI
14
2.2 MS/s
PD2-MF-16-3M/12H
PCI
12
3 MS/s
PD2-MF-16-3M/12L
PCI
12
3 MS/s
PD2-MF-64-3M/12H
PCI
12
3 MS/s
PD2-MF-16-500/16L or H PCI
16
500 kS/s
PD2-MF-64-500/16L or H PCI
16
500 kS/s
PD2-MF-16-400/14L or H PCI
14
400 kS/s
PD2-MF-64-400/14L or H PCI
14
400 kS/s
PD2-MF-16-333/16L or H PCI
16
333 kS/s
PD2-MF-64-333/16L or H PCI
16
333 kS/s
PD2-MF-16-150/16L
PCI
16
150 kS/s
PD2-MF-16-150/16H
PCI
16
150 kS/s
PDL-MF
PCI
16
50 kS/s
PDL-MF-333
PCI
16
333 kS/s
PCI Multifunction Simultaneous Sampling Boards
PD2-MFS-4-2M/14
PCI
14
1.6 MS/s
PD2-MFS-8-2M/14
PCI
14
1.6 MS/s
PD2-MFS-4-1M/12
PCI
12
1 MS/s
PD2-MFS-8-1M/12
PCI
12
1 MS/s
PD2-MFS-4-800/14
PCI
14
800 kS/s
PD2-MFS-8-800/14
PCI
14
800 kS/s
PD2-MFS-4-500/16
PCI
16
500 kS/s
PD2-MFS-8-500/16
PCI
16
500 kS/s
PD2-MFS-4-500/14
PCI
14
500 kS/s
PD2-MFS-8-500/14
PCI
14
500 kS/s
PD2-MFS-4-300/16
PCI
16
300 kS/s
PD2-MFS-8-300/16
PCI
16
300 kS/s
Part Number
Bus
PCI Digital I/O Boards
PD2-DIO-64
PD2-DIO-128
PD2-DIO-128i
PDL-DIO-64
PDL-DIO-64CT
PDL-DIO-64ST
PDL-DIO-64TS
PDXI-DIO-64
PDXI-DIO-64CT
PDXI-DIO-64ST
PDXI-DIO-64TS
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Bus
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
cPCI/PDXI
cPCI/PDXI
cPCI/PDXI
cPCI/PDXI
•
CTR
Counters Depth (bits)
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
24
24
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
24
24
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
24
24
4
8
4
8
4
8
4
8
4
8
4
8
4*
8*
4*
8*
4*
8*
4*
8*
4*
8*
4*
8*
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
Inputs
8
16
32
32
32
96
96
8
16
32
Digital I/O
Outputs
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
Special Functions
HS Streaming
Sequencer
•
•
•
•
37
CTR
Counters
Depth (bits)
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
24
24
24
24
24
24
24
24
24
24
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
8
DIO
64
128
•
Digital I/O
Inputs Outputs
8
32
8
8
32
8
32
8
32
8
32
8
8
8
8
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
HS Counter
Analog Output
Res. (bits) Channels
16
64
16
16
64
16
64
16
64
16
64
16
16
16
16
Analog Output
Res. (bits)
Channels
PCI Analog Output Boards
PD2-AO-8/16
PCI
PD2-AO-16/16
PCI
PD2-AO-32/16
PCI
PD2-AO-32/16HS
PCI
PD2-AO-32/16HC
PCI
PD2-AO-96/16
PCI
PD2-AO-96/16HS
PCI
PDXI-AO-8/16
cPCI/PDXI
PDXI-AO-16/16
cPCI/PDXI
PDXI-AO-32/16
cPCI/PDXI
Part Number
Differential
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
Digital I/O
DIn
64
DOut
64
Counters
CTR
Depth (bits)
3
3
24
24
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
24
24
24
24
24
24
24
24
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FAQs
When would you recommend a UEIPAC versus a UEILogger?
How does the UEI RACKtangle I/O system compare with competitive VME
based systems?
The UEILogger allows you to completely set up and run an application
without programming in any language. The complete application is set up
in a small number of simple dialogue boxes. This makes the UEILogger an
ideal solution for those who do not wish to program. The limitation of this
configuration is the only functions you may implement are those built into
the UEILogger application itself.
The UEI RACKtangle compares very favorably with competitive VME systems. First and foremost, our customers are appreciative of our 10 year
availability guarantee as many people we speak to are concerned their VME
solutions may be discontinued at any time. The UEI system will typically
provide equivalent or superior performance in a smaller package and at a
lower cost.
The UEIPAC requires the user to program in C, in Linux (or Cygwin for Windows) operating system. This allows the UEIPAC to offer application flexibility well beyond the functions of the UEILogger. The UEIPAC also allows the
chassis to provide control functions not implemented on the UEILogger.
