User Manual
PCI-1706U
250 kS/s, 16-bit, Simultaneous
8-ch Universal PCI Multifunction
Card with Multiple Synchronization
Copyright
The documentation and the software included with this product are copyrighted 2012
by Advantech Co., Ltd. All rights are reserved. Advantech Co., Ltd. reserves the right
to make improvements in the products described in this manual at any time without
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Acknowledgements
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Product Warranty (2 years)
Advantech warrants to you, the original purchaser, that each of its products will be
free from defects in materials and workmanship for two years from the date of purchase.
This warranty does not apply to any products which have been repaired or altered by
persons other than repair personnel authorized by Advantech, or which have been
subject to misuse, abuse, accident or improper installation. Advantech assumes no
liability under the terms of this warranty as a consequence of such events.
Because of Advantech’s high quality-control standards and rigorous testing, most of
our customers never need to use our repair service. If an Advantech product is defective, it will be repaired or replaced at no charge during the warranty period. For outof-warranty repairs, you will be billed according to the cost of replacement materials,
service time and freight. Please consult your dealer for more details.
If you think you have a defective product, follow these steps:
1. Collect all the information about the problem encountered. (For example, CPU
speed, Advantech products used, other hardware and software used, etc.) Note
anything abnormal and list any onscreen messages you get when the problem
occurs.
2. Call your dealer and describe the problem. Please have your manual, product,
and any helpful information readily available.
3. If your product is diagnosed as defective, obtain an RMA (return merchandize
authorization) number from your dealer. This allows us to process your return
more quickly.
4. Carefully pack the defective product, a fully-completed Repair and Replacement
Order Card and a photocopy proof of purchase date (such as your sales receipt)
in a shippable container. A product returned without proof of the purchase date
is not eligible for warranty service.
5. Write the RMA number visibly on the outside of the package and ship it prepaid
to your dealer.
PCI-1706U User Manual
Part No. 2003170610
Edition 1
Printed in Taiwan
April 2012
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Declaration of Conformity
CE
This product has passed the CE test for environmental specifications when shielded
cables are used for external wiring. We recommend the use of shielded cables. This
kind of cable is available from Advantech. Please contact your local supplier for
ordering information.
Technical Support and Assistance
1.
2.
Visit the Advantech web site at http://support.advantech.com where you can find
the latest information about the product.
Contact your distributor, sales representative, or Advantech's customer service
center for technical support if you need additional assistance. Please have the
following information ready before you call:
– Product name and serial number
– Description of your peripheral attachments
– Description of your software (operating system, version, application software,
etc.)
– A complete description of the problem
– The exact wording of any error messages
Packing List
Before setting up the system, check that the items listed below are included and in
good condition. If any item does not accord with the table, please contact your dealer
immediately.
 PCI-1706U card
 Companion CD-ROM (Driver and SDK included)
 User Manual
Safety Precaution - Static Electricity
Follow these simple precautions to protect yourself from harm and the products from
damage.
 To avoid electrical shock, always disconnect the power from your PC chassis
before you work on it. Don't touch any components on the CPU card or other
cards while the PC is on.
 Disconnect power before making any configuration changes. The sudden rush
of power as you connect a jumper or install a card may damage sensitive electronic components.
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Contents
Chapter
1
Introduction..........................................1
1.1
1.2
Introduction ............................................................................................... 2
Features .................................................................................................... 2
1.2.1 16-bit PCI bus Mastering DMA Data Transfer .............................. 2
1.2.2 8A/D Converters for Simultaneous Sampling ............................... 2
1.2.3 Supports S/W, Internal & External Pacer Triggering..................... 2
1.2.4 On-board FIFO Memory................................................................ 2
1.2.5 Auto Calibration ............................................................................ 3
1.2.6 D/A Output .................................................................................... 3
1.2.7 Digital Inputs and Digital Outputs.................................................. 3
1.2.8 Onboard Programmable Timer/Counter ....................................... 3
1.2.9 BoardID Switch ............................................................................. 3
Applications............................................................................................... 3
Installation Guide ...................................................................................... 4
Figure 1.1 Installation Flow Chart ................................................ 4
Software Overview .................................................................................... 4
1.5.1 Programming Choices for DA&C Cards........................................ 4
1.5.2 Device Drivers............................................................................... 5
Device Drivers Programming Roadmap.................................................... 5
1.6.1 Programming Tools....................................................................... 5
1.6.2 Programming with DAQNavi SDK................................................. 6
1.6.3 Troubleshooting Device Drivers Error........................................... 6
Accessories............................................................................................... 6
1.7.1 Wiring Cables................................................................................ 6
1.7.2 Wiring Boards ............................................................................... 6
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
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Installation............................................7
2.1
2.2
Unpacking ................................................................................................. 8
Driver Installation ...................................................................................... 8
2.2.1 Device Auto Installation (Recommended)..................................... 9
Figure 2.1 The Setup Screenof Advantech Automation Software9
Figure 2.2 Contents of the CD ................................................... 10
