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ADAC/5500 Series
Low-Cost, 12-Bit PCI Data Acquisition Boards
Features
• Low-cost, high-quality, multifunction
PCI boards
• 12-bit, 100-kHz A/D converter
• 8 differential or 16 single-ended
analog inputs (software selectable per
channel)
• 100% digital calibration
• Two 16-bit analog outputs with waveform capability
• 48 digital I/O lines
• Two counter input channels
See DaqBoard/1000 series
for other low-cost PCI boards
Software
• Includes support for Visual Basic®,
C/C++, and LabVIEW®
• PlotterX Plus™ Out-of-the-Box™ software
included with all boards, providing
full analog input capability, real time
display, and ability to save directly
to Excel™
The ADAC/5500™ series of PCI data acquisition boards provide a high-quality
and low-cost alternative to PCI boards
from other suppliers. The ADAC/5500
series is ideally suited for OEM applications, and applications where external
signal conditioning and expansion
options are not required. By targeting
these applications, we’re able to offer the
ADAC/5500 series boards at a very low
cost, yet maintain high quality and performance that is comparable to our fullfeatured DaqBoard/2000 Series boards.
All boards feature plug-and-play operation (no jumpers or switches), digital calibration (no potentiometers), and DMA
operation so that your PC’s processor is
free to perform other tasks while the
ADAC/5500 series is streaming data directly to your memory or hard drive.
Unlike other suppliers that require you to
purchase drivers for an additional costper-board, the ADAC/5500 series includes
Windows drivers for popular languages,
as well as LabVIEW drivers.
The ADAC/5500 series of low-cost, multifunction PCI plug-in boards
ADAC/5500 Series Selection Chart
Feature
Analog Inputs
Analog Input Resolution
A/D sample rate
Analog Outputs (16-bit)
Digital I/O
Counters (16-bit)
ADAC/5500MF
8 single-ended
ADAC/5501MF
8 differential or
16 single-ended
ADAC/5501MF-V
8 differential or
16 single-ended
12 bit
100 kHz
0
16
2
12 bit
100 kHz
0
16/48*
2
12 bit
100 kHz
2
16/48*
2
* 48 digital I/O lines requires use of (2) CA-G17-ADAC cables
Software Support
ADAC/5500 series PCI boards are supported by 2 levels of software to suit any
application or programming skill level.
PlotterX Plus™
Each ADAC board includes PlotterX Plus,
an easy-to-use data acquisition and display package that requires no programming. PlotterX Plus allows you to acquire
data from up to 16 analog input channels.
Data can be displayed in real-time, logged
to a file, and saved in Excel format for data
manipulation and display.
Multiple PlotterX Plus packages can run
simultaneously on a PC, allowing the use of
multiple ADAC/5500 data acquisition
boards. PlotterX Plus supports Windows®.
† CE pending
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General Information
API Library, & LabVIEW® Drivers
ADAC/5501MF & ADAC/5501MF-V Block Diagram
ADLIB-WDM is a complete API library for
Windows®, for C/C++ and Visual Basic®,
and is included free with each ADAC/5500
series board. ADLIB-WDM includes an extensive user manual and detailed example
programs for analog input, analog output,
and digital I/O. In addition to the complete
API library, drivers for LabVIEW® are also
included with each board.
A/D section
PGA
+
12-bit
ADC
FIFO
Analog
MUX
8DI/16SE
External MUX
Channel/gain
list
Clock expansion
A/D clock generation
Clock out
Clock &
trigger
control
Clock in
A/D trigger out
Oscillator
Control
registers
Eternal trigger
D/A clock generation
Clock expansion
Clock in
Oscillator
Status
registers
A/D external trigger in
Optional D/A section - 2 channels
16 bit
DAC
FIFO
16 bit
DAC
Digital I/O
Digital
I/O
Counter/timers
16 in/out
Counter 0 in, or
Alt: A/D clock in
Timer 0 out, or
Alt: A/D trigger out
Counter
Timer 1
Counter 1 In, or
Alt: D/A clock in
Timer 1 out, or
Alt: A/D clock out
Digital
I/O
16 in/out
Digital
I/O
16 in/out
Auxiliary digital I/O
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Counter
Timer 0
Aux. Digital I/O
Connectors
ADAC PCI Interface
PCI Bus
D/A trigger out
Main I/O Connector
Clock out
Clock &
trigger
control
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ADAC/5500 Series
General Information
ADAC-TB-16 Screw-Terminal Board
PlotterX Plus provides real-time display and data collection without
programming
The ADAC-TB-16 provides access to analog and digital I/O
signals from the ADAC/5501MF, /5501MF-V, and I/O on the
main 68-pin connector (8/16 analog inputs, 16 digital I/O, 2
counters, and 2 optional analog outputs) via screw-terminals.
The board measures 13.41 cm x 10.16 cm (5.28” x 4.20”), accepts
up to 14 AWG wire, and connects to /5500 series via CA-G55 or
CA-G56 cable.
ADAC-TB-8 Screw-Terminal Board
ADAC-DC-37 Screw-Terminal Board for
Auxiliary Digital I/O
The ADAC-TB-8 provides access to all analog and digital I/O
signals from the ADAC/5500MF board via screw-terminals. The
board measures 13.41 cm x 8.38 cm (5.28” x 3.30”), accepts up
to 14 AWG wire, and connects to /5500MF via CA-G55 or
CA-G56 cable.
The ADAC-DC-37 provides access to 16 of the 32 available auxiliary
digital I/O channels from ADAC/5501MF, and /5501MF-V boards.
Two ADAC-DC-37s are required to access all 32 auxilliary digital
I/O channels. The board measures 13.41 cm x 6.35 cm (5.28”
x 2.5”), and connects to /5500 series via CA-G17-ADAC
(required) and CA-G37-x-ADAC (optional) cable.