Does the UEIPAC support any operating systems other than Linux?
Yes. The UEIPAC can be based on VxWorks. We do not have the license to
install VxWorks on your PAC, but we are happy to show you how you may.
Our PowerDNA Cubes and RACKs run a very compact operating system call
µCOS. We are happy to work with our customers on a special project basis
if they are interested in programming an application in µC. Though not
open source, µC is very compact and fast, and has been certified as DO-178
compliant.
I’ve read about real time operating systems that run in windows. In
particular, do you support the INtime and/or RTX real-time operating
systems? Also, isn’t “real-time” under Windows an Oxymoron.
The INtime and RTX applications are both supported by UEI and both do
support hard real-time functionality under Windows. These applications
actually run on the core of the PC, underneath Windows and with higher
priority. RTX and INtime perform the real-time function implemented and
then, and only then, allow Windows to use the PC resources remaining.
Can you mix Cubes and RACKtangles in the same system.
Absolutely. In fact, the electronics in both the Cubes and RACKs are identical. The only difference is the mechanical form factor. This not only means
you can mix Cubes and RACKtanlges in an application, it means you can
switch from one form factor to the other without rewriting your code or
changing any field wiring.
Will a UEIPAC also function as a PDNA series Cube/RACKtangle slaved to a
host PC over the Ethernet?
The UEIPAC will function as a PDNA type slave, but only in programmed
I/O mode. Our DMAP real-time protocol or ACB high speed circular buffer
mode are not supported by the UEIPAC in this mode.
How large can a PowerDNA system be?
Almost arbitrarily large. We have been used on military aircraft flight simulators requiring greater than 7,000 I/O points. We’ve also done temperature
systems with over 1,700 themocouples and structural analysis applications
with over 1,500 strain gages.
Can I connect to a PowerDNA Cube/RACKtangle via wireless interface?
As the PowerDNA cubes and RACKTangles use a standard Ethernet interface, they can be connected wirelessly with commonly available wireless
interfaces. The one thing to check before selecting your wireless interface is
that it can be set to connect to a device with a static IP address. Some of the
less expensive wireless points have no method to set the static IP. Also, the
UEIPAC may take advantage of the DNA-CAR-550 board which allows either
802.11 series WIFI interfaces or GSM/CDMA phone connections.
I noticed you had a 100Base-FX version of the cube. Why would I want a
fiber interface?
There are really three reasons. The first is distance from the host. A singlemode fiber can communicate reliably at up to 20 km from the host. The second is isolation. The fiber interface provides almost infinite isolation. If you
want to protect your host PC from a lightning strike or the electromagnetic
pulse caused by an explosion, you should consider a fiber interface. Finally,
noise immunity. The fiber interface is virtually immune to EMF interference.
Need to run your cable by the arc welder? You want fiber.
Does UEI offer any type of FPGA based I/O board that I can customize
with my own FPGA code for special functions?
Absolutely. Many of our I/O boards are two board base/daughter board
configurations. The base board provides the interface to the PowerDNA
backplane as well as a large Altera Cyclone series FPGA. We are happy to
share the details of the FPGA interface with our customers wishing to design their own I/O functionallity
Can I arrange a demo system?
Of course. All UEI hardware orders with a total price of $10,000 or less are
covered by our 30-day money back guarantee. Place your order and try
the system before you need to make a final decision. (BTW, our software is
available on our web site as a free download. If you want to “play” with the
software prior to purchase, download it and fire it up.)
Where are UEI products manufactured?
All UEI products are manufactured in the USA.
Will UEI consider a “special” product for us?
Customers wishing to develop their own, custom I/O boards may build a special
purpose daughter card for use with our standard FPGA base board.
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Absolutely. Many of our new products are based on “specials” for a customer. However, rather than building a special, we typically like to release
the product as a standard item we can offer to other customers. As a
standard product it’s easier for us to make sure we keep the product up to
date with the latest software and testing. As an FYI, we like to treat NRE as a
break-even proposition and not a profit center. People are often surprised
at how inexpensive it may be to get a “special” product (either HW or SW)
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Does the UEIPAC offer “hard” real-time capability?
Do any of your I/O boards offer isolation?
What options are available for mounting the Cube?
Can I add a new board to my Cube in the field or do Cube reconfigurations need to be done by UEI.
Yes. The UEIPAC supports Linux’s Xenomai real-time functionality. Also,
should you want to use VxWorks, we can show you how to load and run it on
your UEIPAC.
Though some customers simply count on gravity to keep the cube on their
table-top, most customers take advantage of either the DNA-FLANGE flange
mount or DNA-DR series DIN rail mounts. Please see page 35 or visit our web
site for details.