Figure 2.3 Select Drivers ........................................................... 10
Figure 2.4 Items of DAQNavi..................................................... 11
Figure 2.5 Select Device Series ................................................ 11
Figure 2.6 Different Options for Driver Setup ............................ 12
Figure 2.7 Driver Install 1........................................................... 12
Figure 2.8 Driver Installation 2................................................... 13
Figure 2.9 The Device Name Listed in the Device Manager ..... 14
2.2.2 Device Preinstallation ................................................................. 14
2.2.3 Device Uninstallation: ................................................................. 15
Device Setup & Configuration ................................................................. 15
2.3.1 DAQNavi Navigator..................................................................... 16
Figure 2.10Navigator Utility ........................................................ 16
2.3.2 System Device Manager............................................................. 17
Figure 2.11Windows Device Manager........................................ 17
Figure 2.12Device Property page ............................................... 17
Figure 2.13Embeded Configuration page................................... 18
Figure 2.14Device configuration page ........................................ 19
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Signal Connections .......................... 21
3.1
3.2
3.4
Overview: ................................................................................................ 22
Switch and Jumper Settings ................................................................... 22
Figure 3.1 Connector and Switch Locations.............................. 22
Table 3.1: Board ID Settings ..................................................... 23
Signal Connections ................................................................................. 23
Figure 3.2 I/O Connector Pin Assignments for the PCI-1706U Series............................................................................ 23
3.3.1 I/O Connector Signal Description ............................................... 24
3.3.2 Analog Input Connections........................................................... 24
Figure 3.3 Differential input channel connection ground reference signal source................................ 24
Figure 3.4 Differential input channel connection floating signal source................................................ 25
Figure 3.5 Trigger Source and CLK Source Connection ........... 25
3.3.3 Analog Output Connections........................................................ 26
Figure 3.6 Analog Output Channel Connection......................... 26
3.3.4 Digital Input/Output Connections ................................................ 26
Figure 3.7 Digital Input Channel Connections ........................... 26
Figure 3.8 Digital Output Channel Connections ........................ 27
3.3.5 Counter Connections .................................................................. 27
Figure 3.9 Event Counter Connection ....................................... 27
Figure 3.10Frequency Measurement Connection ...................... 27
Figure 3.11Time Pulse Connection ............................................ 27
Figure 3.12One shot Connection................................................ 28
Figure 3.13PwMeter Connection (PWM_IN) .............................. 28
Figure 3.14PwModulator Connection (PWM_OUT) ................... 28
Field Wiring Considerations .................................................................... 29
Appendix A
Specifications.................................... 31
A.1
A.2
A.3
A.4
A.5
A.6
General ................................................................................................... 32
Analog Input............................................................................................ 32
Analog Output ......................................................................................... 33
Digital Input/Output ................................................................................. 33
Counter/Timer ......................................................................................... 34
Gain Codes ............................................................................................. 34
A.6.1 A/D Gain Code............................................................................ 34
Table A.1: PCI-1706 Analog Input ............................................. 34
A.6.2 D/A Gain Code............................................................................ 34
Table A.2: PCI-1706 Analog Output .......................................... 34
Appendix B
Block Diagram................................... 35
B.1
Block Diagram......................................................................................... 36
Figure B.1 PCI-1706U Block Diagram ....................................... 36
Appendix C
Calibration ......................................... 37
C.1
Calibration............................................................................................... 38
C.1.1 A/D Calibration Wizard ............................................................... 39
C.1.2 D/A Calibration Wizard ............................................................... 43
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Chapter
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Introduction
This chapter will provide information on the features of the PCI1706U cards, a quick installationguide, together with some brief
information on software and
accessories.
Sections include:
 Features
 Applications
 Installation Guide
 Software Overview
 Device Drivers Programming
Roadmap
 Accessories
1.1 Introduction
Thank you for buying the Advantech PCI-1706U.
PCI-1706U is an advanced high-performance multifunction card based on the Universal PCI Bus. With a large FIFO of 8K Sample, the maximum sampling rate of PCI1706U is up to 250 kS/s with 8 A/D converters simultaneously sampling on each
channel. The PCI-1706U has two 12-bit D/A output channels, 16 digital input/output
channels, and two 32-bit Time/counter channels so that it can provide specific functions for different application requirements.
1.2 Features
PCI-1706U offers the following main features:
 8 differential analog inputs
 8 A/D converters simultaneously sampling
 16-bit A/D converter, with up to 250kHz sampling rate for each channel
 Programmable gain
 Onboard FIFO memory up to 8K Sample
 Multiple A/D triggering modes
 Programmable pacer/counter
 BoardIDTM switch
 Universal PCI Bus (supports 3.3V or 5V PCI bus signals)
Some of the features are described in details from the next page.
1.2.1 16-bit PCI bus Mastering DMA Data Transfer
PCI-1706U card supports PCI bus mastering DMA for high-speed data transfers. By
setting a block of memory in the PC, the card performs bus-mastering data transfers
without CPU intervention. The CPU is freed to perform other more urgent tasks such
as data analysis and graphic manipulation. The function allows users to run all I/O
functions simultaneously at full speed without losing data.