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Specifications
Analog Outputs
Specifications
/5501MF-V only
General (all boards)
Channels: 2
Resolution: 16 bit
Output Voltage Ranges: ±10V or 0 to 10V (software selectable)
Output Current: ±5 mA
Gain Error: Adjustable to zero
Settling Time: 10 µs for full-scale step
Clock Sources: 3, programmable; 1. Software Pacer, 2. Internal Pacer, 3. External TTL
Operating Temperature: 0°C to 55°C
Signal I/O Connector: 68-pin standard “SCSI Type III” female connector
Dimensions: 141 mm W x 15 mm x 106 mm H (5.57” x 0.6” x 4.2”)
A/D Specifications
Type: Successive approximation
Resolution: 12 bit
Maximum Sample Rate: 100 kHz
Nonlinearity (Differential): ±0.9 LSB, no missing codes
Digital I/O
/5500MF
Analog Inputs*
Channels
/5500MF: 8 single-ended
/5501MF, /5501MF-V: 16 single-ended or 8 differential, software program
mable on a per channel basis as single-ended or differential and unipolar or
bipolar
Input Impedance: 10M Ohm
Maximum Input Voltage: ±12V relative to analog common
Over-Voltage Protection: ±25 V
Ranges: Software or sequencer selectable on a per channel basis
/5500MF
Unipolar: 0-10V
Bipolar: ±10V
/5501MF & /5501MF-V
Unipolar: 0-10V, 0-5V, 0-2.5V, 0-1.25V
Bipolar: ±10V, ±5V, ±2.5V, ±1.25V
Channels: 16
Ports: 2 x 8 bit; each port is software programmable as input or output
I/O Levels: TTL
Maximum Output Current
Low: 24 mA (sinking)
High: 24 mA (sourcing)
/5501MF, /5501MF-V
Channels: 16 accessible from main I/O connector, 32 accessible from two
auxiliary I/O connectors
Ports: 2 x 8 bit. Each port is software programmable as input or output.
I/O Levels: TTL
Maximum Output Current
Low: 24 mA (sinking)
High: 24 mA (sourcing)
Auxiliary Digital I/O
Triggering
/5501MF, /5501MF-V
Trigger Sources: Software, onboard pacer, or external TTL
Digital Trigger
Logic Level Range: 0.8V low, 2V high
Software Trigger
Trigger can be initiated under program control
Pre and post triggering
Channels: 32 accessible from 2 auxiliary digital I/O connectors
Ports: 2 x 16 bit. Each port is software programmable as input or output.
Maximum Output Current
Low: 4 mA (sinking)
High: 8 mA (sourcing)
Counter
* Other ranges are available; contact factory
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Channels: 2 x 16-bit
Frequency Measurement Rate: 900 kHz
Trigger Level: TTL
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Ordering Information
Ordering Information
Cables
Description
Part No.
12-bit, 100-kHz PCI data acquisition board with 8 analog inputs,
16 digital I/O, and two counter-timers; includes CD ROM
with all documentation, free PlotterX Plus software,
ADLIB-WDM API library for Windows® for C/C++ and
ADAC/5500MF
Visual Basic®, and drivers for LabVIEW®
12-bit, 100-kHz PCI data acquisition board with 16 analog inputs,
48 digital I/O, and two counter-timers; includes CD ROM
with all documentation, free PlotterX Plus software,
ADLIB-WDM API library for Windows for C/C++ and
Visual Basic, and drivers for LabVIEW
ADAC/5501MF
Same as ADAC/5501MF but with two 16-bit analog outputs ADAC/5501MF-V
Termination board with screw-terminals for access to
ADAC/5500MF I/O; connects to ADAC/5500MF
via a CA-G55 or CA-G56 cable
ADAC-TB-8
Termination board with screw-terminals for access to
ADAC/5501MF, and /5501MF-V I/O;
connects via a CA-G55 or CA-G56 cable
ADAC-TB-16
Termination board with screw-terminals for access to
ADAC/5500 series auxiliary digital I/O; connects via
CA-G17-ADAC and CA-G37-x-ADAC (optional) cables
ADAC-DC-37
Description
Part No.
Expansion cable and connector bracket for accessing
auxiliary digital I/O channels on ADAC/5501MF,
and /5501MF-V; connects to auxiliary digital I/O header
on /5500 series boards and provides D37connector and
PC mounting bracket to be installed on host PC.
Provides access to 16 auxiliary digital I/O channels;
two CA-G17-ADAC cables are required to access all
32 auxiliary digital I/O channels
CA-G17-ADAC
Expansion cable for connecting ADAC-DC-37 auxiliary
digital I/O termination board to CA-G17-ADAC connector
bracket; two CA-G37-x-ADAC cables are required to access
all 32 auxiliary digital I/O channels
3 ft. expansion cable
CA-G37-3-ADAC
6 ft. expansion cable
CA-G37-6-ADAC
68-conductor ribbon expansion cable, mates with ADAC/5500
series boards and the ADAC-TB-16, or ADAC-TB-8, 3 ft.
CA-G55
68-conductor shielded expansion cable, mates with ADAC/5500
series boards and the ADAC-TB-16, or ADAC-TB-8, 3 ft.
CA-G56
68-conductor shielded expansion cable, mates with ADAC/5500
series boards and the ADAC-TB-16, or ADAC-TB-8, 6 ft.
CA-G56-6
For complete information on accessories and cables, visit
www.iotech.com/acc
CA-G17-ADAC expansion cable and connector bracket
CA-G55, 68-conductor expansion cable
CA-G56, 68-conductor shielded expansion cable