Do you offer the option to run your Cubes and RACKtangles from DC Power?
Yes. All Cubes/RACKs are designed to run from any DC power source between
9 and 36 VDC. We also include a universal (120/240 VAC) AC power adaptor
with each chassis.
Yes. In fact all of our I/O boards except the DNx-429-5xx series provide 350
Vrms of isolation between the board’s I/O connections and the chassis (as
well as all other I/O boards installed).
You are free to add, change or remove boards from your Cube. It typically
takes 15 minutes or so as there are a number of screws to remove and
then reinstall. If you anticipate frequently reconfiguring your system we
highly recommend you consider the RACKtangle form factor where board
replacement takes only a matter of seconds.
Application Notes and White Papers for Download
Check out these and more, available online:
Case Study: Why FlightSafety International has Standardized on the RACKtangle for SimI/O
Discover why FlightSafety International has switched from VME to UEI’s Gigabit Ethernet RACKtangle™ I/O chassis a Modern
Alternative — www.UEIDAQ.com/simio
White Paper: A Modern Alternative to Reflective Memory and VME
Learn about the use of UEI unique Ethernet I/O chassis as a modern alternative to Reflective VME systems
— www.UEIDAQ.com/modern-alternative
White Paper: Introduction to Data Acquisition Parts 1 and 2
This series of white papers, begins in part one by introducing data acquisition technology in general, and then dives into
analog inputs specifically, while part two introduces less common forms of I/O — www.UEIDAQ.com/daq-intro2
Application Note: Advanced In-Flight Data Recorder
Taking advantage of the PowerDNA Cube and associated I/O modules, Cessna has designed, built, and tested their new inflight DAQ in record time ­­­­— www.UEIDAQ.com/ifdr
Application Note: Using Accelerometers in a Data Acquisition System
Find out how to use Accelerometers in data acquisition system Using Accelerometers in a Data Acquisition System
— www.UEIDAQ.com/accelerometers
Application Note: PowerDNA Hardware at Tinker Air Force Base
PowerDNA hardware helps Tinker US Air Force Base achieve design Goals for its new engine test cell.
— www.UEIDAQ.com/tinker
Application Note: Rocket Test Stand with PowerDNA Cube, and AI-225
Research facility uses PowerDNA cubes, and AI-225 layers with strain-gage sensors to measure high-speed dynamic data
from a rocket test stand. — www.UEIDAQ.com/rocket-test
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Typical Applications:
Flight Simulators: The RACKtangle I/O chassis has been selected by FlightSafety International as the com-
puter-based I/O hardware for future flight simulators. The UEI system provides the interface between the controlling
computers and the simulator’s various systems including Avionics Instrument Control (AIC), Control Loading and Motion
(CLM) and Flight Deck I/O (FDK). UEI was selected for a variety of reasons. Chief among these were: a) The high channel
density allowed the I/O to be installed directly on the simulator, eliminating the need to run literally thousands of wires
from the simulator to externally mounted I/O racks. b) The I/O combined with the Gigabit Ethernet interface realtime operating system support allows the simulators to operate at 2000 Hz, providing ultra smooth and realistic flight
characteristics, c) The built-in diagnostics of the UEI products, combined with self-test capabilities implemented by FSI
reduces installation time, increases MTBF and is expected to increase simulator “in-system availability”.
Data Logger for Trucks: A major truck manufacturer needed a data
logger to monitor a wide variety of systems within vehicles in the field. The application requires a compact, rugged logger that not only monitors the analog
and digital inputs, but also logs information from CAN-bus and RS-232 devices, and a GPS. The logger needed to be easily configured with different I/O
configurations, as many vehicles have unique I/O requirements. The UEILogger was the perfect solution, providing the environmental (tested: -40 °C to
+85 °C), and physical ruggedness (50 g shock, 5 g vibration) required, and the
I/O flexibility.
As each application is somewhat different, each system requires a semi-custom
data logging configuration. The easy-to-learn UEILogger software dramatically
reduces the time required to train the installing technicians.
Once the data logging application is completed, data may be downloaded in two
ways. Data from trucks that return to main garage is obtained by simply removing
the SD card from the logger. Trucks that remain in the field were outfitted with
CDMA-based high speed Cell Network interfaces. At the end of the session, the data
can be downloaded by any host computer with access to the internet.
Landing Gear Test: A NASA funded research facility needed to test the
strength and stability of a landing “gear” designed for a Mars landing vehicle. A
landing gear prototype was to be “drop” tested to simulate the stress of an actual
landing. The system needed to simultaneously sample 96 strain gages and acquire
data from accelerometers, rate gyros and quadrature encoders. It needed to be:
1) light enough not to compromise the prototype’s weight or balance, 2) rugged
enough to survive 30 g landing forces and 3) wired to a host computer with wires
light and flexible enough not to impact the drop dynamics.