1.2.2 8A/D Converters for Simultaneous Sampling
PCI-1706U card is capable of simultaneous sampling with dedicated A/D converter
circuit for each analog input channel.
1.2.3 Supports S/W, Internal & External Pacer Triggering
PCI-1706U card supports three kinds of trigger modes for A/D conversion: software
triggering, internal pacer triggering and external pacer triggering.
The software trigger can acquire a sample whenever needed, while the internal pacer
saves CPU loading by triggering the sampling at a pre-programmed frequency. An
external pacer can be used for triggering by external frequency source.
1.2.4 On-board FIFO Memory
There is 8k of FIFO sample memory on PCI-1706U. This is an important feature for
faster data transfers and more predictable performance under Windows systems.
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PCI-1706U card features software auto calibration application. It provides convenient
method for user calibration processing.
1.2.6 D/A Output
The PCI-1706U goes further with 2 analog output channels, It is for users to differentiate according to what they really need as the best solution
The PCI-1706U provides16 digital input channels and 16 digital output channels.
Users are left with great flexibility to design and customize their applications according to their specific needs
1.2.8 Onboard Programmable Timer/Counter
PCI-1706U provides a programmable timer counter for generating pacer trigger for
the A/D conversion. It includes twoindividual32-bit counters of 10 MHz clock. The two
counters are cascaded together to make a 64-bit timer for pacer trigger time base.
1.2.9 BoardID Switch
PCI-1706U has a built-in DIP switch that helps define each card’s ID when multiple
PCI-1706U cards have been installed on the same PC chassis. The BoardID setting
function is very useful when building a system with multiple PCI-1706U cards. With
the correct BoardID settings, you can easily identify and access each card during
hardware configuration and software programming.
Note!
For detailed specifications of the PCI-1706Ucards, please refer to
Appendix A, Specifications.
1.3 Applications
The following are some of the possible applications of PCI-1706U cards:
 Testing Instruments
 Vibration Testing
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1.2.7 Digital Inputs and Digital Outputs
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1.2.5 Auto Calibration
1.4 Installation Guide
Before you install your PCI-1706U card, please make sure you have the following
necessary components:
 PCI-1706U DA&C card
 PCI-1706U User Manual
 Driver software
Advantech DAQNavi SDK and drivers (included in the companion CD-ROM)
 Wiring cables
PCL-10168-1, PCL-10168-2 (optional)
 Wiring board
ADAM-3968 (optional)
 Computer
Personal computer or workstation with a PCI-bus slot (running Windows 2000,
XP, Vista or Windows 7)
Some optional components are also available for enhanced operation: After you get
the necessary components and maybe some of the accessories for enhanced operation of your Multifunction card, you can then begin the installation procedures. Figure
1.1 on the next page provides a concise flow chart for a broad picture of the software
and hardware installation procedure:
Figure 1.1 Installation Flow Chart
1.5 Software Overview
Advantech offers a rich set of APIs, third-party driver supports and application software to help fully utilize the functions of your PCI-1706U cards:
 Device Drivers (on the companion CD-ROM)
 DAQNavi SDK
1.5.1 Programming Choices for DA&C Cards
You may use Advantech application software such as Advantech Device Drivers. On
the other hand, advanced users may choose register-level programming, although it
is not recommended due to its laborious and time-consuming nature.
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The Advantech Device Drivers software is included on the companion CD-ROM. It
also comes with all Advantech DA&C cards. Advantech’s device drivers feature a
complete I/O function library to help boost your application performance. The Advantech Device Drivers for Windows 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7 works seamlessly
with development tools such as Visual C++, Visual C#, Visual Basic.NET, Borland
C++ Builder and Borland Delphi.
This section will provide you a roadmap to demonstrate how to build an application
from scratch using Advantech Device Drivers with your favorite development tools
such as Visual C++, C#, Visual Basic.NET, Delphi and C++ Builder. The step-by-step
instructions on how to build your own applications using each development tool will
be given in the Device Drivers Manual. Moreover, a rich set of example source code
is also given for your reference.
1.6.1 Programming Tools
Programmers can develop application programs with their favorite development
tools:
 Visual C++
 Visual C#
 Visual Basic.NET
 Delphi
 C++ Builder
For instructions on how to begin programming in each development tool, Advantech
offers a Tutorial Chapter in the Device Drivers Manual for your reference. Please
refer to the corresponding sections in this chapter of the Device Drivers Manual to
begin your programming efforts. You can also look at the example source code provided for each programming tool.
The Device Drivers Manual can be found on the companion CD-ROM. Or if you
have already installed the Device Drivers on your system, the Device Drivers Manual can be readily accessed through the Start button:
Start/Programs/Advantech Automation/DAQNavi/DAQNavi Manuals
The example source codes can be found under the corresponding installation folder
such as the default installation path:
C:\Advantech\DAQNavi\Examples\
For information about using other function groups or other development tools, please
refer to the Device Driver Programming Guide and the Function Reference on the
Device Drivers Manual.
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1.6 Device Drivers Programming Roadmap
Chapter 1
1.5.2 Device Drivers
1.6.2 Programming with DAQNavi SDK
Advantech DAQNavi SDK offers a rich function library to be utilized in various application programs. This function library consists of numerous APIs that support many
development tools, such as Visual C++, C#, Visual Basic.NET, Delphi and C++
Builder.
According to their specific functions or services, the APIs can be categorized into
several function groups:
 Device Function
 Analog Input/Output Function
 Digital Input/Output Function
 Counter Function
For the usage and parameters of each function, please refer to the Function
Description chapter in the Device Drivers Manual.
1.6.3 Troubleshooting Device Drivers Error
Driver functions will return a status code when they are called to perform a certain
task for the application. When a function returns a code that is not zero, it means the
function has failed to perform its designated function. See Device Driver Manual for
detailed information about Error Code.
1.7 Accessories
Advantech offers a complete set of accessory products to support the PCI-1706U
cards. These accessories include:
1.7.1 Wiring Cables
PCL-10168
The PCL-10168 cable is a 68-pin SCSI shielded cable for PCI-1706U cards
1.7.2 Wiring Boards
ADAM-3968 is a 68-Pin DIN-rail Wiring Board. This terminal module can be readily
connected to the Advantech PC-LabCard products and allows easy yet reliable
access to individual pin connections for the PCI-1706 cards.
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Installation
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2.1 Unpacking
After receiving your PCI-1706U package, please inspect its contents first.
The package should contain the following items:
 PCI-1706U card
 Companion CD-ROM (DLL driver included)
 User Manual
The PCI-1706U cards harbors certain electronic components vulnerable to electrostatic discharge (ESD). ESD could easily damage the integrated circuits and certain
components if preventive measures are not carefully paid attention to.
Before removing the card from the antistatic plastic bag, you should take following
precautions to ward off possible ESD damage:
 Touch the metal part of your computer chassis with your hand to discharge static
electricity accumulated on your body. Or use a grounding strap.
 Touch the anti-static bag to a metal part of your computer chassis before opening the bag.
 Hold the card only by the metal bracket when removing it from the bag.
After taking out the card, you should first inspect the card for any possible signs of
external damage (loose or damaged components, etc.). If the card is visibly damaged, please notify our service department or the local sales representative immediately. Avoid installing a damaged card into your system. Also, pay extra caution to the
following aspects to ensure proper installation:
 Avoid physical contact with materials that could hold static electricity such as
plastic, vinyl and Styrofoam.

Whenever you handle the card, grasp it only by its edges. DO NOT TOUCH the
exposed metal pins of the connector or the electronic components.
Note!
Keep the anti-static bag for future use. You may need the original bag to
store the card if you have to remove the card from the PC or transport it
elsewhere.
2.2 Driver Installation
We offer two ways for driver installation:
 Device Auto Installation
 Device Preinstallation
 Device Uninstallation
We suggest you use the device auto Installation. We recommend you to install the
card into your system before you install the driver, since this will guarantee a smooth
installation process.
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Figure 2.1 The Setup Screen of Advantech Automation Software
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You can install the PCI-1706U module in any PCI slot on your computer. Please follow the steps below to install the module on your system.
1. Turn off your computer and unplug the power cord and cables. TURN OFF your
computer before installing or removing any components on the computer.
2. Remove the cover of the computer.
3. Remove the slot cover on the back panel of your computer.
4. Touch the metal part on the surface of your computer to neutralize the static
electricity that might be on your body.
5. Insert the PCI-1706U card into a PCI slot. Hold the card only by its edges and
carefully align it with the slot. Insert the card firmly into place. Use of excessive
force must be avoided, otherwise the card might be damaged.
6. Fasten the bracket of the PCI card on the back panel rail of the computer with
screws.
7. Connect appropriate accessories(68-pin cable, wiring terminals, etc. if necessary) to the PCI card.
8. Replace the cover of your computer chassis. Re-connect the cables you
removed in step 2.
9. Plug in the power cord and turn on the computer.
10. Install PCI-1706U BioDAQ driver for CD-ROM.
(1) Insert the companion CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. The Setup program
will be launched automatically if you have the auto play function enabled on
your system. When the Setup Program is launched, you'll see the following
Setup Screen.
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2.2.1 Device Auto Installation (Recommended)
(2) Push the "CONTINUE" button to go to the next screen.
Figure 2.2 Contents of the CD
(3) Select the “Installation” option.
Figure 2.3 Select Drivers
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(4) Select the “DAQNavi” option.
Installation
Figure 2.4 Items of DAQNavi
(5) Select the “Individual Drivers” option. After driver installation, we recommend
you to install BioDAQ SDK for further development.
Figure 2.5 Select Device Series
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(6) Select the "PCI Series" option.