The DNA-PPC8 PowerDNA cube with its 6 I/O slots fit the bill perfectly. Using the
25-channel DNA-AI-225, all 96 analog input channels could be monitored with four
I/O boards, leaving one slot for the DNA-CT-601 counter board for quadrature encoder inputs and one free slot. The entire system fit in a single 4 × 4 × 5.8 cube weighing under four pounds. The PowerDNA Cube’s 50 g shock and 5 g vibration specifications also were up to the task. Finally, the Cube’s wide 9-36 VDC power requirement
meant the system could draw power from batteries already on the simulator, leaving
only a simple Ethernet cable required to connect the DAQ system to the host PC.
Bridge/Structural Test: Bridges and tunnels are a key part of our infrastructure. Recent disasters have shown that in some cases
this infrastructure has degraded to such a point as to be hazardous. It has become critical to study and determine the health of these
structures, both to prevent disaster and to lengthen the service life of these structures. The Fiber-optic-based (100Base-FX)
DNA-FPPC5 Cube is an ideal solution, providing the following benefits.
• Real-time measurement spanning over 500 meters
• Reduced wiring costs 90%
• Optical fiber connection offers noise free Ethernet connections
• Optical fiber interface isolates host computer from lightning strikes
• Compact size allows Cube installation close to sensors, thus reducing noise
Flight Test: A new entrant in the field of VLJ (Very Light Jets) and a market
ity to select the I/O configuration from an extremely wide variety of analog, digital,
counter/timer, Serial, ARINC-429, MIL-STD-1553, CAN and GPS interfaces. This ensures the logger can be configured to exactly match the requirement of a particular
jet. The UEILogger’s intuitive, easy-to-learn configuration software was critical as
each application requires a custom data logging configuration.
Once the flight test is completed, the logged data may be downloaded in two ways,
either by downloading it to a host PC over the Cube’s Ethernet port, or by simply
removing the SD card and reading it with any standard SD card reader.
leader in manufacture of business jets had very similar requirements. Both needed
a compact, rugged, 24 VDC powered logger that logs data from analog and digital
inputs as well as logging from the ARINC-429 avionics bus, RS-232 devices and a
GPS receiver. The logger also needed to be easily configured with different I/O configurations as each different model of aircraft has unique I/O requirements.
The UEILogger is the perfect solution. Not only does it provide the environmental
(tested: -40 °C to +85 °C and to 70,000 feet...special versions to 120,000 feet), and
physical ruggedness (50 g shock, 5 g vibration) required, but also provides the abil-
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Rocket Launch /Space Vehicle Monitoring and Control: From ground control to the Inter-
national Space Station, UEI Cubes are being used to control and monitor a large number of space related applications.
Whether the application is military, NASA or with our growing list of commercial space customers the Cube is becoming
a staple in the space “industry”.
The distributed nature of the Cubes makes them an ideal solution for ground control as they can be placed in convenient locations, close to the sensors and actuators to be monitored and controlled. The rugged, compact and light form
factor, combined with the reliable Linux operating system makes the UEIPAC Cube an ideal local controller for various
functions on the rocket itself.
Also, the rugged nature of the Cube, including its ability to function in near vacuum environments (tested to 120,000
feet) make it an ideal solution for space vehicle monitoring as well as hosting high altitude experiments (rocket or
balloon-based).
EPICS-Based Particle Accelerator Instrumentation:
A particle accelerator takes stationary
charged particles, such as electrons, and electro-magnetically drives them to velocities near the speed of light. In such
applications, timing and synchronization of the system and its various experiments are absolutely critical to achieving
trustworthy results. Many of these accelerators use a standardized software environment called EPICS (Experimental
Physics and Industrial Control System).
UEI’s EPICS software allows you to run your Cube or RACKtangle as a CAS (Channel Access Server), allowing you to configure any I/O input or output as a PV (Process Variable). This support is provided for both PowerDNA and UEIPAC based
systems. EPICS support is provided with our standard software distribution and is included in the price of the hardware.
Storage Tank Monitoring: The distributed nature of UEI’s I/O Cube is particularly well-suited for monitor-
ing temperatures, pressures and thermal expansion in large storage tank facilities. A variety of applications, including
spent nuclear fuel rod containment tanks, petroleum/gas refinery tanks, wastewater treatment chambers, and fluid
separation basins can require industrial-stxrength monitoring systems.
The PowerDNA Cube effectively collects measurements taken by thermocouples, pressure transducers and various strain
gauges/load cells. Stand-alone Data Recorder/Logger functionality allows data to be stored locally, ensuring no data
is lost even if the network goes down temporarily. The new teaming/bonding support on our GigE Cubes even allows
simple connections to redundant networks if required. And UEI’s 10-year Availability Guarantee ensures that environmentally sensitive tank monitoring systems are also easy to maintain over many, many years.