Figure 2.6 Different Options for Driver Setup
(7) Select the “PCI1706s” option to Run the PCI-1706 BioDAQ Driver package.
Figure 2.7 Driver Install 1
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(8) Push the “Next” button to finish step.
Installation
Figure 2.8 Driver Installation 2
(9) Click “Finish”. The installer detects and installs PCI-1706 device on the system automatically. The device driver files and driver manual can be found at:
System disk\Advantech\BioDAQ\Driver\PCI1706s.
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11. After the PCI-1706 driver is installed, you can verify whether it is properly
installed on your system in the System Device Manager:
(1) Access the System Device Manager.
(2) The device name of the PCI-1706 should be listed on the Advantech DAQ
Devices tab.
Figure 2.9 The Device Name Listed in the Device Manager
2.2.2 Device Preinstallation
PCI-1706 DAQNavi Driver supply device preinstallation if you install PCI-1706
DAQNavi Driver package from CD-ROM without the PCI-1706 card installed in the
System.
1. Install PCI-1706 DAQNavi Driver from CD-ROM.
2. Turn off your computer and unplug the power cord and cables. TURN OFF your
computer before installing or removing any components on the computer.
3. Remove the cover of the computer.
4. Remove the slot cover on the back panel of your computer.
5. Touch the metal part on the surface of your computer to neutralize the static
electricity that might be on your body.
6. Insert the PCI-1706 card into a PCI slot. Hold the card only by its edges and
carefully align it with the slot. Insert the card firmly into place. Use of excessive
force must be avoided, otherwise the card might be damaged.
7. Fasten the bracket of the PCI card on the back panel rail of the computer with
screws.
8. Connect appropriate accessories(68-pin cable, wiring terminals, etc. if necessary) to the PCI card.
9. Replace the cover of your computer chassis. Re-connect the cables you
removed in step 3.
10. Plug in the power cord and turn on the computer.
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Note!
2.2.3 Device Uninstallation:
1.
2.
Close the applications of the PCI module.
Run the PCI-1706s DAQNavi Driver package, Select the “Remove”. The PCI1706 will be uninstalled.
2.3 Device Setup & Configuration
After your card is properly installed on your system, you can now configure your
device using the Device Configuration Program that has itself already been installed
during driver installation.
The DAQNavi Driver provides device setting dialog box that allows you to configure
your device, and later stores your settings on the system registry. These settings will
be used when you call the DAQNavi SDK to manipulate functions of Device Configuration assists to use Advantech DAQ cards more efficiently and easily.
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If your card is properly installed, you should see the device name of your
card listed on the “System Device Manager”. If you do see your device
name listed on it but marked with an exclamation sign “!” , it means your
card has not been correctly installed. In this case, you can select the
device name and press the “Update” button to update driver manually.
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11. In Windows XP system:
Access the “System Device Manager”. System will recognize PCI device. Right
click the PCI device item and select “Update” button to install PCI-1706 driver.
In Windows 7 system:
Access the “System Device Manager”. System will recognize PCI-1706 device
and PCI-1706 will be installed automatically.
Configuring the Device:
There are two ways to setup device:
2.3.1 DAQNavi Navigator
After DAQNavi SDK installation, you can access DAQNavi Navigator from “Start Programs - Advantech Automation - DAQNavi - DAQNavi Navigator” and open Navigator window.
Click the “+” on the left to unfold the content. If the software and hardware installation
are completed, the PCI-1706U is listed under DAQNavi - Devices - Installed Devices.
Select Device Setting to open PCI-1706U device setting dialog box on the right.
Figure 2.10 Navigator Utility
On the device setting dialog box, you can change default settings of Device, Analog
Input, Analog Output, Digital Input/Output and Counter functions.
With the corresponding check box checked, you can click the “Save” button to apply
the device setting to the device or store them in the system registry.
If both the “Update Device” and the “Update System Database” are unchecked, the
device setting will be lost once the dialog is closed.
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If the software and hardware installation are completed, you will see PCI-1706U
name in the System Device Manager.
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2.3.2 System Device Manager
Installation
Figure 2.11 Windows Device Manager
On the “Device Manager” window, right click the device name and select “Properties”
of PCI-1706U.
Figure 2.12 Device Property page
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Select “Device Configuration” tab. PCI-1706U device driver provides a device setting
dialog box for users to set the device property values, and these values will be saved
in the system. The device property will be referenced by the device driver functions.
Figure 2.13 Embedded Configuration page
Please click the “Configure” button to configure your device. On the device setting
dialog box, you can change default settings of Device, Analog Input, Analog Output,
Digital Input/Output and Counter functions.
Figure 2.14 Device configuration page
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When you check the check box of “Update Device”, after click the “OK” button, configuration information will be set into device.
When you check the check box of “Update System Database”, after click the “OK”
button, configuration information will be set into system registry.
Click the “OK” button to exit the configure dialog and accept the changes.
Click the “Cancel” button to exit the configure dialog without save.
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3
Signal Connections
This chapter provides useful
information about how to connect
input and output signals to the
PCI-1706U cards via the I/O connector.
Sections include:
 Overview
 Switch and Jumper Settings
 Signal Connections
 Field Wiring Considerations
3.1 Overview:
Maintaining signal connections is one of the most important factors in ensuring that
your application system is sending and receiving data correctly.A good signal connection can avoid unnecessary and costly damage to your PC and other hardware
devices. This chapter provides useful information about how to connect input and
output signals to the PCI-1706U cards via the I/O connector.
3.2 Switch and Jumper Settings
Figure 3.1 Connector and Switch Locations
1.
2.
Jumper Settings
There is no Jumpers in PCI-1706U.
Setting the BoardID Switch (SW1)
The PCI-1706U has a built-in DIP switch (SW1), which is used to define each
card's board ID. You can determine the board ID on the register as shown in
Table 2.1. When there are multiple cards on the same chassis, this board ID setting function is useful for identifying each card's device number through board
ID. We set the PCI-1706U board ID as 0 at the factory. If you need to adjust it to
other board ID, set the SW1 by referring to DIP switch setting.
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SW1
3
2
1
0
ID3
ID2
ID1
ID0
0*
ON
ON
ON
ON
1
ON
ON
ON
OFF
2
ON
ON
OFF
ON
3
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
4
ON
OFF
ON
ON
5
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
6
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
7
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
8
OFF
ON
ON
ON
9
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
10
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
11
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
12
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
13
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
14
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
15
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
3.3 Signal Connections
Pin Assignment
Figure 3-2 shows the pin assignments for the 68-pin I/O connector on the PCI1706U.
Figure 3.2 I/O Connector Pin Assignments for the PCI-1706U Series
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BoardID
Chapter 3
Table 3.1: Board ID Settings
3.3.1 I/O Connector Signal Description
Signal Name
Reference Direction Description
AI<0..7>+
AGND
Input
Analog positive input channels 0 through 7.
AI<0..7>-
AGND
Input
Analog negative input channels 0 through 7.
AIGND, AOGND
-
AO0_VOUT
AO1_VOUT
AGND
Input
Analog voltage output channels 0/1
AO0_IOUT
AO1_IOUT
AGND
Input
Analog current output channels 0/1
DIO<0:15>
DGND
Inout
Digital inout channels, direction can be set by
software
DGND
-
CNT0_CLK
CNT1_CLK
DGND
Input
Counter clock external Input. The clock input of
counter can be either external (1Hz to 10MHz) or
internal(20MHz), as set by software
DGND
Output
Counter out
DGND
Input
Counter gate
EXT_SCAN_CLK DGND
Input
Scan clock external Input. The Scan clock input
can be external (up to 250K), internal (up to 10M)
EXT_CONV_CLK DGND
Input
Convert clock external Input. The Convert clock
input can be external (up to 250K), internal (up to
10M)
EXT_AI_Tri
DGND
Input
AI Trigger external Input. The AI trigger input can
be external, Analog, software, as set by software
+12V
DGND
Output
+12 VDC Source
+5V
DGND
Output
+5 VDC Source
Analog GND
Digital GND
CNT0_OUT
CNT1_OUT
CNT0_GATE
CNT1_GATE
3.3.2 Analog Input Connections
3.3.2.1 Instant AI and Buffered AI Channel Connections
Figure 3.3 Differential input channel connection ground reference signal source
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3.3.2.2 Buffered AI Trigger and CLK Source Connections
The PCI-1706U introduces a double-clock system, with SCAN clock and CONV
clock, to generate efficient A/D conversion clocks at dedicated timing. A/D conversion clocks come from internal clock sources or external signals on connector. The
CLK has several sources.
Internal A/D clock derived from 32-bit divider
External A/D clock from terminal board
With PCI-1706U, user can define the type of trigger source as rising-edge or fallingedge. The Trigger has several sources.
External digital (TTL) trigger from terminal board
 Soft trigger
 Analog threshold trigger
Figure 3.5 Trigger Source and CLK Source Connection
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Figure 3.4 Differential input channel connection floating signal source
3.3.3 Analog Output Connections
PCI-1706 provides two analog output channels, AO0 and AO1. Every channel support voltage and current output, and the trigger source support software and External
digital (TTL) trigger from terminal board.
Figure 3.6 Analog Output Channel Connection
3.3.4 Digital Input/Output Connections
PCI-1706 provides 16 channels DIO and the direction can be set by software.
3.3.4.1 Digital Input Channel Connections
Figure 3.7 Digital Input Channel Connections
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3.3.4.2 Digital Output Channel Connections
3.3.5 Counter Connections
3.3.5.1 Event Counter Connection
Figure 3.9 Event Counter Connection
3.3.5.2 Frequency Measurement Connection
Figure 3.10 Frequency Measurement Connection
3.3.5.3 Time Pulse Connection
Figure 3.11 Time Pulse Connection
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Figure 3.8 Digital Output Channel Connections
3.3.5.4 One-shot Connection
When the Gate pin receives a trigger, Counter begin to count using internal clock or
external clock. The Out pin output a pulse or Toggled signal after the counter count
the number of delay count that can be set by user.