Military Embedded Controller: Piezoelectric Crystals have two interesting properties that make them
unique and PowePC based real-time embedded control in military and defense systems is gaining in popularity, in part
because processor cores, microcontrollers and digital signal processors are becoming optimized for reliability, performance and security. Embedded control is used in military applications involving air and ground transportation, fire
and weapon safety, command communications, and life-critical systems that require isolation from hacking and signal
corruption.
Our new DNA-PPC6-1G-MIL is an ideal solution for a wide array of these applications. As UEI’s first product to provide
all connections through 38999 connectors, it offers the ruggedness, flexibility and high channel density as our standard
Cubes, but with the connectors our military customers expect.
The stand-alone UEIPAC is currently used in a variety of military applications, including remote vehicle control (USV and
ULV), shipboard communications, RADAR antenna control, communications translators, engine control and health monitoring.
Our PowerDNA products operating as slave I/O chassis have also been used in a wide assortment of military applications. Our factory written support for VxWorks, QNX and
Linux ensure we have the ability to run in the high reliability operating system many of our military customers require.
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Typical Applications:
Space Station Astronaut Treadmill: NASA selected
a UEIPAC Cube for controlling the COLBERT treadmill in the new
space station exercise facility. The astronauts need the treadmill
both for exercise and for maintaining bone density in a gravityfree environment. Some of the functions monitored by the
UEIPAC are characteristics of the astronaut’s gait and foot impact
forces while using the treadmill. This is determined by sensing
data from accelerometers and load cells in the treadmill and associated restraining equipment. The fact that the UEIPAC hardware is a very compact, rugged, radiation-resistant design that
makes efficient use of conductive cooling makes the unit ideally
suited for space applications.
Underwater Vehicle Controller: A major university marine research center has successfully completed sea trials of a new deep water
ROV that uses on-board UEI PowerDNA Cube and I/O hardware/software
to provide dynamic control of 5 forward/reverse thrusters (2 horizontal,
2 vertical, and 1 lateral), auxiliary system control, temperature/electrical
system supervision, and an interface to the data telemetry equipment. The
ROV and associated surface vessels are capable of operating the ROV depths
up to 1000 meters.
Air Force Jet Engine Test Cell: The Air Force has produced a “next
generation” standard design of a test cell for high performance testing of a
wide range of gas turbine engines. The new system is designed to enable
development of independent, standardized tests for specific engine types.
Since each thrust frame is separable from the cell, it can be configured and
calibrated as an off-line task, independent of the cell in which it will be installed. It is ready for quick setup whenever a test is scheduled — without
modifying the test cell itself.
The UEI DAQ equipment moves with the thrust frame so it can be configured, tested, and calibrated with the engine either in or out of the test cell.
It can be disconnected from the cell by simply removing the single Ethernet
cable and power connection.
The quick setup design is a significant aid in achieving rapid and efficient
test turnaround.
Land and Sea Vehicle / Power Plant simulators : When someone says “Simulator”, most people immediately think about flight simulators. However, in an effort to save money, as well as to provide better,
quicker and safer training, many organizations such as military, emergency
service, and even bus companies are moving to simulator-based training for
their drivers. Military trainers in particular are basing much of their driver
training on very complex and realistic simulators. The simulator can provide
a realistic experience of driving a tan k, personnel carrier, or MRAP in a
convoy at night while under attack. These are very real conditions that are
very difficult to train for in actual vehicles.
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For the same reasons as in the flight simulator industry, UEI’s RACKtangle
has become the standard for a wide variety of companies building ground
vehicle simulators. The combination of small footprint and real-time update
speed make UEI’s RACKtangle an ideal ground vehicle simulator solution.
Interestingly, UEI’s wide selection of I/O capabilities is often more critical
in ground simulators than flight. In addition to the standard analog and
digital I/O, most military ground simulators also require a combination of
serial, CAN, ARINC-429 and/or MIL-1553. UEI’s support for all of these functions have helped make it a leader in this market.
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Simulator Rehosting: UEI has become a market leader providing I/O for use in
new simulators. The same reasons so many simulator manufacturers use UEI for their
new Sims also make our I/O linkage an ideal solution for rehosting that older simulator
that is still viable, but needs new computers and I/O systems. These reasons include:
a.10 year guaranteed product availability (many existing sims can’t be maintained as critical
I/O boards are no longer available).
b.The availability of all the I/O (including avionics) you will need from one company under
one API.
c.Outstanding diagnostics and self-test to help debug and maintain the simulator.
d.Ethernet connectivity provides easy distribution around the Sim.
e.Compact size allows the I/O to be easily installed in existing locations
f.High speed (up to 4000 Hz) allows a smooth professional “feel” even when controlling CLM
g.Attractive pricing
High Channel Structural/Stress Testing: Whether you’re test- almost anywhere and can be placed in close proximity to the sensor. Standard,
ing the safety of an existing bridge, confirming that a new airframe conforms
to the stress/strain model it was designed to, or testing an aging air frame
to ensure it’s still up to the job, the distributed Ethernet based configuration
of the UEI system is ideal. The small size of the Cube allows it to be “buried”
copper Ethernet allows the I/O chassis to be up to 100 meters from the host PC.
In bridge, or other large scale civil engineering testing, the 100Base-FX fiber
interface allows the chassis to be up to 20 km from the host. If local (in chassis)
storage is desired, the UEIPAC or UEILogger are perfect solutions.
Wind Power Generator Monitor and Control: UEI Cubes, and in par-
ticular, the UEIPAC, are ideal solutions for monitoring and controlling wind power generators. Powerful enough to provide control for everything from blade angle to output
voltage and log everything from wind speed to power output. Also, the UEIPAC’s easy
access to Ethernet means it can easily run as a slave to a primary host PC when desired,
but can take over and run stand-alone if anything happens to the primary communications link. The Cube’s rugged environmental specifications eliminates the need for
any heating or cooling in the control rack.
Piezoelectric Sensor AND Actuator Interface: Piezoelectric make VERY small movements, and in particular, the piezoelectric crystal is
commonly used as a way to modulate and/or control mirrors in optical applications. One disadvantage of using piezo crystals to control mirrors is
that the displacement per volt is very small and large analog output voltages are required. UEI’s PD-AO-AMP-115 buffer is designed to drive up to
±115 VDC.
In perhaps the most interesting piezoelectric applications we’ve seen, we
have customers developing very sensitive optical systems that use ICP/IEPE
sensors to measure localized vibration errors (from something like a truck
driving by), and then using piezoelectric crystals on a number of mirrors to
“cancel” out these vibrations (similar to the active noise canceling in your
headphones).
Crystals have two interesting properties that makes them unique and powerful both as a sensor, and as a controller/actuator. On the sensor side, when
a piezoelectric crystal is deformed, it generates an output EMF. This characteristic is the basis for the vast majority of vibration sensors as well as many
popular audio input sensors. The industry standard for this type of sensor is
actually a two-wire interface that, depending on the manufacturer may be
called ICP, IEPE or a variety of other names. The common thread is that the
two-wire interface provides power via a constant current source (typically
1-4 mA) and then returns the output voltage “on top” of the current source.
UEI’s popular DNx-AI-211 is an ideal ICP/IEPE interface.
The second key property of piezoelectric crystals is they deform (slightly)
when a voltage is placed across them. This makes them an ideal means to
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Typical Applications:
Replacing Obsolete VME Racks: People have been predicting the
demise of the VME bus ever since the PC was released. Well, it’s still not dead, but
many customers are beginning to look for alternatives. Though most VME vendors are still happy to sell and update their expensive processor products, many
are walking away from their less profitable I/O products. OEMs in particular are
switching to new technology in order to ensure a continued source of the “parts”
used in their systems. If you’re an OEM and you’re concerned your VME supplier is
about to start talking about end-of-lifes and last-time-buys, you need to look at
the RACKtangle. The RACKtangle (and Cube!) platforms are a perfect alternative
to aging VME technology. All DNR and DNA series products are covered by UEI’s 10Year Availability Guarantee!
The 3U RACKtangle Ethernet I/O chassis is the perfect
replacement for an aging VME-based I/O system
Dynamometer Control: A major manufacturer of dynamometers has
connecting the hundreds of control and monitoring wires between the control rack
and the dynamometer.
The PowerDNA’s high density I/O, combined with its environmental ruggedness,
allows the entire I/O system to be mounted directly on the dynamometer. In the
new configuration, when the units are installed at a customer facility, the dyno is
installed and the host computer is placed in the control room. The field technicians
then need only connect power and Ethernet to the dynamometer. The application
was developed in C, and runs on standard Windows operating systems.
High Channel Count Temperature Monitor: A major appli-
gle port Ethernet switch provided in the PowerDNA Cube allows the Ethernet to be
daisy chained from one cube to the next. The entire system is implemented using a
single Ethernet port on the host computer.