Figure 3.12 One shot Connection
3.3.5.5 PwMeter Connection (PWM_IN)
Figure 3.13 PwMeter Connection (PWM_IN)
3.3.5.6 PwModulator Connection (PWM_OUT)
Figure 3.14 PwModulator Connection (PWM_OUT)
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When you use PCI-1706U cards to acquire data from outside, noises in the environment might significantly affect the accuracy of your measurements if due cautions are
not taken. The following measures will be helpful to reduce possible interference running signal wires between signal sources and the PCI-1706U card.
 The signal cables must be kept away from strong electromagnetic sources such
as power lines, large electric motors, circuit breakers or welding machines,
since they may cause strong electromagnetic interference.Keep the analog signal cables away from any video monitor, since it can significantly affect a data
acquisition system.
 If the cable travels through an area with significant electromagnetic interference,
you should adopt individually shielded, twisted-pair wires as the analog input
cable. This type of cable has its signal wires twisted together and shielded with
a metal mesh. The metal mesh should only be connected to one point at the signal source ground.
 Avoid running the signal cables through any conduit that might have power lines
in it.
 If you have to place your signal cable parallel to a power line that has a high
voltage or high current running through it, try to keep a safe distance between
them. Alternatively, you can place the signal cable at aright angle to the power
line to minimize the undesirable effect.
 The signals transmitted on the cable will be directly affected by the quality of the
cable. In order to ensure better signal quality, we recommend that you use the
PCL-10168 shielded cable.
Chapter 3
3.4 Field Wiring Considerations
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Appendix
A
Specifications
A
A.1 General
I/O Connector Type
68-pin SCS-II Female
Dimensions
175 mm x 100 mm(6.9” x 3.9”)
Power Consumption
Temperature
Typical
+5 V @ 850 mA
Max.
+5 V @ 1 A
Operation
0~+60°C (32 ~ 140°F)
(refer to IEC60068-2-1,2)
Storage
-20~+70°C (-4 ~ 158°F)
Operation
5~85% RH non-condensing
(refer to IEC60068-1-2,-3)
Storage
5~95% RH non-condensing
(refer to IEC60068-1-2,-3)
Relative Humidity
Certification
CE Certified
A.2 Analog Input
Channels
8 differential analog input channels
Resolution
16-bit Simultaneous
FIFO Size
8K
Max. Sampling Rate 250K
Input range and
Gain List
Drift
Gain
1
2
4
8
Range
±10 V
±5 V
±2.5 V
±1.25 V
Gain
1
2
4
8
Zero (µV/°C)
2
2
2
2
Gain (ppm/°C)
10
10
10
10
2
4
8
Small Signal
Bandwidth for PGA
Gain
1
Bandwidth (-3dB)
1.1MHz 1.1MHz 0.9MHz 0.9MHz
Max. Input voltage
±10V
Input Surge Protection
Max Common
Voltage
±10V
Input Impedance
18 Mohm
Trigger Mode
delay-stop-trigger, delay-start-trigger, none-trigger
Trigger source
Software, External Digital, External Analog,
Sampling CLK
Source
Internal, External, MSI and 32-bit counter
Gain
1
2
4
8
Range
±10 V
±3
±3
±5 V
±2.5 V
±1.25 V
Offset Error
0.01
(%FSR)
0.01
0.02
0.02
Gain Error
(%FSR)
0.04
0.04
0.06
0.08
SINAD
78.1 dB
ENOB
12.68 bits
DNLE
DC
Accuracy
AC
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External Trigger
External Analog
Trigger Input
TTL (Low: 0.8 V max. High: 2.0V min.)
Input impedance
Hi Z
Input coupled
DC
Frequency
Up to 10MHz(Max 250k for use)
Logic level
TTL (Low: 0.8 V max. High: 2.0V min.)
Input impedance
Hi Z
Input coupled
DC
Range
By analog input range
Resolution
8-bit
Frequency
Up to 150kHz
A.3 Analog Output
Channels
2
Resolution
12-bit
Output Range
(Internal Reference)
Voltage
0 ~ +10 V, 0 ~ +5 V -5V ~ +5 V -10 V ~ +10 V
Current
0 ~ 20 mA, 0 ~ 24 mA, 4 ~ 20 mA
DNLE
±1LSB
±1LSB
Accuracy
INLE
Gain Error
Adjustable to zero (DC Output)
Slew Rate
1V/µs, 2mA/µs
Drift
40ppm/°C (Voltage) 70ppm/°C (Current)
Driving Capability
5 mA (Voltage), 5 V (Current)
Max. Update Rate
30K samples /s
Output Impedance
3 Ohm (max)
Settling Time
30 µs (Voltage) / 40 µs (Current) ( to ±1/2 LSB of FSR)