Software for this system was written in C++ using the UEIDAQ Framework. The
Framework provides a powerful, yet simple set of drivers that may be called from all
popular programming languages and application packages (e.g., LabVIEW, MATLAB)
and supports Windows/Vista. UEI also provides a high level API to support Linux and
most popular Real-Time operating systems including QNX, RTX, and VxWorks.
standardized on the PowerDNA cube as the I/O system used to monitor and control
their large dynos. The dynamometers are sold to customers worldwide and used
in a wide variety of automotive, aircraft and railroad applications, testing both
engine and brake performance. Previous systems had been based on shipping a
dynamometer to the customer site in two pieces, the mechanical “machine” and
the control racks. Company installation technicians then placed the dyno and the
control racks in place and went through the tedious and time consuming task of
ance manufacturer automated temperature measurement in a CSA oven test stand.
Though conceptually a simple application, the system requires monitoring over
1700 thermocouples. The previous solution involved four technicians monitoring a
bank of digital panel meters and making manual entries into a test log. This inefficient, error-prone method was replaced by 18 PowerDNA DNA-PPC8 Cubes “filled
with” DNA-AI-207 analog input boards The Cubes are distributed around the test
chamber, minimizing the length of thermocouple wire required. The built-in sin-
Automotive NVH: UEI’s popular UEILogger Cube in conjunction with our
DNA-AI-211 ICP/IEPE interface and our DNA-AI-208 or AI-224 strain gage interfaces have been used by a wide variety of customers in the study of vehicle NVH
(Noise, Vibration and Harshness) characteristics. The Cube is an ideal measurement
platform for in-vehicle automobile NVH testing. The Cube is small, rugged and runs
off any power supply betweeen 9 and 36 VDC. This combination makes it easy to
“bury” the cube in the car’s trunk, engine compartment or under a seat. In addition to logging the NVH data, the UEILogger can also acquire CAN data, allowing
simply correlation between the vehicle dyamics (e.g., speed, RPM) and NVH. All this
is possible without writing any code as the UEILogger is programmed by a simple,
intuitive Windows GUI.
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In-Vehicle Health Monitoring: Whether your supporting or design-
analysis to identify degradation in bearings, transmissions and/or turbines. This
data can then be correlated with other information acquired allowing the implementation of a very powerful predictive maintenance program.
In simpler applications, the health monitor simply logs data to a local SD card
which is then downloaded periodically and analyzed as a post-acquisition process.
In more complex or critical applications the UEIPAC is configured to provide realtime analysis of the various data inputs and identify problems or possible pending
failures while the vehicle is in the field. This data can then be displayed locally, to
inform the pilot/driver/captain of the issue allowing him/her to plan accordingly.
Finally, we have customers using our UEIPAC with the CAR-550 communications
interface to provide WIFI or Cell Phone interfaces that send real-time data, and
warnings of problems to a central maintenace facility so the support team is prepared for any required maintenance or repairs.
Remote Serial Communications: We have a number of customers
The UEI systems are an ideal solution for wide variety of reasons.
1.They’re rugged and can be installed where most commercially available
serial solutions will not survive.
2.We can provide up to 96 serial ports in a single chassis and locate it up to 100
meters from the host.
3.Using our DNA-FPPC8 series fiber optic cubes, you can locate your remote
serial ports up to 20 km from the host.
4. Our powerful UEI-RSS allows you to program each com port like any standard
COM port in your Windows or Linux PC. There is NO PROGRAMMING required
to connect to a remote serial port!
Unmanned Land Vehicle (ULV) Control: A large military operation in the development of an Unmanned Land Vehicle needed a rugged, low
power, high density controller for the vehicle, as well as a comprehensive and flexible system to handle all of the unit’s I/O. The unit also needed to be very flexible,
as depending on the end application of the ULV, many different types of sensors
and controls would be installed. Finally, in order to preserve experience with other
vehicles and to ensure fast and robust system operation, the unit was required to
be Linux-based.
The UEIPAC Programmable Automation Controller was the perfect solution. It provides the environmental (tested: -40 °C to +85 °C), and physical ruggedness (50
g shock, 5 g vibration) required and allows the installation of up to 6 I/O boards
in a single 4 × 4 × 5.8 Cube. It runs a standard Linux operating system and has
the ability to be easily configured with a wide variety of analog, digital, counter/
timer, quadrature encoder, Serial and GPS interfaces. The software is written on a
standard Linux PC (or may be written in a Windows environment under Cygwin)
using UEI’s powerful and yet simple API.
ing a military or commercial aircraft, a truck, bus, tractor, train, ship or submarine,
it’s always better to identify a pending system failure before it fails. It’s safer, simpler and less expensive to correct a problem on the ground, at the maintenance
barn, or in port, than it is to deal with a failure while the vehicle is “out”. We have a
variety of customers using our UEILogger or UEIPAC Cubes to monitor the health of
various aircraft, ground vehicles, ships or boats.
Applications range from very simple, obvious measurements to those based upon
complex highly proprietary analysis. On the simple end of the spectrum, we have
customers with systems that simply monitoring a truck or bus CAN network, or
aircraft ARINC-429 or MIL-STD-1553 and look for trends in operating temperature,
pressuzre or fuel flow.
In more complex applications, we have customers running very complex vibration
who use UEI’s Cubes and RACKtangles as remote communications links. Applications for remote serial communications include:
•Power plants where the host needs to communicate with devices on the
other side of the plant.
•Shipboard where a host PC needs to communicate with a series of devices in
other cabins and even other decks within the ship.
•Simulators where the host PC needs to control a variety of serial devices in
the cockpit.
•Wind farms where the system needs to consolidate RS-485 data from a series of turbines and send the data to the supervisory computer.
Portable and Field Test Units: UEI’s Cube and RACKtangle chassis has been the basis
for a variety of compact, powerful field test units. The combination of small size, high shock and vibe
immunity, wide temperature ranges and low power make them ideal sub-systems in larger, turn-key
test systems. Of course that we now have over 50 different I/O boards is also critical as we know that
you can’t test only 98% of the system. With our huge variety of I/O, we’re sure to have everything your
system requires, not only to measure your inputs, but to provide all of your required excitation signals.
The UEIPAC is the perfect platform for a fully stand-alone test system. All the software runs locally
on the Cube or RACKtangle so there is not host PC required. This makes the system more efficient,
more reliable and eliminates the need for an expensive ruggedized laptop host. In some systems, it’s
important to keep the host PC as the controller and using our PowerDNA/DNR chassis allows tight, realtime control of the test system even from a remote host. Finally, some customers use the UEIPAC as a
local controller that runs under the guideance of a local host. The actual test is run on the UEIPAC, but
the host PC selects which test is to be run. The UEIPAC’s web interface provides an interface where the
supervisory computer need only provide a web browser in order to control the tests.
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Other applications include:
• Power plant efficiency testing
• High channel count medical instrumentation
• Modernization of Modbus-based I/O systems
• Machine health monitoring
• Wind turbine automation
• Jet engine test
• Metal rolling and forming monitoring and control
• Building security monitoring and access control
• HVAC control
• Environmental chamber monitoring and control
• Hardware in-the-loop testing
• Embedded machine control
• Semiconductor manufacturing
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Five DAQ/Control Functions:
Ethernet I/O: Data Logger:
PAC:
Simulink I/O: Modbus TCP:
PowerDNx Ethernetbased I/O systems for
data acquisition and
real-time control.
The Linux-based UEIPAC
(Programmable Automation Controller) is an ideal
data acquisition and embedded control solution.
(VxWorks available)
The UEISIM lets you
deploy and test
Simulink models on
real hardware using
Real-Time-Workshop.
The UEILogger is
an easy-to-use data
logger and recorder,
ideal for use in a wide
variety of applications.
The UEIModbus allows
you to migrate your
Modbus applications
to a modern, Ethernetbased I/O solution.
Versatile Form Factors:
Extensive I/O:
100Base-T/100Base-FX Cubes Gigabit Ethernet-Vbased Cubes
DNA series for Cubes | DNR series for RACKtangles
DNF series for FLATRACK
MIL series Cube PowerDNR HalfRACK™
PowerDNR FLATRACK™
PowerDNR RACKtangle™
Visit uswww.UEIServices.com
Call us508-921-4400
Email us sales@UEIServices .com
Fax508-921-4399
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Analog Input (including)
- Thermocouple
- Strain Gage
- Voltage/Current
- ICP/IEPE
Analog Output
- Standard ±10 VDC
- High Voltage (to ±115 VDC)
- High Drive (to 250 mA)
Digital I/O
ARINC 429
ARINC 453/708
MIL-STD-1553
AFDX (coming soon!)
Counter/Timers
IRIG B sources/slaves
LVDT/RVDT Input
Simulated RVDT/LVDT outputs
RS-232/422/485 Communication
SDLC/HDLC Communications
CAN Bus
PWM input and output
• Quadrature Encoder inputs
• Synchro/Resolver
• Simulated Synchro/Resolver
output
• Relay output
• WIFI/GSM interfaces
• Plus much more...
Great Software too!
Complete factory written support
for Windows/Vista/7, Linux and
all popular RTOS’s including
QNX, VxWorks, RTX, INtime and
more plus high level support for
popular languages and application packages including LabVIEW,
MATLAB, Simulink and DASYLab.
Proudly manufactured
in the U.S. Virgin Islands
United Electronic Industries Services LLC
Mail: 8264 Sub Base, Suite 3, St Thomas, VI 00802 USA
Physical: St Thomas Industrial Park, Unit 3, St Thomas, VI 00802 USA