A.4 Digital Input/Output
Channels
Input Voltage
Input Load
Output Voltage
16
Low
0.4 V max.
High
2.4 V min.
Low
0.4 V max. @ -0.2mA
High
2.7 V min. @ 20 µA
Low
0.4 V max. @ + 8.0 mA (sink)
High
2.4 V min. @ -0.4 mA (source)
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External Clock
Logic level
A.5 Counter/Timer
Channels
2 channels
Resolution
32-bit
Compatibility
TTL level
Base Clock
20 MHz Internal
External Clock up to 10 MHz
Max. Input Frequency 10 M Hz
Clock Input
Gate Input
Counter Output
Low
0.8 V max.
High
2.0 V min.
Low
0.8 V max.
High
2.0 V min.
Low
0.5 V max. @ +24 mA
High
2.4 V min. @ -15 mA
A.6 Gain Codes
A.6.1 A/D Gain Code
Table A.1: PCI-1706 Analog Input
Input Range
Gain
±10 V
±5 V
±2.5 V
±1.25 V
Gain Code
G1
G0
1
0
0
2
0
1
4
1
0
8
1
1
A.6.2 D/A Gain Code
Table A.2: PCI-1706 Analog Output
Output Range
Gain Code
G2
G1
G0
0 ~ +5 V
0
0
0
0 ~ +10 V
0
0
1
-5 ~ +5 V
0
1
0
-10 ~ +10 V
0
1
1
4 ~ 20 mA
1
0
1
0 ~ 20 mA
1
1
0
0 ~ 24 mA
1
1
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Appendix
B
Block Diagram
B
B.1 Block Diagram
Figure B.1 PCI-1706U Block Diagram
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Appendix
C
C
Calibration
This appendix provides brief
information on PCI-1706U card
calibration.Regular calibration
checks are important to maintain
accuracy in data acquisition and
control applications.
C.1 Calibration
The PCI-1706U has been calibrated at the factory for initial use. You are not required
to calibrate the PCI-1706U in normal conditions. However, if in other conditions users
need to calibrate the PCI-1706U, users can follow the process list below.
To perform a satisfactory calibration, users need a 6-1/2 digit voltmeter and a low
noise standard DC voltage source for the calibration process. It is important that the
accuracy after calibration depends on the precision voltmeter's accuracy.
 Auto A/D Calibration
 Auto D/A Calibration
Notice: User should calibrate A/D function first before calibrating D/A function.
Please Click the “Calibration” tab in configuration dialog box and follow the Calibration Instructions to finish your calibration.
Item1: Display Analog Input Calibration (A/D Calibration).
Item2: Display Analog Output Calibration (D/A Calibration).
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Appendix C Calibration
C.1.1 A/D Calibration Wizard
Introduction:
Item 1: Before start calibration, read the instructions:
1. Stop any running operations of the device;
2. Connect your voltmeter to TP1 and AGND, adjust VR1 until the voltage is 2.5 V.
(See this page for the position of TP1/VR1.)
3. Select channels in the following list. Hold CTRL key and left chick the list item
while selecting multiple channels. All channels are selected for default.
Item 2: Display the calibration status and result during the process.
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Step 1: Calibrate offset.
Item 1: Connect a 0V DC to the channel(s) selected above and click Start button.
Item 2: Display some values during calibration process. These values are for internal
use, send them to Advantech if calibration fails.
Item 3: Display the calibration result. If success the status is Done otherwise is
"Failed".
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Step 2: Calibrate gain.
Item 1: Select a gain in the combo box and connect a specific signal to the AI channel(s).
Note!
The signal voltage is different at different gain, see the red box marked
"1" for the correct value.
Item 2: Click "Start" button to start calibrating.
Item 3: Display some values during calibration process. These values are for internal
use, send them to Advantech if calibration fails.
Item 4: Display the calibration result. If success the status is Done otherwise is
“Failed”.
Item 5: Select another gain to calibrate and repeat the 1-4 above.
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Retry calibration:
Item 1: Display some channels which fails in calibration process.
Item 2: Select the failed channels and re-click "Start" button to try again.
Restore to factory default:
Item 1: Click "Stop" button to stop calibration process.
Item 2: Click "Default" button to restore factory settings.
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C.1.2 D/A Calibration Wizard
Item 1: Before start calibration, read the instructions:
1. Stop any running operations of this device.
2. Connect AO channel 0/1 to AI channel 0/1 as described in the dialog. See this
page for pin assignment of the connector.
3. Select channels in the following list. Hold CTRL key and left chick the list item
while selecting multiple channels. All channels are selected for default.
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Item 2: Display the calibration status and result during the process.
Item 1: Click "Start" button to start D/A calibration process.
Item 2: Display some values during calibration process. These values are for internal
use, send them to Advantech if calibration fails.
Item 1: Display some channels which fails in calibration process.
Item 2: Select the failed channels and re-click "Start" button to try again.
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Item 1: Click "Stop" button to stop calibration process.
Item 2: Click "Default" button to restore factory settings.
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